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You're not built to feel bad.

Every cell in your body is programmed to restore and maintain health if we provide the right conditions and instructions.

That's why our approach is focused on lifestyle & nutrition, environment, comprehensive assessment, and functional lab testing to identify blind spots and eliminate root cause(s).

If you've decided it's time for a smarter approach to health, the next step is to schedule a free phone consultation with Dr. DeFrancesco to find out if you qualify and if our solution is a good fit for you.

Dr. Sara DeFrancesco is a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist in proving root cause care and functional medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Apply to work with us and find out if the Thriving Force Method is right for you, by scheduling a time to speak with Dr. DeFrancesco.

The Thriving Force Method

Dr. Sara DeFrancesco is a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist who provides Functional Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Please review our Essentials Program and FAQ before scheduling.

We are currently accepting patients who live in the United States and are able to travel to our office in Portland, Oregon for their initial consultation. Follow up visits can be done by secure video chat for your convenience.

What People Are Saying About Thriving Force

Skilled and compassionate guidance to help you meet all your health goals. Dr. Sara DeFrancesco stays current on science and trends within the naturopathic field, so she’s up-to-the-minute on important things you may not have heard of.
Dr. Sara is an incredibly detail-oriented practitioner who wants to make her current patients her former patients as efficiently and timely as possible, by helping them get and STAY well!
Best doctor ever!!! I’ve had Hashimotos for 12 years now, and am finally starting to make some traction with Dr. Sara on making progress. I would recommend her to anyone. She’s thorough, communicative, and cares about her patients. She just gets it... She gets healing the body not just treating it.
Wow, a smart and compassionate doctor AND an acupuncturist? Dr. DeFrancesco has so much to offer just about any patient. Her fun and sassy spirit is a rare gem in the medical industry. I highly recommend her.
She’s vibrant, smart, and committed to helping people regain and restore their health! Dr. Sara absolutely rocks!
Dr. DeFrancesco is spectacular. She is a talented, thoughtful, and supportive doctor. She makes healthy living and wellness fun and accessible. The combination of naturopathy and acupuncture is not to be missed. I highly recommend her for any and all healthcare needs. I found that she always had simple tips to improve whatever health situation and she was very informative and knowledgeable.