Laurie Menk Otto, ND, MPH

Naturopathic Medicine | Portland, Oregon

Meet Dr. Menk Otto

headshot-2016Dr. Menk Otto is passionate about helping you reach your health goals while providing the highest quality medical care.

As a patient, you can expect that she will provide personalized care within an integrative model by combining the best of complementary and conventional medicine. The goal of treatment is to address the root cause of illness or imbalance, and approach treatment in a simplified, targeted manner.

Dr. Menk Otto spends time with each patient to learn about their unique life circumstances, identify barriers to improved health, and address them as part of treatment. She recognizes that improving health often requires lifestyle changes, and she will work with you to tailor recommendations to your life so that changes are sustainable.

She has a general family practice in which she treats most common acute and chronic health complaints. She also works extensively with inhalant allergies, using sublingual immunotherapy, or “allergy drops” to decrease the body’s reactions to grass, tree, and weed pollens, molds, dust and animal dander.

Her approach to treatment is additionally informed by a strong background in research and public health. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Helfgott Research Institute at the National College of Natural Medicine where she mentors students in the Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research program.

She sustains her own well-being by remaining physically active running, biking, hiking, and spending time outdoors, refueling with her favorite creative outlets of photography, reading and most importantly following the lead of her two amazing daughters.


Dr. Laurie Menk Otto is a 2007 graduate of NCNM and currently Adjunct Faculty at Helfgott Research Institute. In 2008, she was awarded an NIH-NCCAM T32 fellowship at the University of Arizona to study clinical medical research, and she completed her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Arizona in 2011. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.