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Patient Centered Care

Everything we do at Nature Cures Clinic is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. And without your active participation in your journey to health, none of our wisdom will create long term benefits. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon.

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Our Core Values

COMMITMENT

Agreement or pledge to do something in the future; we are committed to making the NCC team the best that we can be and providing our patients with the best healing care that we can.

HEART-CENTEREDNESS

We come from a place of heart-centeredness when we are placing love into the care we provide with words and actions. We are accountable to each other and to our patients for the care we provide.

EXPANSION

We are acting from expansion when we are in a constant state of learning and development so that we can be better as humans and as a business- to each other, to our patients, the community, and the world as a whole (micro to macro).

ENJOYMENT

We insist on a state of joy. Acting from a place of joy is contagious. We take pleasure in our passions- to provide the best possible care we can in our clinic, our lives, and our subconscious; let's do it with more laughter and lightness of being.

RELATIONSHIPS

As a team, as a clinic, and as people, we exist to serve with love and healing energy. We are the light workers- brought together for a purpose- to help as many people as possible to wellness in a natural way, this begins on our team. We have an alliance, and as we agreed to be here together for a common purpose, it begins with us, then extends to our patients, our families, and the greater communities we are blessed to be a part of. Another amazing example of micro to macro.

Our core values spell out CHEER

Please bring this into all of your interactions all day, every day!

The Nature Cures Team

The Nature Cures Clinic stays in business, thanks to the fantastic team! Brynna Shoob – COO and Chief Integrator, Dr. Jonathan Nadal, ND, LAc, Haley Baker – Medical Scribe and Clinic Assistant, and Teal Bettis – Patient Ambassador. These are the people who make the world go round in the Nature Cures office.

Dr. Greg Eckel, ND, LAc

Leading Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Greg Eckel has been living in the Portland area since 1992. Dr. Eckel became increasingly aware of and concerned about the overuse of medications with children while teaching preschool, and this experience inspired his entry into Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine. In 2001 he co-founded Nature Cures Clinic. The combination of Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and botanical medicine) has provided Dr. Eckel with a variety of tools to treat both acute and chronic illness while valuing the principles of prevention and wellness.
Jonathan was born and raised in Miami, FL where the sunshine and ocean left a lifelong love for being immersed in nature. He earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Science of Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine. When he is not practicing medicine, you can find Jonathan behind his drum set playing in local Portland bands.

Brynna Shoob

COO/Chief Integrator

As the COO/Chief Integrator at Nature Cures Clinic, Brynna has the opportunity to effect change by being the backbone of the team- behind the scenes, making sure that all the moving parts are in place- so that the healing can happen every day through the rest of our dream team.

Teal Bettis

Patient Ambassador

Teal Bettis, our Patient Ambassador has been working in Regenerative medicine for the last three years. Driven by her intense curiosity in holistic health, Teal brings an exciting element to our team. Teal takes pride in providing phenomenal patient care. She does not just make you feel welcomed; she makes you feel like part of our NCC family.

Dr. Janel Ludenia ND/OTR

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Occupational Therapist

Dr. Janel Ludenia is a licensed naturopathic physician and a licensed occupational therapist.

Appointments

Nature Cures Clinic is currently accepting new patients. Clinic hours: 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday.

Walk-ins

Nature Cures Clinic doesn’t take walk-ins at the moment. We would like to highlight our book a call - to see if you qualify for our care. Our team is looking for folks that are ready to make a change in their health and longevity.

Schedule an appointment

Call the clinic to schedule an appointment. Please note that initial visits at Nature Cures Clinic are in person, but some may be over the phone or zoom. By request, all follow-up visits can be conducted by phone or virtually, using our secure video channel.

Cancellations

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for all appointments with a Nature Cures Clinic doctor, health coach, or team member. Canceling within 24-hours will result in a $60 charge to the credit card on file. No-shows: If you do not show up to a phone, video/telemedicine, or in person appointment without notifying front desk, $60 will be charged to the card on file.

No-Shows

If you do not show up to a phone, video/telemedicine, or in person appointment without notifying the front desk, $60 will be charged to the card on file.

Your initial visit to Nature Cures Clinic may need to be in person, the front desk will let you know if this is the case. By request, follow-up visits can be conducted by phone or virtually, using our secure video channel.
Patients have unlimited email contact with their Wellness provider team. However, if an email request is deemed too complicated for a response via email, the patient may be asked to schedule a phone, telemedicine, or in-person visit instead.
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for all appointments with a Nature Cures Clinic doctor, health coach, or team member. Canceling within 24-hours will result in a $60 charge to the credit card on file. No-shows: If you do not show up to a phone, video/telemedicine, or in-person appointment without notifying the front desk, $60 will be charged to the card on file.
For many of our patients, we take on the role of a primary care physician. Because you can message us online during business hours, we are often able to take care of acute requests. For example, prescribing an antibiotic for a sinus infection. However, it is important to note the following: We do not fulfill an insurance company’s requirement for an in-network primary care physician. We do not have a 24-hour answering service and do not take calls on weekends. If you need to be seen urgently or have a medical emergency you will need to visit an ER or urgent care center.

Lab Testing

The specific tests ordered will be personalized to you based on your initial evaluation with a Nature Cures Clinic doctor and may include blood saliva urine or stool testing. Please let us know if your insurance company only pays for blood work done at a particular lab facility like LabCorp. You must inform us prior to having blood work done. Most insurance plans cover labs done by major national labs. Other labs, such as Bioreference, are often used by Nature Cures Clinic Health because of their favorable pricing policies for patients.

The specific tests ordered will be personalized to you based on your initial evaluation with Nature Cures Clinic doctor and may include blood saliva urine or stool testing, but you are under no obligation to purchase any specialty testing. We will make every effort to make you fully aware of any additional lab fees that may be incurred and to give you the opportunity to choose which lab tests you feel comfortable paying for.
Should any lab results indicate you may need further testing you will be directed to continue your care with your primary care physician or a relevant specialist, or should you choose, you may continue to work with your Nature Cures Clinic physician.

Book a Consultation with Nature Cures

If you suffer from Parkinson's, Dementia, an Autoimmune Disease, a Digestive Disorder or Fatigue, Dr. Greg Eckel and his team are ready to stand by you until you find a solution. Book your $150 Consultation today to learn what’s possible for you and your condition or you can book a consultation for FREE when you watch our pre-education webinar first.

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