Dr. Evelin Dacker is a Sex-Positive Integrative Primary Care Physician. She has been practicing medicine in Salem, OR since 1996. She opened VIDA Integrative Medicine (“Western Medicine with an Open Mind”) in 2005, to provide high quality primary care, while focusing on a more integrative model of medicine.

After graduating from Hamilton College in upstate New York with her degree in Psychobiology (minor in Anthropology), Dr. Dacker spent a year working in a small rural health center in Nicaragua followed by extensive traveling throughout Central and South America.

She graduated from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in 1993 with honors in Family Medicine. She was honored with an award from the CWRU Women’s Faculty as the “Graduate most committed to women and minorities”. After completing her Family Medicine residency program at Merrithew Memorial Hospital in Martinez, California, she continued her education in Integrative, Holistic, Functional medicine. She gained a board certification in Holistic and Integrative Medicine in 2008, and a Functional Medicine certification from the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2015.

Currently Evelin (pronounced Ev-ah-leen), is applying her integrative and holistic approach to sexuality medicine, women’s health, preventative care, consent education and teaching. She gave a TEDx talk in Salem in 2018 on the importance of open sexual communication. She is active in creating a safe space for LGBTQIA youth and adults and helping people through illness, trauma, and life transitions towards finding balance and joy. She incorporates a multidisciplinary approach with principles of gratitude and pleasure to support her patients in creating their own wellness.

Evelin has two beautiful children she enjoys laughing with. She spends her free time playing in nature and is committed to making the world a better place.