About Natural Elements Medicine

Natural Elements Medicine is a naturopathic medical practice run by Dr. Zia Robles Hernandez in Albany, Oregon and an educational resource for the community focused on self care, health and natural methods.

Dr. Zia Robles-Hernandez of Natural Elements Medicine in Albany, Oregon

Dr. Zia Robles Hernandez in Practice

N.D., 2008 National College of Natural Medicine

I started out my practice in 2009 in New Mexico after receiving my naturopathic medicine degree from National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon. There, I had the opportunity to teach at Northern New Mexico College and began giving public talks about health and wellness.

In 2011, I moved back to Oregon – this time to Albany – and opened my current practice, Natural Elements Medicine. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with many patients in treating such illnesses, as gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, fibromyalgia, asthma and hormone imbalances using botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, hydrotherapy, physical medicine and pharmacology.

I focus in treating the whole person, following naturopathic philosophy. I begin by listening to your story – your experience. It is through understanding of how you got to where you are that I can guide you to reach your healthcare goals.

Currently, I’m in the process of setting up monthly wellness classes in Albany in an effort to help people take their health to the next level, no matter where the starting point.

About Dr. Zia, a Brief History Illustrated

Sometimes people ask me how I came about becoming a naturopathic doctor. Here’s a brief history illustrated.

Dr. Zia Robles-Hernandez' Journey to being a Naturopathic Doctor

When I was a young’un, my favorite question was … WHY? And like any typical kid, I had a HUGE sweet tooth!

When I was in college, I learned about how everything was connected, and started on my journey to learning about health.

Dr. Zia Robles-Hernandez' Journey to being a Naturopathic Doctor

I got a job working at NCNM filling tinctures, working with herbs and supplements – and I learned a lot.

Dr. Zia Robles-Hernandez' Journey to being a Naturopathic Doctor

At one point, I pondered whether becoming a naturopathic doctor was my calling…and I decided it was.

Dr. Zia Robles-Hernandez' Journey to being a Naturopathic Doctor

I went to school, and of course, my kids kept me focused!

Dr. Zia Robles-Hernandez' Journey to being a Naturopathic Doctor

And today, I dedicate myself to practicing my craft with love and enthusiasm! (note: this image is how I feel, not what I actually do!)

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

A Naturopathic Doctor is a licensed primary care physician in the state of Oregon. Licensed Naturopathic Doctors (N.D.) are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions in a holistic manner using the least invasive methods possible. Every patient receives individualized care and attention. Nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, botanical medicine and homeopathy are some of the tools that Naturopathic Doctors can use to help patients reach optimal health.

The Guiding Principles of Naturopathic Medicine ​

  • First do no harm
  • The healing power of nature
  • Identify and treat the cause
  • Treat the whole person
  • Prevention is the best cure
  • Doctor as teacher

What is Health?

Dr. Zia perceives health as a state of dynamic harmony – one in which day-to-day choices allow us to come closer or further away from optimal function of mind, body, and spirit. She provides information and guidance for you to make the best decision you can to approach optimal function on a daily basis, putting you at the driver’s seat of your health. She enjoys teaching about naturopathic medicine and being a helping hand for her patients to reach their health goals using traditional naturopathic principles coupled with up-to-date evidence based approaches.

Why come to Natural Elements Medicine?

  • I listen to individual concerns and health goals.
  • I offer comprehensive diagnosis, individualized treatment protocols and effective wellness counseling.
  • I provide you with safe, effective treatments that strengthen the foundation of your health holistically.
  • I provide ongoing support and education to help you regain and sustain your health.
  • I offer a variety of treatment modalities, such as nutrition, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, botanical medicine and homeopathy.
  • I care about each patient’s journey towards health.

Intro to Naturopathic Medicine FAQ

Find answers to your naturopathic medicine questions, from who Dr. Zia Robles Hernandez is, to her experience and what it means to work in naturopathic medicine.

Who is Dr. Zia?
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Who is Dr. Zia?

Dr. Zia Robles Hernandez is a Naturopathic Doctor who has been in practice in Albany since 2011. She is a graduate of National College of Natural Medicine.

Why Did Dr. Zia Become a Doctor?
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Why Did Dr. Zia Become A Doctor?

Ever since Dr. Zia could remember she was a curious child. Her interest in ecology led to her introduction to naturopathic medicine.

What are Dr. Zia's Goals?
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What Our Dr. Zia's Goals?

Dr. Zia’s goal is to help patients reconnect with their bodies and to find their own harmony.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
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What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors are primary care level practitioners in Oregon. They are trained in diagnosis and treatment of illnesses like other doctors.

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What is the Naturopathic Approach?

The naturopathic philosophy is to remove obstacles, and let the body heal through diet, nutrition, hydrotherapy, supplements and more.

What is the Naturopathic Philosophy?
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What is the Naturopathic Philosophy?

We believe in the healing power of nature and the bodies ability to heal itself. Learn more about these philosophies.

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Who Are NEM's Patients?

Our patients are looking to take their health into their own hands and are looking for guidance. Often this includes help with diet and lifestyle choices.

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Who Comes to See a Naturopathic Doctor?

Patients consist of people looking for guidance to better their lifestyles to individuals with chronic illnesses that aren’t seeing the results they desire.

Do you see Patients with Chronic Illness?
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Do you see Patients with Chronic Illness?

Many patients come to Dr. Zia looking for a better quality of life and a different approach to how they have handled their long term illness.

What Health Issues Do You See?
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What Health Issues Do You See?

Patients will have stomach issues, respiratory problems, chronic ear infections, allergies, asthma and much more.

Do I have to Leave my Primary Care Doctor?
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Do You Have to Leave Your Primary Doctor?

No! Dr. Zia can be your primary care doctor but she regularly works as a team with other doctors and specialists to reach the patients goals.

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How Do I Get Started with Dr. Zia?

First steps are to call Dr. Zia and schedule an appointment as a new patient. Learn more about what happens next.

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What Happens After Scheduling?

You’ll be sent an invitation through email and fill out consent forms. We’ll set up your patient portal and ask you to verify insurance.

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What Can You Expect On Your First Visit?

The first visit will be the longest appointment where we learn about your past history and your health goals.

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Common Conditions Treated

Natural Elements Medicine is a naturopathic medical practice and an educational resource for the community. Dr. Zia, Albany Oregon’s premier naturopathic doctor offers online and live classes focusing on self care, health and natural methods of establishing and maintaining strong foundations for well-being. She treats a variety of conditions, some more common ones are listed below.

  • Allergies
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flu & Colds
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Hormonal Imbalances & Menopause
  • Sleep Issues
  • Urinary Tract Infections & Stones
  • Weight Management
  • Wellness Counseling
  • And More!