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.
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.
Dr. Carrie Norris is a licensed primary care physician and specializes in treating chronic pain, athletic injuries, and joint conditions. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) with honors in medical research in Portland, Oregon. She is specially trained and certified in regenerative medicine treatment approaches, including prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and perineural injections. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) with honors in medical research in Portland, Oregon.
She grew up in the Umpqua Valley working on her family’s blueberry farm and admiring her father’s career as an emergency room and urgent care physician. She has followed in his footsteps as a leader in her own field, helping patients become pain-free through prolotherapy and other soft tissue injection therapies for joint pain. She is able to help people who are trying to prevent surgery, or who have run the course of conventional approaches without resolution of their symptoms. She and her husband are raising their two fabulous boys on the farm and teaching them to be healthy, kind, and hard working.