Dr. Christian Lé, MD
Board Certified Internal Medicine
and Green Earth Medicine Founder
Christian has been a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician with over 25 years of experience in providing allopathic medical care to acutely hospitalized patients. He has an active Washington license and retired Oregon & Florida licenses. He evolved his work to include Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine approaches that honor the use of complementary healing techniques and focuses on the use of natural medicines and techniques for treating illness.
Christian has been a Cannabis researcher and specialist since 2005 and is devoted to using Cannabis and other natural medicines to help his patients find true Wellbeing in Body, Mind, and Spirit.
University of Miami Undergraduate: BS Biology, Dean’s Top Student 1989
University of Miami School of Medicine: Doctorate 1991
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Residency: Completed training/licensing 1999
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine 1999-Current
American Academy of Pediatrics 1999-2005
State Licensing: Washington, Oregon (retired), Florida (retired)
I have practiced conventional (aka “allopathic medicine”) for 25 years in the capacity as an inpatient medicine specialist, caring for severely ill patients in the ER, hospital wards, ICU, and rehabilitation settings. While practicing conventional medicine was both rewarding intellectually and personally, I became disappointed in the lack of mindfulness and acceptance of more natural approaches to healing and maintaining optimal health. The conventional healthcare industry is hugely profit-driven and it needs a massive supply of ill patients to feed its profit-making model. There seems to be no intention to help society find better means of preventing disease and no interest in supporting natural treatments that are safer and more compatible with the human systems of health.
I discovered cannabis medicine in 2005 while exploring scientific papers from Israel and other countries that have allowed for research into cannabis— which the United States government has blocked for over 80 years here in America. I learned that cannabis has been used as medicine for over 10,000 years in human culture and that, as recently as 1937, most doctors in America carried a bottle of cannabis tincture in their doctor’s bag as a treatment for many ailments. It was at this moment that the “veil was lifted” for me and I began to discover that cannabis has and continues to be a powerfully effective, safe, and wonderfully available source of natural healing that would become my primary area of research and clinical practice for my patients.
In addition, I re-examined my understanding of the ancient complementary healing techniques such as Chinese Medicine, Therapeutic Bodywork, Chiropractic, and other newly emerging systems of healing. I personally experienced each of these techniques over time to treat my own illnesses and formed a direct understanding of how effective they are. I utilize this understanding to help guide my patients towards these techniques when it is called for.
As a species on planet Earth, the human race is evolving constantly. Not just physically and mentally, but socially and ecologically. We are discovering a return to a more natural-based lifestyle in our nutrition, work, activities and even ways of using our mindfulness to find better balance and wellbeing on all levels. As we drop away from the toxic and destructive models of synthesized chemical solutions and destructive business-driven strategies, we are similarly finding within ourselves a new understanding of how our biology is also the same biology as the planet we live on. The more we integrate our biology with that of a clean and healthy planet, the more we find ourselves in healthy balance and peace. This is our birthright and our journey.
Dr. Steven & Collette Rotter M.D.
Green Earth Medicine – Grants Pass, OR
I have been practicing integrative medicine in Oregon for the past 30 years. The cornerstones of my practice are nutrition, acupuncture, mindfulness, and lifestyle. I am a certified yoga instructor and relish in connecting with patients openly and compassionately. Respect, integrity, understanding guide effective health education outcomes.
He then moved west to Portland and trained in Internal Medicine at Legacy Hospitals;as well as, completing an additional year as Chief Medical Resident before opening his own practice. Although his foundation in traditional medicine is sound, his desire to help people get well lead him to pursue further studies in acupuncture, nutritional and herbal medicine, detoxification, bio-identical hormones, yoga and healthy lifestyle.
This is a truly integrative approach that addresses your health needs and desires from head to toe and body, mind and spirit! Come in and experience the “Healthcare you’ve been dreaming of.
Jessica Peatross, MD
Dr. Jess is a western trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and listening to their body.
After debilitating anxiety and mounting health issues, in 2012, Dr. Jess had a huge personal awakening. She began to see that western medicine did not have all the answers she was so earnestly seeking. Answers she wasn’t just seeking for herself, but also for many of her patients. She became more aware of the advancement of technology, yet the poor advent of cures for diseases or discovery of the root causes of chronic illnesses or cancer. read more
Dr. Jess is also a Gerson therapy practitioner and is excited to offer this knowledge to anyone with a chronic condition, cancer or just needing a detox. In retrospect, Dr. Jess knows she had a unprompted kundalini awakening and was graciously led down the path of enlightenment and her own divine mission. She now believes western medicine is only a piece of whole health. Mind, body and spirit are all connected and need intimately tended to for full happiness. This is the basis for Holistic Consults. As hospitals firmly hold onto their aging beliefs, patients and clients are asking for more from their healthcare providers. Dr. Jess believes that personalized, preventative and functional treatment plans are the next step to revolutionize healthcare. Disease is much easier to prevent than to cure. Dr. Jess would love to help heal you on every level through inspiration, knowledge, movement, nutrition, and eastern and western healing modalities.
Dr. Kathryn Kloos, ND
Green Earth Medicine – Portland, OR
My practice offers a unique fusion of naturopathic medicine and advanced bodywork specialized to support women’s bodies. As a naturopathic physician, I use herbs, biotherapeutic drainage, homeopathy, and nutrition to help the body eliminate wastes and restore balance. Because each woman is unique, I customize each treatment plan to support the highest wellness of mind, body, and spirit.
I love working with pregnant women and practice Arvigo Techniques of Peri-natal care, which can greatly enhance conception, optimize pregnancy and birth, and support healing postpartum. Whether you are trying to conceive or you are pregnant and want additional support in having a healthy pregnancy and delivery, I would be honored to help you on your path to giving birth.
Dr. Kathryn is now practicing at Kwan Yin.
Kelly Murphy, MA, LMT
Green Earth Medicine Headquarters- Portland, OR
Kelly has been in the healing arts and alternative medicine world for 15 years. She is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga instructor, and holds a masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University.
Her mission at Green Earth Medicine is to help people create pathways to optimal health. She believes self-care is an important tool that leads to stress reduction and general wellbeing and encourages patients to be proactive in their lifestyle routines. The most rewarding part of this job for her is watching patients transform their lives through the education they receive at the clinics.
Kelly brings her prior experience of building a successful healing arts collective, Gaealana Healing Arts Center, in Portland to her position as Executive Manager. She has enjoyed helping Green Earth Medicine (GEM) grow into a network of clinics to serve patients all over Oregon.
When she is not at one of the clinics she might be found surfing the Oregon Coast, taking Biodynamic Massage or Cranialsacral workshops, or reading.
Care Team Manager
Portland Office Headquarters, Portland, OR
Maya comes to the Green Earth Medicine from Berkeley, California where she previously worked as Director of Patient Support at a science-based medicinal cannabis company. She is passionate about educating patients on the science of whole plant therapeutics while helping guide them through the process of integrating cannabis into their journey to wellbeing. She has a BA in Art History from UC Riverside and loves exploring new towns through their art museums. She also enjoys going to the movies, reading, garage sales, and exploring all the awesome food deals of Portland Happy Hours!
Venecia Battaglia, LMT
Green Earth Medicine – Portland, OR
Venecia comes to massage therapy with a reverence for each body’s ubiquitous wisdom. Her work seeks to nurture the inherent health and healing mechanisms of the body through heart-centered therapeutic touch and connecting with the many layers of the body. Integrating Deep Tissue, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Yogic Body Awareness and Biodynamic Cranial practices she holds space and listens for each client’s system to direct the session. Her fifteen plus years of Yoga inform her understanding of the body so that the client’s anatomy is felt through her hands. Clients experiencing stress, chronic and acute pain, depression, and trauma have found relief through receiving this work. When not touching body’s, Venecia loves to connect with her community and self while backpacking, exploring new places, and playing in the outdoors.