Leila Turner, licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), grew up in Northern California surrounded by alternative medicine and Redwood trees. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a Bachelor’s in Biology and in Psychology. In 2007 she co-founded the Naturopathic Medical Student Association. Upon graduating from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in 2007, she was awarded the prestigious SCNM Student Leadership Award and the Daphne Blayden Award in recognition of academic excellence, compassion and perseverance.
Dr. Turner was awarded a 2-year residency in women’s health and general medicine at SCNM Medical Center. Upon completing her residency in 2009, she joined Naturopathic Specialists where her private practice thrived for 7 years. She was Assistant Professor for the Department of Clinical Sciences at SCNM where she played an integral role in development of the revised curriculum at SCNM. In 2011 she was also awarded the SCNM Alumni Award. She now serves as adjunct faculty at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
She is licensed as a general family practitioner, and is considered an expert in women’s health. Dr. Turner’s approach with her patients includes a wide spectrum of naturopathic therapeutic modalities including nutrition, physical medicine, botanicals and homeopathy; she works with each patient to create an individualized, effective and realistic treatment plan. She is a dynamic public speaker throughout Arizona, an empowering educator and a compassionate physician guiding her patients to transform their own health. Dr. Turner utilizes natural remedies to treat many conditions such as:
- Adrenal Fatigue
- abnormal pap smears
- Uterine Fibroids
- Depression and Anxiety
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Osteoporosis and Other Hormone-Related Issues
Each patient is treated individually and is often prescribed herbs, nutritional supplements, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Dr Turner has extensive training in:
- Constitutional Homeopathy
- Advanced Endocrinology (serves on the Board Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Medicine)
- Advanced Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Turner also offers a naturopathic approach to the Well Woman’s Exams. She takes the time to address all of her patients’ concerns and provides guidance on contraception and other specific health problems. She is experienced in managing and treating abnormal pap smears with natural remedies.
Awards and Achievements
- 2007, co-founded the Naturopathic Medical Student Association
- 2007, awarded the prestigious SCNM Student Leadership Award
- 2007, awarded Daphne Blayden Award in recognition of academic excellence, compassion and perseverance
- 2011, awarded the 2011 SCNM Alumni Award
- 2015, awarded the Phoenix Magazine Top Doc Award