Dr. Michelle Retz, N.M.D.

Gastroenterology, Mental-Emotional Health, & Hormone Specialist

Specialty Focus

Gastroenterology, Mental-Emotional Health, Endocrine/Hormone concerns

Care Philosophy

It is of the utmost importance that you resonate with your doctor. I believe psychological healing starts before physical healing in the first visit, even if no treatment is implemented, when you feel listened to, cared for, and heard. I strive to provide the best bedside manner with my patients, and to truly meet them where they are. I spend 90 minutes with new patients, evaluating all of the various aspects of their life that contribute to their current health picture. Each follow up visit is 45 minutes. I know my patients well, and the proof of progress and healing is in the details. No two people with the same health concern receive the same treatment, which is great! This medicine is individualized and tailored to YOU.
With the belief that community is family, I have 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. Ultimately, my aim is to empower and educate my patients to take control of their health. I dedicate myself to patient-centered care using holistic medicine that treats the cause of illness, restores health, and preserves vitality.

Interests & Activities

Family time, friends, nature, gardening, cooking, meditation, self-mastery, blues and jazz music, anything that keeps my inner child alive and well

Professional Affiliations

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.

Conditions I Specialize In:

  • Utilizing botanical medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • IV therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Perineural therapy and bioidentical hormones
  • Chronic illnesses such as:
    • Digestive disturbances
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • PTSD
    • Autoimmune disease
    • Thyroid and adrenal disorders
    • Women’s concerns
    • Chronic pain syndromes.