Your Path Towards Health
  • Southern Oregon primary care general medicine naturopathic specialists

    Naturopathic Specialists

    General Medicine • Primary Care

  • Medford Oregon naturopath laboratory and specialty diagnostic services

    In-House Laboratory

    Specialty Diagnostic Services

  • comprehensive natural medicine therapies in Southern Oregon

    Comprehensive Care

    Via Natural Therapies

  • Southern Oregon natural medicines, botanicals, homeopathics

    Natural Medicinary

    Medicines • Botanicals • Homeopathics

***Our COVID-19 Clinic Update***

As the Coronavirus situation evolves, we want to assure you, our clinic community, that we are taking necessary steps to minimize risks to our patients and team members. We are adhering to recommendations from CDC and public health officials and have prepared a list of ways you can protect yourself and your family. In addition, we have updated our COVID-19 clinic policies. We continue to recommend treatment plans according to each of our own individual patient needs. If you have additional questions, please let us know. For updated clinic hours please call 541-770-5563.

Hear Dr. Cory Tichauer at OANP 2020

Join me at OANP 2020 and hear from me, speaking on 'Tick Bourne IIlness', and other experts who will be lecturing on topics around this year’s theme:  Naturopathic Perspectives on Infectious Diseases and Immunology! Learn more and register here:

Your path towards health

Bear Creek Naturopathic Clinic is a general medicine, primary care practice in Medford, Oregon focused on providing comprehensive health care via natural therapies to the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Our goal is to aid our patients in their journey toward healing by providing individualized treatment programs designed to rebuild health. People of all ages and in all states of health see us to increase wellness, treat a simple cold or ear ache, or address chronic diseases and cancer. We provide an atmosphere of caring professionalism, therapeutic edification, and nutritional and lifestyle guidance to assist you in your path toward health.

  • The people here are positive and knowledgeable, and I trust them with my health.

    Carol J.
  • Fantastic! I have been coming here for years, the doctors and staff are always courteous and most helpful. They help me keep healthy and active at age 71.

    Ann S
  • Best Doctors in Southern Oregon!  Very open to listening, sending off for labs that conventional doc's don't even have access to. Awesome!!

    Yelp Review
  • Very informative and helpful, my treatment has been excellent.

    Laura H

Meet Our Providers

Cory Tichaeur, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Cory Tichauer, ND

Believing that the body has, within itself, the inherent ability to heal, Dr. Tichauer utilizes an integrative therapeutic model designed to remove obstacles to health while simultaneously optimizing the self-healing mechanisms of the body.

Daniel Smith, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Daniel Smith, ND

Dr. Smith views the Earth and all its life as a single, vibrant living organism with the innate ability to heal provided that it is granted the opportunity to purge itself of accumulated contaminants.

Thomas Messinger, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Thomas Messinger, ND

Founder and Clinic Director of Portland Natural Medicine, Dr. Messinger recently joined Bear Creek Naturopathic Clinic to continue his focus on treating patients who have experienced complex chronic illness.

Margaret Philhower, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Margaret Philhower, ND

Dr. Margaret has experience in treating people of all ages, genders and health conditions, including autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, women’s health and digestive disorders. She specializes in providing general family medicine and preventative care with a naturopathic emphasis. 

What is an ND?


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Lab Assessment in Chronic Ilness: A Functional Medicine Approach

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Seasonal Blues Got You Down?

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Gas, Bloating and Tummy Aches, Oh My!

Does this title sound like a familiar topic to you?