Jennifer O'Leary, ND

Portland Monthly Magazine's Top Doctor 2014 & 2015 of Naturopathic Medicine!


"Practicing Naturopathic Medicine and being co-owner of aja is a dream come true.  At a young age I realized I wanted to work in the health care field, especially with women.  I worked in the dental field for 12 years after graduating from high school.  I thought I wanted to be a dentist, because this was my only experience in patient care.  But as fate would have it, I was introduced to Naturopathic Medicine.  I knew in that exact moment that this was the career I had been waiting for.  It is a career in which I could learn as much about the body as possible, help prevent disease, live a true and meaningful life, and help empower and enrich women’s lives.  Everything about this career excites me.  Every day I see my patients transform and achieve wellness.  I get super excited teaching my patients about health by drawing silly pictures or using my hands to demonstrate how the body works.  I am a real person who is not perfect, but I'm always striving to do my best.  My trust in the journey and understanding that everyone has their own process makes me more empathetic and supportive.  Through my years of being a physician I have learned the importance of practicing what I “preach”, which has taught me to eat well, find my inner silence through yoga, and push to continually find balance in my life.  I am grateful every day to have an amazingly supportive husband, a beautiful and healthy daughter, an incredible family, friends, and patients in my life.  I am eternally grateful every day for this journey.”

Dr. Jennifer O’Leary is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who specializes in Women’s Health.  She enjoys being a general family practitioner, addressing both disease prevention and any acute and chronic ailments.

Areas of special interest:

  • Natural fertility and pregnancy preparation.
  • Hormone imbalance: including PMS, PCOS, peri-menopause, menopause, hot flashes, low libido, vaginal dryness and weight gain.
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
  • Salivary and blood labs for hormone testing and the use of bio-identical hormones.
  • Hashimoto’s Disease and Thyroid Disorders.
  • Digestive difficulties: including GERD/heartburn, gas/bloating, diarrhea/constipation, dysbiosis and gut infections. Utilizing expanded GI health panels as a diagnostic tool.
  • Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance.
  • Food Intolerances and sensitivities, utilizing blood and salivary lab testing for diagnosis.
  • Adrenal fatigue.
  • Women’s annual exams and Pap smears.
  • Acne and Eczema.

Dr. O’Leary believes that the body has an amazing ability to self-heal yet sometimes needs a little support and direction.  She understands that everyone has their own healing process and is there to meet patients where they are in their healing journey.  She strives to provide her patients the opportunity to experience optimal health by treating the underlying cause.  True health is more than the absence of disease; it is the balance of the mind, body, spirit, wellness, and vitality.

Dr. O’Leary is a Portland native.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Portland State University and then continued her medical education at the National College of Natural Medicine, where she received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.  Dr. O’Leary is licensed and board certified in the state of Oregon.  She is always expanding her knowledge and keeping up with the latest research and treatments.

In her spare time, Dr. O’Leary enjoys traveling to warm destinations, camping, gardening, yoga, zumba and spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends.