Dr. Eckel is the absolute best! My first experience with nature’s cures clinic was about 7 years ago. I was new to holistic health and to be honest just stumbled on his practice. I was at a point in my life when I knew I had to make a change, I had went to just about every pulmonary doctor in Portland and not only was my chief problem not getting any better but my heart began to be affected by my sleep apnea. The 15 minute appointments were just not cutting it anymore. My initial consult with Dr. Eckel was amazing, the appointment was very thorough, comprehensive, and very insightful. We touched on what felt like everything from foods that work well with my blood type, to what fecal matter tells you about your health. To even orthostatic hypertension and how that ties in to the adrenal system. The things we discussed stood out to me because it was the first time that I felt like a doctor was trying to explain things in a way that I can understand it. I was also blown away by the personalized plan that Dr. Eckel established for me, that touched on diet, herbal supplements, acupuncture points and exercises that I can do at home that will improve my situation. To me having a doctor work with me, taking a collaborative, respectful, symptom centered approach comes second to none. I recommend Dr. Eckel to anybody who is going thru something and feeling like doctors don’t have their best interest in mind, or that they might be all alone and don’t know who to trust. If this is you give him a try you will not be dissatisfied.