Dr. Jennifer Gentry
Having suffered from chronic disease since early childhood, Dr. Gentry has unofficially been a part of the traditional medical establishment for many years. During her health battles, she learned first hand that medicine should be much more than just using drugs to treat symptoms and diseases. In her quest to seek out alternatives to conventional medicine, she discovered the philosophy of naturopathic medicine. From first hand experience, she learned that lifestyle choices and nutrition, not drugs, were the answer to well being. Having improved her own heath, she felt it her responsibility to provide this medical alternative to others. Naturopathic Medicine seemed like the perfect career path: a doctor that is trained to use both conventional and traditional approaches so that patients, including herself, could have choices in healthcare.
In 1997, Dr. Gentry graduated magna cum laude from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina with her bachelor of science in biochemistry. She spent the following three years in research and development for the pharmaceutical industry. In 2001 she chose to fulfill a dream of becoming a physician. She received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine (NMD) from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2006.
SCNM is an accredited college of naturopathic medicine in the United States and trains holistic primary care physicians as practitioners of the most comprehensive of alternative medicine disciplines. This accredited medical program provides post-graduate education in the basic and clinical sciences common to all medical education. Furthermore, it trains doctors in holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness.
After graduating with honors and receiving her license, Dr. Gentry spent nine months working as a practitioner in an urgent care center in Mesa, Arizona serving the underprivileged. During this training, she honed her skills as a physician and urgent care and primary care provider. During this time Dr. Gentry also began teaching. She is currently faculty member of the western sciences division at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.
Dr. Gentry is now offering her skills and passion for natural healing to Anthem. By firmly adhering to the basic principles of naturopathic medicine, she promotes health and healing on all levels, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Her goal is to empower her patients with knowledge that enables them to reach and maintain optimal health. Dr. Gentry’s clinical focus and expertise are in areas of clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, lifestyle counseling, homeopathy, physical medicine, and women’s health. Her special interests include helping patients overcome hormone imbalance, infertility, pre/peri-menopause, PCOS, thyroid disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, asthma, allergies and autoimmune disorders.