Dr. Bijana Devo Kadakia

Dr. Bijana Kadakia

Doctor B loves her work as a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist as it allows her to work with patients at all levels of health to promote greater energy, immunity and well-being so that they can pursue their calling in life.  She enjoys a diverse practice and welcomes new patients from all backgrounds.  Doctor B supports her patients in achieving greater health through education and personal choices and individualized treatment strategies to help facilitate deep lasting change.  She is passionate about nutrition and food preparation and helps her patient make dietary changes with specific advice and recipes.

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. B is one of the most informative and helpful health care providers I have ever had. Her knowledge about health and the body is excellent, I learn something new at every visit and she listens very carefully and addresses my concerns.” – September 2013

“Feel encouraged by the wealth of info. & advice provided addressing my concerns. I know specifically what I need to do before the next appt. Dr. B. is impressive with her range of knowledge & conveys what she knows well & is compassionate.” – April 2013


Dr. Kadakia works with adult patients to address whatever ails them.  Areas that she focuses on include:

  • Pain disorders including:
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Motor vehicle accident
    • Back pain, neck pain
    • Headaches
    • Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis
    • Knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Digestive disorders including
    • Food allergies
    • Heartburn
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Asthma, seasonal allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Common cold, ear infection, sore throat
  • Genito-Urinary infection (acute or chronic)
  • Menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, vaginal dryness
  • Thyroid issues
  • Fatigue
  • Pre-diabetes, diabetes, blood sugar issues
  • Adrenal fatigue


Special Cases


Dr. Kadakia generally does not treat minor children. If you are an existing patient and would like Dr. Kadakia to consult on your child’s healthcare, please schedule a free consultation.

Patients with complex problems are encouraged to schedule a free consultation.  This allows us to ensure that Dr. Kadakia is able to help with your complaints and that she and you mutually understand what role she will play in your care.  Complex cases include multiple diagnoses, multiple medications or complex medical histories – if you think you are a complex case, you probably are!


Treatment Plans may include a combination of the following therapies:

  • Acupuncture
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Nutritional recommendations
  • Nutritional supplementation (vitamins)
  • Botanical medicine (herbs)
  • Flower essences
  • Hormonal medications including bioidentical hormone replacement (bHRT)
  • Prescription medications


Insurance Contracts

  • Aetna
  • American Specialty Health (ASH) (Except HealthNet)
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Complimentary Health Plans (CHP) (acupuncture only)
  • First Choice/Axis Network
  • Kaiser Permanente (acupuncture only)
  • Moda (formerly ODS)
  • Pacific Source
  • Providence
  • United Health Care and UMR


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  • BA Biology and Psychology double major: Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI. Graduated Cum Laude.
    • Foreign Study: Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    • Senior Individualized Project: Differences in Greetings Between Unrelated Adult Male and Female Savanna Baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis) Based on Friendship
  • Doctorate in Natural Medicine: National College of Natural Medicine
    • Special Studies: Evaluation and treatment of cervical dysplasia
  • Masters in Acupuncture: National College of Natural Medicine
    • Special Studies: The influence of Taiji (tai chi) on health


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I grew up in Indiana and Michigan surrounded by trees and a family of gardeners, canners, crocheters and hunters.  I loved being outdoors, and I loved reading.  This was the perfect combination to create a science major.   In college, I was crazy for primate behavior and studied biology and psychology so I could learn as much as possible about animal behavior in general and primate behavior, learning and intelligence in particular.  I have maintained a fascination with intelligence, thinking, learning and habits and continue to read on these topics in relation to humans and animals.  After a brief internship with a pharmaceutical company, I moved to Portland to study natural medicine.

Having completed my formal schooling and been in practice for several years, I’ve started having more time for recreation and am enjoying: audio books, reading, rooting for my local teams – the Portland Timbers and the Portland Winterhawks, crochet, sewing, kayaking, hiking and traveling with my husband and dog.  During my sabbatical in 2013, we traveled over 10,000 miles across the country in our camper van visiting National Parks, Monuments and Memorials and other interesting places like Roswell, Graceland and Gettysburg and returned to work more committed than ever to helping my patients achieve true health and create purpose, meaning and beauty.

From Left to Right: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas; Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado; White Sands National Monument, New Mexico; Guadalupe National Park, Texas; 2013.
From Left to Right: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas; Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado; White Sands National Monument, New Mexico; Guadalupe National Park, Texas; 2013.