Work with Me

Welcome to Simba Health!

My mission is to get you back on that horse. Or dance floor. Or mountain. I’m here to help you feel your best.

I combine the best of natural medicine with modern science to provide you with an individualized, effective, and enjoyable approach to healing. It’s exceptional care that goes above and beyond what you’d find elsewhere.

Choose Your Journey

Please note: Dr. Zelfand’s practice is currently closed to new patients.

You may add your name to the waiting list to be notified when the practice re-opens, or schedule a remote consultation.

The Road Map

Your First Visit

I am thrilled to offer you my personalized attention. I reserve over an hour of time for your first visit and further prepare by reading over your intake forms before you arrive.

The goal of the first visit is to begin understanding who you are and what your body/mind is asking us to see and heal. This is where you get to tell your story. I’ll ask questions about your health so that we may look for patterns and begin piecing together a theory on what’s happening with your health.

At this visit I will also perform a thorough physical exam to provide me with further information about your healing. Lab tests are typically ordered as well at that time.

Typically we begin treatment recommendations at the first visit so that your body can begin shifting its holding patterns and opening to healing.

Please note that because of the unique, thorough style of my practice and my dedication to helping create a future generation of good doctors, I often have a medical intern helping me out during visits. This intern comes in handy for things like refilling our cups of herbal tea and charting for me so I can maintain better eye contact with you during the visit. If at any point you’re uncomfortable with having him/her in the room, you are welcome to ask them to step out, no problem.

Putting Together the Pieces: the Second Visit

Maybe you don’t live in Oregon, or even in the U.S.A. Or maybe you do but you’re juggling a busy life. I get it. That’s why I offer follow-up appointments through phone and web, so once we’ve established care we can maintain your health as conveniently and easily for you as possible.

The second visit typically occurs via phone or web once your lab results are in, which is usually 2-4 weeks after your first visit. At this appointment I will carefully explain your test results and what they mean. We’ll also check in on your progress and discuss how things have improved since the initial appointment.

The second visit is where your story, your symptoms, your physical exam findings, and your test results converge to help us piece together the most accurate picture of your health. This allows me to further personalize and perfect your treatment program.

Fine Tuning

We’ll check in again 4-8 weeks after the second visit via phone or web (or in person, if you’re local and need physical care like injections, a gyn exam, an adjustment, etc.) to review your progress on the program and fine tune the game plan as needed.

…And Beyond

Depending on your progress and the nature of your illness, we may need to check in every 4-8 weeks until you’re at the optimal level of health.

My goal is your independence. I strive to educate you about your health, help you set healthy habits, and use natural medicines to help you feel amazing. Once you get there, we’ll just need to check in once or twice a year to make tiny adjustments to ensure you’re smoothly sailing.

Please note: Dr. Zelfand’s practice is currently closed to new patients.

You may add your name to the waiting list to be notified when the practice re-opens, or schedule a remote consultation.

Can’t Travel to Portland, Oregon? You Can Still Connect with Dr. Z

 

I am delighted to work with clients from all around the world and have so much to offer people just like you.

We can connect by phone (US phone numbers only) or web to discuss your health concerns, talk about the results to lab tests you ordered on yourself or that your other doctor ordered, set health goals, explore second opinions, and answer your questions about various conditions, tests, and protocols. Consultations with me are typically information-packed and inspiring, and are often a wonderful adjuvant to local care provided by your primary care physician or other specialist.

Remote consultations are not a substitute for in-person care, so by law I cannot be your physician until or unless you first establish care at at my office. This means that I won’t be able to order diagnostic tests, prescribe drugs, or diagnose you with any condition unless we have a visit in person. In other words, I won’t be your doctor, but your consultant. And you won’t be my patient, but you will be my client.

Some of my clients have just one or two sessions with me to help point them in the right direction. Other clients check in with me every few weeks to continue chipping away at chronic health issues. You’re also welcome to start out as a client and then decide you want to come see me in person and become a patient. I’m here to support you as much or as little as you desire.

Let’s Take Your Health to the Next Level

I’m Ready When You Are.

…Not sure? Let’s start with a free 10-minute consult to help you assess if I’m the right doctor for you.

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