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.

Dr. Black also serves on the board for a non-profit organization, MamaBaby Haiti dedicated to providing midwifery services and naturopathic care to women and children in Haiti. Please visit mamababyhaiti.org to find out more or donate to help us continue our supportive health care in Haiti.

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. Andrea Bowden

dr-bowdenDr. Andrea Bowden was born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. She grew up hiking, camping and fishing with her family most weekends in the summer. She participated in many outdoor sports such as down hill ski racing, cross country running and soccer. Dr. Andrea attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Spanish.

After graduating from Pacific University, Dr. Andrea traveled to Zambia to take care of women in need, she then began to study opportunities in women’s health and supporting women in labor.

Through the process of becoming a doula, Dr. Andrea met a Naturopathic Physician whom was also a Certified Nurse Midwife and had the opportunity to work with her and attend home births. It was during this time that Dr. Andrea realized that becoming a Naturopathic Physician was exactly what she had been searching for. She attended the National College of Natural Medicine in 2008 and graduated in 2014 with the following degrees: Naturopathic Doctor, Masters in Acupuncture and a Certificate in Midwifery. While she was in school, she focused on women’s health, pediatrics and acupuncture. In her free time you can find Dr. Andrea hiking and camping in the woods with her husband and their Alaskan Husky. She also enjoys reading, knitting and cooking.

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.

Dr. Colleen Tyler

dr-tylerDr. Colleen’s calling to become a natural healer started at a young age when she was given a small section of her mothers garden to grow herbs, which had fascinated her for years. The magical healing powers of nature became more prevalent as she grew and spent time exploring the great outdoors through a variety of adventurous activities that took her to both far off countries and long walks in the great backyard of Oregon’s landscapes. Her path led her to Oregon State University were she got a major in Biology with a minor in Chemistry while working in the service industry learning the art of serving others. It was here she learned of her passion to care for people and the healing power of an open ear. At this point she knew she wanted to go into medicine.

As she started looking into different medical schools she took some time to do a work study program at Herb Pharm in Southern Oregon, where her knowledge of medicinal plants grew and her drive to pursue Naturopathic Medicine blossomed. She was accepted into the naturopathic program at National College of Natural Medicine and continued her educational journey. While at NCNM she got a vast background in primary care medicine with an emphasis on women’s and pediatric health. After graduating from NCNM with her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine she was accepted into the residency program at A Family Healing Center where she is still currently practicing. She is a family practitioner with extensive training in women’s health, pediatrics, pain management, nutrition counseling, thyroid management, hormone balancing and vaccination counseling.