HELLO! I’M DR. Z.
I’m a functional medicine physician, but in a sense I’m also a detective and a teacher.
…Because in my opinion, that’s what a good doctor is.
As a detective, I focus on the body’s “clues” to unveil the real causes of symptoms.
I also love being a teacher, and not just when I’m standing in the lecture hall or writing articles, but also when I’m working one-on-one with clients. I take the time to explain the nature of various medical conditions, the details of the body’s brilliance and physiology, and how to best support the healing process. I believe that education is power.
NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Dr. Zelfand on the Cover of Townsend Letter Magazine
In this carefully-researched piece, Dr. Zelfand explores the off-label use of the anesthesia drug ketamine in the treatment of depression and other mood disorders.
Friday 6 December 2019, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR 97213
Clinicians: This is the primer in psychedelic-facilitated healing you’ve been looking for.
As psychedelic medicine becomes more popular, more and more patients are going to start asking for your opinion – and help. Are you ready to have those conversations? In this information-packed day-long training, I will take you through some of the recent clinical studies on various psychedelic medicines, introduce you (well, intellectually!) to psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, ibogaine, ketamine, and MDMA, and help you understand what types of patients do – and don’t! – respond well to these powerful substances.
CE available: 6 credits (level 2) for psychologists; 7 credits for NDs, of which 3.25 may be used for pharmacy and 0.25 for ethics