Dr. Kai Herman is licensed in Oregon and runs her private practice out of two SE Portland clinics, Elixia Wellness Center and Evolution Healthcare & Fitness. She accepts most major insurance plans at both locations.
Trained as a primary care physician at the National College of Natural Medicine, Dr. Kai's areas of focus include: sports medicine, women’s health & hormones, and anti-aging & aesthetics. Her preferred treatment modalities include: injection techniques, IV therapy, therapeutic exercise, diet/nutritional counseling, and botanical medicine. Dr. Herman completed a 1 year post-graduate residency program with an emphasis in sports medicine, pain management & regenerative injection techniques (i.e., Prolotherapy & PRP).
Originally from the Bay Area in California, Dr. Herman received a BA in Psychology and graduated with honors & research credentials from University of California at Santa Barbara, California. She used her degree to work as a mental health counselor with at-risk youth, helping her clients cultivate skill-sets to improve upon their success in the real world.
With a lifelong passion for sports & health, Dr. Herman moved to Portland in 2004 to pursue a career as a Pilates & fitness instructor and certified Nutritional Therapist. Working six years in the wellness industry, she gained experience in injury recovery, weight loss, and health optimization via diet & exercise.
Dr. Herman resides in Portland with her 2 children, husband, and dog and spends most of her free time enjoying their company. Time to herself includes, running, soccer, yoga, Pilates, and reading.
Dr. Herman believes the following rules are essential to sustained health and happiness:
1 - Nourish your body with real food.
2 - Exercise in a way that makes you happy.
3 - Laugh loud and often!
Dr. Herman would love to meet with you and offers complimentary, 15-minute visits for prospective patients.
Health status dictates quality of life. Dr. Kai works with motivated individuals to help them live the life they envisioned for themselves through the navigation toward optimal health.
Dr. Kai Herman
As a naturopath, Dr. Kai offers her patients comprehensive and long-sighted plans to regain health and maintain vitality through innovative and natural solutions.