What You Need To Know About Us.

The patients we see are usually ill, complex and in pain. They have often been to many practitioners of different types for many years. They have usually been told that they have something that can’t be fixed and that they need to “learn to live with it”. They’re often nervous about seeing yet another doctor who will fail to bring them relief, perform prolonged, esoteric, expensive, and often unsuccessful treatments. You need to know that this clinic is different.

Dr. McMakin has thirty years of experience treating this type of patient and is usually successful in both a reasonable diagnosis and a helpful treatment. She developed Frequency Specific Microcurrent in 1997 and began a journey of treating difficult patients and learning to understand the causes of many complex complaints and how to treat them.

Dr. McMakin’s favorite saying is, “Nothing you have scares me.”

We can tell you that we care about you as a person and won’t waste your time or money if we can’t help. Most patients say the FSM Clinic is a safe and friendly place where they find help and answers. There are never any guarantees of success but here at the McMakin FSM Clinic there is a guarantee of an honest effort to figure out the problem, provide answers, understanding and relief. If the treatment we provide is not what the patient needs, we will usually know within two days of treatment. We will explain what is going on and refer you to someone who can help.

If you want more information about Dr. McMakin, you can read The Resonance Effect (Amazon or www.frequencyspecific.com) to find out how she developed FSM and learned to treat complex and difficult patients.

Dr. McMakin and Dr. Osterberg are both chiropractors experienced in using FSM, manual therapy, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modification to bring relief. Susan Jouett, LMT is an experienced and renowned massage therapist and body worker adding manual and cranial sacral therapy to clinic services.

Patient Treatment

Please Bring with you a chronological health history that includes the following:

  • Treatment goals
  • Current medications: name, dosage, code effect, positive effects
  • Past medications: when discontinued, reason discontinued
  • Chronological history: that includes major life events, surgeries, trauma, past medical issues, when resolved, residual symptoms if any, supplements you take, medication allergies, food allergies or sensitivities, family history – what do people in your family tend to get of die of, Social history,exercise, any history of early childhood trauma, surgeries, auto accidents, falls, and abuse, and any relevant additional information
  • Medical conditions: please describe symptoms as well as the name of the medical diagnosis that has been given to you

Forms to Fill in Preparation for a Visit

There are several forms that will need to be filled out and uploaded to our patient portal.  Prior to your appointment, you will receive an email with instructions.  Please contact the front desk if you have any questions at 971-376-4100.


The FSM Clinic DOES NOT PROCESS MEDICAL INSURANCE.  Payment is due at the time of service.  Please let us know if you will be submitting your payments for reimbursement from your medical insurer.

Dr. McMakin is licensed Oregon chiropractor and a clinical specialist in pain, inflammatory and neurological conditions and various chronic health conditions. Her specialty is differential diagnosis of chronic conditions and the use of Frequency Specific Microcurrent to treat these conditions. As a chiropractor, Dr. McMakin cannot prescribe, comment on, or modify the dosage of any prescription medication. She can recommend nutritional supplements, lifestyle and exercise changes and over the counter medications. Dr. McMakin is considered to be a specialist consultant and is not an appropriate choice for ongoing or primary care. If you have had a recent change in severity of symptoms, onset of worrisome new symptoms or significant unintended recent weight loss please consult with a primary care physician near you prior to seeing Dr. McMakin.

Reports of positive outcomes in case reports, books, podcasts, webinars or articles are not a guarantee of a positive outcome in any particular case or condition with a particular patient. Outcomes will vary depending on many factors and there is never any guarantee that Dr. McMakin’s evaluation and treatment will create a positive outcome. There is the promise that she will work diligently to provide quality care.