DR. MARY BESS GLORIA
When Dr. Gloria started medical school in 1997, she couldn't fathom going an entire day without a Coca-Cola. As a student of naturopathy, she began incorporating changes in her life as a result of her studies and these days sweetened sodas don't even taste good to her. The journey to health is an ongoing practice. Dr. Gloria works with patients where they are along the path to embrace the necessary changes toward improved health. Dr. Gloria has faced significant health challenges in her own life in the form Graves’ Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has always utilized a combination of conventional and naturopathic treatments in addressing her own illnesses. She has also experienced first hand the role of exercise and art-making in the healing process and brings her joy for both to her clinical practice.
Dr. Gloria is a licensed naturopathic physician. She graduated in 2001 from the National College of Natural Medicine and joined the integrative team at Spirit of Health Wellness Clinic in Vancouver, Washington. She has worked with a spectrum of pediatric and adult health concerns, including gastrointestinal disorders, Hepatitis C, attention disorders, cognitive decline, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune disease.
Dr. Gloria's family relocated to the Oregon coast in 2008. Dr. Gloria serves her community through involvement in the Parent Teacher Organization of Seaside Heights Elementary and on the Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation board. Remaining true to her passion for the health benefits of creative endeavors, she also acts as director of the Cannon Beach Arts Association Summer Art Camp program for children and adults.
Astoria Integrative Family Medicine
Astoria Integrative Family Medicine is a clinic composed of independent practitioners sharing space to provide the people of the North Coast access to quality medical care that incorporates naturopathic treatment options. Dr. Gloria practices alongside Dr. Carolyn Nygaard and Dr. Allie Evans, each of whom have their own areas of speciality within the field of naturopathic medicine. To learn more about Dr. Nygaard and Dr. Evans, visit the clinic website at www.astoriaintegrativefamilymedicine.com.