About Dr. Oni
“My greatest joys in life are seeing the transformation of families and witnessing the amazing development of babies and children by providing gentle guidance towards a path of optimum health.”
Dr. Oni utilizes botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy and nutritional analysis to help people reach their optimum health. She earned her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013 with honors. Her training focused on pediatrics and women’s health, with clinical experience across the naturopathic modalities for patients of all ages, genders and needs.
Dr. Oni brings a lifetime of passion and interest in the art and science of healing that began with the midwife assisted home births of her and her siblings. At age 19, she began apprenticing with a licensed midwife in addition to her collegiate studies in microbiology. During this time, Dr. Oni assisted with dozens of homebirths and also worked as a research associate for the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Upon graduation, Dr. Oni obtained her licensure as a midwife and entered practice first in Tucson, Arizona, then in Eugene, Oregon.
After three years practicing as a midwife, doing both home and birth center birth, Dr. Oni resolved to extend her scope of practice so she could care for families beyond pregnancy and the postpartum period. She strongly believes that gentle care from birth has the power to change the world and strives to help new families create a loving and healthy environment in which to raise their children. The philosophies of naturopathic medicine are a natural extension of Dr. Oni’s beliefs, and her training and practice have provided consistent affirmation of these goals.
Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Oni came to Portland to work as a midwife and staff naturopathic doctor at high volume birth center. She also opened up a private naturopathic practice with a focus on pediatrics, infertility, and women’s medicine. Two years later, Dr. Oni’s focus expanded as her patients and their families have grown, and she enjoys bringing her passion and care to the cause of improving lives, families, and communities.
Outside of her practice, Dr. Oni enjoys exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and spending time with her two daughters and basset hound.
Licensed Naturopathic Physician
Certified Professional Midwife
Licensed Direct-Entry Midwife
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Bachelor of Science, University of Arizona
Post Doctoral Training:
Internship, Andaluz Waterbirth Center
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Medicine
American Association of Naturopathic Medicine
4 year preceptor rotation in midwifery, 2002-2006
10 years as a licensed direct entry midwife, 2007-present
1 year internship with Andaluz Waterbirth Center focusing on care during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period for both mother and infant.
Advanced Life Saving in Obstetrics, 2017
Certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, 2002- present
A Comparison of the anti-Staphylococcus aureus activity of commonly used medicinal plants
• J. Alternative Complement Med. 2014 May;20(5):375-82. Epub 2014 Mar 17