Naturopathic Care

Our doctors promote a focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention. We recognize the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. We believe in educating and supporting patients on personal health management. We empower patients to take responsibility for their own health while holding deep respect for the therapeutic value inherent in the doctor-patient relationship. Naturopathic medicine is a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents and physical support. Medicine is an art and practice. Utilizing creativity and science, interweaving Naturopathic and Classical Chinese medicine, we provide an adept and humble approach to healthcare in a clinical care setting.

Shannon Brown, ND, LA.c

Dr. Shannon’s strongest calling remains aura readings and spiritual counseling. Shannon felt an immediate calling to this work the moment he wandered into the Berkeley Psychic Institute at the age of 19. He has now been doing aura readings for over 30 years, connecting spirit-to-spirit with clients, helping them connect with and utilize their own vast spiritual resources and transformational abilities.

Shannon Brown ND LAc is a Naturopathic Physician, licensed Balance Method acupuncturist, and practitioner of transformational aura readings. He began his journey on the esoteric end of healing by completing the Clairvoyant Training Program of the Berkeley Psychic Institute in 1989. Later, Shannon felt a need for further education in natural medicine, earning his ND degree in 2001, and his Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine in 2006, both at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. For a number of years, he has been bringing help to the housebound as a house call doctor. Now, Shannon is honored to add his unique mix of acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, and energetic healing to the wonderful and diverse group of practitioners at Portland Family Health.

Dr. Kacy Borba Spann, ND, L.A.c

Dr. Kacy L Borba Spann hails from a big family in a small cow-town on the central coast of California. She studied Community Healthcare at UC Santa Cruz, a major she designed, focusing on social inequities in healthcare and biomedical sciences. A few years later she found herself in Portland, OR for graduate school at the National College of Natural Medicine where she spent time growing, changing, learning, healing and connecting with Naturopathic and Chinese medicine.

She thinks that being bipedal is the coolest and likes to be in motion, whether walking, skateboarding, dancing, or hula hooping. Dr. Kacy loves to be nature with her bare feet on the earth near bodies of moving water. When she is with the ocean tides on a full moon she feels the most connected to our creator. She believes there’s no better dessert than a chocolate chip cookie. She strives to find what is to love in each soul she meets!