Meet Dr. Raquel Espinol
Dr. Raquel Espinol NMD is an Arizona licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor who graduated with honors and received her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). She enjoys working with men and women addressing thyroid conditions, hormone imbalances, weight loss and fertility.
As a young child growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Espinol was inspired by science and nature which led her to earn her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University, with a pre-medical emphasis. After college, she struggled with her own thyroid condition which was not successfully managed until she discovered naturopathic medicine and worked with a naturopath. This first-hand success inspired her to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine.
She moved to Arizona to attend SCNM and during her first year, Dr. Espinol shadowed Dr. Christianson at Integrative Health. Dr. C had a big influence on her medical studies and shaped her focus toward naturopathic treatment of thyroid, adrenal and other hormonal conditions.
Dr. Espinol loves building a partnership with her patients, creating a visit that is both empowering and educational so that you can achieve optimal wellness to live your best, vibrant self!
In her spare time Dr. Espinol enjoys teaching a college-level Anatomy and Physiology course to future nursing and medical students; spending time with family and friends; ballroom and hula dancing. She also studies and speaks Italian – in buona salute!
Education & Accreditations:
- Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD)
- Santa Clara University (BS)
- American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
- Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA)
- Advanced Intravenous Nutritional Therapy Certification (IVNTP)
Dr. Raquel specializes in:
- Thyroid disease
- Adrenal health
- Hormone Balance
- Pre-diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Digestive Issues
- Weight Management and Lifestyle Modification