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Marcus Miller, MD, ND

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Marcus Miller is one of a small number of physicians in the U.S. who is trained and board certified as both a medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor. Dr Miller's philosophy on patient care is, “It's no secret that good patient care is based on caring for the patient. I feel that the best aspects of conventional and naturopathic medicine complement one another and when combined, they can represent the highest level of medical service.”

As a full-time academic and clinic faculty member at NCNM, Dr. Miller teaches courses in pharmacology, geriatrics, pathology, endocrinology and emergency medicine. He received his medical doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1982. Thereafter, he completed an internship in family practice at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., followed by a residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, OR. After 13 years in private practice, Dr. Miller began his naturopathic education at NCNM and in 2001, he graduated with both academic honors and honors in research.

Courses taught:
•    BAS418/428/438  Basic Science Clinical Correlates I, II, III
•    CLS532/542  Pathology III and IV
•    NOS516/517  Parmacology I and II
•    NOS712  Endocrinology
•    NOS714  Geriatrics
•    NOS632  Emergency Medicine
•    CLE709  Clinic Secondary Rotation
•    CLE811  Clinic Primary Rotation

In 2012, Dr. Miller was the recipient of the first Boudreau Award given for excellence in teaching. The previous year he was awarded "The Tender Heart Award" and in 2010 he received the Carlson Excellence in Teaching Award as the Outstanding Clinical Medicine Instructor. When time allows, Dr Miller pursues his passion for painting and print-making. 

Curriculum Vitae

BOARD CERTIFICATION
•  Internal Medicine
•  Naturopathic Medicine
 
EDUCATION
2001 Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  Honors in Research and Academic Honors
  National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR
1982 Doctor of Medicine
  Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans, LA
1976  Bachelor of Science: Zoology/Biology; Minor: Fine Arts
  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
   
INTERNSHIP / RESIDENCY
1983 1986 Internal Medicine, Internship and Residency
  Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR
1982 – 1983 Family Practice Internship
  Earl K. Long Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA
   
EXTERNSHIP
Summer 1981 Cardiac Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Denton Cooley
  St. Luke’s Hospital, Houston, TX
   
LICENSURE
Medical Physician, Oregon, License Number: MD13756
Naturopathic Physician, Oregon, License Number: 1209
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2001 – Present Assistant Professor, NCNM, Portland, OR
    •    Case Correlates – Introduction to Clinical Medicine
    •    Endocrinology
    •    Geriatrics
    •    Office Orthopedics 
    •    Pathology
    •    Pharmacology
2001 – Present  Course Director, NCNM, Portland, OR
    •    Case Correlates – Introduction to Clinical Medicine
    •    Endocrinology
    •    Geriatrics
    •    Pharmacology
2002 – Present Physician, Legacy Urgent Care Clinic, St. Helens, OR
1997 – 1999 Physician, Providence Urgent Care Clinic, Portland, OR
1986 – 1997 Physician, Columbia Ambulatory Medicine Associates, Portland, OR
1988 – 1990 Medical Director, Milwaukee Good Samaritan Clinic, Milwaukie, OR
1986 – 1988 Medical Director, Gresham Good Samaritan Clinic, Gresham, OR
  Medical practice for the years listed above includes Internal Medicine, Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine.
   
HONORS  
2011 - 2012 Making a Difference Award
2010 - 2011 Making a Difference Award
2010 - 2011 Tender Heart Award
      NCNM Student Government Association
2009 - 2010 Clinical Professor of the Year
2009 - 2010 Carlson Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
2008 - 2009 Academic Professor of the Year Award
      Honoring Our Own, NCNM
2007 Certificate of Achievement
  Formation of the NCNM Vanguard Group
      Helfgott Research Center, NCNM
2001 - 2002 NCNM Making a Difference Award
  Tender Heart Award
      NCNM Student Government Association
1986 Oregon Internal Medicine Resident’s Research Project of the Year Award
  The Utility of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis
      American College of Physicians, Oregon state chapter
1986 Poster presentation at the American College of Physicians National Conference, New Orleans, LA. Utility of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Deep Venous Thrombosis
1972 -1976 Full Undergraduate Academic Scholarship
      Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 
   
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Oregon Medical Association
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
   
PRESENTATIONS
Some of the presentations Dr. Miller has given in the past five years:
2012 Nutraceuticals and Supplements in Primary Care
  Louisiana State Univ. School of Medicine Annual Scientific Session
  New Orleans, Louisiana
2011 20 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs
  NW Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  Portland, Oregon
2010 Low Back Pain & Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  Bridge Conference
  University of Western States, Portland, Oregon
2010 Oregon Mini-Med School: Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy and Mind-Body Medicine
  NCNM, Portland, Oregon
2009 Update on Hypertensive Medications
  NW Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  Portland, Oregon
2009 Update on Diabetes Medications
  NCNM Continuing Education, Portland, Oregon
2008 Primary Care & Pharmacology Review
  Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  Missoula, Montana
2007 20 Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs
  Novel and Holistic Drug Mechanisms
  British Columbia Assoc. of Naturopathic Physicians
  NW Association of Naturopathic Physicians
  Vancouver, British Columbia

Updated Jan. 8, 2013