"At my first appointment, Dr. Thatcher spent over 2 hours getting to know me and every detail about my health. She probed, questioned and listened. It was clear she wanted to treat me as a person and not a symptom. She answered all of my questions and gave me excellent advice.
 My second appointment was over an hour. Again, she asked many questions to see how I was responding and what else needed to be addressed. When she changed the course of treatment, she emailed me to see how I was responding. I have never before experienced that level of care, concern or service with the medical profession. I was searching for a Naturopathic doctor. I found a gem in Dr. Michelle Thatcher."

~G.C.


"I am about to turn 60. If it weren't for Dr. Thatcher and Naturopathic Medicine, I don't know where I'd be. I feel healthier and stronger than I have in most of my adult life since I have been seeing her for the past 2 years."

~K.B.


"Thank you so much for all you've done and are doing to help me.  I am so grateful to and for you and I have more hope than I've had in a very, very long time."

~D.F


"I just wanted to express my gratitude for your time and guidance. I really feel like I can't thank you enough for your help and support. My husband and I are just very grateful for your knowledge. Thank you so much for your time and energy towards helping my son and myself feel great."

~B.M.

testimonials

Treatments can include but are not limited to:

What types of treatments can I expect when I see a Naturopathic Physician?

A Naturopathic Physician has a wide array of tools available for use in treating and individualizing treatments for their patients. Two patients with the same or similar symptoms may or may not have the same treatment plan. Each patient is unique in their approach to health and the Naturopathic Physician strives to tailor the plan for that particular patient.

Dr. Thatcher’s goal is to use as few treatments as possible to achieve the highest desired outcome. She also strives to use the treatment modalities for as short of a time as possible in achieving your health goals.

  • Nutrition - Diet & human nutrition are the cornerstone of our health. We talk a lot about nutrition & what an optimal diet for each individual person might be. We also discuss a lot about possible food sensitivities and how they can affect your overall health. There is a lot of confusing and conflicting advice about nutrition as well as an abundance of products labeled as "food" which are consumable but not nutritious or life supporting. Naturopathic doctors are well educated in using food as medicine and in true, life-sustaining human nutrition.


  • Supplements -Various supplements are likely to be a part of your treatment recommendations. There are many choices available online, in health food stores, in grocery stores, and in huge quantities at warehouse stores. The sheer volume of them is overwhelming. Naturopathic doctors use various nutritional supplements as a means to bring the body back to balance, to provide support & healing for a particular body system, and to provide the body with nutrients that may be low or missing. They can have a profound effect on the body when used correctly & in the right dosages. The nutritional supplements recommended are always of high quality and efficacy. A body that already needs support doesn't need to also deal with the potential effects of low-quality substances introduced. There is always a logical reason why a particular supplement is recommended based on an individual's needs. Supplements should be thought of as natural, non-suppressive medicines and treated as such. They have an intended affect on the body & work to increase vitality. For continuity of care with these doctor-recommended supplements, it is easy to re-order and have them shipped directly to you.


  • Homeopathy - This is a non-suppressive therapy that dates back over 200 years. It works with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It is a system of medicine that is based on the laws of similars, or “like cures like”. This law of nature states that a disease can be cured by using a substance that can produce the same or similar symptoms of the disease. Homeopathic medicines are incredibly safe and effective. They are prescribed based on a person’s total health picture, and are individualized to each person.

 

  • Acupuncture - This is an ancient method of medicine that has been incorporated into naturopathic philosophy because of its power within nature. Acupuncture has been used for centuries as a means of stimulating the body’s own natural Qi or inherent energy. It uses fine needles placed at precise known points on the body to help achieve pain control, inflammation control, relaxation, and healing from acute or chronic conditions.

 

  • Botanical medications - The plants around us have always provided us with a tool of healing. Common forms of botanical medicines used as medicines are in tinctures or encapsulated as synergistic supplements.  Botanicals are also utilized in the form of oils or salves to be applied to the body.

"Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food." --Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine (460-377 B.C.) 


Dr. Michelle Thatcher ~ Naturopathic Physician

6953 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ 85704          Phone: (520) 339-8233          Fax: (480) 393-4354

TUCSON NATUROPATHIC FAMILY MEDICINE, PLLC