"I grew up working in my parents' old-fashioned drugstore. It was there, watching my dad lean across the counter and counsel customers, that I learned a lot about the art of connecting and helping people," says Heidi Ferguson, MD. "My early years were shaped by my parents' strong work ethic and commitment. I feel that's what laid the groundwork for my desire to be a physician."
In her practice, Dr. Ferguson emphasizes the cornerstones of good health - activity, nutrition, sleep and personal connections. "Many conditions can be managed with interventions involving lifestyle and behavior, not medication," she says. "As a physician, it's my duty to provide information and education, assist with navigating the health system and most importantly, listening to my patients' concerns."
After earning her medical degree from the John A Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Dr. Ferguson completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Dr. Ferguson is board certified in family medicine.
She was born and raised in Honolulu until she moved to Oregon in 2014.