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 practices focuses on gastrointestinal health through the power of nutrition and Food as Medicine.
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. With my background in nutrition, I utilize Food as Medicine as a main modality for health. I treat the whole person and find the root cause of disease through natural, non-invasive means.
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