Who do we help? We treat people with a variety of conditions. Our patients are women, men, and children from both the Portland area and across the United States (for out of town patients, phone or Skype visits are available). If you know someone who may benefit from our care, please refer them to our website or invite them to call our office.
Adults: As primary care physicians, we treat men and women with a wide variety of health conditions. We especially excel at finding solutions for people who have not found adequate resolution elsewhere, or who are looking to resolve the root cause of their health problems and experience new levels of health and vitality.
Infants and toddlers: sleep issues, skin troubles, teething pain, digestive upset, colds and flu, ear infections and food allergies
Toddlers through pre-teens: allergies, autism, ADHD, behavior or learning difficulties, bed-wetting, insomnia, eczema, asthma, digestive troubles, headaches
Teens: acne, menstrual irregularities, attention deficit or other learning struggles, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, head injury
Families: We work with many families to address lifestyle factors and family dynamics that may be contributing to stress or health problems. Our mental health backgrounds allow us to see patterns and to make referrals to mental health practitioners when appropriate.
Learn more about how you can stay healthy or become healthier. Our newsletter offers you tips and advice on various health topics.
I have never had a doctor this caring before. I have never had a doctor that would allow well over an hour listening intently to all my ailments.To have a doctor who wants to treat me as a unique individual is rare, in my opinion.I am a mother of four. Naturally, I was too busy taking care of my family and naturally neglected yours truly, sigh.I went to see Dr. Huffman with the last attempt to find relief for my symptoms. I have to confess I was a tad skeptical and at the same time curious about this naturopathic approach. After an hour or so of talking (mostly me talking), we agreed on a treatment plan. (You must commit and follow the instructions in order for it to work!) Within a week and much to my pleasant surprise, I felt better. Oh, and another surprise- Dr. Huffman called to see how I’m feeling. Jolly nice.Although this is a pricey approach, the outcome is priceless. It is a kinder and gentler approach to a long-term healthier you.Signed, Mother of Four Teenage DaughtersM.F., 49 year old female, Portland, OR
Dr. Noska began treating my daughter in October for dance-related pain to her feet and ankles. She had been complaining of it daily and I was really concerned. Dr. Noska was able to do a few adjustments to her feet, some cold laser treatments, and he also fit Correct Toes for her feet. Within a few days I had not heard any complaints of pain, even after dance class! She told me, “The pain is gone, Mom!” She just went to a competition in Seattle this weekend and was pain free. She continues to wear her Correct Toes for some time every day, and I am confident that this protocol will help prevent much dance related pain and injury in the future. Thank you, Dr. Noska and Insights to Health Clinic! J. T. (mother of 9 year old girl), Portland, OR
I went through Breast Cancer Treatment a couple of years ago and once I was finished with the chemo, multiple surgeries and drug infusions, I had extremely high inflammation in all my joints. The only relief offered by traditional medicine was a series of steroid shots in all my joints. I was told if that did not work, I could be on a maintenance drug. That was not an option for me at the age of 53. Dr. Noska began a series of treatments for me and within a couple of months—I was at least 50% better. I continued with all his recommendations and today I am happy to say I am a 90% improved and I have my life back. L.L., 55 year old female, Portland, OR
After only three sessions of neurofeedback with Dr. Gil Winkelman, I am noticing a definite improvement in my concentration, focus, and ability to do many complex tasks without being overwhelmed. I feel as though I am finally coming out of a longstanding fog! In addition to having a gentle and kind bedside manner, Dr. Winkelman is very skilled and knowledgeable both about neurofeedback and medicine in general. He has also recommended natural medicines that have improved my overall health and well-being, and I look forward to further improving and maintaining my health with his holistic approach even after my neurofeedback sessions are over. I couldn’t be more pleased. C.S., 39 year old female, Portland, OR
I have been so happy with the care that I have received for my two kids, ages 5 and 1. Dr. Christie Winkelman has given easy, simple steps that we have added to our routines to support their health. My husband was skeptical at first because they were healthy to begin with, but recently told me he was wrong and that he believes in what we are doing because the kids have continued to be healthy and thrive. It feels good to know that I am doing everything I can do support their health and development in these early stages of their lives!N.T., 36 year old female, Anacortes, WA
Our son broke out in a severe eczema rash when he was 6 months old. He was uncomfortable, not sleeping well, and not gaining weight as he should have been. Through the thoughtful guidance of Dr. Huffman, we made significant changes to his diet to help find an allergen/food intolerance, and worked to strengthen and heal his digestive system through homeopathic remedies, probiotics and fish oil. Within weeks we saw improvement in his skin, sleep and weight gain. He is now a healthy, eczema free 14 month old boy, with a digestive system strong enough to handle a healthy diet. We’re thankful that Dr. Huffman took time to listen to our concerns, that she encouraged our role as parents and our ability to care for our son. We were always comfortable to ask questions and actively participate in our son’s care, and never felt that decisions were being made without us fully understanding our care plan. We recommend Dr. Huffman and the Insights to Health Clinic to anyone seeking improvement to their health.M.K., 30 year old female, Portland, OR
Working with Dr. Christie Winkelman has helped me to get my life back. When I first saw her, I suffered with fatigue, joint pain, digestive difficulties, and many other “minor” symptoms that I felt were messages my body was trying to send me. I’m a pharmacist, so was sure there was something wrong, yet II felt hopeless because doctors I’d gone to previously hadn’t been able to help, and worse, made me feel like I was a hypochondriac.Dr. Winkelman believed me and has worked with me and supported me through a journey that’s lasted 2.5 years so far. I have done my best to follow her recommended treatment plans. I have made changes in lifestyle, eating habits, sleeping patterns, and more. When I fall back into old habits, or am unable to follow a treatment plan 100%, I forgive myself and start up again as I am able.The results are that I feel energetic and alive again. My joints no longer ache, anxiety is gone, my digestion is improved, the other “minor” symptoms have all cleared up, and I’ve lost 30 pounds of excess weight effortlessly. We were able to facilitate these positive changes even in the midst of a chaotic period of life that included 5 moves, 2 job changes, and a divorce.The short message is that working with Dr. Christie can change your life. All it takes is the will to be better, the determination to change, and the perseverance to follow those treatment plans!Thank you, Dr. Winkelman!C.S., 50 year old female, Minneapolis, MN
I cannot say enough about both Drs. Gil and Christie Winkelman, Naturopathic Physicians. They are both incredibly talented doctors and amazing human beings. They have the perfect combination of wisdom and intellect, along with loving kindness and compassion. I’ve been a yo yo dieter for more than 20 years, and to finally find a program (Insights to Health’s 21-Day Weight Loss and Detox) that feels like it’s more about healing from the inside rather than obsession with how I look, was refreshing. Dr. Christie’s guidance and especially her responsiveness and accessibility via e-mail to answer questions, along with the proven protocols, supported me in shedding 30 pounds over the summer. I feel like I now have the knowledge and understanding of my body to be able to maintain my health and weight from this point forth. I feel great physically, mentally and emotionally. I am so very grateful for the process.D.M., 39 year old female, Portland, OR
Insights To Heath has helped me accomplish my goals as a dressage competitor by guiding me through a specific, yet gentle 21-day cleanse and helping me establish healthy new eating habits. Not only am I more focused and relaxed as I ride, but with my weight loss I have become more coordinated and effective with my seat aids! M. C., 53 year old female, Lake Oswego, OR
I sought out care from Dr. Noska for pain in my shoulder from a rotator cuff injury. Months of physical therapy had not been helping markedly, but after just one session of cold laser, my pain (which was limiting my activities and interrupting my life enjoyment substantially) was reduced 90% and my mobility was greatly increased! After 3 sessions I am closer to 100% healed. I cannot believe this incredible technology and am telling everyone I know with pain of any type to visit Dr. Noska and Insights to Health. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!