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. Jennifer Tuttle, ND
While Dr. Jennifer Tuttle’s love for medicine began at an early age, it wasn’t until college that she was introduced to naturopathic medicine. As a collegiate athlete at the University of Portland, Dr. Tuttle has experienced firsthand the importance of having strong, healthy feet. Working at Northwest Foot & Ankle is a perfect opportunity to marry her interest in an active lifestyle with her passion for holistic health.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Tuttle continued her education at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a certificate in Natural Childbirth. In 2010 she participated in a volunteer medical brigade with Natural Doctors International on the island of Omatepe, Nicaragua. Inspired by the community, Dr. Tuttle helped contribute to the donation of uniforms and equipment to a local women’s soccer team on the island.
While Dr. Tuttle’s greatest joy remains helping her patients reach their health goals, she also continues to love all things soccer. When she’s not playing or watching the game, she can be found coaching at the youth level. Giving back to the community and watching young players develop a passion for the game is one of the most rewarding experiences. Life as an avid soccer fan, player and coach has given her a unique perspective on foot health. When not engaging in soccer-related activities, Dr. Tuttle enjoys exploring the outdoors with her cunning Coonhound, as well as expanding her succulent garden.
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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.
Camden, Medical Assistant
Camden grew up in Eugene, OR and moved to Portland after graduating from the U of O in 2013. His fascination with the human body and its functions has grown as he has been working to improve his own athletic performance on the ultimate Frisbee field. He’s been playing ultimate since 2008 and currently plays for Sockeye, a Seattle men’s club team. Camden is a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) who does personal training and is also the strength and conditioning coach for Schwa, a Portland women’s ultimate frisbee club team. He loves the parallels that he sees between training athletes and helping patients/athletes here in the clinic. He’s excited because he firmly believes both of these jobs will improve his ability to do the other. He enjoys camping, reading, cooking, and being active.
Chase, Patient Coordinator
Sports and movement have been a part of Chase’s life since he could remember. Chase began playing soccer when he was 4 years old and participated in a variety of sports throughout childhood. In high school, he found his love for playing football, and earned a varsity letter in both football and soccer. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health. Upon graduation in 2013, Chase helped with the strength and conditioning programs for the Division I athletic teams at the University of Idaho. Chase became certified through the American College of Sports Medicine, which lead him to become the Fitness Director of his own health and fitness club. His passion to understand the human body through science, movement and sports knows no bound. Through this mindset, he strives to help anyone and everyone on daily basis.