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About Ariel Portera, DO
Ariel Portera, DO, is a physician who provides primary care for patients of all ages with a special interest in women's health, integrative medicine and nutrition. She also performs inpatient and outpatient osteopathic manipulative treatment – a hands on approach to treating a wide variety of illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries.
Providing general integrative medicine consults through the Center for Integrative Medicine, she utilizes lifestyle medicine to address the root cause of chronic disease. She also integrates and frequently refers to other complementary modalities including but not limited to acupuncture, massage, mindfulness and culinary medicine.
She enjoys treating the mind, body and spirit to optimize health and wellness, and partnering with patients on their health care journey.
Dr. Portera completed a residency in family medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and she earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Academy of Integrative Health Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association.
In her free time, Dr. Portera enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel, hiking, cooking and meditation.
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- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
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Conditions and Treatments
- Care for All Ages
- Comprehensive Care for the Individual and Family
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
- Overall Health and Well-Being
- Women's Health