Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor
I continued working in the semiconductor industry for 10 more years, including getting an MBA and Masters in Engineering. As I approached my early 30’s I thought more seriously about a career change until I finally decided I better stop thinking and start doing. I applied to naturopathic medical school and was accepted to several schools. In 2002 I closed the chapter of my engineering career and my wife and I moved to Arizona so I could attend the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Tempe, AZ. I graduated in 2007 and began practicing as a naturopathic doctor.
Type of Care
Dr. Wilkinson offers medical care for all types of rheumatic (autoimmune) and chronic disease conditions, more common conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, fatigue, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, endocrine dysfunction, as well as preventive medical care. In addition to Dr. Wilkinson’s practice in Glendale, AZ, he also works at the rheumatology practice, Arthritis Health, in Scottsdale, AZ with rheumatologist Paul Howard, MD. At Arthritis Health, Dr. Wilkinson has a strong focus in rheumatic conditions and works with patients that want to integrate naturopathic care into their conventional treatment.
In adhering to the naturopathic principle – Doctor as Teacher – Dr. Wilkinson especially likes to help patients understand the important role they play in their own health. In adhering to the naturopathic principle of – Treat the Cause – Dr. Wilkinson places a strong interest in gastrointestinal health, food, and environmental medicine in his treatment approach.
Dr. Wilkinson is married to his wife Heather and has two daughters Molly and Megan.
NMD (2007) – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ.
MS Industrial Engineering (1997) – Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
MBA (1997) – Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
BS Industrial Engineering (1990) – Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.