NCNM Clinic Holds Open House for Women's Health

Marilynn Considine

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 27, 2010)—National College of Natural Medicine announced today that its NCNM Clinic will host an open house on Sat., June 5 to highlight women’s health issues. The NCNM Clinic, located on the medical college’s campus at the west end of the Ross Island Bridge in South Portland, opened in 2009 and holds an open house on a specific health topic several times a year.

The event will offer women attending the event free 15-minute consultations with a naturopathic physician or Chinese medical practitioner.

The clinic will also offer door prizes and presentations about health topics of interest to women, including talks on infertility, pre- and post-pregnancy, menopause, PMS, skin care and other topics.

Dr. Jill Stanard, director of clinical operations at NCNM, said that the clinic open house gives the public a chance to learn about natural options for healthy living, a subject that Stanard thinks is gathering momentum.

“Natural approaches to health are becoming less alternative and more mainstream,” Stanard said. “It’s hard to open a newspaper these days without seeing articles that focus on some aspect of natural medicine—nutrition, exercise, herbal supplements, acupuncture—to name just a few. The clinic open house is a way to give people who may be curious about natural medicine a chance to tour our clinic and hear about natural health care and the options that are available to them.”

The women’s health event takes place Sat., June 5 from 1—4 p.m. at NCNM Clinic located at 3025 SW Corbett Avenue in Portland. Children’s health will be the focus of the next scheduled clinic open house on Saturday, Aug. 28.
ABOUT NCNM: Founded in 1956, NCNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. A nonprofit college of natural medicine, NCNM offers four-year graduate medical degree programs in Naturopathic Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine. Its community clinics offer free and low-cost medical care throughout the Portland metropolitan area, and along with the campus-based NCNM Clinic, manage approximately 40,000 patient visits per year. NCNM’s Helfgott Research Institute is a nonprofit research institute that conducts rigorous independent research to advance the science of natural medicine in order to improve clinical practice. Until July 2006, NCNM was known as the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.