Kathleen King, LAc

Kathleen is a national board-certified acupuncturist and received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. She utilizes various modalities within each treatment session that might include: trigger point release, cupping, electrical stimulation, shiatsu massage as well as lifestyle and nutrition instruction.

Specializing in:

  • Acute Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Chronic Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Acid Reflux (GERD)
  • Stress
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Bells Palsy
  • TMD (Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction)
  • PMS
  • Scar Tissue Restrictions
  • Body Mechanics and Kinesiology

Kathleen also holds an Associate in Arts degree in physical therapy and she brings over 25 years of experience working in acute care, in-patient and out-patient, spine and neurological patient populations. She strives to bridge Eastern and Western medical perspectives and encourages a team approach to optimal wellness.

When Kathleen is not at Connect, she likes to spend time on her bike, hiking in the mountains, growing her own vegetables and on her stand-up paddle board in the sunshine.

Elise Schroeder, ND

I am Dr Elise Schroeder, a naturopathic doctor, herbalist, women’s health specialist, hormone expert and (my most important role) Mother.

I studied human biology and women’s studies at the University of  NY at Albany and earned my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland OR.

As a naturopath, I have been helping women achieve vitality in their lives since 2001.  This healing work has taken many different shapes over the years.   I’ve worked as a volunteer doctor, as the executive director of Women In Balance (an education focused women’s health institute), in a reproductive health clinic, a multidisciplinary office, a fertility clinic, and I have consulted on thousands of clinical hormone cases.

I am honored to say that I was voted one of Portland Monthly’s Top Docs 2017 , 2018 and 2019.

I am passionate in my role as “Doctor as teacher” or docere and make sure to spend the time necessary to explain and discuss treatment options.   When one-on-one with patients, I start the healing process by taking time to truly listen to their stories. I will suggest lab work and physical exam if necessary and then provide guidance in the form of a treatment plan.

Personalized treatment plans include:

  • Diet, exercise and lifestyle counseling
  • Herbal medicine
  • Vitamin and nutrient supplementation
  • Bio- identical hormones
  • Prescription medications
  • Holistic pelvic care
  • Conventional or functional medicine laboratory testing

  Specializing in Women’s health:

  • Painful or irregular periods
  • PCOS
  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Fertility
  • PMS
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical dysplasia / HPV
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Fatigue

Website: Dreliseschroeder.com