Dr. Angela Cortal, N.D.
As a Naturopathic Physician who specializes in Regenerative Injection Therapies (Prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections), I'm passionate about understanding the underlying causes of pain and degenerative conditions. That way I can support the healing and regrowth of an injured area such as muscles, tendons, joints and cartilage for my patients.
I also excel in identification and balancing of hormonal deficiencies or excesses. Hormones dictate the robustness of our health, all the way down to a cellular level. If there is an imbalance, such as of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, insulin, thyroid, you will feel it! For happiness, quality of life and longevity, my patients are happy to have them finally treated. Many patients say I have "given their life back to them," or "they feel like themselves again."
With each and every patient, I listen fully and provide support and encouragement along the way because I believe that together we can produce long-lasting change and a better quality of life. By receiving customized and attentive care, my patients are able to make informed decisions about their health and reap the benefits. I recognize the unique value and abilities of all my patients and believe that we all deserve the chance to attain the best possible quality of life and maximal life span.
I love my job. I have the wonderful opportunity to help others in real, profound ways each and every day.
I balance work-life with play-life by enjoying time with friends and family, tending our small farm-ish acreage, wrangling two wild and crazy dogs, mushroom hunting in the spring and fall and generally trying to lead a good life full of good company and good food.
Education and experience:
National University of Natural Medicine, Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, 2012
Portland State University, Bachelor's in Micro/molecular Biology, cum laude, 2005
American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Low Carb Diabetes Association
Advanced Post-doctoral Regenerative Injection Therapy training:Platelet Rich Plasma Preparation, Oregon Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative Injection Therapy PRP/ Prolotherapy of the Lower Extremities, by Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Regenerative Injection Therapy PRP/ Prolotherapy of the Upper Extremities, by Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Additional injection training with Maui Regenerative Medicine/Dr. Kevin Wilson ND, Dr. Noel Peterson NMD, Dr. Tyna Moore ND, DC, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD, AOAPRM and AAOM
I also publish articles in professional publications and instruct fellow physicians on the topics of Prolotherapy/Regenerative Injection Therapies, hormone balancing, and nutritional optimization.