The EclecticPhysician
Beth Burch N.D.
Naturopathic Physician

Eclectic Physician describes me and my work well. My training is as a naturopathic physician and a practical nurse. I use the best of the healing arts and the medical sciences for each individual I work with. I love working with people and plants, and that may explain how I came to be trained as a naturopathic physician. In practice, I chose from a variety of modalities that ranged from surgery to massage, pharmaceutical drugs to herbs, psychotherapy to meditation. Often a combination of alternative and conventional therapies works best to support healing. By using whatever seems most appropriate, I can best serve each individual. Since 2001, my focus has been on education - teaching students of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Eclectic also describes my personal viewpoint. My life is like a patchwork quilt- pieces from a ever growing variety of experiences, each a bit of what serves and teaches me.

Educational Degrees-


Licenses-

  • 1986-present- Naturopathic Physician, State of Oregon
  • 1998-2000- Naturopathic Physician, State of Washington
  • 1979-1987 Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Oregon
  • 1977-1979 Licensed Practical Nurse, State of Colorado


Clinical Practice-

  • 1986-2001- Family practice including home birth, Gresham, Oregon
  • 1988-1990- Family practice including home birth, Hood River, Oregon


Academic-

  • 2006-present - Dean of Doctoral Studies, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR
  • 2001-present - Instructor Biomedicine Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR
  • 2004-present - Chair of Integrative Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR
  • 1990-1994- Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Midwifery National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon
  • 1990-1993- Chair of Obstetrics/Midwifery Department, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Oregon


Other Work-

  • 2000-2004 - Physician Trainer/Lecturer for Transitions for Health Portland, Oregon
  • 1999-2000 - Quality Control Manager for Eclectic Institute, Inc. Sandy, Oregon
  • 1998-1999 - Naturopathic Physician/Medicinary Manager for Nature's Northwest Vancouver, Washington
  • 1998-2000 - Contributing Alternative Medicine Expert for iVillage's allhealth .com
  • 1995-1997 - Product Development/Technical Information Consultant to Eclectic Institute, Inc. Sandy, Oregon
  • 1989-1994 - Owner Earth's Harvest Gresham, Oregon (Herbal Products)
  • 1977-1987 - Licensed Practical Nurse in Hospitals and Nursing Homes


Lectures-

  • 2001- Guest Lecturer National College of Naturopathic Medicine Portland, Oregon
  • 2000- Guest Lecturer Southwest Washington Family Medicine Vancouver, Washington
  • 1998/99 - Lectures at Nature's Northwest Vancouver, Washington
  • 1995- Bioneers Conf. San Francisco, California
  • 1995- Virginia Nurse Midwifery Conf Charlotteville, Virginia
  • 1995- Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Portland, Oregon
  • 1993- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Portland, Oregon
  • 1988- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Missoula, Montana


Publications-

  • 2000 - The Complete Herbal Companion, Harper-Collins, NY, NY
  • 1998-2000 - Contributing Alternative Medicine Expert for iVillage's allhealth .com
  • 1997- Natural Healing for the Pregnant Woman (with Judith Sachs), Perigee Books, NY, NY
  • 1997- "The Vagina as an Ecosystem" Journal of Naturopathic Medicine, Vol. 7 No. 1
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