Meet Dr. Emily Wolbers
A Different Kind of Doctor
First, let me warn you that I am a nerd, and I love food. My journey to become a doctor started with a passion for all things food-related. I loved learning about digestion, metabolism, biochemistry, and how the body responds to food. I ate it up! When I learned that nearly 90% of chronic diseases are related to diet and lifestyle, and I thought, 'I have to help prevent this. I have to become a doctor.'
My practice focuses on gastrointestinal health, holistic nutrition, and a focus on the gut-brain connection. I prioritize a holistic approach to health care. There is a strong connection between the mind and the body, and I use this understanding to help patients realize optimal health.
I earned my medical degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and have my Bachelor degree in dietetics from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. I use my background in nutrition and yoga to add Mind-Body Medicine & Food as Medicine into treatment plans. My main goal is to find the root cause of disease and prevent distressing symptoms from coming back in the future.
I grew up in Moline, Illinois and moved to Portland during medical school. I am thrilled to be working with both the Quad City and greater Portland communities. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, volunteering for Portland Parks and Recreation, handstanding, and teaching yoga. I hold E-RYT 200 & RYT 500 yoga teacher certifications and am currently teaching weekly vinyasa classes at The People's Yoga in Portland.
My Primary Areas of Focus:
Digestive Disorders - Bloating, SIBO, Ulcerative Colitis,
Crohn's Disease, IBS, Abdominal Pain, Celiac Disease
Gut-Brain Connection - Stress, Anxiety, Microbiome Health,
Endocrine Disorders - Fatigue, Adrenal & Thyroid dysfunction