Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM
Dr. Ray McClanahan was born in Port Angeles, Washington to Larry and Judi McClanahan. He completed his undergraduate studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Next, he attended Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), and graduated in 1995. Upon graduation, he completed a two-year podiatric, surgical residency training in Portland, Oregon, at Legacy Health Systems and Kaiser Permanente as a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon.
Dr. McClanahan’s practice, Northwest Foot & Ankle in Portland, Oregon, allows him to care for those who find their highest joy when in motion. In his 18 years as a podiatrist, he has learned that most foot problems can be corrected by restoring natural foot function. He is also the inventor of Correct Toes, silicone toe spacers. His professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options as well as education on proper footwear.
Dr. McClanahan is an active runner and athlete. In 1999, he finished 14th in the U.S. National Men’s Cross-Country Championships and had a near Olympic Trials qualifying 5,000 meter mark of 13:56 in 2000. He then qualified for the World Duathlon Championships in 2001.
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Dr. Samuel Oltman, ND
Dr. Sam Oltman graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Oregon State University in Exercise and Sport Science where he was also a member of the Beavers football team playing wide receiver. He attended the National College of Natural Medicine, graduating with his Naturopathic Doctorate (ND), and then completed a rigorous 2-year primary care residency at Grain Integrative Health in SE Portland. He has advanced training in pain management, orthopedics, and regenerative injection therapies.
Dr. Oltman treats patients with the underlying presumption that the body contains the wisdom to heal itself- it simply needs the requisite inputs for enhanced healing and the removal of certain barriers that prevent healing. He believes that symptoms are not aberrations to be suppressed but rather wise expressions of nature pointing to where imbalance lies.
As a lifelong athlete, Dr. Oltman has always been interested in how to optimize performance and physical fitness. Restoring natural foot function to his own feet years ago has made him a true believer and one who “walks the walk” when it comes to the barefoot lifestyle. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Oltman also has deep insight into systemic and holistic strategies for enhancing performance on the track, field, trail, classroom or office.
An Oregon native, Dr. Oltman loves spending time with family and friends while maintaining an active lifestyle with biking, running, CrossFit, yoga, slacklining, hiking barefoot, basketball, ping pong and swimming in the lakes and rivers of the Cascades.
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Dr. Camella Potter
Camella (Mia) Potter, ND received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Potter attended the University of California, Berkeley for undergraduate studies where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Nutritional Science.
Before attending naturopathic medical school, she conducted research with breast cancer survivors and men with prostate cancer at Oregon Health and Science University, worked overseas with a holistic community development agency and served as a nutritionist in a medical office.
Dr. Potter was a competitive gymnast as an adolescent and currently enjoys running, biking, boot camp classes, and yoga. She worked with Dr. Ray McClanahan while in medical school and has observed the impact that his philosophy for podiatric care has on patients, as well as in her personal life. Dr. Potter has an intimate understanding of the body’s ability to heal itself, and she seeks out the true underlying cause of foot problems to treat and prevent many common foot ailments. Click HERE to learn more about booking a remote consultation with Dr. Camella Potter, ND.
Dr. Natasha Kassam, ND
Dr. Natasha Kassam Paris has been named one of Portland's Top Doctors and has completed over 20,000 patient visits as a Naturopathic physician, working in various spheres of medicine.
After completing her Naturopathic doctorate program at the Natural University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), she completed several years of a residency program. She then went on to found and own a thriving multi-disciplinary wellness center, which she subsequently sold in 2016. Dr. Kassam Paris transitioned to working for ZOOM+Care, where she helped the healthcare company build and launch their first cutting-edge, innovative performance health center in Portland, Oregon. She also further refined her conventional medical skillset by working for several years in busy, urban, urgent care clinics. When she is not working at Northwest Foot & Ankle, Dr. Kassam Paris provides Rapid Transformational Therapy (hypnotherapy) and other integrative medicine services at her private practice location.
"Each phase of my path as a physician has provided me with an incredible depth of insight into medical models, patient illnesses, and the realm of preventative and performance medicine. It has been a deep honor to serve in such varied capacities as a doctor; melding and applying clinical science while refining the art of communication, compassion, and connection".
Dr. Kassam Paris has always lived a very active lifestyle; you can often find her running, hiking, or enjoying yoga classes when she is outside of the clinic. As a recovering daily high heel shoe wearer, she feels indebted to Ray McClanahan for this unique podiatry approach and invention of Correct Toes®. “I simply would not be as active as I am or feel as much exhilaration as I do when exercising had it not been for the remarkable results I’ve achieved from using Correct Toes® and switching to naturally shaped footwear. Being someone who’s movement was once significantly restricted due to repetitive musculoskeletal injuries, I absolutely believe that Dr. McClanahan’s work has contributed to my sense of vitality and joy. I am thrilled to be a part of the Northwest Foot & Ankle team and to support patient’s under Dr. McClanahan mentorship!"
Joselyn, Patient Coordinator
Joselyn is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Vancouver, WA. Competition and sports have been a part of Joselyn’s life since she was young. She played soccer for 13 ½ years before retiring her cleats due to a knee injury. After soccer, Joselyn gravitated toward golf and played competitively for the Oregon Junior Golf Association (OJGA) for 4 years. She continues to challenge herself physically and competitively through the sport of powerlifting. Joselyn took 1st place in the World Championship for powerlifting in 2016 and 1st place in the Oregon State Open for powerlifting in 2017. In December of 2018, she completed the EMT training course through the Northwest Regional Training Center. Joselyn’s future plans include going to paramedic school to become a flight paramedic.
Camden, Medical Assistant
Camden is a native of the Pacific Northwest, graduating from the University of Oregon in 2013. He has always been fascinated by the abilities of the human body, both in its athletic nature, but also its capacity to heal. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which benefits his work here at NWFA greatly, due to the sports rehab nature of our clinic. In Camden’s free time he plays competitive Ultimate Frisbee as well as just enjoying the outdoors.