Audrey Bergsma, ND

Medicinary Administrator & Community Clinic Clinical Supervisor


Dr. Bergsma holds several positions at the National College of Natural Medicine. She is a clinical supervisor in the Community Clinics program which provides low-cost naturopathic care for low-income and uninsured clients in Portland. At the NCNM Clinic, she is the Medicinary Administrator for the college’s busy medicinary and manages its staff. She also sees patients privately at the NCNM Clinic. Prior to her current position, she managed the Community Clinic Medicinary for eight years supplying herbs and supplements to as many as 14 community clinics. She received her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1996 and completed a two-year residency program at the Portland Naturopathic Clinic.

Dr. Bergsma oversees the following:
CLE709  Clinical Secondary Rotation                     
CLE811  Clinical Primary Rotation        

Getting to know Dr. Bergsma
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI

Activities: Whitewater canoeing, Telemark skiing and hiking

Favorite Quotes:
"Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." (John Muir 1838-1914)

Work to eat, eat to live, live to bike, bike to work. (Bicycle Transportation Alliance)

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." (May West 1893-1980)

Music: Blues and Bluegrass

Hobbies: Gardening, birding and dominos

Movies Patients Should See: Super Size Me, King Corn and The Story of Stuff

Favorite Vacation Spot: Any place where rivers flow wild and free

Favorite Restaurants: Laughing Planet, Tin Shed and Cha Ba Thai

What I like best about Portland: Close to lots of rivers for canoeing, mountains for skiing and folks who like to do both.

Important Links
Professional Links
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians:
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians:

Education Links
Delicious Living Magazine and Health Notes:
Nutrition Data (know what you eat):

Curriculum Vitae

Updated November 21, 2008

Naturopathic Physician, NCNM, Portland, OR 1992-1996
BA in Biology, Hope College, Holland, MI 1976-1979
National College of Natural Medicine Portland, OR
Resident, NCNM 1996-1998
Classes taught         
Clinic rotations 1996-1998
Introduction to Clinic 1998
Adjunct faculty, NCNM 1998-2007
Classes taught  
PCC Capital community clinic 2007
Homestreet/Nami community clinic 1998-2006
Introduction to Clinic 2004
Clinic Education 2004
PCC Cascade community clinic 1998-2001
Natural Health Center Medicinary Administrator 2004-present
Customer Service Excellence, IEC Group (2 hours) 2008
Behavior Styles and Effective Communication, IEC Group (3 hours) 2008
Performance Management and Motivation, IEC Group (3 hours) 2007
Employee Supervision: Two day basic training, Bureau of Labor and Industry (6 hours) 2007
Management Development Series, Willamette Valley Higher Education Human Resources Consortium (18 hours) 2005-2006
Community Clinic Medicinary Coordinator 1998-2004
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians 1992-present
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians 1996-present
Cultural Diversity, a community clinic perspective, Grand Rounds NCNM  Mar-07
Mental Health and Integrative care, Washington County Religious Forum Conference  Jun-06
Mental Health and Naturopathic care, National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting Jun-05
Lower Columbia Canoe Club, Vice President 1998-1999

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•  Continuing Education