Hi, my name is Dr. Dan - pleased to meet you!
Why I chose to practice Naturopathic Medicine
I was born in Ukraine and came to the United states when I was 4, born to a mother and father that were doctors in that beautiful country. In Ukraine, doctors were much more connected to folk traditions of healing, learned about herbs and home remedies in medical school, and didn’t have this idea of conventional vs. alternative medicine; to them and to me it’s all medicine, all potentially healing.
When I was in university studying philosophy I became fascinated by the eastern traditions of mindfulness, spirituality and began a search for meaning in my life. Out of this blossomed the idea that perhaps the way I could truly help people was by applying these philosophies I’ve learned, to the practice of healing. I saw how people suffered from the silent diseases: depression, anxiety, mental health issues and chronic disease, and that inspired me to look for a solution. a deeper and more natural solution, not reliant on temporary fixes like pharmaceuticals.
Are you struggling with tiredness, anxiety or chronic health issues?
Do you feel tired, anxious, depressed and just feel like the therapies you have been provided simply don't address your very real concerns?
Since I became interested in psychology nearly a decade ago it became obvious to me that mental healthcare as it is now is broken...
Through my studies of herbalism, mind-body medicine and Joseph Campbell's "Heros Journey" and Carl Jung's process of individuation it became obvious to me what the root issue in mental healthcare is- it simply doesn't address YOU and your very real and specific mental health issues that must be treated on an individual basis, and with natural therapies that truly heal the root causes of imbalance in the mind, body and spirit.
Am I the right doctor for you?
If you have anxiety in public places, or just a slow burning mental & emotional discomfort I may be able to help. If you feel overwhelmed with stress, feel exhausted or like the joy has fled from your life I may be the right provider for you. All those who feel that their thoughts, fears, and feelings are getting in the way of your happiness - I am here to listen to your story.
Once we discover the root causes I will provide you with the natural treatments and the guidance you have long been seeking, and not finding relief.
If you feel stressed out by the current situation, feel brain fog, are in pain far too often, I may be able to help. If you only have mild symptoms of mental disharmony, or just want to take your life fulfillment, relationships, mental peace or career to the next level I am here for you. If this possibility interests you, please schedule an initial consult and we can discuss what you can expect and how I can help you achieve your health goals, naturally.
A Safer and more Natural Way for someone you Love...
If your child or loved one could use some help with their mental struggles, chronic health issues or reaching their health potentials I am happy to discuss how I can be of help. In my views prescription of serious pharmaceuticals to those under 18 years of age is excessive and in many cases unnecessary.
It is my ideal that mental health is better addressed lifestyle, dietary, mentality, herbalism and other natural methods I employ FIRST, and when safe and effective pharmaceuticals are applied ALONG with holistic treatments or as a last resort is far more wise in these current times of side effects and dependency on psychiatric medications.
Whether you have occasional anxiety, just feel like your are "in a funk", or the state of your mind severely takes away from your peace and joy, I am here for you. I approach health first from the natural and holistic, however when safe & effective for your unique needs I am training in pharmaceutical prescription and have full prescribing rights in Oregon. In this lovely state of Oregon there is little difference in scope of practice between MD's and ND's (Naturopathic Doctors) in terms of what treatments we can provide, though our underlying philosophy and approach differs drastically in many cases.
Know too that I will also be providing telehealth visits for those in Oregon and Washington for your convenience or if you are not near the Portland area, however I primarily prefer in person visits and believe these are far superior in benefiting your mental health, especially during these times when many feel isolated and unable to express the things that are most important to them with loved ones or friends.
I am here to meet you where you are, and carve out the path that will bring you to mental health. I am here as a guide and friend in your healing journey, and hope to speak to you soon.
-Dr. Bogdan Makartchuk, ND
Licensed Naturopathic Physician in Oregon