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Below are links to PDFs for the necessary forms for your first appointment, as well as Driving Directions for your convenience. Please fax the forms to us at 503 546-0145 at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Thank you!
Intake Forms for New Patients
Intake Form for ages 6 to adult
Intake Form for children 5 and under
Insurance Verification Forms
Dr. Noska and the doctors at Insights to Health really consider what you’ve done in your life, like your diet and your habits, and they think about it a lot and they tell you to do what they think will make you healthier. They don’t think about just using [allopathic] medicine to heal the body because it just takes over and doesn’t let the body do anything for itself. At Insights to Health they help the body heal itself so that you can be the same or better than you were before you got sick. The doctors have you sit and talk in the room, there aren’t any doctor tables and it’s not stressful. They consider what they think that you need, you’re not just another patient, they want to figure out what is the best way to heal you, not just what works on everyone else. Now I don’t have to worry any more about having tummy aches and I can just be myself. – NF, age 11, Portland, OR
I’ve seen Dr. Huffman for various health concerns over the course of the last year. She helped me to improve my overall health through diet and specific health-promoting protocols, as well as including some specific herbs and supplements into my daily routine that targeted my specific complaints. She addressed my chief concerns by treating the some underlying determinants of health, like my digestion. My problems have taken a long time to develop and can’t be fixed overnight. She helped me understand that. But I’ve already made great strides under her care and can see improvement that shows me I’m moving in the right direction. I couldn’t ask for a better cheerleader in this process.S.M., 32 year old male, Portland, OR
After consulting my primary care physician several times about the same health issues and not finding solutions, I was frustrated. My menstrual cycles were very irregular and I was concerned about future fertility. I decided to see a naturopath, despite the fact that my insurance wouldn’t help to defray the cost – and it has REALLY paid off! I have worked with Dr. Christie Winkelman for about six months (on a schedule I could afford). She figured out right away that my thyroid was imbalanced (despite technically normal blood tests) and put together a customized treatment plan for me each time I saw her. The changes in diet, supplements, and lifestyle that she has recommended have yielded great results – I’m feeling better and my body is behaving as it should. And, my thyroid function is restored– without pharmaceutical intervention. Dr. Winkelman’s attentive, considered approach has been terrific!M.G., 37 year old female, Portland, OR
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…
Dr. Brooke has provided excellent naturopathic care for our children. She has been able to look broadly at an illness to figure out how serious it is and to treat it in a way that addresses the cause, even when that cause is not so obvious. She relates with them in a respectful, relaxed way that puts them at ease. They are healthier for her care and we sure appreciate that!C.G., 40 year old female, Portland, OR
I finally became tired of thinking about losing the weight I’d gained after my children were born. I was ready to act! Dr. Christie Winkelman guided me through her supportive, effective program, and I can’t thank her enough. I lost 20 pounds in one month and have kept it off for a year and a half, thanks to my new healthy habits and knowledge of my body. Dr. Winkelman also taught me how some of my other health issues –such as low energy and hormonal imbalances–were related to my weight gain and we are addressing those as well. I feel great and am so proud to have reached this long term goal!C.T., 40 year old female, Portland, OR
Dr. Noska has been a great support in improving my overall health and balance. In the time I have been working with him I have noticed huge improvements in my overall health and look forward to further advancement. There has been improvement in my energy levels, sleep patterns, and digestive health along with pain management/control. Dr. Noska’s evaluation was extremely thorough. I’ve been impressed with his support and understanding, as well as his knowledge of homeopathic and nutritional options while helping me to incorporate them into my daily lifestyle. I would recommend Dr. Noska to anyone who is looking to improve their ailments and achieve overall balance. A.V., 45 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
When I decided to go to “Insights to Health” to see Dr. Gil Winkelman for the first time it was because like a lot of people, I wanted to explore what Naturopathic Medicine could offer. After having a couple of issues that came up with being a 40 year old male who hasn’t always eaten right throughout his life, but became fed up with conventional medical doctors who only had time to discuss two issues per visit, spending no more than fifteen minutes with me and then just handing me a bunch of prescriptions that really didn’t fix my problems and seemed to make things worse.Well let’s just say that going Dr. Winkelman is not like going to any other doctor you have ever been to and to just give him a glowing recommendation is an understatement.Dr. Gil Winkelman and Insights to Health is the best-kept health secret in Portland, Oregon because there is no other doctor in Portland that listens to your health problems and concerns with more knowledge, understanding and empathy than Dr.…
When Western medicine failed to acknowledge I even had a problem, or that there might be a non-pharmaceutical method for treating it, I decided to look into naturopathy. A skeptic at first, I am now a firm believer that naturopathy is the most natural, safe, and effective form of healthcare. Though the idea of taking a pill to alleviate all of my problems seemed alluring, it ultimately proved ineffective. After countless trials with different types of birth control pills and anti-depressants, I determined that conventional medicine’s cure was worse than the illness. As a result, I gave up treatment altogether and resigned myself to living with a sometimes-debilitating hormonal imbalance. One day, in desperation, I searched online and found Dr. Christie Winkelman, a naturopath who (according to her Internet profile) had worked with many women experiencing similar hormonal issues. Under Dr. Christie’s care, I have learned how the physical, mental, emotional, and even sp…