Dr. Sara DeFrancesco is a Root Cause Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, Health Educator, and Founder of Thriving Force, an investigative medicine clinic in Portland, Oregon.

It’s Dr. DeFrancesco’s mission to educate our community to rebuild your health and reclaim your power so you can create an extraordinary life for you and your family.

Dr. DeFrancesco partners with patients seeking a smarter & sustainable approach to health by doing the detective work to uncover root cause(s) and design a personalized and comprehensive plan that includes nutrition, lifestyle, functional medicine, and root cause therapies.

This approach benefits people who are seeking help with chronic inflammatory conditions, autoimmunity, thyroid conditions, digestive problems, brain health, and health optimization.

Passionate about public education and patients learning to unlock their own Thriving Force, Dr. DeFrancesco is a YouTube host and a public speaker who has shared the stage with some of the most innovative physicians in the world including Dr. Sachin Patel, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, and Dr. Kelly Brogan.

National University Of Natural Medicine

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Professional Associations & Memberships

The Institute Of Functional Medicine
International Association Of Functional Neurology And Rehabilitation
The Living Proof Institute
Paleo Physicians Network
Re-Find Health
Thyroid Change