DR. STEVEN OTSUKA DARDIS, DAOM, LAC. DIP AC
Steven joined our clinic in 2020 and looks forward to team collaboration, hoping to incorporate his eclectic style in a way to improve a person’s well being and quality of life. He is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, DAOM and Licensed Acupuncturist, LAc who treats individuals with acupuncture, herbs and physiotherapy (Massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, Kinesio Taping). Steven received his Masters and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
He attended Pacific Lutheran University to compete in Track and Field and received his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and afterwards, moved back to Japan to work. It was while in Japan and getting reacquainted with his Japanese side of the family and their involvement in acupuncture, herbs, physiotherapy and allopathic medicine that convinced him to change career paths. He has been involved in acupuncture and Eastern medicine for over 22 years and is excited to be joining Mill-e-Moto. Steven has worked in private practice as well as in a large institution: Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Throughout his professional career he has been a clinic supervisor and adjunct instructor to OHSU school of medicine, the National University of Naturopathic Medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Steven’s focus has been on sports health, women’s health and pain management, however, he has been known to treat a variety of conditions ranging from acute to chronic and mental health issues.
Steven’s wife, Page, is an MD who specializes in Internal Medicine and with Steven being a Doctor of Oriental Medicine have enjoyed some very interesting conversations about health and well being. Steven is also an accomplished martial artist achieving his black belts in Aikido and Taekwondo and enjoys teaching, training and discussing the ideology of their respective forms. Steven has been actively involved with youth sports coaching softball, soccer and basketball and presently coaching women’s fastpitch softball at Lewis & Clark College. His philosophy has always been "to learn, to do, to teach” and is what motivates him on his path to teach the philosophies and applications of Eastern Medicine as well as being a healthcare provider and coach.
Being born in Japan and raised in Japan, Europe and the United States has fostered a love for history and learning about other cultures and tasting the spices of life…food! He has four daughters: Emi, Elli, Ema and Ella as well as a house full of pets consisting of two black labradors and three cats.