Leslie Axelrod

Leslie Axelrod

Professor of Naturopathic Medicine

About Me:

I have been in practice for almost 30 years and I love what I do. I also have worked in an integrative rheumatology practice for the past 17 years. Travel and medicine are my two favorite activities, which naturally leads me to providing care for those in need across borders, such as in Haiti and Cambodia. Outside of my practice, I enjoy ceramics, yoga, hiking and cycling. 


Family Medicine, Rheumatology, Pain ManagementDigestive Disorders


University of Arizona (1983) and Bastyr University (1987), plus an acupuncture degree from SCNM

My Mission:

 I enjoy helping patients who are dealing with complicated health issues. It allows me to put the pieces of the puzzle together and help my patients regain healthy, empowered lives.

Top Achievements/Awards:

I’m licensed in acupuncture and I was voted Top Doc in Phoenix Magazine’s 2010 Top Doctors issue.


 “Clinical Naturopathy: An Evidence-based Guide to Practice,” “Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial” and multiple articles on rheumatology for the publication Naturopathic Doctor News & Reviews (NDNR)

Click here to request an appointment with Dr. Axelrod, or call 480.428.3232.