Portland Chiropractor

Thank you for visiting the website of Dr. Laura Baffes, CCSP, Dr. Catherine Cummins, DABCO and Community Chiropractic & Natural Medicine - a professional Portland Oregon chiropractic clinic. In practice as well as online, Dr. Cummins and Dr. Baffes strive for excellence through superior patient treatment, education and satisfaction.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive natural healthcare in a comfortable, relaxed and healthy environment. We want to help you live a healthier, happier and more pain-free life.

In the Health On Hawthorne building Community Chiropractic and Natural Medicine offers Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, and Massage Therapy services. Please feel free to call if you have questions about any of these services.

Living a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body functioning at it's optimum level can increase the quality and length of your life. This is our ultimate goal at Community Chiropractic & Natural Medicine at the Health on Hawthorne Center.

We specialize in musculoskeletal pain syndromes such as neck and back pain, sports injuries, work and auto injuries, TMD (jaw) pain, neck and low back disc herniations, sciatica, as well as, pediatric and neurological conditions, and frequency specific microcurrent, and nutritional therapies. We offer acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, and natural medicine options for you and your families.

Dr. Cummins is a diplomate in Orthopedics and President of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. She is also a Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist.

Dr. Baffes is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Dr. Baffes & Dr. Cummins are both full-time professors at University of Western States and teach doctors continuing education classes internationally. They are involved in research, editing and publishing articles and book chapters on many topics in chiropractic. They also serve as expert witness in legal cases and are available to consult as independent medical examiners.

Dr. Cummins and Dr. Baffes are available for consultations and second opinions for patients and physicians in their areas of specialty including auto and work injuries, the tempormandibular joint, head & neck injuries, sinusitis and ear infections, neurological problems and geriatrics and pediatrics.

We would be pleased to work with you and your other healthcare providers to assist you on you path to better health.

We offer care to relieve pain, rehabilitate the injured areas and improve function.

We accept most health insurance plans and are preferred providers on many plans.

In practice as well as on-line, we strive for excellence through superior patient treatment, education, and satisfaction.

Within this site you will find over 1,000 pages of all types of health-related information. Information about our office and services, chiropractic, diet and nutrition, back and neck pain, work and auto injuries, a monthly health newsletter and much, much more.

Please free to contact us if you have any questions. Our phone number and email is available at the top of the page.

We hope you enjoy the information and share it with others. Again, thank you for visiting and please come back often.

Yours in health,

Dr. Catherine Cummins, DABCO
Dr. Laura Baffes, CCSP
Portland Chiropractic Physicians


Services Offered

In the Health on Hawthorne building Community Chiropractic and Natural Medicine offers Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Massage Therapy services.


Welcome to Dr. Chris Lewis, DC.

Dr. Chris Lewis joined our practice in April 2015 and brings specialties in emergency medicine, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain syndromes. Dr. Chris comes to us from Utah State where she earned her masters degree in social work. Dr. Lewis holds precious the trust relationship between doctor and patient and is eager to begin practicing in Portland. Dr. Chris loves to kayak, old-time photography and nature.

Dr. Patricia Murphy is our Portland Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Physician. She can be reached directly at (503) 771-1417. Patricia Murphy, ND LAc, has been in private practice for over 20 years & was an instructor at OCOM. She also teaches environmental medicine classes about how to easily avoid toxins in the home. Dr. Murphy's practice focuses on acupuncture and environmental medicine. Acupuncture is a valuable modality for many health problems: injuries, headaches, arthritis, allergies, digestive problems, stress, immune support, and support for chronic disorder. Pat's interests include gardening, bicycling, jogging, hiking, camping & wandering.

Ben ("Abendigo") Reebs, ND

Dr. Reebs is an NUNM graduate and naturopathic physician at Portland Clinic of Natural Health. Growing up, his mother was an RN at the local hospital, both of his parents were LMTs, and his great uncle was a family practice MD in the Seattle area. His journey began with being homeschooled off-the-grid and pumping all of his water by-hand in the Pacific Northwest woods. He learned to make bread at the age of six. He always had deep interests in nutrition and cooking, health and wellness, and spirituality. While at the University of Washington, he received a Bachelor of Science in General Linguistics. Later he became a head cook at the world famous retreat center, The Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, California where he studied mind-body medicine with many prominent healers. Part of his inspiration to become a physician occurred during a close friend’s struggle with chronic disease, a journey through which he experienced the incredible impact of traditional naturopathic medicine on a person’s healing. When Dr. Reebs learned first-hand of the body’s incredible ability to heal itself, he promptly returned to school to become a naturopathic doctor. One of his strongest assets is his ability to listen to the stories of his patients and offer a safe place for them to express themselves. Using traditional modalities of “nature cure,” such as clinical homeopathy and nutrition, food intolerance testing, constitutional hydrotherapy, physical medicine, and hypnotherapy, Dr. Reebs helps his patients restore as well as maximize health and vitality along a personal journey.

Chris Gojkovich is our professionally licensed Portland Massage Therapist. Chris Gojkovich, LMT can be reached at (503) 789-3310. Chris Gojkovich is an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Swedish-style relaxation massage. He has also completed advanced trainings in low back issues, myofacial release, & energy work. Chris has an intuitive approach, and is skilled at listening to your body and sensing your needs in the moment.