Safe. Effective. Gentle. 
Relaxing.
Cascade Family Acupuncture
503-863-5939
Photo credit: Michael T. Sedam/CORBIS
Punchbowl Falls, Colombia River Gorge, Oregon
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Laura E. Ocker, L.Ac.
Dr. Meredith McClannen, ND
& Dr. Kevin Segal, DC
Darcie McIntosh, Clinic Manager
About Laura E. Ocker, MAcOM, L.Ac.
Laura Ocker is a Licensed Acupuncturist, in practice since 2003.  Laura has worked extensively in non-profit primary care community health centers as well as private practice, helping people address common health concerns to live fuller lives. She opened Cascade Family Acupuncture in Milwaukie in 2009. With a gentle touch and caring presence, Laura enjoys working with children and adults of all ages.

Passionate about expanding access to quality health care, Laura has been a strong advocate for greater inclusion of effective complementary and alternative therapies under state health care delivery systems. Laura serves on the Board of the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as President Emeritus of the association. She has been a member of the Values Based Benefits Subcommittee of Oregon's Health Evidence Review Commission since March of 2012 and the Oregon Health Authority's Integrative Medicine Advisory Group since September 2013. Laura was recently presented with the 2013 Alumni Ambassador Award from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in recognition of her leadership and advocacy. 

Laura completed studies at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 2003 with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She studied ecology at Florida State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1993. Laura is licensed to practice under the Oregon Medical Board and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineLaura has traveled extensively in Latin America and speaks Spanish fluently. She lives in southeast Portland with her husband and two children. Laura loves exploring Oregon's stunning natural areas, learning about the plants and animals of the region, and sharing those joys with her children. 


Committed to helping our clients achieve excellent health. Holistically.
About Our Clinic
Laura's private practice is located on King Road in Milwaukie, near the intersection with Linwood Avenue. The clinic is convenient to neighborhoods in Portland, Clackamas, Gladstone, Happy Valley, and Oregon City. Also practicing at this location are Dr. Kevin Segal, D.C. with Back in Shape Chiropractic and Dr. Meredith McClanen, N.D. with Naturopathic Family Medicine. Appointments with a Licensed Massage Therapist are available as well. Clinic manager, Darcie McIntosh, will assist you in scheduling your appointment, verifying insurance coverage, and answering any questions you may have.
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