Testimonials

If you are a prospective new patient, feel free to peruse these testimonials to get a sense of whether Dr. Bassett may be a good fit for you. If you are an existing patient and feel like your experience with Dr. Bassett may be helpful to prospective patients looking for the right doctor, please feel free to email (link our email) your testimonial to us.

I had pretty much given up on enjoying life…

“Before I met Dr. B. I had pretty much given up on enjoying life because I was exhausted and overwhelmed.  Dr. B’s help has turned my life around.  At 57, I feel better and more capable than ever before.  I am so grateful for her help and support.” 

–Victoria, Portland, Oregon, School Counselor 

New thinking, a new way to look at my mind-body connection…

“I met Dr. Bassett when I was in Massage School at East West College of the Healing Arts.  It was around 1998-1999 and I was new to the naturopathic scene.  She was working at NCNM and I was nervous at my first visit.  We immediately connected and I knew she was special and she really cared.  Over the years I saw her for various things and she introduced me to a new thinking, a new way to look at my mind-body connection and it made sense.  In 2004 I had signs of pre-cancer of the cervix. The Doctors (MD’s) wanted to take a huge portion of my cervix, and I may not have been able to carry children.  I was 24.  Something didn’t seem right about that to me, so I saw Dr. B.  We talked at length about my diagnosis and treatment options (there were several that the M.D.’s would not discuss with me).  Dr. B. and I decided on Escharotic treatment and proceeded with the naturopathic alternative.  While the M.D.’s would not acknowledge my decision and continued to insist on surgery, we went through the long process of cervical pre-cancer treatment.  It was something like 2 days a week for 6 weeks (She treated me like a human, a spirit, and not a diagnosis or victim).  When the long treatment was finished I saw her for checkups every month, then 3 months, then 2 times a year.  I have now been cancer free for 5+ years. Last year I had a beautiful baby girl named Ava, and carried her full term with no complications (she was overdue!)  I am certain that if Dr. B. had not come into my life, honored me as a whole person, listened to me, and was honest with me (something no other “Dr” has done before) my beautiful Ava would not be here.  She taught me that there is always another option and we have the right to explore those when it comes to OUR bodies, OUR mind and OUR spirit.   I don’t see her enough these days but she will always be my naturopath, no matter where we move or how far we go.  She is one of the purest spirits I know, I am blessed to choose her for my Doctor and honored to know her.”
–Sarah Ostermiller

She’s generous with her time and explains health issues thoroughly…

“Because of her help, I experienced an extremely easy menopause. Also, she’s generous with her time and explains health issues thoroughly.  She helped me to see the importance of eating organic foods.  Dr. Bassett also was a tremendous resource  in helping me get through a very painful shingles outbreak.”
–Pamela Quataert, Newberg, Oregon, Child Development Specialist

If I have a guardian angel, it’s Dr. Bassett…

“Dr. Bassett is totally dedicated to her profession.  She has gone beyond the call of duty for me.  Besides her personal treatment of me she has referred me to other specialists, made the appointments, and even attended appointments with me.  One time she even came to my house when I was ill to help me.  If I have a guardian angel, it’s Dr. Bassett.”
–Paul Johnson, Portland, Oregon, Retired

I find her methods and philosophy to be sound, healthy and very reasonable…

“I have been working with Dr. Bassett for several years now.  My first reason for seeing her was adrenal fatigue.  Once I got past my own stubborn habits, I found the advice and supplements Dr. Bassett suggested were helpful in my recovery and regaining my health and good sleep patterns.  I find her methods and philosophy to be sound, healthy and very reasonable to follow. I would encourage anyone wishing to escape from the old school medical and pharmaceutical world of health care to try naturopathic ways with Dr. Bassett.  But to be fair, do not expect quick results, but do look for health and long-lasting results.” 
–P. Nadeau 

We feel cared for…

“We (my daughter and I) feel heard, we feel cared for, and we feel better than ever!  I have gotten infinitely better results faster than with any other doctor I’ve seen.”
–Tasha, Portland, Oregon

She is thorough, asking lots of questions, taking good notes…

“Dr. Bassett takes the time to formulate a treatment plan that is specific and unique to me.  She is thorough, asking lots of questions, taking good notes and providing thoughtful coaching/responses.  I feel like there’s hope for my future health now, when previous doctors could only recommend surgery and artificial hormones.”  
–M. Miranda, Management Analyst, Portland, Oregon

 

She has been a partner in my health, always there for my concerns…

“Dr. Bassett has been my Naturopath for about 15 years.  She has been a true teacher in my health, educating me so I could make better decisions regarding good choices and which products to buy and which to avoid.  She has been a partner in my health, always there for my concerns.  At 44 people think I look 34 and I believe this is because of the awesome health and nutritional guidance I’ve received over the years from Dr. B.” 
–Anonymous 

She is also very connected to other forms of healing outside her specialties…

“Dr. Bassett is a rare combination of intelligence, passion and determination.  She believes in building health from the ground up, creating vitality that in many ways you’re surprised is possible.  She never gives up on her patients and is very dedicated to finding ways, in a variety of modalities, to get them to their optimum level of health and well being.  She is also very connected to other forms of healing outside her specialties – whether it be to address the mental, physical or emotional bodies, which she is comfortable recommending to round out her patient’s health.” 
–H. Ford 

Her holistic approach has transformed my life and has empowered me…

“Dr. Bassett has been my doctor for over 10 years. When I first met her, I had returned to the US from living abroad. My immune system was severely compromised. I had spent years going to different doctors trying to determine a proper diagnosis. I was grateful to have been introduced to Dr. Bassett because of her specialty in women’s health and her experience working in developing countries. Under her care, she identified the diagnosis and we immediately began an aggressive holistic regimen, void of antibiotics, that successfully healed my body. Today, I feel healthier, stronger, and happier than ever and attribute the success to my overall health and well-being to her Naturopathic care. Her holistic approach has transformed my life and has empowered me to make educated decisions regarding my well-being that align with the long term quality of life that I want to live. Thank you so much Dr. Bassett!” 
–Kimberly Miguel Mullen Dance Ethnologist & Star of “Dance and Be Fit: Brazilian Body”, “Lower Body Burn”, and “Abs Burn” 

She addresses concerns with intelligence, curiosity and humor…

“Dr. Marlane Bassett has been my Naturopathic Physician for close to 10 years.  I have found her to be sincerely interested in my health.  She addresses concerns with intelligence, curiosity and humor.  She personally returns phone calls, and spends the time needed to get to the heart of a problem during an office visit.  Dr. Bassett likes to think outside the box and take things a step further.  She also has no problem talking to, or working with other physicians.  This indicates to me that she keeps an open mind to all possibilities.  She addresses and understands the importance of considering the whole body….physical, mental and spiritual.  She tries to give as much information and as many options as possible.  I feel supported by her when I do make a health decision.  These are all traits and methods of treatment that are important to me, and that I have found work best relating to my overall health.  Her patient/physician relationship reminds me of our family physician when I was a child some fifty years ago.  We know that when we contact her that she will do all she can to help us, and that she really cares about us.  We trust her.”
–Penny Walraven-Engberg, Portland, Oregon

She has helped me to recognize my role in my health…

“I appreciate Dr. Bassett’s willingness to work with me long distance and take the time to get to know me.  She has helped me to recognize my role in my health and has had patience with me as I work through my issues.  I have been feeling better as a direct result of my relationship with Dr. Bassett.” 
–Anonymous 

I am delighted to continue to observe corrections and improvements throughout my body…

“Reluctance turned to wild enthusiasm after I experienced the results of the Vitalia physician-led cleanse.  I had been very skeptical of the cleanses I’d seen people undertake in the past.  I’m so glad I did THIS cleanse, and am delighted to continue to observe corrections and improvements throughout my body and well-being. A back issue that has dogged me for years disappeared, and general inflammation throughout my body is simply not there anymore. I feel better, look better, and am going to do it again next year, no question. Completely worth the effort and expense.”  
–T. Zack