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Naturopathic Physicians: Natural Medicine. Real Solutions.

At TCNM, Dr. Sauter offers a bridge between the western medical model of health care and the traditional, time tested methods of healing and maintaining health. She is happy to work with other primary care physicians and specialists to assure the best care for her patients. She is adept at bringing together the best of both modern and traditional medicine in a supportive, comfortable environment, where she considers all of the aspects of each patient as an individual, and then creates a specialized treatment plan for that patient to restore and maintain their health.

Dr. Sauter often says that one of the unfortunate truths in our culture is that people commonly seek health care only at the point of illness. This often leads to treatment of only superficial symptoms with prescription medications. Unfortunately, many of these medications fail to address the underlying cause of the illness, and come with the risk of drug related side effects.

Dr. Sauter is trained as a primary care physician, and in every day practice, she treats a little bit of everything, from common viruses to heart disease, but the treatment protocol always begins with supportive care, and she relies on aggressive methods only when absolutely necessary. With Dr. Sauter, you will be treated as a whole person, wherever you are in your life journey. Her goal is to nurture you in recovery and support you in wellness.

In addition to physical exams and diagnostic testing, she also offers counseling and gentle solutions for the symptoms that can occur in times of normal transitions, such as puberty and mid-life. And she can provide you with diet advice and nutritional programs for men and women over 65 years young, and for folks at all stages of life.

Dr. Sauter also owns and works at a sister clinic in northwest Portland called The Benchmark Clinic – please visit us at www.BenchmarkClinic.com for more information.
Click here for a list of her services.