About Natural Med Doc
Many patients reach out to us due to their frustrations with conventional medical doctors and pharmaceutical treatments. For our patients going through perimenopause and menopause we provide an alternative to general practitioners, gynecologist or obstetrician, and endocrinologist with long wait times and cookie-cutter, unpersonalized care that doesn’t address the root causes.
During menopause and the transitional phase known as perimenopause, a significant change occurs in a woman's hormone levels. Perimenopause, the phase leading up to menopause, can start as early as in your late 30s, however, symptoms often begin 8 to 10 years before menopause fully sets in. The first hormone to typically show a decrease during this phase is progesterone.
That's why, for many patients in their 40s, supporting progesterone levels becomes a key focus of their healthcare plan. This drop in progesterone particularly impacts the brain's GABA activity. As progesterone levels fall, GABA activity decreases, potentially making individuals more prone to anxiety, stress, and related symptoms like restlessness and sleep disturbances.
We offer comprehensive sex hormone testing (estradiol, estrone, progesterone, testosterone free and total) for women in this stage of their life.
Although conventional providers may attempt to run these labs they often do not understand how to read them much less how to optimize the lab values.
We offer bioidentical hormone replacement which is highly effective at clearing menopausal symptoms with a great safety profile compared to conventional providers who have less experience with hormone replacement and tend to offer commercial grade and synthetic hormones which yield lesser results with high side effect profiles.
Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and supports the body's innate healing ability. This holistic, personalized approach to healthcare draws patients in search of a more natural and preventative approach to medical care.
Utilize innovative, data-driven health services to assist you in attaining optimal well-being and detecting early signs of perimenopause and menopause symptoms with our natural doctors in Scottsdale.
For women with consistent monthly menstrual cycles, it is advisable to conduct sex hormone testing during the mid-luteal phase, which typically occurs approximately one week (around 5 to 7 days) after ovulation. In a 28-day menstrual cycle, this timeframe would typically fall on days 18, 19, 20, 21, or 22 (we adjust the timing of the blood work, tailored to your luteal phase peak). During this phase, progesterone levels should reach their monthly peak, while estrogen should be at the height of its luteal plateau. We receive valuable insights into your cycle at this time and any imbalances in ovulation that may occur.
Natural Med Doc excels in formulating personalized treatment approaches for various issues, including thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalances, obesity, PCOS, IBS, menopause, and more.
Our experienced naturopathic doctors can tackle the symptoms of these health complications, such as hot flashes and night sweats, irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness and discomfort, fatigue, weight gain, changes in libido, urinary changes, and cognitive changes.
At our clinic, reaching peak health and mitigating these symptoms is a seamless experience. We adeptly craft a tailor-made treatment plan that accommodates your unique requirements and everyday habits.
Book a visit to our clinic and see the incredible results for yourself.
Natural Med Doc is a naturopathic clinic in Scottsdale that offers personalized treatments, preventive maintenance programs, and comprehensive healthcare services.
Our team of dedicated and experienced Naturopathic Doctors has received several commendations from patients for their high-quality care. With an emphasis on alternative medical treatment techniques, our doctors have profoundly impacted the lives of many through improved health and overall well-being.
We are committed to providing holistic health solutions tailored to each patient's needs. We aim to deliver top-quality preventative medicine for you and your family to help them achieve optimal wellness and vitality.
Our vision is to create awareness about natural approaches towards healing while making healthcare accessible for all so everyone can access quality naturopathy care within a safe environment.
Dr. Bennett is the co-founder of Natural Med Doc. She received her degree from South West College of Naturopathic Medicine, did a year residency at Keystone Natural Family medicine, and received additional training for aesthetics at the national laser institute.View Profile
Dr. Ibarra received her medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and B.S. in Human Nutrition from Arizona State University. She has experience with both conventional and naturopathic medicine. In addition, she speaks fluent Spanish.View Profile
Dr. Garcia received her degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences. She is also a part-time teacher for nutrition at ASU.View Profile
Dr. Richardson received her degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She received her Bachelors in Science from North Carolina A&T State University.View Profile
Dr. Jessica Springhetti graduated from Sonoran University and Alma College, blending conventional and naturopathic medicine expertise. She specializes in IBS, PCOS, and skin issues, and embraces holistic well-being. Outside work, she enjoys weightlifting and music.View Profile
Sydney, a University of the Incarnate Word alum and ex-D1 and Semi-Pro soccer player, thrives as a NASM Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. Expert in functional fitness, she also guides clients in nutrition and chronic health management. Enthusiastic about outdoor adventures, Sydney loves hiking and camping.View Profile
Most frequent questions and answers
Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles and fertility. It usually occurs in the late 40s or early 50s.
Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, irregular menstrual cycles, mood swings, sleep disturbances, skin laxity, brain fog, vaginal dryness, changes in libido, and hair loss.
The transition into menopause, known as perimenopause, can last several years. Once a woman has gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, she is considered postmenopausal.
While menopause itself is a natural process and phase of life -not a condition that requires treatment- symptoms can be actively managed. Non synthetic Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and lifestyle changes are common approaches.
Strategies include dressing in layers, staying cool, avoiding triggers like spicy foods, and practicing stress-reduction techniques.
Some women find relief from symptoms through natural remedies such as herbal supplements, dietary changes, and mindfulness practices which we recommend. Non synthetic hormone replacement in conjunction with the above can provide further relief while also reducing risk of dementia, osteoarthritis, and cardiovascular disease commonly affecting individuals later in life.