Bend Oregon Naturopath
Are you looking for a primary care General Practitioner with a far more natural approach to your health and preventative needs? Are you looking for a second opinion regarding your health concerns and would like to have a more natural and pro-active approach for improving your overall health? Well, look no further! You've come to the right place. Click Here for more information on Naturopathic Medicine.
Meet Our Naturopaths
Lexie Ching, ND Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Lexie Ching is a licensed Naturopathic Physician providing individualized and evidence-based treatments for every patient. She earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. Prior to her studies in Naturopathy at NUNM, she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology.
She strongly believes in the power of human body to heal itself and actively engages her patients in their health care by sharing her knowledge of the science and art of the human body. In order to support the body in achieving a healthy balance, Dr. Lexie implements a combination of standard-of-care medicine with other naturopathic treatments, such as botanical medicine, nutritional medicine, homeopathy, orthopedic medicine and functional medicine tests and assessments.
Dr. Lexie has a passion for the gastrointestinal body system and believes it is the key to influencing the body toward optimal health. She participated in the gastrointestinal mentorship with an emphasis on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) with Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis. Her clinical education also focused on primary care and women’s health.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Lexie enjoys baking, crafting and exploring the outdoors. As an Oregon native, she appreciates the influence nature has on health and the importance of a balance between work and play. Some of her favorite activities include outrigger paddling, hiking, camping and exploring trails around Oregon.
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Naturopathic Doctor, Janell Payne, ND
Using a functional medicine approach, the challenge to uncover the underlying cause of their illness is what continues to drive Dr. Payne’s passion for her work. She considers it a privilege to see patients who have exhausted their options for healing in the conventional healthcare model.
Dr. Payne’s desire is to hear the whole health story of her patients and this approach provides a clear advantage. Each part of the patient story provides insight in what may be the underlying cause of illness. Truly integrative, she employs a blend of the best of conventional medicine with evidence based alternative therapies.
Special interests include persistent chronic infections, immune dysregulation, mast cell activation disorder, neuroimmune disorders such as Lyme borreliosis and PANDAS/PANS, mold toxicity, environmental exposures, fibromyalgia, Morgellon’s, and breast implant illness. She is an outspoken advocate for her patients and will go to great lengths to see that her patients get the care they need and deserve. She also has a desire to stay on the forefront of the research, even before it is published.
Dr. Payne enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs while gardening, going on long walks, or spending time on the boat at the lake. This year she hopes to learn how to wake surf, those kids make it look so easy.
Dr. Payne received her medical degree from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She attained a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University and taught school in a small Eastern Oregon town before returning to school to become a Naturopathic Doctor.