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Natasha Polensek, M.D., F.A.A.P.

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Specialty:
Pediatrics
Special Interest:
Pediatrics (General)
Accepting Patients:
Yes
Languages:
English, French (some)

"I really enjoy working with kids and their families to help unearth their motivation and confidence to develop healthy habits that lead to happier and more productive lives."

Biography

Dr. Polensek specializes in caring for all sorts of kids in her general pediatric practice from birth through age 24. She also directs a clinic for kids with severe obesity and obesity-related disorders and is interested in a community-wide approach to working on this issue. She is a founding board member of Health Bridges International, www.hbint.org, a local nonprofit that performs various health related and medical projects in several countries, but with a concentration in Peru. She spent several years traveling the globe and becoming involved in various projects but returned to Portland to be a doting aunt to her niece and nephew. She enjoys reading, dancing, camping and tai chi in her free time.

Education

  • Degree:
    M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA, 1990
  • Residency:

    Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University 1994

  • Certification:

    American Board of Pediatrics, 2007

 

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