About Dr. Bove
Dr. Bove is a licensed naturopathic physician and acupuncturist with a practice that spans nineteen years. He received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in 1991. He also earned a Masters in Acupuncture while studying at Bastyr and is a nationally board certified “Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)”. He maintained a busy private practice in Seattle and served on the faculty of Bastyr University from 1996 to 2001. As a faculty member at Bastyr University he was involved in the academic and clinical training of naturopathic medical students and acupuncture students. He contributed to the development of the counseling training program for naturopathic medical students within the Counseling & Health Psychology Department. While at Bastyr he taught Psychoneuroimmunology; the scientific study of mindbody medicine, a field of study in which he maintains a deep interest.
Dr. Bove relocated to Eugene, Oregon in 2002 and maintains a private practice. As an N.D. he is a naturopathic doctor, licensed by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM), as a primary care physician. He is also licensed as an acupuncturist in Oregon.
Philosophy & Interests
Dr. Bove is driven by a strong interested in integrating a scientific understanding of natural medicine with the empirical traditions of diverse healing systems.
“I see my practice of naturopathic medicine as more than a career-it is a vocation that is grounded in a deep reverence for life & nature”.
“Wholistic medicine to me implies the widest view and extends from utilizing a plant medicine to restore balance and health towards examining our own attitudes towards healing and wellness”.
“In my practice I ask myself how can I keep open to new ways of understanding health & healing for myself, my patients and ultimately the web of life on the planet.”
“I try to instill in my patients a sense of curiosity about their own health.”
“There are so many resources we can draw on and my delight in being a physician is the process of creating a partnership of exploration with each of my patients.”
Dr. Bove takes great joy in spending as much time as possible in the outdoors and nature. Some of his favorite activities include hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. Wild native plant identification and reading poetry are his passions while under the open sky. His practice of yoga guides his personal health. He is a dedicated natural foods cook and enjoys creating gourmet Type O and Type B compatible meals for his family.