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Practical Integrative Medicine
Meet Dr Nicolai

Meet Dr. Nicolai

Naturopathic Doctor

For the first 27 years of my life, I had no idea that naturopathic medicine even existed.  During this time, I often witnessed or experienced medical practices that just didn’t seem to make sense. Even though the doctors were obviously concerned, conscientious, and skilled, there were noticeable shortcomings in their model. Appointments were short, and there was often very little time to ask questions, discuss options, or for patients to truly understand their illness and the therapies available to them. Symptoms were covered up or treated with medicines that did nothing to address the cause of the problem.

​My first trip to Oregon in 1991 was a turning point for me, as it was during this trip that I learned about naturopathic medicine. It made sense almost immediately, as things began to come together for me personally in terms of how I might be able to integrate my love of math and science with my psychology background and my desire to work with and help people.

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Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

As a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Nicolai is a primary care general practitioner trained as an expert in natural medicine. His practice covers most aspects of family health. The therapies he uses are appropriate for treating a wide variety of health problems, both acute and chronic. Areas of focus in Dr. Nicolai’s practice include, but are not limited to:

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Thyroid Disease
  • Natural Thyroid Hormone Replacement:

    • Armour Thyroid

    • Nature-Thyroid

    • NP Thyroid, (T3)

  • Wilson's Syndrome

  • Other Prescription Thyroid Hormones

Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
  • General workup/treatments

  • Adrenal Dysfunction

  • Low Dose Naltrexone

  • Thyroid

  • Pre-Diabetes

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Type I Diabetes

  • Type II Diabetes

Women's Health
  • Bioidentical Hormones

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Perimenopause

  • Osteoporosis Treatment and Prevention

  • Menstrual Irregularities/PMS

  • Yeast Infections

  • Urinary Tract Infection

General Healthcare
  • Wellness Checkups

  • Allergies

  • High Blood Pressure

  • High Cholesterol

  • Weight Loss

Neurological Illness
  • Herpes Zoster/Shingles

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Neuralgia

  • Parkinson’s Disease

Men's Health
  • Prostate Enlargement/Inflammation

  • Prostate Cancer Screening

  • Andropause (Male Menopause)

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Peyronie's Disease

  • Testosterone Replacement/Bioidentical Hormones

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Iron Overload

Complementary Cancer Care
  • Breast Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Colon Cancer

Digestive Illness
  • GERD/Heartburn/Ulcers

  • Food Allergies/Sensitivities

  • SIBO

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn’s Disease)

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Why Naturopathy

What Is Naturopathic Medicine?

Founded upon a holistic philosophy, naturopathic medicine combines safe and effective traditional therapies with the most current advances in modern medicine. Naturopathic medicine is appropriate for the management of a broad range of health conditions affecting all people of all ages.

As a distinct system of primary health care - an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness - naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles and are chosen upon the basis of patient individuality.


Naturopathic physicians are primary health care practitioners whose diverse techniques include both modern and traditional, scientific and empirical methods.

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Why Naturopathy


Dr. Nicolai sees patients Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Later appointments or Friday appointments may be available upon request.

Please Call For an Appointment
Phone: (503) 200-5231

Fax: (503) 200-5746
5933 NE Win Sivers Dr, Suite 226
Portland, OR 97220

Insurance Information

Dr. Nicolai accepts many health insurances. Please contact his office for questions regarding specific information about your coverage.

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