Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Johnston is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, currently practicing in Tempe, AZ. She graduated first in her class from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and received additional training in hormone replacement therapy, mental health, and primary care in a post-doctoral preceptorship. With a background and interests heavy in multidisciplinary research, she decided to pursue integrative medicine to study ground-breaking healthcare practices and treatments. Her practice specializes in chronic illness, providing the highest quality of care in hormone optimization, gastrointestinal disease, autoimmune conditions, chronic infections, and mental disorders. 

What is naturopathic medicine?


Naturopathic medicine is a specialty that utilizes the most up-to-date research in its approach to the treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions. Areas of influence on treatment often include:  diet, nutrients, botanicals, pharmacology, and physical medicine. The root cause of disease is often multi-factorial, and naturopathic medical doctors assess for, and treat, all of the causative factors. This inclusive method branches across many specialties like primary care, internal medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and neurology. They recognize how the body systems are massively influential on one another, and improvement in health often cannot be made without embracing a more global approach. Patient care that uses this integrative process often results in a faster, and more complete, return to health.

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