Meet The Team

Dr. Lara Martin Balanced Family Natural Medicine 2Dr. Lara Martin is a naturopathic physician practicing primary care at Balanced Family Natural Medicine. She graduated from Pacific University with a B.S. in cell/molecular biology. She then took a few years off to work as a medication aid in an assisted living facility which is where she discovered a passion for naturopathic medicine. As she was pushing pills to her patients with Alzheimers she thought there had to be a better option. After doing a little research, she discovered this amazing medicine and hasn’t looked back. Dr. Martin earned her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (now known as National University of Natural Medicine) located in Portland, OR. Her training included a rigorous internship in cardiopulmonary medicine and an externship in midwifery at a birth center.


Lara uses various modalities to help you achieve your health goals including; nutrition, homeopathy, botanicals, and pharmaceutical medication when needed. Her main areas of interest include women’s health, pediatrics, fertility, midwifery, pre-conception counseling, and health during pregnancy and in the immediate postpartum period.


Lara and her husband moved to Hillsboro in 2012 to be closer to his work at Intel. They have since adopted a puppy and had two boys. Lara loves being able to raise her family here and looks forward to sharing her passion for naturopathic medicine and natural childbirth with the people of this community.


SHAWN MARIE PETERS is a Naturopathic Physician, graduating from the accredited National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Her rigorous training involved all conventional medical classes, as well as extensive training in botanicals, nutrition, physical medicine and minor surgery. She has been in private practice for over twelve years as a Primary Care Physician (PCP), and has special interests in women’s health, dermatology, and preventative medicine. Her role as a PCP involves diagnosis utilizing imaging and laboratory modalities, as well as specialist referrals when clinically appropriate. Her treatments may include diet and lifestyle modification, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and physical medicine…truly an integrative approach to healthcare! Check out her website at


For six years, Dr. Peters served on the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians as a board director; with roles of secretary, director at large, and continuing education chair. She accepts most health insurance plans as an in-network provider and offers a time of service discount for those without insurance. If she is not in clinic, Dr. Peters is probably on a soccer field enjoying her two amazing teenaged sons, Elijah and Jamin!