Training and Experience
Dr. Ball has a doctorate in naturopathic medicine with honors in research from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. In addition to 10 years of clinical experience, she is a graduate of the Jaffe Institute of Spiritual and Medical Healing, and has completed a Master of Public Health Degree at Oregon Health and Sciences University.
She was the first Naturopathic Physician in the nation to receive a Postdoctoral Training Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH, 2002) and has 8 years of experience researching natural medicine. In addition, she is trained in NAET allergy treatment.
Karen enjoys living in the Northwest, and takes great pleasure in gardening, hiking, quilting, dancing, studying aikido and learning more about health."When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied"
- HerophilusPhilosophy of Medicine
Dr. Ball uses a natural, gentle, effective approach to help you eliminate the causes of illness and engage your innate healing power. She is dedicated to giving you the tools to direct your health care. You will learn to use the information your body provides to understand why you are ill and how to restore health and vitality."Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well"
- Marcus Valerius MartialMedical SpecialtiesAllergic Reactivity
can be effectively reduced using natural approaches such as vitamins, minerals, focused nutrition, hydrotherapy, NAET treatment and detoxification.Autoimmune Disease
can often be reversed with persistent attention to treating the cause. An overwhelmed digestive system may cause inflammation in specific tissues that can progress to tissue destruction.Healing from Injury
- a variety of natural therapies are available. Healing from Injury can be greatly accelerated using enhanced nutrition, botanical therapy, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and micro-current treatment.Hepatitis C
There are many treatment options that can improve the quality of life and decrease symptoms for those with Hepatitis C. Dr. Ball is well versed in a broad scope of alternative and complementary treatments, having published research investigating the effectiveness of natural treatments for this condition.Chronic Health Conditions
have become the challenge of our time. Natural medicine offers safe and effective treatments that can reverse the trend of deterioration and return the body, mind and spirit to health and vitality.Weight Reduction
Successful Weight Reduction depends on lifestyle change. Dr. Ball can help you gently and progressively shift eating habits allowing you to release weight without "dieting""Half the costs of health are wasted on conditions that could be prevented"
- Joseph PizzornoTreatment ApproachesNutrition
is the basis of health. Many conditions can be treated simply and effectively by adjusting the foods you eat to match your constitution and physical needs. Food is the most natural medicine available!NAET
is a gentle, non-invasive method using acupressure and re-balancing of energy to eliminate allergic responses. This safe, effective approach is surprisingly swift in providing relief.Herbal and Homeopathic Treatments
use plant medicines of different dilutions to heal the body and the mind.
Dr. Ball is an expert in Detoxification
approaches for metabolic toxins, chemical toxins and heavy metals. The ability of the body to detoxify substances encountered in our air, water and food is central to health maintenance and prevention of illness.Hydrotherapy
uses hot and cold water to create healing effects in the body and to alter circulation. Hydrotherapy is surprisingly powerful for promoting and maintaining health.Micro-Current
, a very weak electric current, can dramatically speed healing of muscles, bones, and ligaments, while reducing pain and inflammation.What you can expect...
In a typical first office visit Dr. Ball will listen to your concerns, take a complete medical history, provide physical examination as needed, and work with you to identify treatment options. Treatment begins immediately. The first visit is usually 60 - 90 minutes long.
Follow-up office visits usually last a half hour. Every session is uniquely defined by your needs. Dr. Ball is dedicated to individualized treatment that matches your lifestyle, preferences and individual constitution."I am passionate about empowering you to care for your own health and prevent disease"
- Dr. Karen BallOffice Hours
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phone consultations are available by appointment.
Please provide 24 hours notice if you cannot keep your appointment.
A fee will be charged for missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24 hour notice.
Payment is requested at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made.Insurance
Dr. Ball is a preferred provider for:
ACN: Great-West Healthcare, Health Allies, Reserve National, Medical Resource LLC, PacifiCare Health Systems
Affinity Discount Agreements
Cigna Health Care
Group Health PPO plans
First Choice: 96 companies participating, including Beech Street Corporation, Employment Benefit Management Services (EBMS), Trusteed Plans Service Corp (TPSC), United Employees Benefit Trust (UEBT), Washington Employers Trust, Zenith Administrators.
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