Nathalie Paravicini, N.D.
I have a strong commitment to my patients and to the community; which is why I usually develop meaningful relationships with my patients.
As a naturopathic doctor, I see patients with multiple symptoms; these are often related, forming a pattern. It is by evaluating those patterns that naturopaths find the cause of the disturbances, because in the end, your body is trying to heal or protect itself.
At the clinic we tend to focus on behavioral health disturbances. We find there is often a number of organic contributing factors. By addressing those (often a combination of metabolic predispositions, chronic exposures or infections and immune dysregulation) we decrease the intensity of symptoms and need for medication.
We like to work with behavioral health providers (counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists), seeking to create a good wrap-around team of care around the patient. The team may include physical therapists, acupuncturists, dietitians or other professionals, such as gastroenterologists, gynecologists, neurologists or immunologists.
My role is to support you in your efforts, ordering lab work as needed, providing information and resources. Together we'll develop your treatment or health plan. We will then regularly adjust the plan as your health evolves from treating immediate concerns to optimizing wellbeing and transitions through life.
I grew-up in Caracas, where I earned a Baccalaureate in natural sciences through the French educational system. I completed my education in the US and embarked on a successful international career.
Nevertheless, my passion for natural healing and community involvement led me back "home" to join the Community Doula Program in Houston, Texas. By implementing a natural approach to perinatal health we were able to reverse practically all cases of gestational diabetes and toxemia. The results were so impressive that the program was requested by several schools, public agencies and two HMOs, leading to a strategic merger.
During that time I had the privilege and fun of serving on a number of technical advisory committees and healthcare coalitions with wonderful community partners. I then decided to pursue further studies in medicine, graduating from the National University of Natural Medicine.
Professional medical background
I provided care in a number of settings. My first few years I worked at a pain clinic, then at a high-volume integrative clinic dedicated to low-income and uninsured populations. Those clinics had a focus on diabetes and cardiovascular health management, acute infections, musculoskeletal complaints, allergies and women's health.
At my current setting, NW Naturopathic Medicine Clinic we tend to focus on behavioral health with an interdisciplinary team that includes nutrition counseling, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, lab for testing and IV treatments.
Our Naturopathic tool box
Some of the lab work we do includes general and advanced testing for allergy/intolerance reactions, chronic infections or exposures, cardiovascular risk assessment, hormone balancing, immune dysregulation and gastrointestinal health.
One of the beauties of Naturopathic care is the range of tools and remedies we have at our disposal. While we also avail ourselves of conventional pharmaceuticals when needed, our tools and services include nutritional supplementation, herbalism, homeopathy, IV therapy, LENS neurofeedback, and the Buteyko Breathing Method.
In Oregon, we will also soon have the possibility of using tools like psylocibin and other psychedelics as part of a comprehensive plan for ailments from depression to PTSD.
Call today for an introductory appointment.
I have been seeing Dr. Paravicini for several years. She spent two hours with me at our first visit really understanding my history, family history, mental health, etc. Since I have been seeing her I have been able to make positive changes in my health. I adore Dr. P and I drive from Happy Valley to see her and will continue. Jennifer H - Feb 28, 2020
I have been a patient of Dr. Paravicini's for a few years now and I could not recommend her enough. After seeing multiple specialists who struggled to find the cause of many debilitating symptoms I'd been experiencing, she was the first to make the connections and help uncover some of the root causes to what I'd been experiencing. I still see her on a regular basis and could not recommend her enough to anyone looking for a trustworthy, knowledgeable doctor who has her patient's best interest at heart. She truly wants to see her patients healed & well and that is something I am very, very thankful for. Alex D.
Portland, OR - Feb 16, 2020
Dr. Paravicini is an incredible physician who really takes the time to listen to her clients and does a brilliant job at coordinating a variety of components when needed. She really makes you feel like you are her only client when you are with her. Because of these components, she is an excellent resource for individuals who are experiencing chronic conditions or those who have multiple conditions. Dr. Paravicini is professional, caring, and just overall a wonderful person. Her medical expertise and professional support really stand out in the world of healthcare. Justine C., Portland, OR - Feb 6, 2020
Dr. Paravicini is wonderful! We had her for our babies primary before we moved away. Knowledgeable on infant development and healthy child care practice in addition to natural remedies for common childhood illnesses. Call or message through patient portal anytime with questions! So wish we could have stay with her! Also, takes OHP!!! Adi B , Sweet Home, OR - Mar 13, 2020.
Dr. Paravicini is the best Doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I had been fighting some serious health battles for over 20 years and seen 30 different doctors over that course of time. She was able to pin down what was wrong on my first visit. I appreciate her level of expertise and professionalism. I also appreciate her level of empathy toward her patients. I recommend her to everyone and I know you will have a great experience. Leslee M.
Oregon City, OR - Feb 6, 2020
Dr Paravicini by far is the best Doctor I’ve had in all my life of 62 years old. Dr Paravicini has treated me for diabetes type2, congestive heart failure, emotional and physical fatigue. In all areas I’ve received the greatest of care, education and insights to health plan that works . My only regret is that I didn’t see her sooner for I would have avoided most of my health issues. I couldn’t recommend Dr Paravicini more. I’m relieved that I have hope for a much healthier and healthy life due to her holistic approach to body and mind.
Tim Smith – Nov 26, 2019
Dr. Nathalie Paravicini is great. She’s been my primary Dr for over 2 years now. The check ups are thorough and I found her insights into my bloodwork very helpful. On occasions I see her for aches and pains and have always been pleased with the results. C Borg - May 27, 2019
I feel so thankful that i have found a Dr that has finally listened to me and got the job done. Dr. Paravicini is amazing; she helped me get on the road to recovery . I have been sick for over 10 years with doctors and test say everything is normal; it's all in your head. She will give the care and answers you need. They work with my insurance and in network which was a plus. I can't thank her enough for everything she has done for me and my family . She is truly a blessing. Evelyn H, Grants Pass OR - Sep 12, 2018
Dr. Paravicini is very thorough and always listens to my concerns. Feel she takes her time assessing and developing the best treatment plan possible.
Tualatin, OR – Nov 08, 2017
Dr. Paravicini is extremely thorough and thoughtful, and has a completely holistic approach to healing. In her assessment she takes into account the historical, emotional, genetic, physiological and lifestyle components that make us who we are and that affect our health, to create a completely personalized treatment plan. She narrowed down the lab tests necessary to diagnose ailments that have bothered me for years that other providers didn't detect. I feel so fortunate to have found her.
Karen in Beaverton, OR – Oct 14, 2017
I started seeing Dr. Paravicini about a year ago. I have had great success for a digestion issue called SIBO. I have had a great treatment plan and my symptoms are gone. I liked the fact that the office worked with my insurance and my gastroenterologist. I also liked that I only take supplements and medication as needed for specific issues (no guess work). Dr. Paravicini takes the time needed to answer my questions and creates a comprehensive plan to follow for each visit. I highly recommend!
Perry J in Portland, OR – Apr 20, 2017