Primary Care

Physicians who treat the whole person, not just manage symptoms.

Our physicians can function as the primary care provider under most major insurance plans (except Medicare and OHP). We take the time to get to know each patient and therefore can make tailored recommendations for steps in your health care journey.  Monitoring labs, annual physicals, filling prescriptions, providing diet and lifestyle recommendations, and referring to specialists are a large part of what we do everyday.  

We pride ourselves in providing a higher level of primary care that actually improves health, not just manages disease.

Schedule with the Two Rivers’ Providers:

(Functional Medicine and Primary Care Specialist)

(Functional Medicine and Primary Care Specialist)

FAQs: Naturopathic Physicians

The following is an excerpt from the Princeton Review’s “Best 168 Medical Schools”

“After completion of standard premedical undergraduate coursework, a naturopathic physician attends a four-year graduate level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an M.D. but also studies holistic and natural approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician is required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling (to encourage people to make lifestyle changes in support of their personal health). The naturopathic program includes two full years of supervised clinical training. Completion of optional residency is also available to some graduates. A naturopathic physician takes a rigorous national licensing examination so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician.”

Yes, we can serve as your primary physician or work with your established Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Chiropractor or any other medical professional to provide a comprehensive team-based approach to your health care.

Yes, Naturopathic Physicians are licensed to write prescriptions for most medications and will do so when necessary. They are also able to taper patients off of medications when appropriate in a safe and effective manner. Our physicians have extensive clinical experience helping their patients manage, reduce or eliminate their need for prescription medications.

Unfortunately, not all supplements are equal in their quality. That is why it is important to get your supplements from a reliable source to assure quality and safety.

We offer professional grade supplements at a discount through our online dispensary Fullscript which can easily be accessed through the SHOP button on the top of our website. When you shop through us, you can feel secure that you receive:

  • 15% discount on professional grade supplements
  • Direct recommendations from your physician
  • Save, effective and fresh supplements

Here are a few simple instructions to access our online store.

Your physician will send you a prescription of recommended supplements direct to your email. Follow the link for purchasing

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For our website, click on “Shop” and you will be taken to our online store Fullscript.

Our physicians have spent years researching quality and effective products and using them in clinical practice.

Dr. Ryan Sweeney, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Sweeney has maintained a full time primary care practice since 2008. He has helped thousands of Douglas County residents over that time to achieve better health and wellness, and he is proud to call the Umpqua Valley his home. He chooses to take the necessary time with his patients to understand all aspects of their health history and he designs a clear treatment plan that addresses the underlying causes of the patients symptoms. In addition to improved health, his patients report feeling understood and truly care for by him and most maintain him as their primary physician.

He has been in private practice for over ten years, over that time he has treated thousands of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, heartburn, chronic gas and bloating, and other conditions related to the gastrointestinal tract, and he has become particularly interested in the functional medicine approach to improving digestive function.

Dr. Sweeney is happily accepting new patients and looks forward to continuing to treat the underlying causes of disease in Douglas County for many years to come.

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Dr. Brittany Blackford, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Brittany Blackford is a licensed primary care physician who uses an individualized integrative approach to patient care. Her integrative approach incorporates both standard of care and traditional naturopathic medicine such as diet, lifestyle and botanical medicine. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland Oregon and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Oregon State University.

During her residency, she gained extensive clinical training in many clinics throughout Portland including: NUNM, Pacific Psychology Clinic, Sober Living Oregon Recovery Center, OHSU Richmond Clinic, and A Women’s Time. In addition to primary care, she received special training in bioidentical hormone therapy, gynecology, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia and substance use disorders.

Prior to her clinical training, Dr. Blackford grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. She attended RHS and grew up shadowing her mother in her women’s health practice, La Bella Vita Health and Wellness. Dr. Blackford has returned to Roseburg in the hopes of providing a similar individualized integrative approach for patients.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Blackford can be found by the river, walking her dogs, exercising, playing card games and spending time with family and friends.

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