I am Dr. Marilyn Walkey, MD, MSOM (Master of Science in Oriental Medicine). I have been in medical practice for many decades. This is important because I’ve seen the healthcare system in the United States collapse with unuseful laboratory evaluation, over-trained specialists without imagination, interest in human health or well-being, and stuck in a health insurance morass of paperwork and billing which suffocates them. I know because I used to be one of them.
In 2003, I quit the rat race and went back to the drawing board. I reorganized my life, getting out of an abusive marriage to an alcoholic, and moved from conservative, rural Oregon where I was unwelcome as an opponent of Bush’s war in Iraq. I landed at the National University of Natural Medicine here in Portland. That was where I regained my belief in a sane healthcare system. I discovered Natural Medicine where pharmaceuticals are shunned, and evaluation of human physiology depends on more than “the same old blood work” done annually, year after year after year.
It has been a long, arduous journey, but one I don’t regret, since overcoming adversity is one of my strongest gifts, and best teachers.
That is my backstory: where am I now? Well, I now treat all clients pro bono. I can do this because my new husband and I are committed to changing the healthcare system-----one patient at a time. I practice as a Nutritionist & Functional medicine specialist. I use NO pharmaceuticals. My clientele is exclusively adults who are facing chronic health challenges where western medicine, naturopathy, and chiropractic medicine have no solutions. I use Functional medicine testing, nutrigenomic assessment, and supplements of the highest quality to achieve your optimum health. It takes time, and commitment on your part to make this happen. If you are interested in this approach to health and wellness, please contact me. I am currently accepting new clients, and I take my Hippocratic Oath seriously. You will always get my best effort.