Canyon Medical Center

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Meet the Team

History of quality patient care

We maintain a lifelong commitment to your health and well being.

Like many of its patients, Canyon Medical Center is a medical clinic that grew up in Portland.  The clinic’s roots trace back to the Natural Childbirth and Family Clinic, or NCFC as it used to be called.  NCFC began over 30 years ago as an entity consisting of a group of highly skilled physicians, ND midwives, practitioners, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and medical staff. We hope to continue the legacy of offering care that beautifully integrates science-based medicine with a keen appreciation for the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is a joy for us that so many of the clinic’s longstanding patients continue their healthcare with us. Many children and adults have been coming to Canyon Medical Center since their birth. 

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Dr. Seth Burrell, ND

Naturopathic Physician

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Dr. Seth Burrell is a licensed general practitioner of naturopathic medicine. His specific areas of interest are diagnostic ultrasound and general medicine with an emphasis in treating those who suffer from chronic diseases. Dr. Burrell trained in naturopathic medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. While at NCNM, Dr. Burrell was selected for a specialized one year mentorship and maintained a three-year apprenticeship with Dr. Ed Hofmann-Smith, former Dean of NCNM, where he gained many hours of clinical training in obstetrical, gynecological, and basic diagnostic ultrasound.

Dr. Burrell also received specialized training from the University of Wisconsin Medical School for Carotid IM Thickness (CIMT) testing. The CIMT training program at UW is operated by the medical team the wrote the ASE consensus statement for CIMT assessment.

Dr. Burrell has a general practice at Canyon Medical Center in the Portland, OR area, where he employs unique therapies in combination with nutritional and lifestyle counseling to address the full dynamic of individual healthcare: the mental, emotional, the physical and the spiritual. He enjoys family practice with a focus on establishing goals and treatment plans that empower his patients to take charge of and maximize their health.“I love to help those seeking a new level of health: patients with chronic disease, elite athletes looking to elevate their skills to the next level, the professional seeking the ability to maintain health and excel in his or her industry. I do this by utilizing a unique approach rooted in supporting the natural processes of the body, helping the individual restore normal function, and guiding him or her on the path to health and well-being.”


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Dr. Karen DeWitt, ND

Naturopathic Physician & Midwife

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Dr. Karen Celeste DeWitt believes strongly in our body’s innate capacity to heal, and as a physician, she feels that it is her role to guide this with minimal interventions. The therapies utilized by Dr. DeWitt support the body’s capacity to heal and include nutritional and botanical medicines, lifestyle changes and homeopathy. Dr. DeWitt also realizes that at times greater intervention is needed and also uses pharmaceutical drug therapies when necessary, and is comfortable managing patients on multiple medications.
Ultimately we each as individuals have the greatest amount of control over our health and wellbeing, and Dr. DeWitt sees herself not only as a physician but also a coach, motivating and empowering patients to make healthy choices.

A strong background in biology, chemistry and research; balanced by a firm belief in the innate wisdom of the natural world guide Dr. DeWitt in her practice of pediatrics, womens health and reproductive health, including fertility treatments, preconception health and care through pregnancy and childbirth.

Dr. Karen Celeste DeWitt is a licensed naturopathic physician practicing family medicine and midwifery at Canyon Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.

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Dr. Leslie Hamlett, ND

Naturopathic Physician & Midwife

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Dr. Leslie Hamlett gives you control of your health while providing your body with the tools it needs to heal. It is important to her that her patients understand their body and the processes of health or disease that they are experiencing; patient education is as important as optimizing physiology. “To me, being a doctor and a midwife is about forming relationships with people by listening, understanding and continually asking why: why does a person have these symptoms, why does she feel this way, why are these patterns present? I provide the kind of care I would want for my own family and friends, using a compassionate, safe and individualized approach.”

Dr. Hamlett was drawn to medicine from an early age. Her family espoused fresh air, whole foods and restful sleep as the backbone of a healthy life. Within this framework, Dr. Hamlett learned that an effective medicine is one that is personalized and participatory, always maintaining the goal of gently preserving equilibrium. She believes that there is always another level of wellness to achieve. Dr. Hamlett received her B.S in Psychobiology from UCLA. It was during these undergraduate years that Dr. Hamlett realized the interrelationships of mind and body and their effects on health. She is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine where she received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine and certification in Natural Childbirth. Dr. Hamlett’s practice centers around pediatrics, women’s health, midwifery and minor surgery. She loves to help build healthy families, whether in the form of preconception programs, fertility work or through well child visits, watching the babies she delivered grow up.

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Dr. Rita Bettenburg, ND

Naturopathic Physician

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Dr. Rita Bettenburg graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Medical Technology from the University of Minnesota in 1974, and in 1989 graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland Oregon with highest academic honors, and completed a residency in Family Medicine in the college clinics. She taught for twenty years at the college, teaching Clinical and Physical Diagnosis, Research, Clinical Case Studies, and Pediatrics, and supervised clinical training at NCNM. She served as Director of Research and Chief Medical Officer at NCNM as well as being Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at NCNM from 2004-2011 and was named Physician of the Year by the American Association membership in 1994.

Dr. Bettenburg has served on the boards of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently is president of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) that performs programmatic accreditation for naturopathic colleges in North America, and is an associate Medical Director at Comprehensive Healthcare Plans in Portland. Dr. Bettenburg maintains a naturopathic primary care practice here at Canyon Medical Center, working with people of all age groups, and families with special attention to the needs of an individual with a condition, and not the condition alone. She has a special interest in treating allergies and chronic diseases that impact the immune system.

Dr. Bettenburg is also a practicing master astrologer, with an interest in esoteric astrology. Patients can schedule an astrological reading where Dr. Bettenburg will discuss their life purpose and review the major highlights, indicated challenges and supportive aspects of their natal chart. When scheduling, be prepared to give your date, time and date of birth and let our receptionist know if there are any specific concerns you wish to address.

To schedule an appointment for allergy sensitivity testing or an astrology reading, please call the office at 503-252-8125.


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Dr. Vanessa Lyon, ND

Naturopathic Physician & Midwife

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Dr. Vanessa Lyon is a Naturopathic Physician & Board Certified Midwife whose practice focuses on women’s health, midwifery/natural childbirth, and pediatrics. Dr. Lyon believes in meeting each patient where they are at, tailoring treatments to their lifestyle and needs. When seeing Dr. Lyon you can expect a variety of modalities to be used including bio-identical hormones, botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, and pharmaceutical therapies when necessary. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine, where she completed a mentorship in women’s health, which focused on gynecology, infertility, thyroid disorders, chronic care, and autoimmune disease. While attending NCNM, Dr. Lyon also completed a three-year externship specializing in natural childbirth and pediatrics.

Dr. Lyon was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. As a child, her mother instilled the importance of a healthy-lifestyle through nutrition, natural medicine, and exercise. After discovering a love of the Northwest, Dr. Lyon moved to Portland, Oregon to attend the University of Portland. There, she obtained a degree in psychology and biology, with the intention of going to medical school. While attending UP, Dr. Lyon participated in the development of research manuals and protocols for the Helfgott Research Institute, affiliated with the National College of Natural Medicine. It was at this time the door to natural medicine was opened.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Lyon loves to spend time with her two young children and husband, backpack in the Northwest, garden, cook, read, sew, and raise backyard chickens.


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Katerina Pozzi Baratta, MSOM, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist

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In her practice, Katerina Pozzi Baratta, LAc, MSOM, listens with her ears, hands, and heart to help you unravel what is stuck and to nurture your greatest healing potential. She has a passion for working with women who struggle with fertility, menstrual irregularity, comfort during pregnancy, stress management, weight loss, and pain, but her treatments don’t stop there!

With a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Vermont, a Master’s degree in Chinese medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine, and years of additional study in yoga, bodywork, craniosacral & visceral therapy, medicinal herbalism, and nutrition, Katerina has a vast toolbox to draw from as she tailors each treatment to best serve the individual in front of her.

Afraid of needles? No problem.

Katerina is skilled at using gentle Japanese-style needling techniques, as well as non-insertive acupuncture, moxibustion, and bodywork techniques for her more sensitive patients (including kids!)

Aside from her clinical practice, Katerina also runs a website, Della Terra Wellness, does 1-on-1 health and lifestyle coaching, and creates online courses to help women overcome their biggest struggles. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and numerous other natural health and wellness media outlets.

In her free time Katerina loves hiking the trails in Forest Park, cooking elaborate wholesome meals, making ceramics (whenever she can get her hands on some clay), and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Read more about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine here.
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Dr. Nadia English-Williams, ND

Naturopathic Physician

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Dr. Nadia English-Williams is a passionate physician dedicated to educating her patients on the myriad ways in which they can achieve optimal health.  She loves to use nutrition to enhance overall wellness while guiding her patients to heal through various acute or chronic disease processes.  “My goal is to always meet my patients where they are in their individual health journeys. Whether that is square one or just a nudge away from reaching their personal goals, I will be right there to support them fully.”

Dr. Williams knew as a high school student that she would be a physician.  She went on to receive a B.A. with honors from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA as a Spanish major with a Premedical Studies focus.  She had a unique opportunity during her undergraduate education in which she was selected to spend an entire summer in a simulated medical school experience at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  There she completed two rotations in the Labor and Delivery and Emergency departments.  This is where she believed to have gained a competitive edge that ultimately led to her success as a medical student.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine where she received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and certificate in Natural Childbirth.  As a student she completed several clinical internships with a focus in women’s health, chronic disease management, and minor surgery to name a few. She also completed an intensive post-doctoral externship here at Canyon Medical Center.  The rigor that Dr. Williams experienced in this capacity undoubtedly prepared her to care for a large variety of patients with keen practical knowledge that can only be achieved “on-the-job”.

When she is not tending to her patients, Dr. Williams spends her leisure time with her loving husband, son and Yorkshire Terrier, Bentley. She is also a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, an international community service based organization dedicated to the scholastic advancement of women.

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Dr. Todd Pendell, ND

Naturopathic Physician

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Dr. Pendell is an Oregon State Board Licensed Naturopathic Physician who completed his medical education and training at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. His degree in naturopathic medicine allows him to provide medical care for those patients seeking holistic, comprehensive treatment, utilizing the most current research and methodologies in order to create and sustain improved health, balance, and vitality. As an N.D. with our facility, he will specialize in primary care integrative medicine with an emphasis in men’s health, chronic disease management, gastrointestinal health, environmental medicine, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson disease. His approach to healing utilizes myriad modalities including IV nutrient therapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, the highest quality dietary supplementation, as well as nutrition and lifestyle counseling in order to provide his patients with a higher level of wellness and vitality. His mature, caring, well-thought-out and well-educated approach to health care will provide the proper environment for his patients to experience renewed health and a better quality of living.

Formerly, Dr. Pendell was a middle school science teacher as well as Science Department Chair for eleven years in Phoenix, AZ. His interest in healing came naturally; his great-grandfather and four great-uncles were all acclaimed doctors and practiced medicine well into their 80’s, one of whom delivered the Anderson quintuplets here in Portland in 1973.

When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Pendell enjoys reading, running, hiking, biking, playing guitar, drinking espresso, eating amazing food, and exploring the wonders of Oregon with his family and friends, including his two Australian Shepherds, Millie and Bronco.

Dr. Pendell looks forward to working with you to achieve your long-term health goals, and to helping each and every patient experience healthful, vital longevity, utilizing both the latest medical knowledge and diagnostics along with proven naturopathic remedies.


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Dr. Stephanie Auerbach, ND

Naturopathic Physician

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Dr. Stephanie Auerbach, a native Portlandian, treats the body as a cohesive system with an inherent ability to heal itself. She strongly believes it is just as important to address any immediate symptoms as it is to evaluate the underlying causes of each health complaint. As Dr. Auerbach’s patient, you are promised a supportive holistic approach and compassionate partnership to help understand and support your therapeutic needs and long-term health. Holistic healthcare involves our everyday choices and actions as we strive to reach a higher level of personal wellness. She is a primary care physician who treats all acute and chronic health complaints, with special interests in gastrointestinal health, nutrition, weight loss, and craniosacral therapy. Dr. Auerbach is also certified in AromaTouch therapy, which is a hands-on technique that uses a sequence of 8 different essential oils to help relieve stress and restore balance to the body.

Dr. Auerbach received her B.S. in Molecular and Microbiology from Portland State University. She is an Oregon State Board Certified Naturopathic Physician and received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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Karina Contreras

Office Manager

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 Karina supports the daily operations of the clinic, striving to run a tight ship. She hopes to one day earn the title of Smooth Operator. She endeavors to know what people need before they ask for it, always wanting to be one step ahead. She loves how friendly and supportive the Staff and Providers are at CMC and believes in the power of compassionate health care. Her favorite tasks are ordering supplements, blending custom tinctures and running Accounts Payable. Her treasured herbal remedies include Osha, Cottonwood, Yerba Santa and Jamaican Dogwood.

For patient concerns, feedback (and praise!), vendor inquiries or any other general comments, email Karina or call 503-252-8125 ext. 1000


Miriam Sanchez

Receptionist


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Jessica Shields

Billing & Financial Specialist

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For billing issues, questions about your insurance plan/coverage or to schedule a financial consult, you can reach Jessica by email or by calling 503-252-8125 ext. 4106

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Brittany Widby

Medical Assistant / Medical Records Department

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What do you do?  I am a Medical Assistant, so I take patient’s vitals and assist providers with procedures. I also help in the lab and do phlebotomy as well as process all medical records requests, prior authorizations and prescription refills.
How did you come to work at CMC? The reason I applied here was because I was really interested in learning more about naturopathic medicine.  Things I love about coming to work: Working with children and people of all different ages and my co-workers because they have helped me grow as a person and become a better employee.  I also love working for doctors who have so much passion for what they do. Everybody is so caring for one another; it’s a privilege to come to work and have such an amazing team.
What are your dreams, goals and ambitions? Goals: 1) to continue to grow and improve as a medical assistant  2) to put a smile on peoples face that are around me.
For records requests, prior authorizations or questions about prescription refills, you can email Brittany or call 503-252-8125 ext. 4105

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Theresa Hutcherson, RN

IV Therapy / Phlebotomy & Lab Coordinator

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Theresa brings years of varied nursing experience to the table. Having been a nurse since 2009, she has worked in a wide variety of settings, including surgical centers, a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and renal & dermatological clinics. Theresa loves working in healthcare, especially natural medicine, and enjoys being part of the great care team at CMC.

For questions or concerns about blood work, labs and IVs, contact Theresa by email or by calling 503-252-8125 ext. 4108