DR. KAYLA ECKART
Integrative Family Medicine
Dr. Eckart takes a holistic approach to family medicine. By acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of both the Conventional and Naturopathic models, Dr. Eckart bridges the gap and utilizes both systems to optimize patient care. Her approach is similar to a conventional medical doctor in terms of lab work, imaging, routine screening and diagnostics. When it comes to treatment, she utilizes conventional and natural therapies. She values docere, which means ‘doctor as teacher’, above all other credos. This means that Dr. Eckart will always collaborate with you to make informed decisions regarding your health. She has special interest in women’s health, thyroid disease, inflammatory disorders, autoimmune conditions, female hormonal imbalance, fatigue, gastrointestinal complaints, arthritis, musculoskeletal injury and pain.
Dr. Eckart received her Bachelor of Science from Portland State University in Portland, OR. She practiced as a Licensed Massage Therapist in various medical settings throughout her undergraduate and doctoral training. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR, where she also received a Certificate in Natural Childbirth. Dr. Eckart served as a board member for the AZNMA (Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association). She has also taught Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology at a postgraduate level.
Her family moved to Arizona to escape the rain of the otherwise beautiful Pacific Northwest. As a Wyoming native, she appreciates the wide-open spaces that Arizona offers. She and her husband travel often with their son, visiting family and friends, but are always happy to come home and play in the Arizona sun.
Dr. Eckart takes an integrative approach to women’s health and has a vast number of treatment options to support women at each stage of her life. A woman in balance makes a world of difference in everyday living, and she believes you deserve to feel great. By acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of both the Conventional and Naturopathic models, Dr. Eckart bridges the gap and utilizes both systems to optimize patient care.
A Mother’s Health
Dr. Eckart finds treating women, specifically mothers, especially rewarding. She believes that in caring for the mother, she cares for the whole family. Women juggle a multitude of responsibilities and often sacrifice their own health when caring for the family. Many women with young children have not had routine medical care since their six-week postpartum visit. In the years following childbirth, women are especially sensitive to hormone changes compounded by new stressors and sleep deprivation. It is in the years following childbirth that women show signs of depletion, experience fatigue and can struggle adapting to a new sense of being. Parenting is exhausting but a supported mother can more easily adapt to the joys and stressors of modern motherhood. You can trust that Dr. Eckart will listen to your story, acknowledge your efforts and work with you to regain your health. In prioritizing your health, the whole family benefits.
Hormone and Thyroid Health
Hormonal issues are all too common in our modern society. Women are seeking safe and effective treatment options for their hormonal concerns: hot flashes, brain fog, vaginal dryness, low libido, mood variability, fatigue and advanced aging. Dr. Eckart utilizes natural therapies including herbs, supplements, diet and lifestyle modifications as well as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHT) to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
Thyroid disease affects 1 in every 8 women during their lifetime. Symptoms may include: fatigue, anxiety, hair loss, difficulty losing weight, irregular menses, and depression. Dr. Eckart acknowledges a close relationship between the thyroid, sex hormones, and the adrenal glands (which govern the stress response.) A complete intake and careful lab interpretation, guide Dr. Eckart as she approaches each unique thyroid case.
Regenerative Joint Injections
Regenerative Medicine is one of the fastest growing and exciting medical advances. By definition, rejuvenate means to make young (or youthful) and to restore to an original state. Regenerative Medicine is increasingly popular due to its unique ability restore normal function, relieve pain and combat the aging process. From painful joints to aging skin, regenerative treatments are often an effective alternative to major surgery and invasive procedures.Naturopathic Medicine trusts the bodies own innate ability to heal. In utilizing the bodies’ natural resources and by stimulating cell signalling with PRP and/or growth factors, our bodies have the ability to restore joint health and function. At the request of her patients, Dr. Eckart offers effective options for treating joint pain and inflammation. She is pleased to offer alternatives to cortisone injections, major surgery and invasive procedures. Dr. Eckart sought training to become a competitive practitioner in the field of regenerative medicine. Her motivation started when her own father was considering a knee replacement. Determined to find an effective alternative to treat his pain and joint dysfunction Dr. Eckart turned to regenerative therapies and has been pleased with the results ever since. Please schedule a free consultation for more information and to discuss options including: prolo therapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and placental derived growth factors.
Micro-needling for Aging Skin
Micro-needling is an effective option to treat fine lines and wrinkles while also improving skin texture and building collagen. Dr. Eckart has found that the use of stem-cell derived growth factors along with micro-needling treatments improves the outcome and decreases the number of treatments needed to see results! Not all micro-needling pens or treatments are created equal. Dr Eckart uses the Skin Stylus micropen which meets a high standard for safety, cleanliness and efficacy. Contact the office to learn more and schedule your treatment with Dr. Eckart.