Julie Foster, FNP, MSN, founded Pohala Clinic PC in Portland, Oregon, as a place of healing that is a culmination of her 25 years of experience in nursing and integrative medicine. She’s a licensed and board-certified family nurse practitioner who combines conventional medicine with anthroposophic medicine that includes naturopathy and indigenous wisdom. Julie received her Bachelor’s in Nursing with Science Honors from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and her Master’s in Nursing, specializing in Family Medicine, from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
Julie’s long-time commitment to nursing and health services goes back to her youth. She started as a candy striper volunteer in her teens, progressed to working as an ER nurse, and then combined nursing with indigenous and integrative medicine.
Because of a family connection to mental health issues, she has sought special education in the field of mental health care. She also has experience and training in the field of women’s health.
Although she was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Julie is Hawaiian through her father’s lineage, and she supports the causes of indigenous rights worldwide and through medical charities.
Julie’s approach to healing draws on ancient and modern wisdom. Patients come to obtain a wide variety of health care support, including blood pressure checks, hormone management, or sorting out a cancer diagnosis. Call the office or book a consultation online to take advantage of her compassionate care and wide-ranging expertise when it comes to general health.