Dr. Erica Zelfand (aka "Dr. Z") is a family physician, medical writer, and teacher. After graduating from medical school and finishing a family practice residency at NUNM, Dr. Z completed post-doctoral training in pediatrics under the tutelage of the esteemed Paul Thomas, MD. She is also adjunct faculty at NUNM's school of medicine.
Dr. Z is the co-founder of Natura Integrative Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she sees patients of all ages in a welcoming, unhurried setting. She is deeply committed to a patient-centered, root-cause-oriented, nature-honoring approach to healing.
Dr. Z is also passionate about returning unbiased scientific inquiry and proven natural therapies to their rightful place in medicine.