“The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.” -Anonymous
Dr. Agnew holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, and uses a combination of western medical training and evidence-based approaches in her practice, which allow her to provide unique knowledge and perspective to her patients. Her respect and preference for an integrative approach originates from her own history of health issues. Gathering wisdom through years of study of Functional Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga, and Nutritional Therapy, she was able to implement a combination of treatments to remedy her condition. Marie has seen first-hand the effectiveness of evaluating an issue from all angles and integrating different treatment modalities.
In 2007, Marie began her formal medical training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She then worked as a RN treating critical patients in the Cardiac unit at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. In 2010, she returned to OHSU in Portland where she graduated with honors, obtaining a Masters of Science degree and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2013, while practicing as a NP in a busy rural Oregon practice, she completed her dissertation at OHSU, published her work in a medical journal, and obtained a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Shortly after her education Marie served as a key consultant in the development of a wellness practice in Portland and helped launch a lifestyle program to teach clients how to uplevel habits and improve health.
Marie has since worked in both Urgent and Primary Care. Given her experience, she can quickly assess and treat; or is able to dive deeper into history and lifestyle depending on the situation and goals of each client.
As a mom of two littles, Marie is not only passionate about her client’s health; but about teaching them how to build the health of their entire family.
In her free time she enjoys yoga, trail running, live music, experimenting with new recipes, and goofing off with her husband and kids. When she’s able to escape into the mountains you will find her mountain biking, backpacking, snowboarding, or skate skiing.