My name is Dr. Emma Neiworth Petshow, but call me Dr. Emma for short. I am a second-year resident physician (#PGY2) and a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of Oregon.
What is a Naturopathic Doctor you may ask?
Do not worry my friends, we will cover that in great detail later. In summary, I got my bachelors degree(s) (two in fact), took pre-medicine coursework (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.), and applied and was accepted into medical school.
After completing 5 years of medical school course work (anatomy, pathology, biochemistry, oh my...) and over 1000 clinical hours I received my doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Now I am practicing medicine at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the great city of bridges, Portland, Oregon! Currently my focus is family practice or primary care and my interests include cardiopulmonary medicine, sports medicine, and women's health.
But enough about me for now... why the heck would I want to write a blog?!
I have always been passionate about medicine and healthcare, but I also know that there is way more to health than a doctor's visit. That is the idea behind my health and wellness business, EmPower U Health and Wellness. I am creating this blog to share my vision of health with others and to encourage people that no matter where they are at in their life, they can be an example of health and change to reach their personal goals.
Essentially this blog is for me and you. For me to share my vision, thoughts, dreams, and hopes and for you to engage with me and have a true teammate out there in this crazy world, rooting for you, answering your questions, and helping each other achieve goals.