Yana Little, MD
With the background of being a family doctor, I have an interest in all stages of life, looking at the whole person, their story, and how we interact with the world and our bodies. To me, health means having a sense of balance and wellbeing, connection with self and others, vibrancy and creativity. It means approaching illness with a variety of tools to bring the body back into balance and wellness.
This interest led me to pursue additional training in Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, to expand my knowledge to include not only allopathic medicine, but also Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Medicine.
My goal is to accompany you along your journey of health, investigating the root cause of your concerns, and supporting the healing process.
Dr. Little lives in Hood River with her husband and two children, enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, gardening, and the creative arts.
Education and Background
- Board Certified Family Medicine
- Integrative Medicine Fellow, Maine Medical Center and University of Arizona
- Licensed in Medical Acupuncture, Helms Medical Institute
- Residency in Family Medicine, Maine Medical Center
- Medical Degree from University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
- Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College
Integrative Medicine Fellowship: University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. Training focused on knowledge of nutrition, supplements, western herbs, energy medicine, manual medicine, acupuncture, mind-body medicine and review of evidence-based treatment plans for specific conditions.
Medical Acupuncture Training: Helms Institute course for physicians. Training in Traditional Chinese as well as French energetics acupuncture techniques.
In the past I have worked as an Integrative consultant and acupuncture provider for hospitalized patients (Maine Medical Center) as well as being a primary care physician offering integrative medicine services (Portland, OR).