Naturopathic Doctor and Nurse Practitioner
Physical Medicine of Arizona

Family Medicine Services

Physical Medicine of Arizona* offers family medicine services that complement those offered at AZ Chiropractic. Dr. Mary Reker, naturopathic doctor, uses the principles of naturopathic medicine to identify and treat the root cause of health conditions and restore natural health. Our Nurse Practitioner, Oscar Veloria, is able to provide care from a traditional point of view, which would otherwise not be available in our office.

Having a Nurse Practitioner working alongside Dr. Hirst and Dr. Reker allows us to give our patients a well rounded treatment that includes a traditional and natural family medicine approach all under one roof.

Our patients have a well rounded treatment that includes a traditional and natural family medicine approach all under one roof.

Ultrasound, guided amniotic stem cell injections are a non-invasive (non-surgical) option for long-lasting joint pain relief. Read more…

The ankle-brachial index test (ABI Test) is a quick, non-invasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a condition where the arteries in the legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. Read more…

Aside from relieving pain, trigger point injections also loosen the muscles that cause the pain, helping with the rehabilitation process. Read more…

Is your body telling you that something might be wrong with your diet? When your immune system is aggravated by foods that are incompatible with your body, it can cause a wide range of symptoms. Read more…

We offer testing for irregular menses and menopausal symptoms, and offer treatments that include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutritional support, and appropriate supplements. BHRT uses the same identical hormone molecules that your body naturally produces, which reduces the risks associated with synthetic hormone replacement therapies. BHRT is also important to anti-aging medicine protocols to support the body functions at a youthful state and preserve bone mass, muscle mass, and mental functions as we age.

Symptoms of low testosterone levels in men can include fatigue, depression, insomnia, reduced libido, and weight gain, among others. Healthy testosterone levels are important for maintaining bone density, muscle mass, cardiovascular health, and libido. Environmental factors and stress also contribute to low testosterone levels. Along with testosterone replacement therapies, we also offer nutritional consultation and recommend appropriate supplements and lifestyle changes to help correct hormone imbalances, micronutrient imbalances, negative environmental factors, and other factors contributing to low levels.

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been successfully practiced for thousands of years. It is effective for many types of conditions, and in America has been generally accepted for pain relief, digestive issues, insomnia, smoking cessation, and other health issues. Acupuncture is performed by inserting small needles along energy meridians in the body, as well as locally to areas of acute pain and inflammation, which help to move energy, or qi, through these meridians and provoke a healing response.

Factors contributing to difficulty with weight loss include hormonal imbalances, micronutrient imbalances, and digestive issues. We offer testing to help identify and treat underlying issues that inhibit weight loss, and design a weight loss program that works for you, including natural and prescription appetite suppressants. We also offer the Isagenix shake-based weight loss plan with medical supervision.

We help treat conditions caused by Hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s, Graves’ Disease. Thyroid issues can be caused by different factors, including nutrient deficiencies, diet, and autoimmune issues. We offer testing to identify thyroid issues, and treat with bioidentical thyroid hormone replacement therapy if needed. We also treat underlying autoimmune conditions that can contribute to thyroid conditions.

*Physical Medicine of Arizona services offered only at our Gilbert office.