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.
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. Livengood-Anderson does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Livengood-Anderson's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Blood Allergy Testing
Chronic Pain Management
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Malpractice Claims not available
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Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School | Graduated
Stair Integrative Residency
Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
Masters Of Arts, Education
Other Education | Completed 2004
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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