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Dr. Kimberly Windstar

School of Naturopathic Medicine

 Title

 

Professor

 Focus

 

Women's Health

 Education

 

ND, National College of Natural Medicine, 1991
MEd, California State College, 1982

 Office Phone

 

503.552.1807

 Email

 

kwindstar@ncnm.edu

 Courses

 

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

Kimberly Windstar, ND

 

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.

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.

View Dr. Windstar's Curriculum Vitae.

MA in Chinese Studies, Univ. of Arizona, 1992; MA, PhD, in East Asian Studies, University of Arizona, 2002