Dr. Valentina Benitez, ND
*English & Russian-speaking
Dr. Valentina Benitez is the Naturopathic primary care and sports medicine provider for the On Pace Wellness team. Currently, only local patients can work with her in downtown Portland, but anyone can schedule remote consultations with her.
Dr. Benitez provides an individualistic and holistic approach to primary care and sports medicine. She is extensively trained and specializes in herbal medicine, nutrition, and physical medicine (shiatsu therapeutic massage and naturopathic manipulation techniques).
Dr. Benitez completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey and earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine. During her undergrad, she competed as a division one collegiate springboard and platform diver and worked for several years in an exercise psychophysiology lab which led to her passion for sports medicine. Dr. Benitez focuses on restoring the body’s innate ability to heal with gentle restorative therapies, but also utilizes pharmaceuticals when needed.
Sports Medicine and Performance
What is Naturopathic Medicine?
From the Doc: What to expect when working with me
An initial visit takes anywhere from 60-90 minutes with follow-ups taking about 30-45 minutes. This gives me enough time to get to know you and your health concerns in depth, which allows me to formulate a treatment plan specifically tailored to you. As a naturopathic physician I have at my disposal the ability and expertise to use a combination of plant medicine, therapeutic massage, counseling, and physical medicine to facilitate healing. Depending on your condition, it may take more than one visit and some variation in treatment to get you on the road to health.
An individual’s participation in their healthcare is key; I involve my patients by providing education and insight at every visit. There is no quick fix, but I can assure you that health and harmony is always possible, and I am here to help you get there.