Nurse practitioner opens medical office in Medford

Family nurse practitioner Nicole Mendoza has opened a primary medical care office at 329 S. Ivy St. in Medford.

Foundational Medicine Primary Care provides client care using monthly subscription fees to cover office visits, telephone, text and email support, as well as discounted supplements. The practice also offers negotiated cash prices for laboratory and imaging work, while ordering and referring is also included in the monthly fee.

Mendoza has lived in the region for 14 years and has been developing her integrative medicine practice since 2007. She is a member of the Miluk Coos Tribe and has been a contract family nurse practitioner with the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians since 2015.

Mendoza chose to open a Medford office because it was central to the broader region she already served.

“This is the right size community to start a practice,” Mendoza said. “The Ashland market is saturated. And this is a more populated area. I wanted to be accessible to Grants Pass and Cave Junction; I also see patients in Northern California.”

She provides care for patients seeking an affordable holistic approach and who are not on insurance. Her model is set up for small businesses and self-employed.

Mendoza did her undergraduate and registered nurse training at Oregon Health & Science University. Between 2010 and 2015, she was a cardiac intensive care nurse. She earned a Master of Science Nursing degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Mendoza has been a family nurse practitioner as a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and she’s held Oregon State Board of Nursing prescriptive authority and dispensing privileges since 2015.

Mendoza also has homeopathic and anthroposophic postgraduate training that requires annual certification. She possesses dermatologic procedures certification from the Texas Academy of Family Physicians & National Procedures Institute. Her thyroid specialty certification is from the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine.

She plans to complete her herbal medicine studies at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine this year.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and by appointment Monday and Friday.

The office telephone number is 541-897-7383. The email is office@foundationalmed.com

Reach reporter Greg Stiles at 541-776-4463 or gstiles@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GregMTBusiness or www.facebook.com/greg.stiles.31.

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