Rebecca Jennings, ND
Dr. Rebecca Jennings is a licensed naturopathic physician, who is passionate about educating and empowering others to reach their full potential in health, wellness, and life. Dr. Jennings was attracted to naturopathic medicine because it combined her passions of helping others and learning about the intricacies of human health and physiology. Dr. Jennings takes a functional medicine approach to practicing, focusing on finding the root cause of dysfunction, not merely treating symptoms.
Originally hailing from the DC suburbs of Northern Virginia, Dr. Rebecca Jennings’ passion for health and wellness did not develop until late in her college career. It was during this time that she had that “aha” moment and made the connection between diet, lifestyle, and disease. She graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with minors in Business Administration and International Business. However, she independently continued her education with a continued goal of gaining knowledge in holistic nutrition and health and educating anyone who would listen. After years of working in the business sector, Rebecca decided to follow her passions, move to Portland, and pursue a degree in naturopathic medicine. She graduated with honors from NUNM, achieving a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She has also completed advanced training in Functional Endocrinology, Functional analysis of blood work, Perimenopause and Andropause, Thyroid health, and Fertility.
Dr. Jennings centers her practice around chronic conditions with special interest in: women’s health,hormonal imbalance, perimenopause/andropause, fertility and preconception counseling, digestive health, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disorders, autoimmune disease, anxiety/depression, sleep disorders, fatigue, weight loss, skin health, wellness optimization, and prevention. Through a patient-centered approach to care, Dr. Jennings works in partnership with her patients to create personalized and sustainable treatment plans to address individual concerns. Dr. Jennings strives to empower her patients with the knowledge and understanding to be able to make educated decisions that are right for them.
In addition to addressing foundational lifestyle causes of disease, Dr. Jennings utilizes both naturopathic and conventional therapies as needed. Naturopathic therapies include therapeutic diets, nutritional support, botanical medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, biotherapeutic drainage, and mind body therapies. Dr. Jennings also enjoys analyzing genetic information when possible to guide treatment recommendations that are truly unique to each individual’s genetic predispositions.
In her free time, Rebecca enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, hiking, biking, hitting the gym, enjoying Portland restaurants, and spending time with family, friends, and her long-haired chihuahua, Lucky.