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Christina Bergstrom is a physician, teacher and mother with extensive training in Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition and Acupuncture. She has been interested in nutrition and the body’s power to heal itself since childhood and has been studying how to assist the body in creating optimal health ever since. Her functional medicine journey began years ago when she studied biochemistry during her undergraduate years at Harvard University. She began to understand and appreciate the complexity of the body’s chemistry, but felt the need to help people more directly than she could as a researcher. She worked with Dr. Brian Berman, a physician and alternative medicine researcher for the NIH, and learned about the role that acupuncture and alternative medicine can take within a conventional medicine setting. Inspired by the brilliant minds around her with the same interest in creating true health, she decided to study medicine to use the best of science along with her desire to connect with and help people. During her medical school training at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans she maintained her dedication to educating herself about natural health. She studied several forms of meditation, developed presentations on nutrition and in her fourth year of medical school she completed the Helms Medical Acupuncture Course in addition to her conventional medicine training. When she graduated from medical school Dr. Bergstrom chose to specialize in family medicine, because it seemed most consistent with her desire to teach people how to prevent and proactively treat disease. She completed her family medicine residency at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Oregon. Dr. Bergstrom stayed in the Portland area and practiced family medicine with PeaceHealth Medical Group in Vancouver, Washington. She used natural medicine, acupuncture and lifestyle changes to help her patients. She had two lively children, and her desire to educate herself and others about optimizing health became even stronger as she learned about the profound effects of nutrition and environment on pediatric health. Even though she already had extensive training in integrative medicine, one of her real “ah-ha!”moments occurred during her first functional medicine conference. At this conference she heard thought leaders in the functional medicine movement talk about fully understanding prevention, finding the underlying cause of illness rather than simply treating symptoms, and using the most up to date knowledge about biochemistry, labs and medications. Dr. Bergstrom believes that this is what all MDs went to medical school for, but were never taught and has since felt that functional medicine is her hobby and her passion as well as her career. She continued her integrative medicine education and studied the Institute for Functional Medicine curriculum. Since then, she has become a passionate educator who enjoys showing people that they have the ability to heal themselves once they have the right tools and the right information. She has developed programs to help everyone reclaim their health and enjoys witnessing the amazing benefits that people receive when they take charge of their health armed with the right information.
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Ridgefield Family Medicine
8507 S 5th St Ste 113
Ridgefield, WA, 98642

LOCATIONS

8507 S 5th St Ste 113
Ridgefield,WA,98642
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat8:00 am - 12:00 pm
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
3635 SW Hood Ave
Portland,OR,97239
  • Accepting New Patients
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
TueClosed
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ThuClosed
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
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Portland,OR,97202
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16811 SE MCGILLIVRAY BLVD STE 101
VANCOUVER,WA,98683
Mon7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat7:30 am - 5:30 pm
SunClosed

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Graduated 2006

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED (49)

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  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • PacificSource PSN
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • PacificSource SmartChoice
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • First Health PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
  • Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net OR PPO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • Moda Health Synergy Network
  • Moda Health Connexus
  • Aexcel PPO
  • First Choice
  • Heritage Prime
  • Individual Signature
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Navigator
  • Preferred Provider Network - WA
  • Premier HMO - Individuals
  • RealValue Network
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Signature Value
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • BridgeSpan RealValue Network
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Molina Marketplace WA
  • PacificSource Navigator
  • PacificSource SmartAlliance
  • Premera BCBS Individual Signature
  • Premera Heritage Prime
  • Regence Health Preferred Provider Network - WA
  • UHC SignatureValue HMO - WA

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