There are many ways these diseases could be effecting you. You might feel depressed, sad, irritable or anxious. You don’t have the energy to do the things that you love to do and the little you can do doesn’t bring you the joy it used to. Or perhaps you have tremendous joint pain and stiffness, can hardly get out of bed and the thought of losing your independence terrifies you. You could be a future mother, who dreams of having children is continuously crushed by recurrent miscarriages. It might even just be all of the above!
The goal is to help your body along with it’s capacity to heal itself, rather than work against it!
Who is Dr. Mitchell?
I’m a naturopathic physician whose focus is autoimmune and rheumatologic disease. Naturopathic physicians prioritize manipulation of environmental factors in addressing your disease process and investigation geared towards finding the root cause of your illness.
Translation: More natural therapy, less prednisone, methotrexate, less plaquenil, less Enbrel, Remicaide, Humira, Cosyntex, Xeljanz, Cimzia and so on.
That being said, my practice style is integrative, blending the best of both worlds, working alongside rheumatology specialists and the standard of care.
Regardless of where you are on your health journey and whatever your goal is, my job is to work with you to get you there.
Lab tests and treatments
Most patients I consult already carry a diagnosis of a rheumatologic or autoimmune disease. If they do not or I do not agree with another clinician’s conclusions, I work the patient up using guidelines established by the American College of Rheumatology. This means visiting the patients history, considering physical exam findings, blood counts, blood chemistries, disease activity markers and specificity markers (antibodies).
In seeking the cause of your illness, I use other tools from typical and specialty laboratories.
This means speaking and understanding the languages of clinical nutrition, allergy/immunology, infectious disease, environmental medicine, and endocrinology.
An overview of the tools I may use in your case:
- Herbal Medicine
- Exercise Programming
- Nutritional Counseling
- IV Nutrient Therapy
- Food Intolerance Testing
- Vitamin and Mineral Testing
- Screening for gut dysbiosis and chronic infections
- Hormone Testing and Replacement
- Chelation Therapy and Environmental Medicine
- Advanced Heart Disease Risk Screening
Where are you located?
The two office locations I practice out of are 9097 E Desert Cove Ave # 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 and 2451 E Baseline Rd #425, Gilbert, AZ 85234.
If you’re not local, consultation services are available electronically.
Conditions Dr. Mitchell specializes in include:
Giant Cell Arteritis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Schedule a free 15 minute consultation:
Call (602) 466-9765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org