Dr. Michelle Retz, N.D. graduated Summa cum Laude from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She then completed a residency emphasizing general family practice at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center. She is a Magna cum Laude graduate from Ohio State University, where she received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Spanish.
Concerned about the present state of our healthcare system, she dedicates herself to patient-centered care using holistic medicine that treats the cause of illness, restores vitality, and preserves health. Utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy and nutritional counseling, Dr. Retz focuses on treating chronic illnesses such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, endocrine disorders, digestive disturbances, chronic pain syndromes, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Retz is a member of the AANP, Doctors for America, Natural Doctors International, National Association of Professional Women, and is the Chief Medical Director of Naturopaths without Borders. She is currently the professor of Gastroenterology and a Gynecology course at SW College of Naturopathic Medicine. With the belief that community is family, Dr. Retz has volunteered at various clinics in Mexico to treat the under-served, and is helping develop a program to teach first aid homeopathy to local lay healers and family members.
Dr. Retz’s Testimonials
“Thank you to everyone at Longevity Medical Health Center and Dr. Michelle Retz for helping me improve the quality of my life!”
“I am thankful to have found Dr. Retz. I spent a month at Mayo having tests for stomach issues. I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Retz immediately. I have referred many people to her and will continue to do so. I can’t imagine seeing any other [doctor] ever. The staff are absolutely wonderful. Thank you!”
“Dr. Retz is a game changer. You find me a smarter more caring doctor in the Valley and I would be shocked. She doesn’t only identify the root of the problem, she goes so far beyond through the whole healing process. I feel confident that my health is in good hands. The office is prompt, courteous and helpful from nurses to the front desk. Going from the Mayo to this practice was a smart decision I don’t regret.”
“I'm glad I found this place. Dr. Retz is amazing, very understanding and supportive and actually listens and hears you! Takes time to go over everything and makes treatment plan is in agreement with you. I wish I found her years back to get to the bottom of the core issues and not put a band-aid on you and let you go. The staff is also great and helpful, treats you with respect and understanding.”
“I have never met a Doctor as passionate about the well being of others as Dr. Retz. She is always looking and listening and sensing a potential problem to sort out. Not only is she wickedly smart, she’s compassionate, intuitive and has a great sense of humor. I feel very fortunate that I know her and let her care for me!”
“Awesome doctor who truly cares.”
“I can only say that Dr. Michelle Retz is THE best doctor I have ever used. [I] never thought I would ever believe that I would say how wonderful a Naturopathic Doctor is compared to the other doctors I have encountered. She does everything and more, including acupuncture, which is another item I highly recommend. I can’t tell you how much she has improved my overall health. Professional, caring, friendly, great “bedside” manner, and always there to help you. You will find no better and I am confident that she is well worth the drive. She is highly recommended by me and so many others. I don’t have enough space or time to give you all the reasons to see her but I can assure you, if you do go, you will she is the best.”