Jennifer Poindexter, ND, LMT | Board Certified Naturopathic Physician & Massage Therapist
Primary Care, Pediatrics, & Preventative Health
Clinic Location: Tualatin
Dr. Jennifer Poindexter is a native to Oregon, having grown up in the Portland-Metro area. She first was introduced to Naturopathic Medicine as a teenager and has continued to manage her own health with Naturopathic care. Dr. Poindexter attended Portland State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree. After receiving her degree, she returned to school and received her License in Massage Therapy and has continued to do body work over the past 14 years. Though massage is very satisfying for Dr. Poindexter, she felt that it was limiting in how she could help her clients.
It wasn’t until 2010 when Dr. Poindexter traveled to Africa to work with orphans where she encountered herbal medicine. At the orphanage, the “mothers” (AKA caregivers) would use native plant medicine to treat injuries or illnesses. Seeing the effects first hand, Dr. Poindexter returned home and enrolled at Portland State University to acquire her pre-medical courses and then attended the National College of Natural Medicine (Currently known at NUNM) where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Poindexter strongly believes in the Tenants of Naturopathic Medicine. She believes that the body is an amazing organism with capabilities of healing. She focuses much of her practice on nutrition and leading the body to optimal health. It is important to Dr. Poindexter that she individualized each treatment plan to improve patient’s health because all bodies are not the same and therefore do not heal the same way. She focuses on using herbal and supplemental therapies, homeopathy, nutritional and physical medicine to improve health.
Currently Dr. Poindexter works as a Primary Care Provider and enjoys working with preventative techniques to help optimize health outcome of her patients. Dr. Poindexter sees patients with a variety of health concerns such as chronic or acute health issues, routine wellness exams for men, women and children, sports physicals, blood pressure and cholesterol management, anxiety and depression, GI and metabolic disturbances, autoimmune and hormone issues and nutritional disturbances. Dr. Poindexter does offer bio-identical hormone support for men and women as well. She is able to order lab tests or imaging, and design a treatment plan around the health needs of the patient.
Dr. Poindexter does offer prescription drug management with the caveat that she does not manage opioid/narcotic medications, chemotherapeutic drugs or psychiatric prescriptions for more complex psychiatric conditions. Other medication should be discussed with Dr. Poindexter for further assessments.
In her free time Dr. Poindexter enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She enjoys traveling and exploring new cultures and customs.