Dr. Stefanie Werner graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine with an eclectic interest in environmental medicine, IV therapies, regenerative medicine (stem cell derivatives), infertility/childbirth/pediatric education, rheumatology, chronic / Lyme disease, prevention and life style coaching. Paired with a Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition, her philosophy focuses on restorative medicine to aid the body in returning to a stronger sense of wellbeing.
Her love for rheumatology came after solving issues within her own joint health. Paired with a short internship with a local rheumatologist, she gained perspective on how to manage patients with both conventional knowledge and naturopathic wisdom. Being an Ironman Triathlete herself, Dr. Werner understands the value of joint health for longevity. While in school, she made multiple trips to the Philippines to volunteer and intern at a free birth clinic called Mercy in Action. With her experience as a natural childbirth educator, doula and “home-birther”, she proudly supports birthing rights and is passionate about educating couples on decisions surrounding their own experiences. Dr. Werner believes that through proper education, parents can raise healthy children with prevention in mind.
Besides medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs in their desert oasis and traveling.
Dr. Werner’s Personal Philosophy
The first step in regaining a state of health is to understand how one got to their current state in the first place. For thousands of years, nature and the human body have been, for the most part, unadulterated by synthetic, man-made chemicals, which largely are not tested against human exposure for unforeseen problems. Especially in the last 200 years, the rate of disease has exploded as societies increased their dependency on industrialization, immediate gratification and synthetic substances deemed as “medicine” or “food”. To truly understand the origin of dis-ease, one must look at the larger picture of personal choices we have made throughout life