Crane Holmes, ND
Licensed Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Crane Holmes is a licensed naturopathic physician who strives to provide high-quality, compassionate and individualized care. His goal is to discover the underlying causes of system imbalances whether physical or emotional.
From a large Italian/Irish family in Scranton, PA, he appreciates time spent in the kitchen with his grandmother, who instilled the philosophy of using food as medicine. The values of laughter, vulnerability, and self-compassion are something he hopes to impart on his patients. Prior to receiving his doctorate from The National University of Natural Medicine, Dr. Holmes completed his bachelors at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
He completed two years of medical residency under Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis and NUNM Health Centers focusing on gastroenterology and primary care. His clinical internships included rotations with medical professionals in both the naturopathic and conventional medical fields allowing him to confidently integrate the modalities of nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, nature cure, and pharmaceuticals into achieving optimal wellness.
He continues to collaborate with NUNM as an adjunct professor teaching dermatology, minor surgery, and gastroenterology. When he is not in the clinic, Dr. Holmes can be found fly fishing, hiking, traveling, gardening, and spending time with friends. He is also an avid Portland Timbers fan and hopes to improve his musical abilities.
This distinct form of medicine, which has been practiced for centuries around the world, relies on using individualized, whole-person based treatment approaches according to our principals of:
First, Do No Harm
Trust in the Healing Power of Nature
Identify and Treat the Root Cause
Treat the Whole Person
Doctor as Teacher
Naturopaths also utilize a therapeutic order that emphasizes the importance to restoring balance, removing obstacles that prevent cure, meeting patients where they are at emotionally, physically and financially and stimulating the body’s ability to heal by supporting weakened or damaged systems.
As a patient, you should also know that the terms “naturopathic doctor”, “naturopathic physician” and “naturopath” are often used interchangeably by medical practitioners in other disciplines and the public, even though unlicensed naturopaths do not have the same training or privileges.
Naturopathic doctors can order diagnostic tests such as blood tests, x-rays, MRIs, perform minor surgery, and prescribe prescription drugs and hormones. In addition, like conventional medical doctors (MDs), a growing number of naturopathic doctors choose to focus their practices in specialty areas.