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 & CIMT for Portland

drburrell@canyonmedcenter.com | 503-252-8125

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About Seth
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.

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

Naturopathic Physician & General Practice
Dr. Burrell has a general naturopathic 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 naturopathic 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

drdewitt@canyonmedcenter.com | 503-252-8125

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Dr. Karen Celeste DeWitt believes strongly in our body’s innate capacity to heal, and as a naturopath physician and midwife, she feels that it is her role to guide this with minimal interventions. Dr. DeWitt utilizes therapies that support the body’s capacity to heal and include nutritional and botanical medicines, lifestyle changes and homeopathy. Dr. DeWitt also realizes there are sometimes situations when greater intervention is needed and also uses pharmaceutical drug therapies when necessary; she is comfortable managing patients on multiple medications.

Ultimately, Dr. DeWitt believes that as individuals, we each have the greatest amount of control over our health and wellbeing, and she sees herself not only as a naturopath 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, women’s health and reproductive health, including fertility treatments, preconception health and care through pregnancy and childbirth.

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

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Dr. Leslie Hamlett, ND

Naturopathic Physician & Midwife

drhamlett@canyonmedcenter.com | 503-252-8125

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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 bodies and the processes of health or disease that they are experiencing; patient education is as important as optimizing physiology. “To me, being a naturopathic doctor and 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 on pediatrics, women’s health, naturopathic 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. 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 he or she is, tailoring treatments to their lifestyle and needs. When seeing Dr. Lyon you can expect a variety of naturopathic 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 mentor-ship in women’s health that 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 resulting in certification as a naturopath midwife.

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, naturopathic 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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Dr. Nadia English-Williams, ND

Naturopathic Physician & Midwife

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Dr. Nadia English-Williams is a passionate naturopath 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 she 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 as a physician midwife.  The rigor that Dr. Williams experienced in this capacity undoubtedly prepared her to care for a large variety of patients with keen practical knowledge in naturopathic care 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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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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Theresa Hutcherson, RN

Lab Supervisor, IV Therapy, phlebotomist

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Theresa brings years of varied experience to the table. Having been a medical field 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


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Alina Grimsted

Office Manager & Billing

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 Alina is the newest addition to our staff. She brings years of experience in managing medical clinic operations with a speciality in medical billing.  

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

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For questions concerning invoicing, about your insurance plan or to schedule a financial consult you can reach our billing department at billing@canyonmedcenter.com or call 503-252-8125 ext. 4106