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Our Approach

There is no one trigger for chronic disease, just as there is no one component of lifestyle that can reverse it.  Paramount to its prevention however is diet, including supplementation, sleep, stress management and physical fitness.

Our Story

Practice with Purpose is the vision of several health providers with an interest in supporting the community through nourishment, education and community outreach.  Following the success of her medical practice in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Dee began to lecture nationally and internationally on nutrigenomics, obesity and age management for the betterment of her physician network and the patients they serve. Dr. Dee supports both community and professional education by connecting people with her brand of personalized medicine with a personalized approach. 

"Through education, lifestyle and customized nutrition we can reach many more individuals and help them manifest their healthcare goals"- Dr. Dee

The Advantage of a Diverse Healthcare Team

With over 17 years in medicine Practice with Purpose combines the experience and success of fitness, medical mindfulness and wellness coaching into an integrative approach and personalized health action plan

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Deedra Wells, ND

Clinical Director & Owner

Dr. Deedra Wells, Principle provider for Practice with Purpose. Dr. Wells is a Naturopathic Physician, emphasizing complimentary approaches to chronic disease. Dr. Wells uses a diverse combination of naturopathic medicine, western botanical medicine, physiotherapy, and conventional medical therapies to recover each individual’s full potential for wellness.

Licensed Naturopathic Physcian

Lifestyle Medicine practice since 2000

Clinical Director-Practice with Purpose

Sean Wells has been a Fitness Professional for 10 years. Solid State Fitness was established in 2016, providing precise and practical Fitness and Nutrition services, including personal and small group training classes to Clients of all ages and abilities. Call Sean today to schedule your free fitness and nutrition assessment!

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Roxanne Edrington, DC, CCN

Obesity Management & Care

Dr. Roxanne Edrington is a doctor of Chiropractic (DC), a clinical nutritionist (CCN), Board Certified Naturopathic Practitioner, healthy lifestyle coach, public speaker, athlete and author. She is certified in Functional Medicine and Applied Kinesiology.

Dr. Roxanne is the author of the book Eating On the Go:Traveling Lite. If you are someone who is always on the go.... this book is for you! The #1 obstacle I see with my patients who travel a lot or who have hectic schedules is eating on the go. They sacrifice quality nutrition for fast, easy and convenient foods. In my book I have outlined strategies on how to eat on the go to achieve more energy, better health and permanent weight loss. Dr. Roxanne offers seminars and workshops as an innovative tool to educate corporations and the public on how to obtain healthy living while eating on the go.

Next Steps...

Taking a step towards better health through thoughtful and customized approaches to longevity is essential to your quality of life.  Contact Dr. Wells today.