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Kimberly Windstar, ND

Professor

Bio

Dr. Kimberly Windstar’s previous experience as a special education teacher offers her medical practice a distinctive quality of patience and understanding. “I strive to create a space of unconditional acceptance for my patients. I understand that it requires trust and time to truly treat the whole person and find the deepest cause of a patient’s health issues.” Dr. Windstar’s areas of expertise include:

   ●  Women’s health and advanced gynecological procedures (colposcopy and other biopsies)
   ●  Breast cancer and gynecological cancers (uterine, cervical, ovarian)
   ●  Treating cervical dysplasia (abnormal paps and HPV)
   ●  Thyroid conditions
   ●  Acute infections

She uses a variety of treatments in her practice including energetic medicines such as homeopathy and drainage therapy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, counseling, and nutritional supplementation. When needed, she judiciously uses prescription medication. An expert in women’s health, Dr. Windstar provides women’s annual exams, colposcopy exams, and gynecological biopsies. 

A full-time faculty member at National College of Natural Medicine, Dr. Windstar supervises student interns on several clinical rotations at the NCNM Clinic and teaches courses in palpation, clinical case presentation, gynecology lab, clinicial physical diagnosis, gynecology and advanced gynecology electives. Her love of teaching has meant establishing unique clinical opportunities for current students and graduates of the naturopathic program at NCNM. In 2005 she helped establish the first women’s health residency at NCNM and has created 24 new mentorship opportunities for third and fourth year medical students. 

Dr. Windstar has co-created and taught an advanced gynecology seminar series for physicians and medical students since 2000. She also supervises student interns on several clinical rotations at the NCNM Clinic and teaches courses in palpation, clinical case presentation, pathology and gynecology lab.

Courses taught:
•    CLE709  Clinic Secondary Rotation
•    CLE811  Clinic Primary Rotation
•    CLS514/524/534  Clinical Case presentations I, II, III
•    CLS520  Clinical/Physical Diagnosis II
•    CLS532  Pathology III
•    NOS613  Gynecology
•    NOS615  Gynecology Lab
•    PHM416/426  Palpation I, II

Dr. Windstar received her master’s degree in education from California University at Pennsylvania and graduated from NCNM in 1991 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. A practicing naturopathic physician for 20+ years, she has a love for dogs, enjoys gardening, and spending time with her husband.

Getting to know Dr. Windstar
I love life and everything that it’s about – the goods, the bads, and the process…I love my job and strive to convey that.  I strive to be honest, real…When I’m not at work I am at home with my favorite person (my husband), Mike, and my favorite furry friends – Muffin, Baxter, Josh and Olive, and my grandson, Jordon and soon-to-be new grandson, Bryson.  We love to garden, walk, talk, go out to dinner and cuddle together.
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
High School: Perkiomen Valley High School
Activities: gardening, walking, playing with my dogs & kitty, hanging out with my husband, Mike, cooking, hot tubbing, talking on the phone with friends & family (esp my grandson, Jordon)
Favorite Quote: Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Give Up!
Music: Sarah McLaughlin, Nora Jones, James Taylor, Nickel Creek, Alicia Keyes
Movies: What the Bleep?, Michael Moore’s movies
Sitcom: Modern Family, Mike and Molly, The Brady Bunch,  I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show
Historical Figure: Mother Theresa, John F. Kennedy, Maya Angelou, Abraham Lincoln, the Dali Lama
Personal Style: Passionate, driven and always striving to relax
Hobbies: All of the above
Favorite Vacation Spot: Home!!!!!
Favorite Restaurant: Me Kong, Salty's on the Colombia, Chipoltle, New Seasons
What I like best about Portland: the weather (great for year-round gardening), the relaxed lifestyle, progressive ways and tendencies

Important Links
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
American Academy of Family Physicians
Medscape.com
UpToDate

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION  
1991 ND, National College of Naturopathic Medicine
1982 MEd, California State College
1979 BS, Lock Haven State College
   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011–present Chief Medical Officer, NCNM Clinic (ND physician group)
2007–present Co-Chair Faculty Senate, NCNM
2006–present Associate Professor, NCNM
2005–present Creator/ Supervisor – Windstar Women’s Health Residency, NCNM Clinic
2003–present Chair Clinic Hiring Committee, NCNM
2002–2003
Private practice, NCNM First Ave Natural Health Center, Portland, OR
2000–present Creator/Supervisor of 4 mentor shifts with 8 medical students, each with special focus on advanced gynecological cases, NCNM Clinic
1996–present Supervising physician, NCNM Clinic
1996–2006
Assistant Professor, NCNM (courses – gyn lab, palpation I&II, clinical case presentation, Pathology II, III IV)
2001–2008 Co-Director of Advanced Gynecology Seminar Series for medical students and physicians
1991–2002 Private practice, Portland, OR
  Private practice with Dr. Russell Marz (1991-1995)
  Turning Point Center for Healing (1995-1999)
  New Health Horizons, Integrative Medical Clinic (1999-2002)
1996–1997 Physician, All Women’s Health Clinic, Portland, OR
1988–1996 Counselor/Support Services, ARC Related Services Brokerage and Multnomah County Mental Health Case Managers
1987–1988 Instructor/Counselor, MRDD adults at Portland Habilitation Center
   
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS
1977–present Certification in CPR/First Aid
1991–present Naturopathic Physician, State of Oregon
1991 Certification in Cervical Cap/Diaphragm Fitting
1991 Certification in Homeopathic Medicine
1988 Oregon Licensed Massage Technician
   
PUBLICATIONS
2010 Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia III, Successful Outcome After Escharotic Treatment – NDNR (Feb publication)
2010 Women’s Medicine Chapter for the Foundations Project – lead author – future publication
2009 An Alternative Treatment for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia II, III. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 2009;8(2):164-167.

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•  Teaching
•  Continuing Education Attended

Updated Nov. 9, 2012