Schedule Appointment with Dr. Mitchell

Who are the patients I work with?
I work alongside men and women with autoimmune and rheumatologic disease ready to take their health back.

There are many ways these diseases could be effecting you. You might feel depressed, sad, irritable or anxious. You don’t have the energy to do the things that you love to do and the little you can do doesn’t bring you the joy it used to. Or perhaps you have tremendous joint pain and stiffness, can hardly get out of bed and the thought of losing your independence terrifies you. You could be a future mother, who dreams of having children is continuously crushed by recurrent miscarriages. It might even just be all of the above!

I listen to you, so that we can find a strategy to get your energy back, get you out of bed more easily, allow you to fully experience joy out of the things that matter in your life, and maintain your independence with as little reliance on medications as possible. All while looking to address the root cause of your illness.

The goal is to help your body along with it’s capacity to heal itself, rather than work against it!

Who is Dr. Mitchell?

I’m a naturopathic physician whose focus is autoimmune and rheumatologic disease. Naturopathic physicians prioritize manipulation of environmental factors in addressing your disease process and investigation geared towards finding the root cause of your illness. 

Translation: More natural therapy, less prednisone, methotrexate, less plaquenil, less Enbrel, Remicaide, Humira, Cosyntex, Xeljanz, Cimzia and so on. 

That being said, my practice style is integrative, blending the best of both worlds, working alongside rheumatology specialists and the standard of care.

Regardless of where you are on your health journey and whatever your goal is, my job is to work with you to get you there.

Lab tests and treatments

Most patients I consult already carry a diagnosis of a rheumatologic or autoimmune disease. If they do not or I do not agree with another clinician’s conclusions, I work the patient up using guidelines established by the American College of Rheumatology. This means visiting the patients history, considering physical exam findings, blood counts, blood chemistries, disease activity markers and specificity markers (antibodies).

In seeking the cause of your illness, I use other tools from typical and specialty laboratories.

This means speaking and understanding the languages of clinical nutrition, allergy/immunology, infectious disease, environmental medicine, and endocrinology.

An overview of the tools I may use in your case:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Exercise Programming
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • IV Nutrient Therapy
  • Food Intolerance Testing
  • Vitamin and Mineral Testing
  • Screening for gut dysbiosis and chronic infections
  • Hormone Testing and Replacement
  • Chelation Therapy and Environmental Medicine
  • Advanced Heart Disease Risk Screening

Where are you located?

9097 E Desert Cove Ave # 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

If you’re not local, consultation services are available electronically.

Consultations are also provided in the comfort of your own home or work office.

Conditions Dr. Mitchell specializes in include:

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fibromyalgia

Gout

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Lupus, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Sjogren’s

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Polymalgia Rheumatica

Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scleroderma

Set up a free 15 minute consult today:

I ask that my prospective patients come in for 15 minutes of face time with me so I can learn what it is they are dealing with, what their goals are, what has been tried and whether or not I am the right clinician for you. Please call and schedule an appointment with Michelle (480) 609-4200.

For all other inquiries please email info@azintegrativerheumatology.com