Dr. Elaine Stewart is a licensed Naturopathic physician. She graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, AZ. She also has Masters’ degrees in Nutrition, Health Administration and Gerontology.
Her decision to attend SCNM came after having two prior careers, one as a Clinical Nutritionist in Boston, Massachusetts and one as a Medical Economics data analyst working for a managed care health plan in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She returned to her home state of Arizona to care for her aging mother as she came to the end of her life. Having overseen her mother’s hospital experience, she knew there must be a better, gentler way to medically support older adults in their later years. When she found SCNM, she knew that naturopathic medicine and its principles of treating the whole person and getting to the root cause was a wonderful approach to help patients of all ages make changes in their health that will make their current and later years healthy and productive. She is also a certified medical examiner for the Department of Transportation (DOT).
She enjoys hiking, sewing, bird watching, hanging out with friends and enjoying the beauty of Arizona.
Her mission as a naturopathic doctor is to empower every patient to become their best self through optimum health and well-being.
- Principles of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Stewart uses these principles to work with each patient, listening to their concerns and learning their whole story in order to understand the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects of who they are and what is causing their illness. Dr. Stewart’s practice includes teens and adults. She does not specifically treat pediatric patients but will see children of established patients as needed. She uses all the naturopathic modalities available to her, including prescription medication as needed.
The principles of naturopathic medicine are:
- Primum Non Nocere – First, do no harm
- Vis Medicatrix Naturae – To act in cooperation with the healing power of nature
- Tolle Causem – Address the fundamental causes of disease (the root cause)
- Tolle Totum – To heal the whole person through individualized treatment
- Docere – To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine
- Praevenire – To practice prevention with patients and the public
- Your First visit
What to expect at your first visit:
To begin, please go to the CONTACT US page. There, you will find a link to Dr. Stewart’s electronic health record. Please follow the directions that will take you into the patient portal. There will be an intake form for you to complete as well as an opportunity to book your appointment.
The first appointment is approximately one hour long. During this time, Dr. Stewart will review your case, perform a physical exam and order labs as needed. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that will address your specific issues. If you have copies of labs or other pertinent records, please bring them to this visit. Also, please bring all prescribed medications and supplements – this includes vitamins, minerals, fish oil, herbal supplements and any over the counter medications.