Hey there! We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest addition to the Northwest Integrative Medicine family, Dr. Jennifer Samson. Dr. Samson is not your typical doctor, and her journey to becoming a naturopathic physician is as unique as she is.
Growing Up in the Desert
Dr. Jennifer’s story begins in Arizona, where she spent her childhood surrounded by nature. She grew up on five acres of rural land, allowing her and her siblings to roam freely, nurturing her inquisitive nature. She developed a deep love for plants, wildlife, and the environment, even in the face of desert challenges like heat, rattlesnakes, and flash floods.
Falling in Love with the Pacific Northwest
After a few decades, Dr. Jennifer’s hometown had changed, and it no longer felt like home. So, she embarked on a life-changing journey that led her to Portland to become an Oregon doctor. The lush greenery and abundant wildlife captivated her, leading her to move to this beautiful part of the country.
A Holistic Approach
Dr. Jennifer’s approach to medicine is firmly rooted in the principles of naturopathic care, including the core tenet of “Tolle Causam” – Identifying and Treating the Root Cause. She’s all about getting to the bottom of things, just like her inquisitive nature led her to do throughout her life. She firmly believes in understanding the cause of an illness to guide the healing process, much like getting to know yourself.
From Aesthetic Medicine to Primary Care
Before joining NWIM, Dr. Jennifer worked in the fields of aesthetic medicine and hormone replacement therapy. She’s excited to bring her knowledge and expertise to the primary care setting, where she can make a real difference in the lives of her patients.
A Life Beyond Medicine
When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Dr. Jennifer either lost in a good book, whipping up delicious dishes in the kitchen, enjoying a refreshing walk, or spending quality time with her partner. Their inquisitive dog, Ripley, is a reflection of Jennifer’s own curiosity.
So, if you’re seeking a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare, you’re in for a treat with Dr. Jennifer Samson. She can’t wait to be a part of your wellness journey, an Oregon doctor guiding you toward health and happiness.
See you soon at Northwest Integrative Medicine!