The North Portland Wellness Center (NPWC), the recipient of a record nine Natural Awakenings Awards this year, was voted the best in holistic healthcare, women’s health, and chiropractic to name just a few. How did they do it? Read on for some insight into why so many readers voted for them.
Driven by a strong vision to create a sustainably built, multi-disciplinary clinic in the North Portland area, founders and owners Annabelle Snow and Lili Scott purchased an old, condemned four square on North Vancouver Avenue in May of 2005 and began work. The walls were crumbing, the roof barely covered the structure below and blackberries had taken over the property! Today, the clinic is truly a place of healing. Their intention to create a warm, welcoming, healing environment is evident in the attention to detail you find throughout the building, both inside and out.
At the core of their value system is the fundamental belief in sustainable practices. It’s a theme you see running through everything they create. For instance, the majority of the products used in renovating the building were reclaimed or green certified materials. They also sport a rainwater harvesting system while solar panels cover the southwest portion of the roof. Their dedication to sustainability flows into their business practices and work environment as well. In fact, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has honored them with the Blue Works and Recycle at Work awards since they opened their doors in 2007.
The owners lead a team of acupuncturists, chiropractors and massage therapists, a synergistic combination that offers the most comprehensive treatment plan, maximizing the likelihood of complete healing/resolution of most complaints. They offer individualized treatments, including nutritional support, herbs and supplements, lifestyle counseling, diet, exercise and stretching regimens.
Their practice scope is broad, specializing in issues from auto accidents, work injuries and pain-related issues to women’s health concerns, fertility enhancement and support through all stages of pregnancy. They also offer whole family care, including digestive complaints and immune support to name just a few.
Also noteworthy is that they offer full service insurance billing from calling to verify whether or not a patient has benefits to billing the company directly. They provide service through every step of the process.
Find out for yourself why the NPWC is such a favorite – join them for a Year of the Dragon Open House on Monday, January 30, 5-7pm.