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Hidden Gems: Meet Dr. Erin Ellis of Hope Natural Health

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Erin Ellis.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I grew up an Army brat–a daughter of a now retired Colonel in the U.S. Army. Although an Arizona native, I grew up outside of Washington D.C. and spent most of my younger years living in Virginia and Missouri.

In 1992, I finally was able to call Arizona my home where I attended high school and received my Bachelor’s degree in business from Arizona State University.

My pre-doctor work life consisted of restaurant management, bartending and serving for nearly 20 years, but life quickly changed in my early 30s.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 31. I never thought in a million years I would have been diagnosed with cancer at such a young age, but it was the turning point in my life. To say I was scared was an understatement, but it honestly was the defining moment in my life. I always wanted to be a doctor, but gave up on those dreams because I was sick of being in school, and instead worked in the bar and restaurants, but always knew I could do and be more. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a positive attitude with a side of determination and sass I became a survivor.

Receiving this diagnosis and kicking its butt gave me the drive, the motivation and determination to get out of my own way and become that doctor that I always wanted to be. Not only did it give me my defining purpose in life, but I learned a lot about myself and really how strong I truly was. Having had a cancer diagnosis at such a young age, my mission and passion now is to empower those to take control of their health now before it is too late. This diagnosis proved to me that life is too short to feel sub-optimal and given the right tools, your body has the innate ability to heal itself.

After graduation from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017, I worked at a naturopathic urgent care in N. Scottsdale seeing medical cases ranging from acute to chronic and seen in pediatrics to geriatrics. After 2.5 years, I decided to branch out on my own and spread the modalities of Naturopathic Medicine to the East Valley where I find my passion to be helping those boss women, those boss moms or highly ambitious, goal-driven women and addressing the root cause of why they are constantly running on empty, have hormone imbalance or can’t lose weight despite exercising and eating clean.

When I’m not empowering others to become the best versions of themselves, I spend my time helping my community, spending time with my dogs, enjoying game nights with family and friends and making new memories with my Fireman.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Nothing about being a physician is a smooth road, nor owning your own business! There are days when you question your treatment. There are days when you feel like you are a bad doctor. There are days when your patience is tested….but the days you hear from your patients about much better they feel and how excited they are to have found you make all the bad days’ worth it.

As you know, we’re big fans of Hope Natural Health. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Hope Natural Health is a naturopathic medical practice specializing in helping women become their best versions by balancing their hormones, fixing crappy periods and improving energy.

Hope was a special word for me when I was going through my cancer diagnosis and now I am able to provide hope to my patients that their symptoms are real, they aren’t going crazy and they can feel their best.

Hope Natural Health offers in-person and telemedicine consultations for residents in the state of Arizona, acupuncture, cupping, well-woman’s exams, IV nutritional therapy and vitamin IM (intramuscular) shots.

Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
Fun facts! I’ve never seen a Star Wars movie, have no tattoos and played piano for 9 years!

Pricing:

  • New Patient Package (includes initial visit and 1st follow-up visit) $550
  • Hormone Reset Protocol (4-Month All-Inclusive Package): starting at $1997 (payment plans available)
  • B-12 Shots: $20+
  • IV Vitamin Therapy: $175+
  • Acupuncture/Cupping: $75

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FemForce Photography

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