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. 

 

My education, experience and skills can meet your individual needs with: herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, homeopathy, mindfulness, nutrition, movement and medications. 

 

Education 

 

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

 

Work History

 

Naturopathic Physician, Family Medicine, Anisha, Center for Holistic Health 2008-2014

 

Naturopathic Physician, Women's Health and Family Medicine, A Woman's Time 2001-2009

 

Volunteer History

 

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.