About Dr. Lauren Pihlgren
No Pill makes you Grin, like Dr. Pill-Grin
I am a Naturopathic Physician dedicated to educating and motivating others to achieve optimal health! I am a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Az. I am a transplant from outside Boston, Ma. and currently residing in majestic Sedona, Az. I have been practicing medicine and therefore, compassion, acceptance and tolerance for more than 15 years, now. No matter what you are struggling with, believe me, I have either experienced it myself or have worked with someone first hand who has had the same issues. There is no topic I have not discussed with a patient over the years from the most mundane to the most embarrassing…
Over time, Dr Pihlgren has come to understand that all patients have the same general frustration - they do not feel heard! If a patient's needs are not heard, they cannot be helped... for this reason, we specialize in treating PEOPLE and not conditions.
Preferring difficult to diagnosis cases is just another example of Dr Pihlgren's prowess for conundrums, enigmas and other puzzles requiring good detective work in order to solve the problem.
Our ideal Medical patient is one who has been to doctor after doctor and still has no idea what is wrong or why they continuously don't feel well...
Our ideal Mental & Emotional Wellness patient is one who is looking to invest time and energy into themselves in order to make effective changes that will last a lifetime.
Another big frustration of patients in general is that when they start over with a new doctor they have to jump through all of the same hoops all over again. If you have been to many doctors and no one has tried anything new, then you have come to the right place! We do not have the need to reinvent the wheel here, if you already know what it isn't... let's focus on trying to figure out what it is! Other than gathering new bloodwork to analyze, you can expect a fresh perspective, decisive treatment protocols and a collaborative attitude.
As a Naturopathic Physician and Certified CBT provider (that's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, for those unfamiliar with the term CBT), it is my job to remain impartial, analyze the information you provide and help guide you to goals that are established collaboratively and approved by you. I offer a unique perspective to General Medicine, Psychology, Weight Management, Viral Infections and other Difficult to Diagnose cases which means that I really specialize in the connection between Gut Health and Mental Health, otherwise known as the Gut-Brain Axis.
As a Naturopathic Physical and Emotional Wellness Expert, I hope to help you identify, execute, and achieve your goals! I am very good at this… if you feel like your chronic issues or emotions are controlling you, rather than the other way around, please contact us, I can help!
John and Doc with Louis and Bently
On a more personal note, We lost Pedro a year ago but in Aug 2020 we adopted Bently. As you can see, Louis is still keeping a close eye on him! We also lost Quincey back in May of 2020 - first she lost the use of her back leg, then 2 years later, she lost her fight with cancer. We are currently looking for a full breed miniature dachshund female puppy to adopt. More pictures to come!!!
Quincey the Doxie and Pedro the
Chihuahua-Pug mix hiking in Flagstaff