NW Portland

503.241.5007

McMinnville

503.883.0333

About Us

Mission

naturopath-clinic-portlandA Family Healing Center is dedicated to providing you with the best and most advanced medical care in the world for now and generations to come.

  • We are about awareness
  • We are about connection
  • We are about education
  • We are about community
  • We are healthcare for a changing world

We promise to continually research advanced techniques to broaden our knowledge and skills to delicately blend science and nature into exceptional treatments. In all aspects, we strive to use the least invasive treatments necessary to achieve particular health goals. At all times, we encourage our patients to have a strong understanding and involvement in the therapies we prescribe. We will always be educators as much as we are healers and welcome your questions and concerns.

About The Doctors

Dr. Jason Black, ND

Dr. Jason Black Dr. Jason Black did his medical training at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College and graduated with a bachelor of science before attending medical school.

Dr. Jason currently serves as the medical director for Better Choices, a drug and alcohol treatment center in McMinnville.

Dr. Jason specializes in treating many complex pain conditions. Whether the pain results from a slip and fall, car accident or sports injury, Dr. Jason is skilled in multiple successful therapies to reduce pain. He focuses on restoring the health of damaged tissue resulting from injuries or inflammation.

In addition to using natural medicines, Dr. Jason utilizes injection therapies such as Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy directed at resolving the cause of pain. He was trained in Prolotherapy at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine through the Hackett Hemwall Foundation. Prolotherapy has been used since 400 BC and is an effective therapy that facilitates healing of ligament tears as well as corrects acute and chronic pain syndromes. Neural therapy involves the injection of a local anesthetic and homeopathic medicines into various but specific areas to reset aggravated nerve fibers.

Dr. Jason has also been trained in effective injection therapy for fat reduction and asthetic procedures.

Drs. Jason and Jessica have 2 wonderful daughters and they enjoy spending time together as a family in the outdoors. Dr. Jason loves to bike, backpack, and loves to slow down for a glass of fine wine accompanied by a flavorsome meal.

Dr. Jessica Black

Dr. Jessica Black Dr. Jessica Black graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine where she obtained her medical training. Dr. Jessica attended Cardinal Stritch University prior to her medical studies and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts. In 2006, Dr. Jessica published The Anti-inflammation Diet and Recipe Book after working on perfecting her recipes and selling locally for a couple of years. Dr. Black enjoys promoting her book and giving educational lectures to the community. She was invited to Book Expo America in 2007 to present the book to many book enthusiasts. It is sold internationally and can easily be found in local bookstores. In 2010, she co-authored Living with Crohn’s and Colitis; A Comprehensive Naturopathic Guide to Health and Wellness with Dede Cummings.

Dr. Black enjoys dividing her time between her two Oregon clinic locations offering family healthcare to Multnomah, Yamhill, and surrounding counties. She specializes in women’s medicine including natural hormone balancing for menopause and childhood wellness including chronic asthma and acute and chronic illness in children. Because of her thirst for knowledge she continues to study and research vaccinations, hormones, new treatment ideas, and cutting edge techniques used to improve people’s health. She is currently working on two additional books: one covering childhood development, vaccinations, nutrition, at-home treatments and another one covering inflammation, diet and recipes, chronic illness, and disease prevention.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Jason Black, and two beautiful spirited daughters in addition to celebrating food and drink creations with friends and family.

Dr. Heather Crabtree

dr-crabtreeDr. Heather Crabtree was awarded her Bachelor Degree in science from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. During her undergraduate studies, she worked with several Naturopathic Physicians as teachers and mentors, which sparked her interest for natural medicine. She developed a passion for this style of medicine, and began pursuing a career in helping others improve health through nutrition, botanical herbs and physical medicine. Dr. Crabtree followed through with her passion and completed a four-year graduate medical degree at National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, Oregon.

During her clinical years at NCNM, Dr. Crabtree completed a one-year internship in naturopathic/integrative cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, as well as a six month internship in women’s medicine. She also completed a one-year internship in Portland community clinics focusing on the health of pediatrics, at risk youth and addiction issues.

Dr. Crabtree has a passion for supporting the innate ability of the body to heal that is ingrained in all of us. During her spare time, you can find her dancing, playing volleyball, hiking, enjoying the ocean, and spending time with family and friends.

Kari Vandenberg, Master Esthetician & Certified Laser Technician

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Kari Vandenberg is a board certified Laser Specialist as well as a Master Esthetician in 3 states. She has had many roles in the aesthetic industry for about a decade ranging from apprenting, teaching and running businesses. Though her passion lies in helping people look better and feel better from the use of aesthetic lasers, she also enjoys performing European facials, microdermabrasion, and is very skilled in the art of brow shaping. During Kari’s free time she enjoys dancing, cycling, hiking, and going to local events with friends. She is also a mother and is very active in her daughter’s school functions and also donates her time to the Children’s Cancer Association as well as other wonderful organizations.