Dr. Lauren Ward–Selinger is a Naturopathic Physician in Portland, Oregon, certified by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. She has a well balanced approach to wellness, utilizing both naturopathic and conventional tools to find a healthy approach for treatment. It is her goal to have you feeling and looking your best, while preventing future health issues. For adults, she provides both specialty and primary care services. For those who opt to have another primary care physician, she acts as a naturopathic specialist offering adjunctive care. Dr. Ward-Selinger can also be a primary care physician, managing care and performing regular preventive screenings and exams. For children, she prefers to be a specialist and therefore requests these young patients continue to have a pediatrician as well.
Dr. Ward-Selinger attended the National College of Natural Medicine, the oldest and most prestigious Naturopathic medical school in the United States. She completed a one year residency in general medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine, providing her the opportunity to learn first-hand from the experts in the field. Her focus is primary care and integrative medicine, and she is also fluent in Spanish. She also completed her training with Tami Kent, MsPT for Holistic Pelvic Care©, a revolutionary treatment for chronic pelvic pain and a myriad of other issues. She is also trained in FemCap fitting, which is a successful and easy to use non-hormonal contraception.
As a medical intern, she completed a six month rotation in cardiology and pulmonology and an 18 month rotation in community health, working with an underserved community. She also participated in a volunteer brigade to Nicaragua, which improved her medical Spanish and opened her eyes to international health. She was a formative member of the ECO Project (Ending Childhood Obesity) for two years, assisting with a hands-on cooking and nutrition course. Throughout her years at NCNM, she also worked part time at OHSU with a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, leading the Oregon Cord Blood Donation Program.
Dr. Ward–Selinger is originally from the Chicago area, and earned her Baccalaureate in Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Biology, Pre–Medicine and Spanish. After relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Ward–Selinger found and became enamored with Naturopathic Medicine. The emphasis of preventive medicine, whole body health and natural treatment modalities are what she thinks is unique to this education.
Outside of her profession, Dr. Ward–Selinger likes to spend time with her family, hiking and camping, commuting by bicycle, cooking healthy seasonal meals, and traveling.