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.
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.
Sometimes people ask me how I came about becoming a naturopathic doctor. Here’s a brief history illustrated.
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.
I got a job working at NCNM filling tinctures, working with herbs and supplements – and I learned a lot.
At one point, I pondered whether becoming a naturopathic doctor was my calling…and I decided it was.
I went to school, and of course, my kids kept me focused!
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever since Dr. Zia could remember she was a curious child. Her interest in ecology led to her introduction to naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Zia’s goal is to help patients reconnect with their bodies and to find their own harmony.
Naturopathic Doctors are primary care level practitioners in Oregon. They are trained in diagnosis and treatment of illnesses like other doctors.
The naturopathic philosophy is to remove obstacles, and let the body heal through diet, nutrition, hydrotherapy, supplements and more.
We believe in the healing power of nature and the bodies ability to heal itself. Learn more about these philosophies.
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.
Patients consist of people looking for guidance to better their lifestyles to individuals with chronic illnesses that aren’t seeing the results they desire.
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.
Patients will have stomach issues, respiratory problems, chronic ear infections, allergies, asthma and much more.
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.
First steps are to call Dr. Zia and schedule an appointment as a new patient. Learn more about what happens next.
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.
The first visit will be the longest appointment where we learn about your past history and your health goals.
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.