Naturopathic Medicine at Oasis
CFWC is proud to be partnering with our friend and colleague, Dr. Peter Knight, ND. Not only do we refer practice members to Peter’s office, Peter has regular office hours one day a week here at OASIS.
Peter Knight, ND
Dr. Peter Knight, ND, is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine specializing in nutritional and holistic treatment approaches to chronic health conditions. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Health Sciences and his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. After spending many summers in Maine as a child, Dr. Knight was excited to settle and establish his practice in the Portland area.
Dr. Knight came to his current profession through his love for cooking and his belief in the healing properties of food. Through laboratory testing and a thorough understating of the patient and patient history, Dr. Knight investigates factors that may be impeding the healing process. He works with patients to support the body’s innate healing abilities for conditions as wide ranging as ADHD, IBS, arthritis and allergies. His approach combines both food recommendations and nutritional supplementation to treat the whole person.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Knight is most likely to be found tending to his expansive vegetable garden, working in his beehives, or concocting something delicious (he hopes!) in the kitchen. He resides in South Portland with his wife Alex, dog Vigo and two cats, Tabby and Mosie. Dr. Knight is an avid music and NPR listener and finds immense joy in a reading the Sunday New York Times and drinking a good cup of coffee.
Peter is at OASIS every Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and is currently offering complimentary 15-30 minute consults. Call us (883-5549) or Peter (805-1129) to schedule.
Dr. Knight’s fee schedule is based on $75 per 30 minutes. Typically an initial visit is 60 to 90 minutes and follow up visits are 30 to 45 minutes.
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About My Practice
Physicians in the United States tend to concentrate on labeling diseases and prescribing medications and treatments that primarily treat symptoms. This has been an effective approach to narrow down, isolate, and treat specific problems in your body such as broken bones and infectious diseases.
For chronic conditions such as ADHD, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, treating just the symptoms without treating the underlying cause tends to be ineffective. In addition treating each condition with a new drug can lead to new symptoms from drug side effects and potentially dangerous drug and drug supplement interactions.
Your body is more than just the sum of your symptoms. Dr. Peter Knight specializes in treating the whole person by determining and dealing with the underlying causes of chronic conditions. Dr. Knight is trained in Naturopathic Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Nutrition. He develops individualized comprehensive treatments that minimize the use of drugs, and incorporate diet, lifestyle recommendations, and natural medicines to support your body’s ability to heal.