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Dr. Shawnte Yates, ND

Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist

Professional statement

My approach to medicine is to understand you and your journey, to get to the root of your health concerns. I create personalized and practical treatment plans that are designed to fit your state of health, your busy schedule, and your budget. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been sick for as long as you can remember or you simply want to feel your best, we will work together to get you to your fullest potential so you can enjoy life on your terms. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or an autoimmune disease or you have nagging symptoms with seemingly no underlying cause like headaches, digestive upset, or pain, your body is still working to move back into a state of optimal function. Through my training in naturopathy, classical Chinese medicine, and modern evidence-based medicine, I will help you discover the tools you need to regain your innate vitality. As a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist, I am trained to understand the changes that occur when someone moves from a state of health to a state of illness. This means I can treat a wide array of conditions and symptoms, even if you’ve been told “there is nothing wrong with you”.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Acupuncturist
  • Naturopathic Doctor

Practice names

Education and training

  • National University of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  • National University of Natural Medicine, Master’s in Oriental Medicine
  • National University of Natural Medicine, Certificate in Natural Childbirth
  • University of Central Florida (Bachelor’s)
  • Florida College of Natural Health (Associate’s)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1407250772

Office locations

Essential Family Medicine

1110 SE Alder St., Suite 201

Portland, OR 97214

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My visit with Dr Yates was awesome. I learned so much and I'm looking forward to following through with the information Dr Yates equipped me with.
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Very professional, informative and welcoming. I was able to have a cup of tea while i waited, which was less than 10 only because i had to fill out new patient forms. I enjoyed the atmosphere. This was my first timegetting a acupuncture treatment and it was great! My body is still relaxed. Im excited for my next appointment!
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I've been seeing Shawnte for about a year now for acupuncture. I've been very happy with the results so far. Highly recommended!
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Dr. Yates is amazing, she is compassionate, listens, remembers, and delivers wonderful care.
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This was my first time trying acupuncture and I was unsure how I would like it. I went to several appointments with Doctor Yates. I found the office to feel more clinical than relaxing, yet the process itself was not toopainful or uncomfortable. The main thing I didn't like about her office is that it was always very busy and she was often running late. At least twice I realized that we started almost ten minutes late and it ended 10-20 minutes early causing a 60 minute appointment to be cut to 30-40 minutes. I just feel like if you're paying for a 60 minute appointment, you should get all 60 minutes. The acupuncture itself felt nice, but I probably will look for a more punctual acupuncturist in the future.
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Loved the experience. It's so nice to have a doctor that believes in taking care of your health, rather than dealing with disease symptoms. Dr. Yates had lots of good nutrition ideas, and was very supportive.
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Very thorough, considerate and genuine about keeping me healthy!
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Dr. Yates is awesome. This was my first visit and I will be back. Professional and knowledgeable, very kind, and flexible with my budget. Excellent experience.
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It was my first visit with a naturopath and I was beyond nervous. Shawna was so personable and warm; she truly invested and cared about every aspect of my situation. Shawna is the PERFECT combination of professional and personable. I left feeling reassured, so glad I found Shawna Yates.
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