Adeline Kell, ND

Adjunct Faculty


A licensed, board certified ND and midwife, and board certified in natural childbirth, Dr. Adeline Kell received her BA from Reed College and her ND from NCNM. She additionally completed a two-year preceptorship with Catherine Schaeser, ND and CNM, studying homeopathy and botanical medicine. Dr. Kell extensively studied and trained in IV nutritional therapy earning an additional certification in IV vitamin therapeutics.

Dr. Kell teaches classes at NCNM and Mt. Hood Community College. Committed to continuing her studies and immersing herself in the field of natural health, Dr. Kell gives back to the naturopathic community by working with aspiring doctors and students interested in the field of Natural Medicine.

Courses taught:
•    CLS513L/523L/533L  Lab Diagnosis Lab I, II, III

With a focus on women's medicine, pediatrics and midwifery, Dr. Kell is the lead physician at A Better Choice family health clinic. Committed to holistic healing, she customizes naturopathic treatments bringing patients back to optimum health as well as incorporating therapies from the other A Better Choice practitioners when needed. Dr. Kell is committed to spending enough time with each patient to understand his or her unique symptoms and needs.

Adeline is the mother of two boisterous boys, ages three and six and the companion of four dogs and four stray cats who found their way to her door. When she has the time, she loves to write short stories, make stained glass and spend time with friends. A warm, balanced and kind woman, Dr. Adeline Kell is a natural at healing.

Curriculum Vitae

Updated March 16, 2009

1990 The Brearley School,  New York, NY
  High School Diploma  
1996 Reed College  Portland, OR
  Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary major: Biology and Anthropology  
2001 – 2003 National College of Naturopathic Medicine  Portland, OR
  Naturopathic Obstetrics Preceptorship  
  Attended and assisted at fifty births, and provided prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric care under the direct supervision of a naturopathic physician and midwife. 
2003 National College of Naturopathic Medicine  Portland, OR
  Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine with Certificate in Natural Childbirth  
2007 – 2008 New England School of Homepathy  
  Master Course in Clinical Homeopathy  
1997 – 2003 Private Birth Doula   Providence, RI and Portland, OR
  Provided prenatal education to mothers and couples, labor support for hospital and birth center deliveries, and postpartum care for mother and newborn.
2003 – Present Naturopathic Physician and Midwife   A Better Choice, LLC, Portland, OR
  Provide full spectrum naturopathic family practice, women’s health, pediatrics, and midwifery in the greater Portland area. Specialties include clinical nutrition, lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, and homeopathy. Offer community classes on childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, natural medicine. Licensed in Oregon State, and board certified in Natural Childbirth
2004 – Present Part-time Faculty    Mt Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
  Developed and teach a two credit course offered quarterly entitled, “Introduction to Holistic Healthcare”; as well as a three credit course entitled, “Health and Fitness for Life”.  
2005 – 2006 Naturopathic Physician  First in Health, Portland, OR
  Provide primary care, acute care and physical exams in a clinical setting. Work in an on-call capacity to fill in when regular clinic physicians are unavailable.
2005 – 2006 Guest Lecturer   Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR
  Lectured quarterly on Holistic and Alternative Medicine through the department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences.
2005 – Present Adjunct Faculty   National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
  Teach Laboratory Medicine to naturopathic medical students in the department of clinical sciences.
May, 1996 The American Lawn: Implications of the Manifestation of a Cultural Symbol
  Reed College Senior Thesis Portland, OR
Nov, 1997 Birthing New Families: The Role of the Doula  
  Spirit of Change Magazine Grafton, MA
Apr, 2000 Midwifing the Body: An Historical Look at Naturopathic Medicine  
  The Birthkit  Eugene, OR
May, 2003 Naturopathic Modalities and the Birthing Process: the Synergy of Homeopathy and Botanical Medicine   
  NCNM Senior Thesis Portland, OR