About Dr. Della Parker
Dr. Della Parker was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science. She then went on to graduate from the National College of Natural Medicine also in Portland. She currently practices in Clackamas, Oregon.
She is excited to serve the community that she has been a part of for decades.
Dr. Della is a board certified physician specializing in holistic medicine. She has studied a variety of diagnostic and treatment modalities but chooses to practice in a way that merges both energetic and scientific ideals. In her current practice she focuses on dried blood cell analysis, functional lab evaluation, Nutritional Response Testing (NRT), clinical nutrition and botanical medicine.
Dr. Della has struggled with health problems throughout her life. Severe asthma and eczema as a child led her down a path of chronic steroid use, which led to many other health problems. It wasn’t until she took a job as a receptionist at a holistic health clinic that she realized how health care could be different. Making basic changes to diet and lifestyle as well as being treated with the holistic model of health, she was able to regain and take control of her health. This experience put her on the path of becoming a Naturopathic Physician.
Most conventional doctors use a “cookbook” approach to treating patients. They use protocols to treat diseases while disregarding the host. This takes the functioning of the individual’s body out of the equation. Dr. Della rejects this idea and instead uses a holistic approach to treatments. Using the holistic model means that the whole person is addressed. For example, ten different patients could present with high cholesterol. They each may receive a different treatment recommendation based on the functioning of their whole body.
Dr. Della doesn’t treat diseases she treats people with diseases and provides individualized treatment plans.
By investigating the individual as well as the condition, the cause of the problem can be isolated and more successfully treated.
Dr. Della treats all types of conditions, but has a special interest in digestive problems, chronic fatigue, and thyroid dysfunction. As a Naturopathic Doctor, her license allows her to prescribe pharmaceuticals, as well as help patients wean off of them. She believes that when the functioning of the whole body is addressed, rather than isolated symptoms, amazing results can be achieved.