Dr. Whitney Hayes, ND, L.Ac.

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Dr. Whitney Hayes, ND, L.Ac.

What is health?  Those three words can have a very broad interpretation.  Is it freedom from dis-ease?  Is it finding someone that will listen?  Is it feeling the best you can?  I can help you on your path to health and away from dis-ease.  I strongly believe in the ability of every body to heal and return to a state of health, joy and vibrant wellness.  

Growing up in Arkansas and through my life experiences and travels around the world, a theme began emerging – I love helping people.  I strive for my patients to feel heard and supported in my treatment visits.  As an avid listener, I enjoy engaging with patients to empower them on their unique, individual healing journey.  I view myself as a guide to help my patients achieve greater wellness.  I don’t believe in masking symptoms, but rather supporting their inner vitality to arise.

I bring a unique style of medicine into my treatments with tools of both Eastern and Western medicine.  Trained in two disciplines – Naturopathic medicine and Classical Chinese medicine – I combine these ancient techniques with modern research.  I can incorporate acupuncture treatments, as well as naturopathic supplements and lifestyle suggestions.

One area that I have great passion for treating is gastroenterology and helping people achieve optimal digestive health.  I love treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and all the related things that come along with that diagnosis, as well as many other digestive disorders.  One particular cause of IBS can be a disorder called Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  I have helped many patients with this condition.  One great resource from a colleague of mine is:  www.siboinfo.com.  If you are struggling with IBS, or any digestive complaint, then I can certainly help you.

One patient population that I have found a niche in treating is babies and children with digestive complaints.  I love working with kids, and their parents, to help them get their digestion back to a healthy, balanced place.  If your child is struggling with tummy aches or skin issues (which are often tied to digestive imbalances), then I can certainly help them too.

When not practicing medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two daughters.  We enjoy hiking with our dog, backpacking throughout the Northwest, cross-country skiing, gardening, and cooking wonderful meals with friends.

If you would like to contact me directly with questions about if I might be the right doctor for you, feel free:  drwhitneyhayes@gmail.com.

Educational Background:

Dr. Hayes graduated from the National College (now University) of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon with the distinction of acquiring two degrees – a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters in Classical Chinese Medicine.  NUNM is the oldest accredited college of natural health in the country.

Professional Licenses:

Naturopathic Doctor (ND)

Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)

Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Academic Degrees:

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND)

Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)

Bachelors of Science in Botany (BS)

Some conditions I treat:

  • IBS
  • SIBO
  • GERD/heartburn
  • Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Celiac
  • Parasitic infections
  • Pediatric abdominal pain and constipation
  • Pediatric colic and reflux
  • Eczema, Psoriasis
  • Hypothyroid
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Many others too!



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