Zeenia Junkeer, ND
Dr. Zeenia Junkeer is a board certified and licensed Naturopathic physician in the state of Oregon who works as a primary care physician, with a focus on culturally responsive family health and pediatric care. Dr. Junkeer completed her N.D. training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and postgraduate work in the fields of Pediatrics and Women’s Health.
Dr. Junkeer sees patients of all ages, and enjoys working with patients who are seeking affirming and responsive care. With an understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health on one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health Dr. Junkeer takes time to learn about her patients, in order to meet them where they are at and provide quality holistic care.
A passion for community health lead Dr. Junkeer to spend time working and living in Haiti where she and 2 colleagues founded Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB), an Oregon based non-profit. NWB is a global health organization working to change the paradigm in which global health is practiced; elevating community led and driven projects while working in a capacity building role to support empowerment. This work laid a strong community based foundation and a drive to authentically meet patients where they are at, without judgment or expectations. Practicing compassionate individualized care that takes into account people’s lived experience and unique cultural practices have been at the forefront of her work.
“Working internationally and here in the U.S. with communities who face the greatest inequities has given me a perspective on healing that focuses not only on the body’s ability to heal but also the role of trauma, chronic stress, social factors and individuals’ life experience. We are more than our symptoms and our diagnoses; we are unique individuals with complex histories, experiences, wisdom and resilience. I love being part of people’s journeys to be the healthiest version of themselves-however that is defined.”
Dr. Junkeer provides affirming care for all communities and has experience working with LGBTQ communities, immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color.
“I don’t believe in being ‘culturally competent’, I believe in practicing the highest level of cultural humility and culturally responsive care I can.”