As a medical doctor and naturopathic physician, Dr. Dohn Kruschwitz brings a wealth of knowledge and numerous years of clinical experience to NCNM. His areas of expertise include:
● Minor surgery
● Herbal medicine
● Men’s health
● Thyroid disease
● General medicine
Since 1998, Dr. Kruschwitz has been a full-time associate professor of academic and clinical medicine at NCNM. He has served on the NCNM residency advisory committee since 1997 and helped NCNM develop the first certified naturopathic residency training program in the country. He teaches courses in minor surgery and clinical medicine, and supervises student interns on teaching clinic rotations.
Dr. Kruschwitz received his medical doctorate degree from University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1966, and subsequently pursued a family practice residency in Des Moines, IA. After practicing for two years in a mission hospital in Puerto Rico, he spent over 25 years practicing family and emergency medicine in the Midwest. It was during this time that he became interested in alternative medicine.
Dr. Kruschwitz began pursuing a doctorate in naturopathic medicine at NCNM in 1995. Following his completion of the naturopathic doctoral program in 1997, he fulfilled a one-year residency in naturopathic medicine.
• CLE709 Clinic Secondary Rotation
• CLE811 Clinic Primary Rotation
• CLS514/524/534 Clinical Case Presentations I, II, III
• PHM621/631 Minor Surgery with Lab I, II
Getting to Know Dr. Kruschwitz: Birthplace: Eldora, IA
High School: Grundy Center, IA
Activities: Serving on several committees for my church home, singing in my church choir
Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." —Marianne Willamson
Music: Smooth jazz, some oldies, some modern pop performers
Movies: Comedy, drama
Sitcom: Modern Family, Big Bang Theory
Hobbies: Reading, watching TV, eating out
What I like best about Portland: Its eclectic environment of people and activities
National College of Naturopathic Medicine
University of Iowa College of Medicine
McPherson College, Kansas
BS in Biology, Cum Laude
TEACHING AND LECTURING
National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
Adjunct (1998-2000) and then Associate Professor of Academic and Clinical Medicine
Clinical Case Presentations (1 or 2 sections/week) in fall, winter, and spring quarters
Minor Surgery Lecture/Lab (2 or 3 sections/week) in winter and spring quarters
Urology (1 or 2 sections/week) winter quarter
Supervision of students on two 4-hour student teaching clinic shifts per week
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/CLINICAL EXPERIENCE/EMPLOYMENT
Associate Dean, Department of Naturopathic Medicine – National College of Natural Medicine.
Chief Medical Officer for the NCNM clinics.
Part-time, private medical practice, NCNM First Avenue Clinic.
NCNM Natural Health Center Corbett Street Clinic, part-time medical practice.
Director of Graduate Medical Education, NCNM.
NCNM First-Year Naturopathic Residency at NHC Corbett Street Clinic.
Emergency Physician, Portland Emergency Physicians at the Emergency Department at Eastmoreland General Hospital, Portland, OR.Part of my duties there was supervision ofOsteopathic Family Practice Residents.
Emergency Physician, Emergency Medical Physicians, P.C. and the ED at United Medical Center (formerly Memorial Hospital of Laramie County), Cheyenne, WY. I supervised Family Practice residents in the ED as part of my duties from 1990-1995.
Medical Director of the ED at Memorial Hospital of Laramie County, Cheyenne, WY.
Assistant Medical Director of the ED at Memorial Hospital of Laramie County, Cheyenne, WY.
Family Practice in Boulder, Thorton and Longmont, CO; and in the ED at Brighton and Lafayette, CO.
Medical Director of the Dept. of Occupational Medicine, Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA.
Co-Medical Director of the Emergency Dept. at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA.
Partnership family practice in Conrad and Marshalltown, IA.
Employed in Family Practice in Hospital Castaner, Castaner, Puerto Rico.
Two-year Family Practice Residency at Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines, IA.
Licensed as an ND in Oregon
Member of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP)
Member of American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
Licensed as an MD in Oregon
Licensed as an MD in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska
Licensed as an MD in Iowa
Certified member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP)
American College of Emergency Physicians
Continuous certification in CPR
Certification and recertification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
1986 and 1994
Certification and recertification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING
Continuous writing and rewriting of lecture notes, and creation of clinical case examples used for regular teaching and testing in a Urology course, Minor Surgery and in Clinical Case Presentations
Prepared test questions in Minor Surgery for the NPLEx Board Exams
2004 and 2006
Prepared guest lectures and participated as guest faculty in evaluation and treatment of patients with urological condition for the Doctoral program at OCOM
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND COMMITTEES
As the NCNM Director of Graduate Medical Education I directed the Self-Study process and development of the supporting documents, manual, and handbook that resulted in the NCNM Residency Program becoming the first certified naturopathic residency program in North America.
Divisional leader for evaluation and updating the NCNM naturopathic curriculum.
As CMO acting as the director of the NCNM Avian Flu task force Emergency Management Team.
Medical member of the Clinic Development Team, helping direct creation of our new medical clinic.
Sunnyside United Methodist Church, Portland, OR – Lay Leader
Sunnyside United Methodist Church, Portland, OR – member of Finance Committee; Chair of Finance Committee since 2006
Physician member of the OBNE Formulary Council – reviews and approves new medicines to be added to the Oregon Naturopathic Formulary
Sunnyside United Methodist Church, Portland, OR – member and Vice Chair of Board of Trustees and member of the church choir
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
Continuous certification by the AAFP, which requires 150 hours of approved CME every three years.
Continuous certification for licensure by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. Courses during 2010 include: recertification in CPR, CME in Ethics, and various other approved CME courses, now all totaling 40+ hours for the 2011 licensing year.
Updated Nov. 15, 2012
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