Dr. Alexandra Mayer, N.D.

Medical Aesthetics & Women’s Hormone Specialist

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Dr. Alexandra Mayer wants to help men and women in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area achieve optimal health. At Ethos Integrative Medicine, she helps people who have busy lives take care of themselves, even as they struggle to balance work and family life. Her mission is to provide patients with medical options that get results and fit with their jam-packed lifestyles.

She graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, and has learned the art of combining traditional diagnostics and treatment with a natural approach. Dr. Mayer meets every patient where they are in their individual health journey.

Dr. Mayer strives to help patients obtain health and balance so they feel vibrant and ready to take on the world. Patients appreciate her compassionate, personable nature while feeling confident in her expertise. They also appreciate that she provides the best patient care and explains all treatment options and potential outcomes.

Dr. Matthew Hernandez, N.D.

Regenerative Orthopedics & Men’s Hormones Specialist

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A natural curiosity drew Dr. Matthew Hernandez to the field of medicine and to become a health care provider at Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. He earned a degree in biochemistry with the intention of one day becoming a pharmacist. But with time, Dr. Hernandez become more interested in helping people understand their illnesses, rather than simply treating them with medication.

He went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He is skilled at diagnosing and treating patients in conventional ways, but offers more natural alternatives so plans are tailored to each person’s individual needs and lifestyle.

Dr. Hernandez works with families and individuals to educate them and provide various health care options that deliver results. He believes in creating a partnership with his patients and encouraging them to take responsibility in promoting their own health. Dr. Hernandez looks forward to helping people discover their health potential.

Dr. Leslie Axelrod, N.M.D., LAc

Rheumatology & Autoimmune Disease Specialist

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Dr. Axelrod, a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist is considered an expert in her field. She worked in an integrative rheumatology practice for 18 years. As a published author and national speaker, both nationally and internationally, she lectures on topics including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and treating autoimmunity with natural medicine. She teaches general medicine and rheumatology at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she has been a professor for over 25 years.

Dr. Axelrod treats a wide variety of conditions including pain, arthritis, digestive conditions, thyroid issues, fatigue, weight loss and much more. Some of the therapies she incorporates includes nutrition, food allergy testing, botanicals, homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, craniosacral therapy and perineural therapy

Travel and medicine are two of her favorite activities, which has included providing care for those in need across borders, such as in Haiti, Cambodia and Mexico. Outside of her practice, she enjoys ceramics, yoga, hiking and cycling.

Dr. Michelle Retz, N.M.D.

Gastroenterology, Mental-Emotional Health, & Hormone Specialist

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Dr. Michelle Retz, N.M.D. graduated Summa cum Laude from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She then completed a residency emphasizing general family practice at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. She is a Magna cum Laude graduate from Ohio State University, where she received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Spanish.

Concerned about the present state of our healthcare system, she dedicates herself to patient-centered care using holistic medicine that treats the cause of illness, restores vitality, and preserves health. Utilizing botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, IV therapy, detoxification, nutritional counseling, perineural therapy and bioidentical hormones, Dr. Retz focuses on treating chronic illnesses such as digestive disturbances, anxiety, depression, autoimmune disease, thyroid and adrenal disorders, women’s concerns, and chronic pain syndromes.

Dr. Retz is a member of the AANP, Doctors for America, Natural Doctors International, National Association of Professional Women, and was the Chief Medical Director of Naturopaths without Borders for five years. She is currently the professor of Gastroenterology at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. With the belief that community is family, Dr. Retz has volunteered at various clinics in Mexico to treat the under-served, and helped develop a program to teach first aid homeopathy to local lay healers and family members.