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Meet Dr. Kelly Lupo in Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Lupo.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Dr. Lupo. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I wanted to be a doctor since the young age of three. Throughout high school and college, I devoted my studies and free time to medicine. I spent weekends and summer breaks shadowing doctors, volunteering at the local hospitals, and interning with my college sports medicine team.

While doing all of this, I was also a patient. Since I was a teen, I struggled with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which comes with symptoms of PMS, irregular periods, acne, and pelvic pain. At the time, my doctors told me my symptoms were normal and prescribed medications, which ended up making my symptoms worse. When I brought my concerns up to my doctor, I was told I had no other option and this was “just part of being a woman”. That was not okay with me. Deep down, I knew what I was experiencing wasn’t normal and I wanted to know why this was happening. I kept telling myself that there had to be other options out there. This is when started advocating for my health.

I was introduced to naturopathic medicine through a friend in college. When I started doing research, I quickly realized this was what I had been looking for after all those years. Naturopathic medicine looks at the body from a holistic view and investigates deeper to find the underlying cause of your symptoms. Essentially, they find the “why” and fix it. Each patient is provided with an individualized treatment plan that is customized to their needs and is focus on the least invasive treatments first to help the body heal. Naturopathic doctors utilize a wide variety of treatment options including nutrition, botanical medicine, vitamin and mineral supplementation, physical manipulation, acupuncture, pharmaceuticals, and so much more. I took a leap of faith, applied, and was accepted. Four years later, I am now a licensed Naturopathic Doctor.

Has it been a smooth road?
For anyone that works in the medical field, you know this path isn’t easy. Medical school was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The curriculum is rigorous and oftentimes causes your health and relationships to get put on the back burner. The hardest part for me was learning to say “no” to friends and family because I had to study. I made a lot of sacrifices along the way, but I’m thankful for the people who stuck by me. I wouldn’t have made it without their support.

We’d love to hear more about your practice.
While I’m trained as a primary care physician, my main interests include women’s health, hormone optimization, and non-opioid pain management. I see a wide variety of concerns, such as hormonal imbalances, PCOS, endometriosis, fertility, menopause, thyroid conditions, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, digestive issues, and so much more. Along with traditional naturopathic treatments, I also have additional training in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and regenerative injections, including PRP and prolotherapy.

What makes me stand out as a practitioner is that my personal experience as a patient shaped the way I approach medicine. I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment and health care should be individualized. My focus is on addressing the root cause of disease, rather than just putting a bandaid on your symptoms. Naturopathic medicine provides me with more treatment options than a conventional doctor, so we will be able to find something that works for your body.

I’m a huge advocate for my patients. Your voice matters to me and I make sure your concerns are heard and addressed. When you have me on your team, we work together to optimize your health so you can look and feel your best at any age. If you’re interested in working with me, I will be accepting new patients mid-October!

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I come from a small town in upstate NY, so living in a large city like this is wonderful. I love the diversity of this area and there is always something to do! I don’t dislike anything about this area besides traffic, but that comes with the territory. Overall, I’ve enjoyed my last 4 years here and plan to stay for good.

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