Dr. Tina Marcantel, RN, NMD

Patient Resources & Tips

published by Dr. Marcantel on January 24th, 2010 Print this page

Patient Reception Room

This page contains information that is particularly relevant to patients of Dr. Marcantel. Dr. Tina Marcantel is a naturopathic physician practicing in Gilbert, Arizona, and also serving the cities of Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, and others in the East Valley and greater Phoenix area.

Welcome to our patient reception room! We’ve created this area of our website specifically for patients of Dr. Marcantel. If you’ve spent some time on our site you know that there’s a lot of information that we provide as a service to the general public. We have thousands of visits a month from people all over the world and we certainly hope they are benefiting from the articles, news reports, and links we continue to add to the site. However, as the site grows we felt it was important to provide an area where patients of Dr. Marcantel can go to easily find links and information that pertain specifically to them.

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Patient Referral Program

This a great way to help a friend AND save some money on your next visit to Dr. Marcantel. We love referrals and we count on our patients to help spread the word about Dr. Marcantel’s practice. As a “thank you” for telling your friends and relatives about us, we offer discounts both to you and the people you refer! Just print the “Patient Referral Certificate” below (you’ll need Adobe Reader to open it), fill in your name in the appropriate space, and give it to a friend who can benefit from our services. The more people you refer, the more money you’ll save on your next visit.

Patient Referral Certificate

p.s. Another great idea is to save the certificate to your computer and attach it in an e-mail to a friend. Just be sure they fill in your name as the referrer! Be sure to tell them to visit DrMarcantel.com to learn about our services.

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Patient Feedback Form

We want to hear from you about your experiences with Dr. Marcantel’s services. Patient feedback is extremely important to us because it tells us how we’re doing in providing you with the quality care we strive for. We would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to print this form, fill it out, and drop it in the mail to us. You can print it directly from the pdf file or, if you prefer, you can download the text file and copy it into Word and fill it out on your computer.

Feedback form (PDF)

Feedback form (TEXT)

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Please click here if you need new patient registration forms for your first visit to Dr. Marcantel’s office.

Have you tried the latest great dishes from our recipes pages?

IV therapy is a good way to give your immune system a boost and supply your body with much-needed vitamins and nutrients.

As part of a regular wellness regime, Dr. Marcantel recommends a detoxification program for her patients at least twice a year. Learn about it here and then see Dr. Marcantel to tailor a program that is just right for you.

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Dr. Marcantel Recommends


Here’s a resource list of products and services that Dr. Marcantel recommends for her patients and where they can be found locally:

Elements Compounding Pharmacy in Gilbert is a great resource for your compounded prescriptions. It’s conveniently located just south of Highway 60 on Gilbert Road.  RxFormulations compounding pharmacy in Mesa is another excellent place to have your prescriptions filled. Both pharmacies do compounding of bioidentical hormones as well as a wide variety of other services.

If you need blood lab screenings done, we recommend Theranos to our patients. Results are fast, accurate and cost a fraction of the prices charged by the “big guys.” Healthwaves is another great option for some types of tests. They offer blood draws and screenings for the public at Fry’s store locations throughout the Phoenix area, usually at a fraction of the cost you would pay at a lab. Click on the link to see their current lab screenings schedule.

Stevia–This natural sweetener is the one Dr. Marcantel highly recommends. We carry it in our medicinary, and it’s available in most grocery stores. You may not find it with the artificial sweeteners; try the health food section.

Ezekiel 4:9 products (Food for Life) Very healthful cereal, pasta, and bread products. In the Phoenix area we’ve found Ezekial 4:9 products at Basha’s, Fry’s, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s.

Trader Joe’s grocery store. They offer a good variety of healthy foods at reasonable prices. Click on the link to connect to their website and find the location of a store near you.

Wild Salmon Burgers from Omega Foods. These are quarter-pound patties that you can cook straight from the freezer. They’re fast, delicious, and full of omega-3 fatty acids. We’ve found them in the Valley at Costco and Sprouts.

yogaeasyLooking for a great beginning yoga workout? We love Yolanda Pettinato’s series of DVDs: 30 minute sessions that are relaxing but still offer a variety of easy-to-moderate poses for the beginner. You can find them offered on Amazon.

Excellent books on women’s health issues:

book front cover small 2Imagine: a whole Different Kind of Medical Care by Tina Marcantel, N.M.D and Peter Marcantel, M.Ed.

Of course, we have to start here! Dr. Marcantel’s book is a great introduction to the naturopathic approach to wellness care, but it goes far beyond that. The book covers a wide range of common chronic health challenges, including detection and treatment options for thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal problems, and many more. A must-have book for anyone wanting to take a proactive approach to his or her health care. Available in paperback or eBook formats.

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth

This popular author was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. Her book addresses the critical topic of not just what we eat but why we eat.  The ideas in the book about developing a healthy relationship with food are reflected in the weight maintenance principles Dr. Marcantel teaches her patients.


Hormones, Health and Happiness: A Natural Medical Formula for Rediscovering Youth with Bioidentical Hormones by Steven F. Hotze, MD

This book explains natural hormone replacement and gives a new perspective on the treatment of hormonal imbalances.

Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Thyroid Treatment by Janie A Bowthorpe, M.Ed.

The cover blurb describes the book as “Breaking information by patients, for patients about a better medication, dosing by symptoms, wiser labs, adrenal fatigue, and other related issues.” This is an eye-opener that confirms much of what Dr. Marcantel has observed in her clinical practice regarding the importance of proper thyroid disease diagnosis and treatment.

The Schwarzbein Principle II: The Transition–A Regeneration Process to Prevent and Reverse Accelerated Aging by Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. The Schwarzbein Principle II

A good summary of how stress and poor lifestyle choices can cause hormone imbalances in our bodies.

The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

The Wisdom of Menopause by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Talks about the physical and emotional changes associated with menopause.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause by John Lee, M.D.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause by John R. Lee, M.D.

The untold story about the effects of estrogen dominance.

 

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The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Treating hormonal imbalances from a holistic point of view.

 

 

Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD

 

Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Hailed a “medical breakthrough” by Dr. Mehmet Oz, EAT TO LIVE offers a highly effective, scientifically proven way to lose weight quickly. The key to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan is simple: health = nutrients / calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories in the food you eat is high, you lose weight. The more nutrient-dense food you eat, the less you crave fat, sweets, and high-caloric foods.

 

 

Screaming To Be Heard: Hormone Connections Women Suspect…And Doctors Still Ignore by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

Ageless: The Naked Truth about Bioidentical Hormones by Suzanne Somers.

Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by James L. Wilson, N.D.

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