Dr. Allen graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In addition, she completed two extra certificate programs. One included an extensive internship focused on women’s health and pediatrics including attending natural births. Her other extra certification is in classical homeopathy, which included several extra homeopathy classes, written exams, oral exam, case management supervision and research. Before attending naturopathic medical school, Dr. Allen was a social worker, administrator, math teacher, soymilk maker (before aseptic packaging!) and food co-op worker/owner.
After graduation Dr. Allen worked in one of the few coveted family medicine residencies offered by her profession. She spent half of her time teaching medical students and half seeing patients under the supervision of experienced doctors. Since then she has been in private practice in Portland for 20 years with a lot of experience working with other health care providers; treating a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses; and developing an expertise in hormone problems and challenging cases; along with running a busy general family practice. She and her husband recently relocated to Eugene to live closer to their daughter who is an elementary music teacher in the 4J school district. They enjoy walking, biking, cooking, shopping at farmer’s markets and the friendly people of Eugene.
Dr. Allen spent much of her career nurturing new graduates from naturopathic, acupuncture, midwifery, massage, counseling and medical assistants in a busy group practice that she ran and brought all the patients in for. For many years she was one of very few alternative practitioners who offered same day urgent care (before there were urgent care clinics so commonly). She finds that careful nurturing of the doctor and patient relationship to be the most important part of health care she can offer. With Dr. Allen as your doctor, you will feel listened to, welcomed and nurtured. Learn more about Dr. Allen Susan’s approach on DaoCloud. She works very hard at discovering the cause of your illness and works with you to develop a manageable and comfortable treatment plan.