Dr. Stephanie Kaplan
Since 2001 I have been a naturopathic primary care physician providing family medicine to newborns, teens, and adults of all ages. I have supported my patients through life transitions: birth, puberty, menopause, aging, and dying.
Now I am focusing my attention and practice on older adults.
Over the years I have increasingly visited older people who have found it difficult to leave their homes for appointments. Those meetings sparked my passion; I realized as we age how much more mindful we are of what is important to us. And this awareness and these experiences motivated me to focus my practice on seniors.
Since my early days in practice I went to people’s homes to provide craniosacral therapy to newborns - a precious moment. As time passed, while there were more births, there were some deaths. My first intimate experience with dying was that of a close friend in her 40s. She called on me for craniosacral - an honor and a life changing experience.
Advocacy is a large part of my work too; together you and I can ensure that your health needs and concerns are met.
I can support you with your other health providers and find solutions for your concerns.
I look forward to meeting your individual needs.
Recognizing that none of us are truly free until all of us are free,
I acknowledge the inequities in the health care system.
I am committed to providing the highest quality health care for all, in an inclusive and welcoming environment, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religion, nationality, age, cognitive ability, or lifestyle.
When and where I fall short, I welcome accountability and feedback.
Learning to recognize my privilege and leverage it for the good of all is part of the challenge I am here to meet.
I am grateful to each of you, for being my teachers.
Being With Dying: Compassionate End of Life Care Training, 2014. Roshi Joan Halifax, program developer.
Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM
Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine, 2001
Bastyr University, Seattle, WA and
National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
Craniosacral Therapy Specialized Training, 1999-2001
Bastyr University, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Science, 1994
Majors: Biology, Environmental Studies
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP)
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
Oregon Gerontological Association (OGA)
Oregon Geriatric Society (OGS)
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, President 2006-2009, Board Member 2002-2006, Oregon POLST Coalition Representative 2017-2018
Betties360, Board Chair 2007-2012, 2017-2019, Board Past Chair 2019 to the present.