Kai Herman, ND, started her career working with at-risk youth as a mental health counselor. This experience helped her realize the interconnectedness between physical, emotional, and mental health, and she now works as a functional medicine doctor with a specialty in aesthetic treatments at FoRM Health PDX in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Herman received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with honors and research credentials from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After working as a counselor, she then earned certifications in Pilates, personal training, nutritional therapy, and Barre3Ⓡ, and spent over six years in the wellness industry, where she helped her clients with injuries, weight loss, and optimizing their health.
Her experience as a counselor and in the wellness industry eventually led Dr. Herman to pursue naturopathic doctor training at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. After earning her degree, she completed a one-year residency with a focus on musculoskeletal medicine and injection procedures such as prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Today, Dr. Herman specializes in PRP injections, intravenous (IV) therapy, aesthetic laser, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine. She dedicates her studies and practice to learning all the various “ingredients” that facilitate the body’s innate healing process.
When she isn’t working, Dr. Herman can usually be found spending time with her husband, two children, and dog. Any time to herself is dedicated to running, soccer, yoga, Pilates, and reading. Dr. Herman originally hails from the Bay Area, but has lived in Portland since 2004.