Noel Peterson ND, DAAPM has practiced naturopathic medicine in Lake Oswego since 1978. He serves as the Medical Director of the Center for Traditional Medicine P.C., a multi-discipline practice dedicated to empowering people to create optimal health through education, inspiration, and natural therapy. He has focused his practice on Prolotherapy since 1999 and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) since 2006. Dr. Peterson is Certified in Prolotherapy by the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. He is a long standing member of the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. and served as board member for the Naturopathic Academy of Naturopathic Injection.
Certified in Prolotherapy: Dr. Peterson specializes in natural and regenerative medicine, including Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma prolotherapy) in Portland and Lake Oswego. He earned his certification in prolotherapy through the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine,. He is one of only three physicians certified in prolotherapy in the Pacific Northwest and the only physician certified in prolotherapy in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM).
In 2009, he was honored with the first annual NCNM Alumni Association award for “The Most Innovative and Groundbreaking Naturopathic Clinical Practice”
Dr. Peterson is respected by his peers and has served his patients and the public in many capacities. He understands first-hand the special challenges facing athletes of all ages. His interest in prolotherapy began when he developed serious life-threatening injuries that required more than orthopedic surgery to heal. After rehabilitation and prolotherapy treatments he has been able to resume all of his sports without pain or restriction. He trained in martial arts for 20 years and now calls the Columbia River Gorge his gym, where he enjoys kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Dr. Peterson’s passion in medicine is finding the source of his patients’ conditions. To accomplish this, he first listens to the patients’ story, learning the nuances of their physical and emotional condition. He openly thinks out loud, letting the client know what he’s thinking, what tests are appropriate, and maps out a strategy to find the source and resolution of their condition. He utilizes all manner of physical and laboratory testing to discover the metabolic, nutritional, hormonal and mechanical disorders of his patients.
Private Practice Lake Oswego, Oregon, 1978- Present. Director of the Center for Traditional Medicine, a multi discipline practice specializing in prolotherapy and dedicated to empowering people to create optimal health through education, inspiration, and natural therapy. www.MyCTM.org
Doctor Of Naturopathic Medicine National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1978; Portland, Oregon. http://www.ncnm.edu
Certification in Prolotherapy, American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, www.aaomed.org
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management, www.aapainmanage.org
Bachelor of Science Kansas Newman College; Wichita, Kansas. http://www.newmanu.edu
President, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians Three-one year terms (1979-1982). Duties included leadership in legislative initiatives, governmental relations and public education about the role of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon health care. www.oanp.org
Medical Director, Portland Naturopathic Clinic National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1984-1987. Chief administrator of the colleges teaching clinic, responsible for the quality of care, staffing, budget, facilities management, and clinical education of naturopathic medical students. www.ncnm.edu
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners. Appointed to a 3-year term by Oregon’s Governor in 1988 to the five member licensing board, responsible for administrating ORS-685, the naturopathic licensing act. Reappointed by Governor Barbara Roberts to a second 3-year term in 1991. Served as chair of Budget, Administrative Rule, and College Review committees until 1994. Naturopathic physicians practice under one of the oldest professional license laws in the State of Oregon, first written in 1927. www.oregon.gov/OBNM/
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education Served as Vice President and Secretary to the council and its Commission on Accreditation, 1989-1994. The CNME is the only recognized naturopathic medical school accrediting body in the world, and operates under the U.S. Department of Education. CNME serves as the accrediting body for all U.S. and Canadian colleges of Naturopathic medicine. Its primary mission is to protect the public by promoting a standard of excellence in naturopathic medical education. http://www.cnme.org
Board Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2000-2006. The AANP mission is to serve its members by advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine and preserving its integrity. Our vision is to transform the healthcare system from a disease management system to a comprehensive health program incorporating the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature. http://www.naturopathic.org
Physician Reviewer, Lumetra. “Lumetra is a healthcare consulting organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and integrity of healthcare. We provide brighter insights for better healthcare across the United States. Our work, capabilities, and services are at the vanguard of our nation’s efforts to transform the delivery, administration, and future of healthcare. Our clients recognize us for providing comprehensive services and innovative solutions. An independent, nonprofit organization with more than two decades of experience, Limeira offers a broad array of services to public and private organizations.” www.lumetra.com
“Combination glutathione and anthocyanins as an alternative for skin care during external beam radiation”, T. Miko Enomoto, MD Thomas Johnson MD, Noel Peterson ND, Louis Homer MD, Deb Walts RN, and Nathalie Johnson MD , American Journal of Surgery, Volume 189, Number 5; 627-631.
Combined Glutathione and Anthocyanins: An Improved Alternative for Skin Care During External Beam Radiation, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2008- A collaborative 150 patient placebo controlled double-blind study at Kaiser Hospitals and Legacy Hospitals
Standardized In-office Method of Platelet Rich Plasma Preparation, Noel Peterson ND, Dean Reeves MD, Frank Nordt, PhD A human subject Western IRB approved study currently in data collection.
Associate Professor in Clinical Neurology, National College of Naturopathic Medicine; Portland, Oregon; 1979-1983. http://www.ncnm.edu
Faculty, NATI Prolotherapy workshops, Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection, 2005-present.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, http://www.naturopathic.org/
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, www.oanp.org
American Association of Orthopedic Medicine, www.aaomed.org
American Academy of Pain Management, www.aapainmanage.org
Naturopathic Association of Therapeutic Injection, www.injectiontx.org
Presented the following topics:
The Elbow in Pain: What to Do, What Not to Do, National College of Natural Medicine, Health Biz Expo, Portland, OR, April 2010
Physical Rehab Essentials: Keep it Simple for Success, National College of Natural Medicine, Elders conference, Portland, OR, June 2010
Knee Rehabilitation and Prolotherapy, NATI Module 4, Portland OR May 2009
Prolotherapy Assessment and Treatment of the Elbow, NATI Module 2, Vancouver BC, October 2007
A Walk in the PARQ: informed consent in naturopathic injection therapy. NATI Conference Module II, Phoenix AZ, Aug 2005
Reduced Glutathione and Anthocyanins in Skin Care During External Beam Radiation, AANP Annual Convention, Phoenix AZ 2005.
Prolotherapy: Assessment and Treatment of the Elbow, NATI Conference Module II, Portland, OR June 2006
Migraine Headaches, an Integrated Naturopathic Approach NCNM Homecoming Elders Conference, June 1997 NCNM, Portland, Oregon
Advanced Institute on Geriatric Care Management: Clinical and Ethical Challenges National Association of Geriatric Care Managers Annual Meeting, May 19-21, 1996; Portland, Oregon
Progesterone in Premature Labor NCNM O.B. Symposium, 1991, Portland, Oregon
Thyroid Function Pregnancy and Postnatal Mothers MANA Conference (Midwives Alliance of North America), February 19, 1989, Portland. Oregon
Naturopathic Treatment of Otitis Media NCNM Pediatrics Symposium, Oct. 29, 1988. Portland, Oregon