David Chang, ND, LAc, is a board-certified naturopathic physician and acupuncturist at Naturopathic Gastro in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Chang has extensive experience providing primary care, chronic pain management, and traditional Chinese medicine services.
Dr. Chang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and he spent part of his childhood there before relocating to beautiful Ashland, Oregon, and then to Portland. He completed his medical education at the National University of Natural Medicine, and then went on to pursue clinical training under the guidance of fellow physician, Dr. Ilana Gurevich.
In addition to his six-year training in natural medicine, Dr. Chang has specialized training in therapies like prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), cold laser therapy, restorative cell therapy, and perineural injections.
As a naturopathic doctor, Dr. Chang considers your whole-body health before recommending treatment plans. Through holistic care, his goal is to address his patients’ underlying conditions rather than treating just the symptoms.
Dr. Chang has been an athlete his whole life, so he understands how patients may feel when they’re unable to perform the activities that they love and be active. Along with his passion for pain management and sports medicine, he uses his knowledge of alternative medicine techniques, like acupuncture and pain-relieving injections, to effectively reduce pain and restore function.
To better serve patients in the community, Dr. Chang coordinates care plans in English, Taiwanese, and Mandarin. When he’s not helping patients, he enjoys cooking healthy meals, playing basketball and tennis, and watching movies in his free time.