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Our Doctors

Our doctors are internationally recognized thought leaders and practitioners specializing in difficult to diagnose illnesses with a constant exploration of new and often rediscovered treatments.

Medical Director of Gordon Medical Associates | Medical Research and Consulting Expert in Chronic Illness
Specializing in complex chronic illness. In addition to clinical practice (40+ years), Dr. Gordon participates in clinical research. He has worked with Dr. Robert Naviaux, who has done ground breaking research into metabolomics, mitochondrial function, and chronic inflammatory disease. In 2016 Dr. Gordon was co-author with Dr. Naviaux on a groundbreaking study, “Metabolic Features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
Director of Naturopathic Medicine, Gordon Medical Associates | MCAS | Mold/Mycotoxins | Tickborne Illness & Lyme Disease | Environmental Medicine | Peptide Therapies
Dr. Nafysa Parpia is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and Director of Naturopathic Medicine at Gordon Medical. Throughout her career in holistic medicine, she has focused on treating patients with complex chronic illnesses. She uses cutting-edge laboratory tests and deep intuition applied to the full range of scientific data to create comprehensive treatment plans that are highly personalized.
Tickborne Illness & Lyme Disease | ME/CFS | Mold/Mycotoxins | Endocrinology | CIRS | Autism
Throughout his career, Dr Harris has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Complex Illness including Lyme disease and tickborne co-infections as well as myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, autistic spectrum disorder, chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), mold & mycotoxin illness, among others. In his approach to these conditions he incorporates strategies found in conventional, functional and complementary medicine.
Tickborne Illness & Lyme Disease | Long Haul Syndrome | Autoimmunity | TCM | Environmental Medicine
Dr. Kunkle has a diverse skill set including Lyme/infectious disease, autoimmunity, environmental medicine, pain management, hormone regulation, metabolic/weight loss optimization, and neuropsychiatric conditions to name a few. Dr. Kunkle is skilled in low dose immunotherapy and low dose antigen therapy for treatment of allergies, is trained in hyperbaric oxygen therapies, botanical medicine including Chinese herbs, and intravenous/intramuscular nutrition.
Tickborne Illness & Lyme Disease | Long Haul Syndrome | Autoimmunity | Mycotoxins | Endocrinology | Women’s Health | Autism | Pediatrics
Dr. Sugden is a licensed Naturopath in both Oregon and California. Although it can be a cliche in this field to say that she treats the whole person, mind, body, spirit - that is exactly what she does. She is very well versed in infertility, prenatal care, and postnatal care and how it may relate to Lyme and tickborne illness. She has focused on chronic complex illness over the past 11 years and has enjoyed the challenge of these cases.
Tickborne Illness & Lyme Disease | ME/CFS | Fibromyalgia | Mold/Mycotoxins | Biotoxin Illness | PANS | Autism
Yvonne Sorenson, PA-C received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) at Touro University in Henderson, NV. She has been trained by Dr. Steven Harris since 2007 and continues to work closely with him. Yvonne is skilled in the methodologies and treatment protocols of Lyme disease and tickborne co-infections, as well as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Biotoxin Illness, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and PANS. She regularly seeks out new methodologies for improving treatment.
Tickborne Illness & Lyme Disease | Live Blood Analysis | LDI Therapies
Dr. Anderson knows that his patients are partners in the process of learning about and treating their illness, whether they choose conventional or alternative medicine or a combination of both. He listens to understand each patient’s strengths and challenges and improve his effective interaction with them. He sees every person as complex, integrated, and unique, and believes that treatment should optimize health and well-being.

Jenny Nelson, ND

Complex Chronic Illness | Autoimmunity | Nutritional & Dietary Support | Homeopathy
Dr. Jenny Nelson is a licensed naturopathic physician (ND). Her central belief is that doctors can empower patients to heal through an educational, supportive relationship. The holistic approach that is at the heart of her medicine brings patients closer to their health and life goals. It is a practice and outlook that values not only the physical, but the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health as well.

Medical Support & Research

Lauren Tessier, ND

Environmentally Acquired Illness | Mold & Mycotoxins | Medical Research
Dr. Lauren Tessier is a Bastyr University trained Naturopathic Physician, wellness consultant, writer, researcher, and international educator specializing in environmentally acquired illness. Her dedication to uncovering lesser-known and unexpected connections in the medical literature is driven by her thirst for knowledge. This passion has earned her a reputation as a sought-after speaker and educator at various international conferences, summits and other media outlets.

Alex Pereira, ND

Chronic Illness | Autoimmunity | Alzheimer's & Dementia
Dr. Alex Pereira, a licensed naturopathic doctor in California and Vermont with experience in chronic and autoimmune diseases, allergies and asthma, diabetes, weight loss, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). As the current Chief Medical Officer with TekDek, a San Francisco Bay Area-based company, Dr. Pereira has worked in geriatric care, specifically using cannabinoids in the area of neurodegeneration, and has helped numerous patients suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.