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Dr. Stephanie Culver is no longer accepting new patients currently.

About Dr. Culver

” Happiness, fulfillment, and joy should be the bar we set.

Dr. Culver is a primary care physician whose practice aims to listen, investigate, understand, and teach.

Integrative Mental Health

A majority of her practice focuses in holistic, whole-person, mental health care. Her approach to mental health is a multifaceted approach that aims to treat underlying imbalances including digestive, hormonal, lifestyle, and neurochemical. To achieve your goals she uses research-backed testing, orthomolecular supplementation, herbal medicine, and provides psychiatric pharmaceutical management as needed.

Each treatment plan is individualized. In her holistic practice she uses a collaborative approach, encouraging her patients to utilize counseling, psychiatrists, bodywork, hydrotherapy, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture. When her patients adopt this model for recovery and remission they see long-lasting, sustained results. See her article on the Top 10 Reasons Why You Want an ‘Integrative’ Mental Health Care Provider.

Dr. Culver works with a variety of people who are living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, and psychosis. She helps people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults. At Northwest Integrative Medicine she creates a judgment and perception-free environment. She proudly honors gender, racial, and cultural diversity, and has additional background and training in gender affirming and medically supported transition/confirmation.

Procedural Pain Management

Dr. Culver has the honor and distinction of training with Dr. John Lyftogt, the original researcher and creator of Perineural Injection Treatment® or “PIT”. (previously called ‘Neural Prolotherapy’ or Neuro-prolo). His interest neuropathic pain and sensory nerve injury began nearly 20 years ago. Dr. Lyftogt’s pioneering approach is extensively researched around the world and has been used to help thousands of people with sensitization and peripheral/sensory nerve pain. Dr. Culver is the only officially trained and certified practitioner of P.I.T. in Oregon. Most other providers of this treatment are either self-taught or have apprenticed under other self-taught practitioners. Click here for more information about PIT and Dr. Lyftogt.

Dr. Culver works closely with you to accurately diagnose your cause of pain and whether or not your pain would be helped by this evidence-based treatment. Often, she’ll use a combination of trigger point therapy and PIT to achieve the best results. She’s used PIT to successfully treat migraine headaches, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, chronic neck and shoulder pain, neurogenic muscle inflammation, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), low back pain, chronic hip flexor pain, surgical scar adhesions, trigeminal neuralgia, sacroiliac joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis/golfer’s elbow. PIT is effective for pain caused by an acute injury as well as sensitized chronic pain.

Academic Experience

In addition to practicing full time with Northwest Integrative Medicine as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Culver has served as both adjunctive academic and clinical faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), served as an affiliate clinical supervisor at Pacific University’s school of Psychology, and occasionally serves as a Community Experience Mentor to students in their 4th year of medical school at NUNM. She was also a founding board member of the international organization Naturopaths Without Borders, which seeks to empower low-resource communities through education, sustainable resources, and naturopathic healthcare.

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Professional Qualifications

Medical License
Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Oregon

National College of Natural Medicine
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Certificate of Natural Childbirth & Midwifery

Post-Doctoral Training

PGY-1
Internship in Family Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine
National University of Natural Medicine (formerly NCNM), Portland, Oregon.

PGY-2
Residency in Primary Care Medicine and Public Health
Tualatin Family Medicine, Tualatin, Oregon.

PGY-3
Chief Residency in Primary Care Medicine and Public Health
Tualatin Family Medicine, Northwest Integrative Medicine, Tualatin, Oregon.

Professional Memberships

                  

Academic Appointments

Locum Tenens National University of Natural Medicine
Department of Clinical Education, Mental Health
Adjunct Faculty National University of Natural Medicine
Department of Clinical Education, Primary Care
Affiliate Assistant Professor Pacific University
Clinical Supervisor, School of Professional Psychology
Adjunct Faculty National University of Natural Medicine
Department of Naturopathic Medicine, Anatomy

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