Dr. Igor Schwartzman and Kendra Ward, LAc bring a blend of naturopathic medicine and acupuncture to enhance and balance your body’s overall health and well-being; this allows the inherent ability of conception to take place.
Dr. Igor Schwartzman was born and raised in a small Eastern European country, called Moldova. Dr. Schwartzman’s inspiration to becoming a physician was his grandmother, also a physician, who was deeply committed to healing and supporting her local community in Moldova.
Dr. Schwartzman is a family physician and has a strong interest in women’s health, thyroid and hormone imbalances, and infertility. He is an educator, a passionate public speaker, and regularly leads lectures and discussions on natural health and wellness. He believes that a person’s well-being is a complete balance of mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Dr. Schwartzman’s goal is help you on your journey to living well.
Dr. Schwartzman is a trained naturopathic physician, and completed his medical studies at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of natural health, medicine, and research at both the Harvard School of Public Health and Boston University. He is an expert in lifestyle/preventative medicine and natural health. His work has been published in numerous scientific journals including the American Journal of Respiratory Care and Medicine, and the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Dr. Schwartzman is living his lifelong dream of practicing naturopathic medicine, spending his days listening to people tell their life stories, witnessing their healing journey, and assisting them in finding and maintaining wellness.
Kendra Ward, LAc has always been fascinated by healing in other cultures and in addition to her training in traditional Chinese medicine, Kendra has traveled to India, Nepal, and Tibet in order to study traditional Tibetan medicine. Kendra has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy. She focuses her practice on all transitions in a woman’s life, from the first menstrual cycle to beyond menopause. Kendra has worked in recovery shelters, hospital units, and free acupuncture clinics. Kendra completed her acupuncture training at the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston, Massachusetts, the oldest and one of the most progressive acupuncture schools in the country.
Kendra has over 15 years of experience in the fields of natural health, acupuncture, and clinical research, participating in studies of mind/body medicine at the Harvard University Mind Body Medical Institute, which has since become Benson-Henry Institute Mind Body Medicine in Boston. She has been in private practice working with people in the Portland area for nearly a decade.