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 recently retired his license to go more deeply into Cannabis Research.

 

Christian has been a Cannabis researcher and specialist since 2005 and is devoted to using Cannabis and other natural medicines to help his people find true Wellbeing in Body, Mind, and Spirit. read more

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.


 


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 moved west to Portland.  Then he trained in Internal Medicine at Legacy Hospitals. While also completing an additional year as Chief Medical Resident before opening his own practice.  His foundation is in traditional medicine, but his desire to help people get well lead him to pursue further studies. He has trained 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. 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.
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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.

Dr. Kathryn is now practicing full time at Kwan Yin.


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. It that leads to stress reduction and general wellbeing. She encourages patients to be proactive in their lifestyle routines. The most rewarding part of this job for her is watching patients transform their lives.

Kelly brings her prior experience of building a successful healing arts collective 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. In addition to being the general manager, she offers massage therapy two days a week. Schedule with her here.

When she is not at one of the clinics she might be found surfing the Oregon Coast, practicing yoga, or reading.


Maya Somera-Overly
Care Team Manager
Portland Office Headquarters, Portland, OR

Maya comes to the Green Earth Medicine from Berkeley, California.  She previously worked as Director of Patient Support at a science-based medicinal cannabis company. With a passion for educating patients on the science of whole plant therapeutics she decided to join GEM’s wellness team.  She enjoys helping guide people through the process of integrating cannabis into their journey to wellbeing. Maya has a BA in Art History from UC Riverside and loves exploring new towns through their art museums.  Going to the movies, reading, garage sale shopping, andexploring Portland Happy Hours are her favorite hobbies!

 


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. She does this 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 into her work.  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.  Therefore, 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.  Venecia loves to connect with her community and self while backpacking, exploring new places, and playing in the outdoors.