Many of you have worked with me over the years, and you have seen that I have had students shadow from the college. I absolutely love to teach new students to become naturopathic doctors. This year, we decided to set up an accredited CNME residency here at Living Wellness, and we have our first resident who has come on board. Many of you have probably already met her; Dr. Watkins shadowed me for about a year-and-a-half while she was still a student doing her clinical training. Now she’s come on board as our first resident, and I am thrilled to have her here.
With that, I’ll leave it to Dr. Watkins to introduce herself:
My parents have a running joke that my name should have been Why instead of Olivia, because of my perpetual question asking. I was a curious child, and science encouraged me to continue asking questions. I remember spending hours in discovery with my first microscope and slides, given to me as a gift from my dad (thank you), and wanting to know more about science and its influence on the world.
Through years of studying the sciences and gaining clarity in my personal beliefs and understanding of health and wellness, I found my path to Naturopathic medicine. During my time at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, a dear mentor recommended I request a clinical shadowing rotation with Dr. Leila Turner, ND. I ended my last year of medical school shadowing and learning from Dr. Turner, and it was incredibly enlightening (and fun)! I am proud and humbled to have been selected as the first Resident physician at Living Wellness Medical Center.
I love what I do as a Naturopathic Physician because it challenges me in the realm of science, but also allows me to educate and inspire my patients while they achieve and maintain their personal health goals. I love that Naturopathic Medicine allows the time and capacity to look at the whole person. Providing care through the fundamental principles of Naturopathic Medicine, places emphasis on treating the root causes of disease while supporting individualized care that utilizes holistic and conventional treatments.
Nutritional counseling, Acupuncture, and Botanical medicine are a few therapeutic modalities I utilize in my approach to patient care. Every patient is very different, and they all come with such interesting stories and experiences. Interacting with my patients keeps me excited and engaged to go to work every day.
Dr. Watkins utilizes safe, effective, and natural modalities to treat many conditions such as:
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Uterine Fibroids
- Abnormal Pap smears/HPV
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Diabetes (Type 2)
- Metabolic Syndrom
Interested in Speaking with Dr. Watkins?
I offer a free 10-minute phone consult to any prospective patient. During the phone consult, I’ll learn more about your case, your symptoms, and offer my approach and thoughts on how I would treat you as a patient. Call 480-588-6856 or click here to schedule a consult with me.