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Dr. Jennifer Tufenkian is not only a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor, she is truly a gifted healer. I have benefited greatly from Jenny's treatments on many levels - physically and emotionally as well as spiritually and energetically. Her medical expertise combined with her holistic approach have set me on a path toward optimal health.

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Dr. Jenny Tufenkian, ND

email: jt@naturalchoicesclinic.com

For Dr. Jennifer Tufenkian, health is a fascinating journey she takes with her patients. It is a partnership between physician and patient that will ultimately lead to optimal health. Her role is part teacher, part educator, part counselor and, of course, part healer. She listens carefully to her patient's concerns and crafts a treatment approach that is as unique as each individual. Her patient's role is to learn about their health issues and take proactive lifestyle steps. Together doctor and patient form a partnership that will ultimately lead to a discovery of the root cause of health concerns and create a space in which the patient can begin to heal.

All of Dr. Tufenkian's patients receive lifestyle counseling. This includes examining nutrition, sleep habits, exercise and skills to support mental, emotional and spiritual outlook.

Dr. Tufenkian describes it this way, "My intention is to address that which is immediately bothering a patient (headaches, poor sleep, fatigue), but then to go a step further. A physician is like a detective. We need to ask key questions like, 'Why is the body doing that?' or "Why is that emotion coming up now?' This helps me find the real source of the complaint. Throughout this process, aspects of a patient's health they may not have even realized were less than optimal, are improving. Most importantly, I teach my patients the skills needed to become more empowered with their own innate ability to heal and guide their own process."

Areas of Expertise

  • Comprehensive women's health including annual exams, pre-conception counseling, post-partum support & menstrual issues
  • Childhood/teen issues such as poor sleep patterns, allergies and immune support
  • Primary care
  • Chronic health concerns including obesity, hormone imbalances, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia & autoimmune disorders
  • Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADD

Commonly Used Therapies

Education

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Arts, Evergreen State College

Associations

Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Member, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, National College of Natural Medicine