As a naturopathic doctor, I believe in the innate healing intelligence of your body. I apply Western diagnostic techniques and a wholistic inquiry to determine the cause of imbalance in your health. As an integrative practitioner, I employ both conventional, evidence-based Western medicine along with cognitive-behavioral techniques, nutritional counseling, and natural therapies as needed to achieve the safest, fastest results for you.
Dr. Beth Livengood's, a second generation Arizonan, knew from a young age she wanted to be a physician. Her first paid job was in the pathology lab at Desert Samaritan Hospital. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in zoology and later earned a master's degree in education. She taught science and physical education for ten years while raising a family. Happily, she discovered naturopathic medicine during this time, which changed her career path dramatically. Upon graduation from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Dr. Livengood was awarded the prestigious STAIR residency, which integrates both conventional and naturopathic medicine into an intensive year of extra training. She is a licensed family practice physician, with a passion for treating all ages with: Anxiety/depression Autoimmune conditions Diabetes Fatigue Fertility/ Irregular menses Headaches Insomnia Stress management Weight Loss Some of her favorite treatment therapies include: Acupuncture Herbal medicine IV Therapy Mind/body techniques Nutrition Counseling Professional contributions include several medical service trips to Thailand and Mexico; three years on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), with continuing committee work; active membership with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP); and teaching assistant in gynecology labs at SCNM. In her free time, she loves to hike, travel, read, practice yoga, sample delicious food, and enjoy her friends, family and pets. She is a certified yoga instructor, teaching private and corporate wellness classes for over ten years. Her favorite yoga style is Iyengar. Her favorite treat is brownies. Her favorite color is purple. Dr. Livengood sees a higher purpose to medicine than just easing pain. It is to help each of us achieve our full potential in this life, which is best accomplished if we have a sound mind and body. As Dr. Samuel Hahnemann poetically explained it: "Our vital force keeps all aspects of our existence in an admirable, harmonious, vital operation, so that we can freely employ both mind and body to the higher purpose of our existence". She would love to get to know you and become a partner with you in achieving your health goals so that you can be your best self.