With over 12 years of clinical experience, Dr. Monique Mazza’s multi-disciplinary medical education will bring a unique perspective to all of your health needs. While receiving an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Marist College in New York, she worked as a paramedic and volunteered in the emergency rooms of various hospitals. This experience led her to realize that there was something missing in patient care – the consideration of the whole person.
In 2003, Dr. Mazza earned her doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the leading center of natural health education, National College of Natural Medicine in Oregon. As a student she pioneered and coordinated the first medical outreach project for the homeless. In recognition of this accomplishment and her knowledge of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Mazza was awarded the Benedict Lust award. She is actively involved in advancing the global presence of naturopathic medicine by serving on the naturopathic global health committee and participating in medical outreach projects in Peru and Nicaragua with the non profit organization Natural Doctors International http://www.ndimed.org.
During her 9 years of clinical practice in California, Dr. Mazza was among the leaders in the advancement of naturopathic medicine by holding the prestigious positions of Vice President and Legislative Chairperson of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. She was often called upon to educate legislators, the department of health and the California Medical Association on the scope of training of ND’s in the quest to fully integrate naturopathic medicine into the California healthcare system. Dr. Mazza also served as a medical consultant for the well-known San Diego Whole Foods Market. She is currently pursuing education in biodynamic agriculture and plans to create a farm based healthy learning center.
As a clinician, Dr. Mazza believes in educating and empowering her patients to understand their illness in an effort to raise awareness of their powerful healing vital force. She provides expert diagnostic skills and guidance while collaborating with the patient to find what works best for each individual. She often explores the emotional aspect to identify and conquer whatever challenges the healing process. Dr. Mazza has specialized knowledge in the areas of gastroenterology, infectious disease, neurology and autoimmune disorders. Therapeutic tools include botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, nutritional counseling, detoxification and Bach flower remedies to heal the physical & emotional body. Yoga and meditation are often encouraged as a growing body of scientific evidence reveals the healing potential of these time honored practices.
Naturopathic Medical Training
To practice naturopathic medicine in the United States a doctor must successfully:
Complete a 4 year college undergraduate degree including standard pre-medical course work.
Complete a 4 year nationally accredited naturopathic medical program.
Pass parts I and II of the North American Naturopathic Licensing Examination (NPLEX).
Receive a naturopathic doctor’s license from the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine.
Meet requirements for continuing education bi-annually to renew license.
Dr. Mazza has specialized knowledge in the areas of Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Neurology and Autoimmune Disorders.
Conditions treated include but are not limited to:
Gastrointestinal health: Irritable bowel syndrome, Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance, Food allergies, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, Peptic ulcer, Heartburn, Hepatitis, Hemorrhoids, Rectal fissures, Diverticular disease.
Neurological health: Lyme Disease, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Torticolis, Seizure disorders, Headaches, Nervous tics, Vertigo, Insomnia, Memory loss, Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.
Psychological health: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder.
Infectious Disease: Lyme Disease and co-infections, Intestinal parasites, Viruses, Acute UTIs and URI’s.
Endocrine health: Thyroid disorders – Hypothyroid, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Graves Disease, Weight Gain/Loss, Chronic fatigue, Diabetes, Insulin resistance.
Women’s health: Recurrent urinary tract and vaginal infections, PMS and menopause, Hormonal imbalances, Thyroid disorders, Abnormal PAP, Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Infertility.
Cardiovascular health: High cholesterol/blood pressure, Congestive Heart Failure, Arrhythmias, Cardiovascular disease prevention.
Musculoskeletal: Fibromyalgia, Back pain, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis.