Meet Dr. Erin Ellis
I spent over a decade working in the bars and restaurants and always knew I could do and be more. In 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which was the defining moment in my life. I always wanted to be a doctor, but gave up on those dreams because I was sick of being in school. Not only did I beat cancer with flying colors, but throughout the process, I learned how important health and wellness is to be your best self, to prevent chronic disease and cancer.
It wasn’t until I met a now colleague, another ND, I knew this was my bigger purpose. I am a firm believer that life does not happen to you, it happens for you and in 2013, I returned to school. I gave up my social life, my general management job, and four short years later in 2017, I graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona with my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. I am now fulfilling my passion and helping my patients become the best version of themselves.
Nothing about being a physician is a smooth road. There are days when you question your treatment. There are days when you feel like you are a bad doctor. There are days when your patience is tested, but the days you hear from your patients about how amazing they feel, how excited they are to have found you make all the bad days worth it.
As a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Arizona, I function as a primary care doctor, but I primarily work with women to find and heal the underlying causes of their fatigue whether it be due to hormone imbalances, thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue or even chronic disease. My approach is to take the time to understand each patient’s full picture of health and to identify the most efficient way to restore health naturally avoiding side effects and discomfort and giving the body what it needs to heal on its own. I enjoy playing “detective” and getting to the root cause of your health concerns and what sets me apart from others is that I listen.
As a physician, success is being able to provide my patients with answers to their health concerns that they rightfully deserve. Once these answers have been found, usually through my extensive 60-90 new patient intake and comprehensive lab work that follows, my patients will have the tools they need to achieve optimal health, correct any imbalances and become the best versions of themselves. Having patients feel better after beginning care with me is success.