Delores is in network with Care Oregon and will soon be in network with various other insurance companies. Out of network coverage may be available
Available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday. Evening appointments available.
Accepting new patients: YES
Location: Happy Valley
Tuesday at Damascus coming soon!
Delores Stephens, ND
Having grown up in rural Alabama with a strong curiosity, I always wanted to learn all that I could about everything. When I began serving my community as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, Alabama for 10 years I discovered that teaching others what I had learned was something that brought me great fulfillment. I went on to obtain training to be a Licensed Massage Therapist to enable me to bring touch back to my patients. Serving my community through both roles still was not enough and I knew I needed more knowledge to serve the most at my best. I began looking at becoming a physician while knowing conventional medicine was not my calling. A friend introduced the idea of Naturopathic medicine and I was hooked. After 22 years of continuous education, I graduated from Natural University of Natural Medicine (formerly NCNM). While at NUNM, I completed training in Gastroenterology with focus on Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) patients for a full year, I also worked on a cardiopulmonary rotation for 6 months within 2 full years of clinical training. I worked with physicians that integrate essential oils into their practice to learn how to use this form of plant medicine into my treatment plans. I have a passion for energetic bodywork as I know the healing power in connecting our body, mind and spirit.
After an illness of my own during medical school, I now specialize in Epstein Barr virus, Autoimmune disorders, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Adrenal fatigue, Thyroid dysfunction, SIBO, Hiatal hernia syndrome and now I am taking Lyme disease patients. My favorite patient is the one who has not gotten the answers they are searching for or the treatments used is not creating the positive change in their life they desired, and they are ready to reclaim their own health. I love to work with the patient to design a treatment plan that suits your life and is supportive so that you may maintain the changes. I am not a Primary Care Physician and want my patients to have their own PCP as I want to be the support and educator you have been looking for to reclaim your health and walk with you through this journey towards wellness.
I enjoy using essential oils in my practice and love teaching others to use them in their daily life. I utilize energetic bodywork, homeopathy, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine and the traditional healing modalities of naturopathic medicine –Hydrotherapy. My favorite is Constitutional Hydrotherapy which is a treatment that improves circulation of blood and lymph, helps return us to the parasympathetic nervous system and supports the immune system.
In addition, I offer Introduction to Essential Oil classes regularly at SCC and welcome everyone to join us!