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.
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Education:
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)

Summary:
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. Kathryn Kloos, Naturopathic Doctor
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.
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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.

With over ten years of experience as a massage therapist, I bring you hands that listen to your body and help you gently unwind deeply held tensions. Especially for women, I offer Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy and Holistic Pelvic Care which have shown to be effective for a variety of conditions including but not limited to: incontinence and pelvic floor weakness, PMS, fibroids, painful intercourse, fertility challenges and re-aligning the pelvic bowl. I know what it’s like to have pelvic pain and have gravitated towards these healing modalities because I have experienced personal relief from them. It would be a great honor to accompany you on your journey towards healing, transformation, and growth.

Education:

Naturopathic Doctorate (National College of Natural Medicine)
Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage™ (Pregnancy and Professional Courses)
Holistic Pelvic Care Professional Training™ (Tami Kent, PT)
Teacher’s Assistant to Tami Kent in her HPC training
Licensed Massage Therapist (Brenneke School of Massage)
BS in Herbal Sciences (Bastyr University)

Modalities:

Naturopathic Medicine, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™, Holistic Pelvic Care™
Holistic Pelvic Care™
Holistic Pelvic Care was created by Tami Kent, a women’s health physical therapist who succeeded in creating a gentle and effective way to physically, emotionally and energetically restore balance the pelvis. Using breathwork, guided imagery and gentle release of tension patterns held deeply within the musculature of the pelvis this work aids in strengthening core muscles, improving sensation and improving overall well-being in the pelvis. Holistic Pelvic Care is especially helpful in the post-partum time to resolve symptoms such as pelvic musculature weakness, pelvic pain and unresolved feelings around birth-trauma.
Conditions treated by HPC™ – pelvic pain, fertility issues, urinary leakage, cesarean recovery, uterine prolapse, pelvic heaviness or instability, and pain with intercourse.


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.
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Dr. Steven Rotter MD received his BS degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 1978-82, Dean’s List. He has always been fascinated with the miraculous and mysterious ways our bodies function and heals, and with the biochemistry and sciences involved. Following his undergraduate schooling, he attained his Medical Doctorate at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 1982-1986.

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.


Dr. David Stewart M.D.

Dr. David Stewart has had over 25 years of practice in Physiatry in the Bend, OR area and is well-known and respected Rehabilitation expert. He spent many years working at The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research.  Dr. Stewart was one of the first physicians in the Central OR area to begin supporting and promoting the responsible and medical use of cannabis to his patient population despite the political push-back of the past decade against cannabis. He is considered a pioneer as a physician cannabis expert.

Green Earth Medicine Clinic is grateful to have Dr. Stewart on-board as our resident cannabis expert in our Bend office location. He is available weekly to provide patients with OMMP licensing services and provide in-depth medical consultations about the therapeutic potential and approaches to cannabis for many health conditions.


Dr. Kayla Luhrs M.D.

Dr. Kayla Luhrs grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska salmon fishing, berry picking and watching black bears from her swing set. She went to the University of Wyoming for undergrad, followed by medical school in Seattle at UW where she did a “rural/underserved longitudinal training track” spending time in Port Angeles, WA and different cities all over Alaska. Another highlight of medical school for her was spending 10 weeks in Gulu, Uganda training with local medical students in the hospital while taking a course together on social determinants of health.
For residency, Dr. Luhrs went to Tacoma Family Medicine where she focused on women’s health, wilderness and travel medicine, urgent care and community health. She enjoyed seeing her own patients in her primary care clinic during residency, but was bothered by a few things: read more

1.  Even though pharmaceutical companies are producing more and more drugs, “dis-eases” such as obesity, diabetes, heart problems, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, attention deficits, and fibromyalgia are on the rise.
2.  We have research showing things as simple as the food we eat, how we breathe and the way we move our bodies can greatly improve, or even cure, obesity, diabetes, heart problems, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, attention deficits, and fibromyalgia.
After residency Dr. Luhrs traveled to Mysore, India where she did her 200-hour yoga teacher training and visited medical schools and research centers, partnered with US institutions such as Harvard and Stanford, studying the effects of yoga on health. Yoga, which often gets overly represented as a physical exercise in the West, is actually a piece of “Ayurveda”, the oldest recorded healing system in the world. Meant to maintain the quality and longevity of life, Ayurveda focuses on strengthening the incredible self-healing capacity of the body using mindfulness, breathing techniques, and proper food choices.  She completed her Ayurvedic yoga therapy certification and 500-hour yoga teacher training here in Portland while working part-time as an urgent care physician at the Portland Clinic.
Dr. Luhrs practices “cradle to grave” medicine and is comfortable seeing patients of all ages with most medical conditions.
When working with patients she discusses nutrition, yoga, meditation and herbal medicines, in addition to contemporary modern medicine options, then works with people to create individualized holistic treatment programs based on lifestyle, goals, symptoms, and family history. 

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 made the move to the west coast in 2013 where she took some time off work, took up meditation, became a certified yoga teacher, traveled the world, learned about energy work, muscle testing, ozone therapy, studied Ayurveda and found herself. She now fully believes that health begins with Divine, Self Love and Care.
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.

Kelly Murphy, MA, LMT
Executive Manager
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.

She 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, hiking, or reading.

Maya Somera-Overly
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
Massage Therapist
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.


Roxanne Few, LMT
Massage Therapist
Green Earth Medicine – Grant’s Pass

Roxanne has 11 years’ experience developing her massage skills and it shows! her seemingly intuitive ability to apply target-specific therapy to problematic areas is a natural gift. She empowers her clients with knowledge and tools to assist in their progress.

Roxanne offers an integration of therapeutic techniques while assessing tissue condition, muscle, posture, and range of motion to implement the best modalities for obtaining optimal results. She has a nurturing and therapeutic touch. Her skills and training include: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Assisted Isolated Stretching and Polarity Balancing.

Roxanne is a graduate of Body Therapy Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, 1997. She also graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Rogue Community College in 2014.

While not performing massage, Roxanne enjoys spending time outdoors with her family hiking, rock hounding, mountain biking, snowboarding, and gardening.