Please Meet Our Scottsdale Naturopathic Doctors & Clinic
The Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic was founded in 1991 by Dr’s Thomas A. Kruzel and John G. Collins in Portland, Oregon as a primary care/family practice clinic. The alternative medicine clinic’s mission was to provide “Safe, Sensible and Effective Natural Medicine for the Entire Family” primarily using natural medicines and therapies while working with other health care professionals to enhance patient care. From treating many different kinds of patients, Dr Kruzel learned the importance of naturopathic medicine and eventually expanded his services by hiring the most experienced and patient-oriented naturopaths in Scottsdale who are also primary care physicians.
All of our Scottsdale physicians emphasize the principles of alternative medicine in providing patient care.
- Primum non nocere (First do no harm)
- Tolle causum (Treat the underlying cause of the disease)
- Vis Medicatrix naturae (The healing power of nature)
- Tolle Totum (Treat the whole person)
- Docere (Doctor as teacher)
This was accomplished by placing an emphasis on identifying and treating the underlying cause of the disease process, patient education as to what the causes of disease are, and preventive medicine so that the disease process would not be able to return.
As Dr Kruzel were professors of naturopathic medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the clinic also acted as a training ground for future naturopathic physicians. Emphasizing time tested nature cure methods, the art and scientific basis of natural medicine, and research, the clinic established itself as leader in the profession.
In 2000 the Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona and is still under the direction of Thomas A. Kruzel, ND its medical director but he has added several naturopathic doctors who specialize in areas such as: acupuncture, male/female, pediatric and geriatric care. The clinic emphasis continues to be the same as well as its mission to educate future naturopathic physicians and to provide excellent patient care.