Interview with Liz Richards, Owner of Blossom Clinic, Portland, Oregon

Apr 25

Where did you come up with the name “Blossom”?
Blossom has a special connotation to me personally as a women’s heath practitioner.  Being a woman is all about transformation and growth and I primarily see patients who are pregnant of trying to conceive. It is an honor to see my female fertility patients conceive, bloom into pregnancy, and then grow as a parent.  Blossom Clinic has been open for 3 years and I think we have lived up to it’s name.  Life is all about transformation and growth and it is our job to support people wherever they are in the process and gently guide them forwards.

What types of treatments are offered at Blossom clinic?
The practitioners at Blossom are some of the best in their fields so when you come here, you know that you will be well taken care of.  Each practitioner at Blossom owns their own business and has their own area of specialty.  Blossom is their umbrella, and we are here to help them with the business ends of things so that they can focus on their patients 100%. We offer free phone or in-house consultations and refer patients out if we believe we do not have an acupuncturist, practitioner, or massage therapist who is the right fit.

Right now Blossom Clinic is providing Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Massage, Amma Therapy (Asian Bodywork), Nutritional consultations and individual & group counseling.  It is my goal as owner of Blossom to provide the best care within the context of women’s health, reproductive health,  and family healthcare.  Whether you are interested in a relaxing massage of an invigorating one, Blossom can provide that.  If you are interested in doing a cleanse or learning more about foods that are good for you, we would love to chat with you.  If your baby is experiencing colic, we can treat him/her.  We are here for the whole family, including men!

Can you tell us about Blossom Blog?
I love Blossom Blog, partially because I personally developed and designed it  and it is a creative outlet for me.  I figure if we can reach just one person a day and help him/her, then we have done our job.  One of my favorite blogs is one in which I interview a mom who had her twins vaginally.  I have had such great feedback about how this helped people realize that they can establish their birth preferences. I personally had a c-section and a vaginal birth, and I know that when it comes to labor and delivery, things do not always go as planned.  I also love the blog titled Nutrition for Fertility because it speaks of my personal experiences.  Our practitioners also blog: Rylen Feeney’s Chaste Tree Berry article gets the most hits on our site.  And I love Dr. Elise’s candor in her blog posts.  Those are always a joy to read.  Some blogs have been very informative and read over and over again by new clients, including Treatments for First Trimester Nausea and Acupuncture on the Day of IVF Embryo Transfer, and Treatment of Male Infertility.

My goal is not to tell people what is right and wrong, but to empower people and provide food for thought. I love answering questions about natural health.  If there are any blog posts you would like to see, please let me know!