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I'm looking for a physician for hormone testing. I perfer a naturopathic physician in the east phx - scottsdale area. Any sugge

By September 23, 2008 - 3:40pm
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Dr. Cheryl Deroin is great. She is at Scottsdale Natural Medicine and Healing Clinic 480.951-0111


September 24, 2008 - 6:11am

Hi there lpope. Thanks so much for writing. EmpowHer.com has interviewed a naturopathic doctor who practices in Scottsdale by the name of Dr. Teresa Ramsey.

You can learn more about her by watching the below videos:

How Naturopathic Doctors Look At Menopause

What Are Common Natural Treatments For Menopause?

Should Women In Their 30s Consider Baseline Hormonal Testing?

When considering a new doctor, it's probably a good idea to check his or her credentials through the Arizona Medical Board or in this case the the State of Arizona's Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners

And from a personal perspective, it's important to determine whether one doctor is the right doctor for you. Here's a list of questions you may consider asking courtesy of the medicalboard.georgia.gov:

The doctor's specialty or special areas of practice;

Who covers his patients when s/he is not available;
whether other physicians or non-physicians such as a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant will participate in your care, and whether this is optional;

What special training the physician may have in managing any medical conditions you have (such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, HIV or other major, life-threatening chronic disease, etc.);

How does your doctor view the doctor-patient relationship; is it a "partnership" or does the doctor expect you follow his/her orders without question; the answer to this question can give you valuable insight into how the doctor will act and react to your concerns;

Whether s/he will provide care for others in your family;

What hospitals the physician can admit patients to; and if there are any restrictions on the doctor's hospital privileges, prescription writing privileges or on his/her medical license in general. It is important that your doctor is able to admit you to a hospital if you need in-patient care. If s/he does not have admitting privileges, make sure you have a very clear understanding of how hospitalizations will be handled.

Please keep us updated on what you discover and we look forward to hearing more from you.

September 23, 2008 - 7:40pm
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