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About Dr. Yolanda Rodriguez​



Dr. Yolanda Rodriguez was born and raised in the Arizona Desert.  As a Queen Creek Native, she learned from an early age how medicinal plants from the desert are used and when they are the most effective.  She is able to pull from her rich heritage techniques passed down through many generations.  She combines this with modern scientific medical training to provide rich and unique healing therapies designed for each individual. Her ability to understand the need to find the delicate balance between home, career, family and self helps in deciding a path towards greater health.  Using an eclectic blend of therapies that includes but is not limited to Custom Herbal Formulations, Acupuncture, Diet and Nutrition, Homeopathy, Therapeutic Injections, Trigger point injections, Nutritional IV's as well as non-invasive healing techniques such as Energetic and Vibrational Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez can help.


EDUCATION


After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University, Dr. Rodriguez went on to obtain her medical degree at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a 4 year graduate medical school located in Tempe, AZ.  She continued her education as a resident working in a pain management facility to sharpen her skills working with people with chronic back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome.  Dr. Rodriguez holds an Associates of Applied Science in Sign Language Interpreting which helps her to understand non-verbal communication and the "unsaid" story behind a person's health condition. Knowing the greatest education is the journey to knowing oneself, she constantly challenges herself to learn more about herself and the ways of the world.


EDUCATOR

Dr. Rodriguez spent one year as the interim director of the Mind/Body Program at the Naturopathic medical school in Tempe, followed by one year in Puerto Rico as the Clinical Director for the Naturopathic Medical Program in Gurabo, PR. In her role as professor/director, she taught future naturopathic physicians the importance of using compassion and rigorous scientific methods for working with patients. 


TEACHER/HEALER


Dr. Rodriguez has spent countless hours learning Energetic and Vibrational medicine including continuing education in homeopathy and with the Bach Flower Institute.  She has been under the tutelage of a traditional healer since 1996 learning healing techniques that are not found in the typical medical setting.  As a guardian of the desert, Dr. Rodriguez studies the medicinal plants of the Southwest with some of the best herbalists in the area, sharing her knowledge with others who have the same affinity.  Her uncanny ability to understand her patients on a heart to heart level, combined with her scientific training is the key to her success.


RECENT AWARDS


Dr. Rodriguez has been voted the Best of Greater Phoenix Naturopathic Doctor for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and a nominee in 2012. She has been awarded Best in Trade Naturopathic Doctor in 2010 and Best Naturopathic Doctor in Gilbert in 2010.  She also holds several awards from the United States Marine Corps where she continues to server our Nation as a Gunnery Sergeant of Marines in the Reserve component.