Primary Care Conference: Speakers

Emergencies in the Primary Care Office

Tad Buckingham, OD

Bio: Dr. Buckingham is a graduate of the College of Optometry at Pacific University, where he is currently as assistant professor. He has over 23 years of experience as an Optometric Physician. In addition to this experience as a physician, he also has over 20 years of experience as a professional firefighter and paramedic. He currently serves as a captain in the Forest Grove Fire & Rescue department. His experience as both a physician and an emergency responder will inform his presentation on how you can manage and respond to unexpected medical emergencies in your primary care office.

Improving Diagnostic Accuracy: Using Evidence-Based Medicine in Diagnosis

Nancy Scarlett, ND

Bio: Dr. Scarlett received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1997 and then completed two years of family practice residency. She is currently an attending physician at InAct community clinic for individuals overcoming drug addiction. As one of the original Vanguard faculty members of the Helfgott Research Institute, Dr. Scarlett received training in, and consequently implemented, evidence-based medicine into the curriculum. She recently co-authored a pilot research study on interprofessional attitudes at CAM institutions. In addition to teaching in the naturopathic program, Dr. Scarlett also teaches courses in the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research program and the classical Chinese medicine program.

Charting, Billing, and Coding for the Primary Care Practice

Ilana Gurevich, ND

Bio: Dr. Gurevich is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2007 and 2008. She is currently co-owner of two large integrative medical clinics on both the east and west sides of Portland. She specializes in treating Inflammatory Bowel disease as well as IBS and other GI disorders. Over the last decade, Dr. Gurevich has taken an active role in educating her ND and LAc colleges in navigating the rocky road of insurance billing. She educates yearly about charting, coding and billing while also acting as a consultant to both physicians and insurance companies regarding these matters. Dr. Gurevich was nominated as one of Portland Top Docs by the Portland Monthly in both 2014 and 2016.

Cervical Cancer Screening: Review, Updates, Abnormal Findings and Case Review

Kimberly Windstar, MEd, ND

Bio: Kimberly Windstar, MEd, ND graduated from NCNM in 1991 and received a master’s degree in education from California State College in 1982. She maintained a private practice in Portland, Oregon for 12 years before incorporating it completely at NCNM’s teaching clinic as mentor shifts to educate student clinicians. She began teaching at NCNM in 1996 and is currently a professor teaching multiple courses including gynecology, advanced gynecology courses, Mindful-Self Compassion, is the course director of the Reproductive block and thread leader for doctor cultivation for students and held the Chief Medical Officer of NCNM Clinics position from 2011-2013. She has created and co-taught a women’s health seminar series for physicians and medical students as well as developed a residency position for graduates interested in women’s health, primary care and colposcopy in 2005. She has published articles on the topics of infertility, cervical dysplasia, escharotic treatment and naturopathic medicine and is currently working on a case series to be published. She lives in Milwaukie, Oregon with her husband, Mike and finds joy spending time with her three grandchildren and four legged babies.

HIPAA Compliance and Ethical Management of Electronic Patient Communications

How to Reduce Legal Risk and Improve Outcomes by Setting Appropriate Boundaries in Patient Relationships

Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC

Bio: Roy Huggins, LPC, NCC, is a counselor in private practice who also directs Person-Centered Tech. Roy worked as a professional Web developer for 7 years before changing paths, and makes it his mission to grow clinicians’ understanding of the Internet and other electronic communications mediums for the future of our practices and our professions. Roy is an adjunct instructor at the Portland State University Counseling program where he teaches Ethics, and is a member of the Zur Institute advisory board. He has acted as a subject matter expert on HIPAA, security and clinical use of technology for Counseling licensure boards and both state and national mental health professional organizations. He has co-authored or authored 2 book chapters, and he routinely consults with mental health colleagues on ethical and practical issues surrounding tech in clinical practice. He served for 5 years on the board of the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association and then the Oregon Counseling Association as the Technology Committee Chair. He really likes this stuff.

The Body Remembers: Addressing Emotional Trauma Sequelae in Primary Care

Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP

Bio: Lydia Bartholow is an educator, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, herbalist, and organizer. She focuses her practice on mental wellness and radical public health. Her past and current roles in providing care include an emphasis on harm reduction, trauma-informed care and health justice. She speaks and teaches frequently about the physiology of trauma and oppression, and about the physiology of health disparities. Additionally, she also teaches classes on herbalism, nutrition, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and addiction.

Pharmaceutical Compounding for General Practice

Natalie Gustafson, PharmD

Bio: Natalie Gustafson, PharmD, specializes in a holistic approach to medicine, with a focus on how compounded medications can help accomplish this goal. She’s been published in NDNR where she discussed optimal thyroid management, and is an invited speaker in for organizations such as the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) and the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA) to name a few. During the day, she can be found practicing as a compounding pharmacist, where she is the Director of Pharmacy at Lloyd Center Pharmacy and Pacific Compounds Pharmacy.