Dana Mozer, FNP 
Portland, Oregon

Dana Mozer, MSN , FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Holistic, Integrative Gynecology Specialist
Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy® Practitioner
Herbalist
Reiki Practitioner

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A movement in gynecologic health, which emphasized prevention, education 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 that a health exam is only partly about detecting problems and treating symptoms.  My visits with my patients are largely about education, self-empowerment and prevention. When treatment is necessary, I am able to provide options to allow my patients to choose the path that best suits their needs and desires, and I focus to getting to the root of the problem rather than treating symptoms. 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 am currently seeing patients for all services including Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy at Merritt Health and Wellness in Southeast Portland.  You may make an appointment with me online at www.merritthw.com .  I am also seeing patients for basic women's health services at Downtown Women's Center, located at 511 SW 10th Avenue.  You may phone them at (503) 224-3435 to make an appointment with me.  If you are interested in Mayan Abdominal Therapy and want to know if it is right for you, please email me directly at dana@merritthw.com 


Testimonials:

"Ms. Mozer, I wanted to give you a sincere thank you for being such an amazing doctor! I came to you while living in Portland and you changed my life! I hadn't had a cycle in 5 months when I came in and through teaching me the Mayan abdominal massage, I now have them, almost monthly.  When I keep up on the massages I get in tune with the lunar cycle! It is so amazing and grounding to feel that in touch with the world.  I know the Mayan massage is what changed many things for me and I am grateful to you for teaching me. There are so many people out there for you to help in that area."
   -28 year old massage therapist

"Dana was my gynecologist for years before menopause kicked in.  When I started experiencing hormonal changes with frustrating symptoms, including anxiety and sleeplessness, she suggested Mayan Abdominal Therapy.  While I am still certainly menopausal, the massage has been amazing in helping to control my symptoms and teach me to trust and respect the complex happenings in my body. The work has been invaluable for my sleeping troubles and anxiety.  I can't wait for my next appointment!"
     -52 year old mother of five

I came to Dana Mozer having suffered for years with chronic pelvic pain that dramatically affected my day to day life and especially my personal life. At that point I'd been to specialists, naturopaths, physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, rolfers - you name it. My pelvic pain physical therapist was getting frustrated with what she called "cement walls" where I was supposed to have a supple pelvic floor. I have wanted to try every avenue so Mayan abdominal massage sounded like it could be helpful. Within a month of my first appointment my physical therapist was blown away by the difference in my entire pelvic region. She and my naturopath asked for Dana's information to pass on to other clients. Within two months I was at my wedding actually able to enjoy the time with family and friends without my mind fixated on pain. Not only does this technique do incredible things for the body, Dana herself is intelligent and insightful in ways that have been invaluable to my healing process. I could not recommend her highly enough!
     -32 year old restaurant server
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