Dr. Adrienne Stewart

Dr. Adrienne Stewart

"I love empowering and teaching patients about their own health."

Growing up, it was hard to watch my mother struggle with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. We went to a variety of doctors, and they didn’t have any treatment options other than pharmaceuticals with lots of side effects. They weren’t treating the cause or treating her as a whole person. These experiences were eye-opening and drew me toward becoming a naturopathic doctor.

While I was at the University of Arizona studying nutritional science, I started the Integrative Medicine Club, where we had guest speakers from different fields of integrative medicine. I learned about SCNM during one of these club meetings. When I applied to SCNM, I considered other schools but knew deep down that SCNM was the right fit for me. I had a very small class and we definitely turned into a family over the four years. I learned a lot from my professors and I met wonderful colleagues that are still my best friends to this day.

After graduating, I did a residency at the SCNM Medical Center, which helped my transition from being a student to being a doctor. I then accepted a position at a well-known practice, Integrative Health, with SCNM alumnus Dr. Alan Christianson in North Scottsdale.

Being a naturopathic physician means getting to do what I love by helping others on a daily basis. It’s important to do whatever you are passionate about. I am drawn to helping those with fatigue, thyroid disease and hormonal shifts. I focus on women’s health; as women, mothers, daughters and caretakers, we have an innate sense to care for one another.

I love it when patients come back and tell me how much better they feel. When a patient can finally do what they enjoy in life and spend time with their families, it makes me really happy. I love empowering and teaching patients about their own health, and when they can teach it to someone else, that’s when I know I’ve really made a difference.

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