Elise Schroeder, ND

Since 2001, I have been helping people achieve vitality in their lives through naturopathic medicine. I facilitate this healing process by taking time to listen to you first and, then, tailoring a treatment plan to your individual needs.

I also believe that your health care is your choice. There are many paths to healing. For example, some include herbs, nutrition and counseling, others medications or surgery. I am here to help you choose which path and medicine is right for you.

In your initial visit, you will be given ample time to discuss personal health concerns. Your medical history, diagnoses, and lifestyle habits are all taken into careful consideration. I will also do a physical exam and order necessary lab work in my evaluation.

Additionally, I spend time outside of our visits studying your case, responding to your inquiries, and incorporating valuable information from scientific journals and fellow practitioners into my ongoing supervision of your case.

Your individualized treatment plan will include some or all of the following: personalized nutrition counseling, herbal medicines, vitamins and nutrients to either replace a deficiency or create a physiologic effect, and sometimes a prescribed medication or bio identical hormone.

While I work with all kinds of patients with all different needs, I have a few areas of special interest:
• Endocrinology
• Menopause
• Women’s health, annual exams
• Period issues, like painful periods, irregular periods, PMS etc
• Fertility
• Detoxification and cleansing
• Fatigue
• Stress, insomnia, and general anxiety

Dr Elise Schroeder grew up knowing she would become a doctor. Her caring and compassionate spirit guided her toward Naturopathic Medicine.

She studied human biology and women’s studies at the University of Albany and earned Magna Cum Laude honors in 1995. From there, she went on to earn her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland OR, graduating in 2001. In medical school, she specialized in women’s health and midwifery.

Trained in both western and alternative medicine, she offers truly integrative care with a strong focus on women’s health. In addition to wellness visits, like annual exams, she helps women find restful sleep, balanced moods, renewed energy, enhanced fertility, and vitality.

Before Bambu Clinic, Dr. Schroeder worked at Blossom Clinic, helping women overcome fertility challenges with natural medicine. From 2012 to 2015, she was the executive director of the Women in Balance Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating women and healthcare providers about women’s health, healthy aging, and menopause, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). She has over ten years of experience working in a reproductive healthcare clinic and 7 years of experience as a BHRT consultant and educator. She has worked as a midwifery apprentice and has worked as a volunteer doctor at the Mercy and Wisdom Healing Center in Oregon’s Multnomah County. Dr. Schroeder previously practiced in Washington, D.C., as well as in Virginia, where she was voted best alternative practitioner in Loudoun County.

This year, Dr. Schroeder has been peer-nominated as one of Portland Monthly’s TOP DOCS in the naturopathic medicine category.

You can schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to learn how Dr. Schroeder would approach your care or schedule a new patient appointment by calling 503.274.9360. You can also email Dr. Schroeder with questions at drschroeder@bambuclinic.com.

As cliché as it may sound, Dr. Elise has changed my life. I’ve had a variety of hard to treat Health issues and I had long given up hope that I could have vibrant health. PCOS and a Constellation of related issues led to fertility problems and general poor health. After a year of Treatment with Dr. Elise, I have energy again, my cycle is almost regulated (after two Decades of unpredictability!) And I’m 80 pounds lighter. Dr. Elise took the time to really listen And create an individualized treatment plan. It shows that she truly cares about her patients’ Wellbeing and she has always taken the time to explain the science behind her nutritional Guidance and treatments. She knows her stuff when it comes to hormonal and gut issues And I cannot recommend her highly enough! – Nicole B.

The awesome Dr Elise is a very cool naturopathic Dr. that seems to have a very balanced Approach to things. I respect her advice when she had me on a very restrictive Detox/allergen elimination diet told me it’s not something I would have to likely do forever but A way to reset my body & be able to listen what really affects it. She was also very sensitive To my financial issues formulating a plan that focused practical life changes, dietary changes & things I could do inexpensively instead of splashing out on supplements and tests I really Didn’t have the income for. I truly appreciated her respecting my wish to be well while not Having the means to fund everything I would like. – Beat B.

If you are suffering from hormone/PMS issues, run, don’t walk to see Elise. I just went there today and so far am impressed. She really took her time to listen to what I was saying (over 1 1/2 hrs) during the initial consultation. We’ll see how it goes, but as someone who has Been experiencing horrible, horrible mood swings and other issues having to do with what I Think is a hormone imbalance, it is worth any price to get it taken care of. Will let you know How it goes with the follow up and if I experience any relief, but was impressed with my first Visit and feel hopeful for the first time in months that I might not have to go through this Again. – A S.

I recently finished a detoxification cleanse with Dr. Elise. It was a great experience, with results That far exceeded my expectations! Dr. Elise gave me the information and support that I needed, And I appreciated the emphasis on nurturing oneself. The cleanse helped me reboot and some of The results I experienced were: better sleep, clearer skin, more energy, decreased inflammation, And a clean break from my not-so- healthy cravings. Highly recommend! – L.M.O.

Amazing transformation! As a full time executive with a busy schedule, self-care had fallen to the Bottom of the list. Through a developed treatment plan, cleanse, supplements Dr. Elise guided Me down the path to healthy renewal. After only 2 months I’ve transitioned from constant fatigue And general ill health to receiving regular compliments about how great I look and healthy weight Loss. More importantly my mind is clear and I feel terrific. The cleanse and treatment plan has Been easy to follow, even with a busy schedule. – M Callahan

Elise is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to a woman’s body and hormones. She helped Me in the beginning stages of my pregnancy to be sure my hormones were where they were Supposed to be, and helped me feel more comfortable with all the changes going on within me. – C.M.