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Leslie Fuller, ND

Adjunct Faculty

Bio

Though originally from the Midwest, Dr. Leslie Fuller has called Oregon her home for the past 15 years. She has been actively involved in the health and wellness arena, with a focus on sports medicine and neurologic disability, for over a decade. She has focused on working with individuals with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, as well as helping able-bodied individuals become the best athletes possible. It was while pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon that Dr. Fuller discovered her interest and ignited her passion for naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Fuller specializes in IV therapy, lifestyle modification through exercise and nutritional alterations, herbal remedies, and physical medicine techniques that help to manage sprains, strains, chronic and acute injuries, as well as nerve and muscular damage. Various injection techniques, including prolotherapy and trigger point injections, are also a specialty. Dr. Fuller completed a two-year residency program through NCNM, where she became extremely proficient in the medical management of many chronic healthcare issues, including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, allergies, hormonal imbalance and digestive problems.

Dr. Fuller continues to lecture at NCNM on the topic of IV Therapy. Weekly, she is in charge of a teaching rotation at the NCNM Clinic, focused on using IV Therapy as a main modality. She remains connected to and invested in several nonprofit disability groups throughout Oregon, and is excited by the potential impact that naturopathic medicine will have on the field of neurological rehabilitation. As she has been a personal trainer in the Portland area for the last 9 years, Dr. Fuller has remained well rooted in the current research and advisory for athletic enhancement, weight loss and health maintenance, and encourages her patients to explore exercise and fitness at whatever level possible.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
2009 Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
  National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
   
2003 Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, Pre-Med Options
  Minor: Chemistry, Business
  Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  Graduated with Honors, Clark Honors College
   
RELATED EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
2009-present Naturopathic Physician, Clinical Faculty, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
  After finishing a 2-year residency program through NCNM, I accepted a position as Adjunct Clinical Faculty member at the NCNM Clinic. I currently organize and teach the IV Therapy courses and offer a clinical rotation for students to work with me to learn IV Therapy in the NCNM Clinic.
   
2012-present Naturopathic Physician/Owner, A Fuller Life, LLC, Portland, OR
  In June of 2012, I successfully converted my LLC from just personal training services into comprehensive naturopathic care.  I became the sole proprietor of A Fuller Life in January of 2006, and successfully operated a personal training business complete with equipment and studio space. Maintaining this thriving, service-focused business has provided a wealth of experience, business acumen and client interaction.
   
2010-2012 Naturopathic Physician, Nature Cures Clinic, Portland, OR
  At Nature Cures Clinic, I worked as a full-time naturopathic physician. Though I saw a wide variety of patients and disease processes, I was hired for my specialties in IV therapy, sports medicine and chronic disease. Through this private practice clinic, I utilized a wide variety of naturopathic modalities including: manual therapy technique, prolotherapy, IV therapy, nutritional counseling and herbal medicine. 
   
2003-present        Guest Lecturer, University of Oregon Anatomy Class, Eugene, OR
  As a guest lecturer for the undergraduate anatomy course for six consecutive winter terms, I have been invited to lecture on the topic of spinal cord anatomy and anomalies – a topic that I have an extensive base in. I value the teaching experience that this opportunity has provided and it has inspired me to incorporate teaching at the graduate level in the future.
   
2008-2009 ADAPT Advanced: Academic Internship/SCI Recovery Aide, Beaverton, OR
  ADAPT Advanced exists to provide the optimal environment to help those who are seeking recovery options for their neurological disorders and spinal cord injuries. During the winter term of 2008, I partook in a 100-hour internship program, furthering my expertise and knowledge in the field of spinal cord injury and disability rehabilitation. 
   
2003-2010 Volunteer/Event Coordinator, Oregon Disability Sports, Portland, OR
  This local non-profit seeks to include disabled individuals in athletics and other activities. Through this organization, I have helped coordinate disabled downhill skiing and wheelchair rugby events for local wheelchair-bound athletes in the Portland area.
   
RELATED INTERESTS / EXTRACURRICULAR EDUCATION
2011 and 2012 Prolotherapy and other Injection Techniques
  I have become proficient in various injection techniques, including but not limited to trigger point therapy, prolotherapy, and neural therapy. I utilize all in my current clinical practice.
   
2012 IV Chelation Therapy
  Through course work with the American Academy for the Advancement in Medicine, I became trained in IV Chelation therapy in early 2012. At this seminar, I was taught how to diagnose and treat patients with heavy metal burden and tools to evaluate risk factors for developing disease states and signs and symptoms of chronic illness.
   
2010 Advanced IV Therapy
  The Advanced IV therapy seminar allowed me to learn the most effective and current application of Parenteral (IV) Amino Acids, Botanical Extracts, Glandular Extracts, Hydrogen Peroxide, DMSO, MSM, Lipoic Acid and Phosphatidylcholine.  
   
2009 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified
  ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.
   
2008 Massage Therapy
  I have fulfilled all requirements for a License of Massage therapy in the state of Oregon.  Much of the manual therapy techniques that I use in private practice are skills acquired at both NCNM and the Oregon School of Massage.  
   
2005-2012 CEC Course Work including
  •     Prolotherapy (AAOM and AAMSM trained)
  •     Advanced IV Therapy 
  •     Chelation certified (EDTA and DMPS)
  •     Manipulative Surgery
  •     Western States Chiropractic College 2010 Sports Medicine Review
  •     Applied Kinesiology 
  •     Functional Blood Chemistry
  •     Neurotransmitters and the Brain
  •     Gut Immunology
  •     Advanced Botanicals 
  •     Auto Immune and Obesity
   
AWARDS AND HONORS
2004-2009 NCNM Founder’s Scholarship
2007/2008 INM Standard Process Whole Foods Nutrition Scholarship
2003 Graduation with Honors, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon
2003 Presidential Scholars Award

Last updated Dec. 21, 2012