Dr. Jerome Craig
Everything I do in my office is centered around you, my patients – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. And without your active participation in your journey to health, none of my joint wisdom will create longterm health.
My Core Values Of Care
An Integrative Approach
Rooted in my focus on participatory patient care, it is my mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health yourself, no matter where you are right now.
Guided by me, you will embark on an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the best of both Eastern and Western medicine – including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your health and symptoms.
Did you know that it takes on average 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? Dr. Jerome Craig is deeply committed to shortening that lag.
Dr. Craig is a life-long learners, continuously upgrading his wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help his patients achieve their health goals.
Root Cause Resolution
Unlike traditional doctors, my focus is on root cause resolution – isolating the key imbalance that is responsible for virtually all symptoms you're experiencing right now.
Also known as functional medicine, I aim to give you solutions, not more bandaids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).
My Philosophy - Your Philosophy Too?
Patients who do best working with me:
- don’t want to rely on unnecessary drugs and medical treatment for the rest of their lives;
- are curious to discover the underlying cause of their problems, rather than just suppressing symptoms;
- are motivated to be an active participant in their own healing process; and,
- are willing to make the necessary changes to support health and well-being.
My focus will be to identify and address the underlying cause of an illness, rather than just suppress symptoms.
This requires some detective work, and like a detective, I use a variety of tools in my investigation, including modern laboratory tests (blood, urine, stool and saliva testing), detailed questionnaires and thorough medical history and examination.
Together I will use nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management, detoxification and lifestyle changes to restore proper function.
Your body can heal only if I find the root cause of your illness. By understanding the core systems of the body, how they are related, and how their function can be restored, many chronic illnesses can be prevented and even reversed.
Are You Ready To Transform Your Health In The Next 10 Days?
Personal & Professional Care for you Medical, Nutritional, & Physical needs.
For much of his life Dr. Jerome has had a passion for health. This has taken him along a career path from Personal Trainer to Massage Therapist to Chiropractor to Anatomy and Physiology Instructor and ultimately culminating in becoming a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. He has a passion for learning and then teaching his patients about health through nutrition and lifestyle, and guiding individuals through the sea of confusing mis/information that they navigate daily in hopes of finding their path to optimal wellness.
Dr. Jerome Craig has taught at the college levels for several years in the subjects of Anatomy and Physiology (the study of structure and function of the human body) , as well as Pathology (the study of dysfuntion in the human body).
Most recently Dr. Craig has being working at Oregon's largest educational institution teaching the BioScience of Nutrition for those who are looking to become nationally certified Nutritional Practitioners (NANP).
Dr. Jerome is the proud father of two energetic healthy young children, and husband to an equally energetic wife. They all keep him busy with weekend hikes, bike riding, and soccer. He has lived in Portland since 2000 previously having lived in northern California and originally hailing from South Africa.
Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health
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