Dr. Rebecca Principe is a naturopathic physician working out of the Scappoose location. Working as both a primary care provider and natural medicine specialist, she helps patients of all ages achieve their health care goals. With a focus on treating the underlying cause of disease, and the belief that medicine must address the whole person, Dr. Principe develops individualized treatment plans to address everything from chronic disease to the common cold.
“As a naturopathic physician, I am able to offer solutions that conventional medicine lacks, while simultaneously employing my training as a primary care doctor to meet your every day health care needs. By integrating traditional wisdom and modern technology, I draw from an enormous and diverse toolbox, and rarely find there is nothing I can do for you! Believing that your doctor should also be your teammate and your teacher, I work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that feels realistic and encouraging, and which addresses you as a whole person. I work hard to create a comfortable and open environment where patients feel listened to and encouraged to communicate their needs.”
Dr. Principe’s special interests include but are not limited to:
Treatment modalities used by Dr. Principe include:
Dr. Principe grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford in June of 2000 with a BS in psychology. On her first trip out west she fell in love with Oregon and has called it her home ever since. Before discovering her calling to naturopathic medicine, Dr. Principe worked in social services and consumer advocacy, while making lots of time for international travel. These days, when not seeing patients, she spends her time rock climbing, gardening, playing the mandolin and enjoying her country home with her partner and two dogs. Dr. Principe’s passion for her profession is illustrated by the volunteer work she does as a director of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians. A true educator and activist at heart, Dr. Principe believes that naturopathic medicine is the vehicle for change through which we can restore balance to our individual lives and our communities at large.