What is it about Shift that makes us so different? We practiced conventional medicine for years. There is nothing more disheartening than seeing a patient continue to struggle, despite doing everything we were taught in traditional medical training.
Meet Our Practitioners
Dr. Marie Agnew DNP, FNP-C
Marie spent years searching for answers to her own health struggles, only to be met with the same one-size-fits-all approach- pills to mask symptoms. The answers she was given did not resonate with her, propelling her onto a journey of exploration including years of extensive training in Ayurveda, Mindfulness Meditation, Nutritional Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Allopathic Medicine and Functional Medicine.
In 2007, she began her formal medical training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and became a critical care RN. In 2010, she returned to OHSU where she obtained a Masters of Science degree and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. A few years later, while practicing as a FNP in a busy rural Oregon practice, she completed her dissertation at OHSU on meditation and mindfulness for the treatment of chronic pain. That same year, she published her work in a medical journal, and obtained a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
She has since honed her allopathic and integrative medical knowledge by advanced training from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), serving as a key consultant in the development of a functional medical practice and lifestyle program in Portland, OR and many years of practicing in urgent medicine, integrative medicine, and primary care. Marie is a firm believer in the foundations of health- sound sleep, hormone optimization, personalized nutrition, healthy relationships, and realistic strategies to decrease stress and toxic burden on the body.
To have time and the ability to truly address these foundations of health, Marie launched SHIFT Functional Medicine and is now thrilled to have a team of excellent providers that she has since brought into her practice.
When Marie is not in the clinic she enjoys practicing yoga, exploring trails, experimenting with new recipes, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Dr. Anya de la Motte ND
Dr. Anya de la Motte came to Naturopathic and Functional Medicine through a long history of health challenges that couldn’t be answered by western medicine. She struggled with her weight and health most of her life and had to go on a long journey to recover her health and body. Naturopathic and functional medicine made the most sense because it treats the ROOT CAUSE of the symptoms and addresses the whole body.
Dr. Anya de la Motte completed her undergraduate studies in General Science and Psychology at Portland State University. While there she met her husband. She later received a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, the oldest Naturopathic College in the United States.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Anya moved to Philadelphia with her husband and son and started her own Naturopathic practice, while her husband was completing his residency. After four years, they moved back to the West Coast to be closer to family and her husbands’ job in the Monterey Bay Area. While there, Dr. Anya worked in various clinics gaining a variety of valuable clinical experiences. After the birth of their second child, she returned to her home state of Oregon where she loves living and practicing Medicine.
Her goal as a Naturopathic Doctor is to help people recover their health, fix their metabolism, overcome health challenges, and lead richer, more enjoyable, and active lives.
Bobbi has spent the past two years of her life searching for a diagnosis. She has been repeatedly dismissed and disappointed by traditional western medicine and doctors who treat symptoms, rather than the whole body. On a mission to unveil the root cause of her own health discomforts, Bobbi initially found SHIFT as a patient. She was transformed from the perspective of her own health and her journey as a women’s health advocate. Bobbi is thrilled to be a part of the SHIFT family as her passion is to encourage more people to try healing through functional and integrative modalities.
Bobbi comes to SHIFT with a background in international education, social work through domestic violence prevention, social media marketing, and maternal health advocacy. In 2018, Bobbi finished her undergraduate degree from Quest University Canada with an interdisiplinary BA of Arts and Sciences in the fields of Sociology and Spanish with a focus in social & maternal health services for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Since before she can remember, she knew that she would work with women and girls in an attempt to mitigate trauma and facilitate empowering life experiences.
Shortly after graduating from University, Bobbi was trained as a Birth and Postpartum Doula with DONA International. She also practices yoga, bodywork, cupping, massage and aromatherapy. She infuses these interests into her practice as a Doula throughout all stages of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. While maintaining her roles at SHIFT and as a Doula, Bobbi is currently taking prerequisites in hopes to pursue Nurse Midwifery School and become certified in Functional & Herbal Medicine.
Bobbi is our Community Outreach Coordinator, in-office Health Coach and Social Media Specialist. She works diligently with each of her clients to offer them personalized and client-centered care. She approaches our clients and community partners through a collaborative, empowering and education-based approach!
When Bobbi is not attending births or working at SHIFT you will likely find her skiing, climbing, biking, singing at summer festivals across Central Oregon and whitewater river guiding in Idaho.
Laura Evans, FNP
Laura is a family nurse practitioner passionate about working with patients to find root causes of disease instead of symptom-based treatment. Laura graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wyoming and has practiced as an FNP for ten years.
About four years ago, she realized that we are only treating symptoms of deeper problems at a broad worldly level— and that the medicine that she was practicing fell under the same umbrella. It was at this time that Laura found the Institute for Functional Medicine and began taking courses. Her love for medicine was revitalized in these courses and began to shift how she interacted with her patients, herself, and society. She currently balances working in clinics focused on allopathic care and functional medicine.
Laura grew up in Alaska and is an avid hiker and backpacker with her dog, Ollie. She has traveled extensively and has walked the Camino de Santiago across Spain twice. Evans is also a certified yoga teacher and reiki practitioner. Laura believes the healthier our communities and we are, the more our lives are vibrant and fulfilling.
What They’re Saying
“"Every time I seek medical advice from Dr. Marie she listens, I mean really listens. She asks probing questions to find out what is going on and what the root cause is. Dr. Marie is great about follow up and truly cares about me and my family's health."”Amy P.
““As a patient of Dr. Agnew, I am treated with professionalism, kindness, and compassion. Dr. Marie is gifted in her ability to listen carefully and make a thoughtful, informed diagnosis. She has a curious mind and genuinely wants to help you heal. I appreciate her ability to translate and share the right amount of science to aid in my understanding. I’m glad to have found her!””Lindsay G.
““Dr. Agnew is one of the most intellectually voracious healthcare providers I have met. She has trained in and demonstrated mastery in many different areas of medicine. Additionally, she is an absolute delight to work with. She is sharp as a tack and highly analytical, but still creative, humble and kind. She strikes an extraordinary balance between smarts and heart. I wouldn't hesitate to refer my patients to her””Dr. Sara Gillham
““Dr. Agnew brings the best of both worlds to her practice. She integrates aspects of conventional Western medicine with a deep understanding of functional approaches that address the root of disease. She is genuinely interested in supporting her patients to achieve their best state of health, which is apparent with her attention and presence in appointments and follow-through. I trust her for comprehensive and thorough care”.”Megan B.