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Rich Barrett, ND

Professor

Bio

Dr. Rich Barrett brings over 20 years of clinical training and experience to NCNM. His extensive understanding of whole body medicine has led to his appreciation for difficult clinical cases. “I have a special interest in treating and diagnosing challenging health conditions and am interested in coordinating care with other physicians such as medical and osteopathic doctors and chiropractors.” His areas of expertise include:

● Family practice
● Eyes, ears, nose and throat conditions
● Pediatrics

Dr. Barrett has been an academic and clinical faculty member at NCNM for 20 years.  He currently teaches courses in clinical physical diagnosis; ears, eyes, nose and throat (EENT); and clinical case presentation. In addition Dr. Barrett is an attending physician at the Mount Olivet Clinic, an NCNM community clinic, overseeing students on several teaching shifts.

Courses taught:
•    NOS710  Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat
•    CLS510L/520L/530L  Clinical Physical Diagnosis lab I, II, III
•    CLE709  Clinic Secondary Rotation
•    CLE811  Clinic Primary Rotation

Dr. Barrett has authored numerous publications and has presented papers at the annual conference for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) on outcomes research on streptococcal pharyngitis and the diuretic effects of Taraxacum leaf. He has received awards for excellence in teaching and has been appointed to the research faculty at NCNM’s Helfgott Research Institute. Additionally, he received a National Institute of Health award to pursue research training at Oregon Health and Science University and earned his Certificate in Human Investigations from OHSU’s School of Medicine. 

Dr. Barrett graduated from NCNM in 1986 and followed his four-year doctoral education with a two-year residency in family practice. In addition to raising his two boys, his interests outside of medicine include hiking, cross-country skiing, music, gardening, woodworking, environmentalism and social justice.

Curriculum Vitae

Updated October 2006

PROFESSIONAL   
July 1994 to present Associate Professor 
  National College of Naturopathic Medicine  
  EENT, Clinical and Physical Diagnosis Lab, Clinical Case Presentations Clinical Medicine.
Sept. 2001- June 2003 Fellow, Human Investigations Program 
  Oregon Health & Sciences University
Sept. 2000- June 2001 Member, Presidential Search Committee
July 1994- 1997 Chair, Faculty Development Committee
Oct. 1997-2003 Chair, Clinical Sciences Department
Oct. 1993-June 1994 Co-Chair Academic Dean Search Committee
July 1987- July 1993 Assistant Professor
  National College of Naturopathic Medicine
  EENT, Clinical and Physical Diagnosis Lab, Clinical Medicine
July 1989-July 1994 Associate Academic Dean, Clinical Education
1991 to June 1995 Chair, Institutional Review Board
1987-1988 Chief Resident
  Portland Naturopathic Clinic
1986-1987 Residency, Family Practice
  Portland Naturopathic Clinic
1986-1996 Private Practice
  Portland Naturopathic Clinic
   
EDUCATION  
1986 ND, National College of Naturopathic Medicine
1995 BA,  University of Rhodes Island
2003 Certificate in Human Investigations, Oregon Health and Sciences University
   
AFFILIATIONS  
1987- 1994 Member, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
1987- present Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
1990- present Member, National College Representative
  House of Delegates,  American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
1987- present Member, Professional Affairs Committee
  American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Sept. 1994 - present Member, Peer Review Committee
  Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners
Sept. 1995-2000 Appointed to Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners by Governor John Kitzhaber 
August 1995- Feb 2004 Member and Nutrition Examination Chair, Naturopathic Physicians Licensing  Examination (NPLEX) Board
August 1992-1994 Reviewer, Journal of Naturopathic Medicine
April 1999, April 2003 Counsel on Naturopathic Medical Education  (CNME) Site Visit team member
   
HONORS  
1988 Teaching Award, “Outstanding New Faculty Member”
1998 “Docere” Award for Excellence in Teaching
2006 President’s Distinguished Service Award
2006 Moodle Award for Most Creative Use of Online Learning in the Classroom
2006 “Docere” Award for Excellence in Teaching
   
RESEARCH  
1989 The Effects of Aloe Vera on the Symptom of Migraine
1995-present Outcomes research on consecutive cases of Group A beta hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitisand Otitis media  
2004 Action of Taraxacum on Diuresis and Electrolyte Status
2005 A Naturopathic Protocol Vs. Amoxicillin for Uncomplicated Otitis Media
   
SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Barrett, R. Naturopathic Treatment of Tinnitus, Proceedings of the Fifth International Tinnitus Seminar, p 74-78, 1995.
Barrett, R.  Naturopathic Specific Condition:  Cataract Protocol.  Journal of Botanical Medicine 2(2):66-68, 1997.
Barrett, R.  Naturopathic Specific Condition:  Glaucoma Protocol.  Journal of Botanical Medicine 2(2):33-36, 1997.
Saunders PR, Barrett R, Asthma: The State of our Knowledge; NMRA Thought Leaders. International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine 2004; 1(1): 53
Lindahl MG, Barrett R, Peterson D, Zheng L, Nedrow A.  Development of an integrative patient history intake tool: a Delphi study.  Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Jan-Feb;11(1):52-6.
Dunne N, Benda W, Kim L, Mittman P, Barrett R, Snider P, Pizzorno J. Naturopathic medicine: what can patients expect? J Fam Pract. 2005 Dec;54(12):1067-72.
Brush J, Mendenhall E, Guggenheim A, Chan T, Connelly E, Soumyanath A, Buresh R, Barrett R, Zwickey H.  The effect of Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus and Glycyrrhiza glabra on CD69 expression and immune cell activation in humans. Phytother Res. 2006 Aug;20(8):687-95.
   
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
2006 AANP Annual Convention:  Physical Examination Update
2006 North American Research Conference on Complementary Medicine, Poster Presentation, Evaluation of CAM Curriculum at OHSU
2006 OHSU Cam Grand Rounds: Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy
2005 OHSU Cam Grand Rounds: Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
2005 Providence Medical Center Residents Grand Rounds
  Naturopathic Treatment of Asthma
2005 OHSU Cam Grand Rounds: Treatment of Tinnitus and Hearing Loss
2004 AANP Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA   
  Effects of Taraxacum on Diuresis and Electrolyte Status: Results of two Pilot Studies, 
2003 OHSU CAM Grand Rounds Sinusitis and Vocal Cord Dysfunction
2003 AANP Annual Meeting, Portland OR 
  Asthma: State of our Knowledge 
2000 A Naturopathic Approach to the treatment of Otitis Media, Utah Osteopathic Association, Fall Meeting
1998-2000 Participant and panelist: American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) CAM Special Interest Group 
1996 Review of Retinopathies, AANP Annual Convention
1995 Naturopathic Treatment of Tinnitus, International Tinnitus Symposium 1995, Portland Oregon
1992 Naturopathic Treatment of Hypertension, OANP Fall Seminar
1990 Naturopathic Treatment of Otitis Media, OANP Spring Seminar
1989 The Effects of Aloe Vera on the Symptoms of Migraine.  Results presented at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 1990 Annual Meeting

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