You’re not built to feel bad.

In fact, every cell in your body is programmed to restore and maintain health if we provide the right conditions and instructions.

That’s why our approach is focused on root cause(s), lifestyle & nutrition, and environment paired with a comprehensive assessment and functional lab testing to identify blind spots.

If you’ve decided it’s time for a smarter approach to health, the next step is to schedule a free phone consultation with Dr. DeFrancesco to find out if you qualify and if our solution is a good fit for you.

Apply to work with us and find out if the Thriving Force Method is right for you, by scheduling a time to speak with Dr. DeFrancesco.

The Thriving Force Method

The Thriving Force Method is a step-by-step process that combines a root cause approach, health creating habits, and a personalized plan to help you maximize your health.

Please review our Essentials Program and FAQ before scheduling.

We are currently accepting new patients in our Portland, Oregon office.

What People Are Saying About Thriving Force

Skilled and compassionate guidance to help you meet all your health goals. Dr. Sara DeFrancesco stays current on science and trends within the naturopathic field, so she’s up-to-the-minute on important things you may not have heard of.

Wow, a smart and compassionate doctor AND an acupuncturist? Dr. DeFrancesco has so much to offer just about any patient. Her fun and sassy spirit is a rare gem in the medical industry. I highly recommend her.

Dr. Sara is an incredibly detail-oriented practitioner who wants to make her current patients her former patients as efficiently and timely as possible, by helping them get and STAY well!

She’s vibrant, smart, and committed to helping people regain and restore their health! Dr. Sara absolutely rocks!

Best doctor ever!!! I’ve had Hashimotos for 12 years now, and am finally starting to make some traction with Dr. Sara on making progress. I would recommend her to anyone. She’s thorough, communicative, and cares about her patients. She just gets it… She gets healing the body not just treating it.

Dr. DeFrancesco is spectacular. She is a talented, thoughtful, and supportive doctor. She makes healthy living and wellness fun and accessible. The combination of naturopathy and acupuncture is not to be missed. I highly recommend her for any and all healthcare needs. I found that she always had simple tips to improve whatever health situation and she was very informative and knowledgeable.