Dana Mozer, F.N.P.
Dana Mozer, Nurse Practitioner
A movement in gynecologic health, which emphasized knowledge and natural self-care, was sparked from the feminism of the 1970’s. This movement influenced the creation of clinics and books which were my introduction to women’s health care, and the reason that I became a nurse practitioner. I believe an annual health exam is only partly about detecting infections or cancer. To me, it is largely about education, self-empowerment and prevention. Too many people dread going to the gynecologist because of the dehumanizing and mysterious environment which is created around the visit. My goal is to create a supportive and respectful practice which fosters my clients’ curiosity, knowledge and inner strength.
I graduated from Yale University’s School of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1996. I worked at All Women’s Health Services, from 1996 through 2002, doing gynecologic care and acting as a primary care provider as well. I have also worked since 1995 at Old Town Clinic, helping mostly homeless adults with their primary care needs. Additionally, I have spent time recently working for The Multnomah County Health Department at Westside Clinic and The North Portland Health Center, providing care to children and adults. While I am not able to act as a primary care provider at Downtown Gynecology, I am happy to see our clients for non-gynecologic health issues that do not require ongoing care.
Additionally, I have been a student of western herbal medicine since 1997, and have studied with a variety of influential teachers including Cascade Anderson Geller and Adam Sellar. I hope to incorporate this knowledge into my practice at Downtown Women’s Center. I am also a practitioner of Mayan Abdominal Massage, a technique that can help with a wide variety of pelvic complaints, by improving blood, lymph and chi flow to the pelvic organs. For more information on this, please refer to http://arvigomassage.com. With my spare time, I enjoy spending gardening, riding my bicycle and watching my daughter grow. I speak Spanish and am dedicated to building a practice which is welcoming to all, regardless of language, age or sexual orientation.