Dr. Paetzhold specializes in integrating her multidisciplinary background into a comprehensive, efficient flow for analysis and treatment of health imbalances in people of all ages--from newborns to elders. Her focus is to correct the underlying imbalances rather than just to relieve symptoms temporarily. She searches for core problems to correct that will have improvements in many systems.
Dr. Paetzhold has been in full time practice as a physician since 1982. She grew up in Portland, Oregon, graduating from Reynolds High School in 1963 as Valedictorian at the age of 16. She went to the University of Oregon as an art major in interior design until a painful experience in design class made her reevaluate her path. She then went to the University of Oregon Dental School and graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 1967. She worked in the dental field in general practice, orthodontics,periodontics and teaching and developing a new dental hygiene program at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington until she decided this path was no longer fulfilling enough. So she went traveling--3 trips overseas, each trip lasting longer than the last. First was 3 months to Europe. Then was 10 months to Europe and south to Greece and Israel. The third trip lasted 3 years--experiencing a bigger world and asking "What is my purpose here?" This included a heavenly year living in Greece and Greek Islands, 6 months teaching English in Tehran,Iran when the Shah was in power, then following the silk road into Afghanistan, through the Khyber Pass into Pakistan, Srinagar, Ladakh, India and Nepal where she met her spiritual teachers. This inner guidance achieved through meditation and her teachers led her back to Portland where she found helping others through natural healing to be her true calling.