Our mission is to provide high quality, patient-centered health care using thoughtful, evidence-based integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. At Alive Integrative Medicine, we strive to meet the needs of our patients by providing a safe, respectful and nurturing environment. Inherent in our mission, it is our commitment to provide quality, patient-centered health care so we may have a positive impact on the lives of our patients, their families and ultimately our community.
Dr. Brielle Mele is a Naturopathic Physician providing patient-centered naturopathic primary care with a focus in women's health. She offers quality, individualized, evidence informed medicine using both conventional and alternative therapies. She believes in working with her patients to address the underlying cause of their complaints, optimize their health, and prevent disease. She enjoys collaborating with other medical providers, offering her patients truly integrative care.
"I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. From an early age I was passionate about science, fascinated by the human body, and naturally cared for others. Therefore a career in medicine, was a perfect fit for me.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, I moved to Portland and worked in a low-income women's health clinic and volunteered in the OHSU Emergency Department. My experiences instilled in me a passion for primary care, women's health, and integrative medicine. During that time I witnessed the need for holistic patient-centered healthcare with a focus on prevention, which led me to the discovery of Naturopathic Medicine.
I earned my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, graduating with high honors. During my time at NUNM, I completed a mentorship in integrative women's health under the direction of Kimberly Windstar, MEd, ND and a mentorship in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine with Martin Milner, ND. I also completed numerous rotations at community health clinics including Outside In, providing integrative healthcare to the underserved. I then went on to complete a post-graduate residency at NUNM with a special focus on women's health and primary care.
I am excited to be providing integrative primary care and women's health to my hometown community. I look forward to getting to know my patients, so together we can discover the underlying cause of their health concerns and they can feel healthy and alive. I use both natural and conventional treatments as well as working with diet and lifestyle to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan. I strive to work collaboratively with all medical providers to ensure the best care for my patients.
Nathaniel Bingham, ND, is a Naturopathic Physician. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR and medical school at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. Dr. Bingham completed a joint three-year primary care residency with a focus in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine at NUNM and at Center for Natural Medicine in Portland, OR.
He is trained as a primary care physician and provides standard of care comprehensive healthcare to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with acute and chronic health problems. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Bingham uses evidence-based medicine to risk stratify patients and to develop treatment plans which may include conventional treatments and / or complementary alternative treatments. He is proficient in electrocardiogram (EKG), exercise treadmill stress testing, spirometry, ankle-brachial index (ABI) with doppler ultrasound, and minor surgery.
His special interests are preventive cardiology including therapeutic exercise and aggressive diet / lifestyle and POCUS (Point of care ultrasound).
In addition to a full-time private practice, he is adjunct clinical faculty at NUNM. He is an attending physician managing six, 4th-year medical students and one first-year resident physician. He lectures in cardiology and pulmonary medicine on cardiac imaging / testing, hyperlipidemia, venous thromboembolism, cerebrovascular accidents, smoking cessation, obstructive sleep apnea, and anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications.
In his spare time, Dr. Bingham enjoys practicing his conversational and medical Spanish, rock climbing, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Risk Stratification of CVD: Making Use of an ECG Interpretation Guide, Naturopathic Doctor News & Review: October 2016.
Dr. Brooke Bodeen is a Naturopathic Physician who earned her degree in Naturopathic Medicine and a Certificate in Shiatsu from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Bodeen completed a two year postgraduate residency at the Sophia Health Institute in Woodinville, WA where she gained clinical experience managing chronic illness. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Ecology and Environmental Sciences and German from the University of Maine.
Born and raised on a farm in rural North Dakota, she is continually inspired by nature in her practice. She focuses on treating the root causes of illness with the core foundations of Naturopathic Medicine as her guide. Dr. Bodeen is a firm believer in the healing power of the body and utilizing the least invasive approach to achieve the best outcomes for her patients. Dr. Bodeen views her patient care with a team-based approach, offering guidance and inspiration to each patient on their individual path to wellness.
She and her husband spent their first year in practice combining their interest in meditation and medicine. They lived at Thrangu Monastery in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal where they served as volunteer clinicians at the monastery’s free integrative clinic. Mindfulness and compassion practices continue to inspire Dr. Bodeen’s work.
Dr. Bodeen sees a broad variety of patients with gastrointestinal disorders, hormonal imbalances, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction, autoimmune disorders, mental health conditions and neurological illness.
Dr. Bodeen practices cranial sacral therapy and offers treatment to patients of all ages. Cranial Sacral Therapy can provide relief to a variety of pain-related conditions including migraine headaches, TMJ and jaw pain, body pain post-injury and post-concussion. Cranial Sacral Therapy is also helpful to anyone who experiences overstimulation of their nervous system by offering balance and restoration.
She enjoys educating her patients on lifestyle, providing dietary guidance and utilizes homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutriceutical supplementation and medication prescribing and management when appropriate. Dr. Bodeen also utilizes injection therapy techniques including trigger point injections and peri-neural injection therapy in her practice for musculoskeletal conditions. She also provides patients with a comprehensive approach to detoxification therapy.
In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family, cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
The foundation of Cezanne’s therapeutic philosophy is grounded in human anatomy and physiology. She employs slow, mindful, and efficient techniques designed to provide relief from stress and from pain. She designs an integrated massage that is individual to the needs and goals of each client
Cezanne’s intention is to provide an opportunity to experience the connection of the mind and body. She utilizes massage to help clients manage anxiety, chronic pain, specific injuries and nurtures the client’s own healing process.
Cezanne has had additional training in the following areas:
Trauma Informed Communication, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Watsu, Advanced technique classes for neck, shoulders, and low back.
Dusty Bodeen LMT, LAc MAcOM is an Oregon State licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Massage Therapist and former Eastern Bodywork teacher at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. He is also the founder of Epiphany Acupuncture, LLC where he teaches the Energetics of Acupressure and mentors bodyworkers from around the country.
Dusty earned his Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Before attaining his Master’s he received a Massage Therapy Certificate from East West College of the Healing Arts and holds an undergraduate degree in Theater Arts from the University of Oregon. For the last twelve years Dusty has also studied Gene Keys which is a personal liberation system that unlocks powerful traits hidden within our DNA. Dusty uses his enthusiasm for personal growth to inspire and guide his patients.
Many experiences and teachers have shaped Dusty’s eclectic approach to healing. Most recently, Dusty has studied and practiced with world-renowned 5 Element Acupuncture teacher, Dr. David Ford. Dusty’s main focus is to help patients resolve inner conflict and offer a roadmap to their fullest potential. In helping his patients release blockages and understand their personal landscape the body begins to heal itself and symptoms naturally fade away.
In his practice, Dusty has seen 5 Element Chinese Medicine transform lives and change long standing physical, emotional, and mental pain patterns in sometimes very few treatments.
As an experienced connective tissue bodyworker and traditionally trained Acupuncturist Dusty can also treat acute pain issues, headaches, neuropathy, digestive issues and much more.
In his free time, Dusty is a musician, composing original music for guided meditations, educational experiences, and conscious hip hop. Music has played an important part in Dusty’s growth and he enjoys combining his passion for Chinese Medicine with the arts.
Dusty grew up in Springfield, OR and is extremely excited to return home to share his passion for healing with his hometown.
Dr. Claudia Knight is an osteopathic gynecologist dedicated to empowering women through healthcare. She is a teacher and a healer by nature. She prioritizes educating her patients on how to keep themselves healthy and safe and how to manage their medical conditions.
Dr. Knight has a special interest in functional medicine – understanding the underlying causes of gynecologic conditions. She treats conditions such as menopause, endometriosis, lichen sclerosus, and PCOS using an integrative approach as she has training in both conventional and alternative medicine. She performs evaluation and management for infertility, abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, vulvar skin conditions, and abnormal pap smears. Patients can see Dr. Knight for routine gynecologic annual exams, problem visits, and all forms of birth control, from pills to IUDs and Nexplanon.
The West Coast has always been home to Dr. Knight, born in Seattle and raised in a small town in Northern California. She has traveled far and wide, however, attending medical school at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida and residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has an affinity for the Latino community, having lived in Guatemala for six months prior to medical school. She also enjoys caring for the LGBT population and has additional training in transgender medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Knight enjoys cooking, yoga, camping, and hiking. She and her partner welcomed their first baby into the family in May 2021 and are introducing him to the Pacific Northwest one trail at a time along with their golden retriever.
Dr. Kendall Smith, ND is a Naturopathic Physician whose interests include gastrointestinal disorders, integrative pain management, mental health, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction.
She is passionate about making naturopathic and integrative medicine accessible to all ages and populations. Her approach to medicine is identifying underlying causes of disease and treating patients using the therapeutic order- starting with the least invasive methods that are safe, evidence-based, and effective. She works closely with her patients to develop treatment plans that are collaborative and specific to their individual needs.
Dr. Smith completed two years of general medicine clinical rotations and a residency through Bastyr University Clinic in San Diego, California with focused clinical experience in treatment of chronic pain, mental health, autoimmune disease, gastroenterology, and endocrinology. She completed several off-site rotations and internships at low-income community health clinics working with diverse populations. She completed additional training in prolotherapy, and integrative primary care for women. She is actively pursuing research opportunities and has collaborated with Scripps Integrative Medical Center on a cohort study involving lifestyle interventions and weight loss.
Dr. Smith received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University California. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in biology with a concentration in anatomy and physiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, hiking, snowboarding, and cooking. She is very excited to return to her home state of Oregon and provide patient care at Alive Integrative Medicine.
Detoxification Enhanced Lifestyle Intervention Targeting Endotoxemia (DELITE) in the Setting of Obesity and Pain: Results of a Pilot Group Intervention
Challenging Conventional Wisdom in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus—Does Every HgbA1c Above 9.0% Require Insulin? An Integrative Approach to Type 2 Diabetes
Cardiovascular Health Allergies/Asthma
Colds, Flu, and Chronic Infections
Abnormal Pap Smear/HPV
Cervical Cancer Screening
Menopause and Midlife Education & more
Mayan Abdominal Massage
Diet & Stress Management
Thyroid Conditions | Digestive Disorders | Cardiovascular Health | Allergies/Asthma | Auto-immune Conditions | Hypertension/High Cholesterol | Asthma/Lung Conditions | Colds, Flu, and Chronic Infections | Functional Testing | Preventative Medicine & more
Gynecology Conditions | Fertility | Abnormal Pap Smear/HPV | Reproductive/sexual health | Breast exams | Cervical cancer screening | Colposcopy | Incontinence education | Mammogram referrals | Menopause and midlife education & more
Acupuncture | Massage Therapy | Mayan Abdominal Massage | Dermatology | Holistic Treatments | Natural Supplements | Diet & Stress Management & more