Yes, this is my 5th anniversary writing my column for 5 years now! I started writing it to give you the other side of your health story. I am a chiropractic physician and acupuncturist. I received my Doctorate of Chiropractic in Chicago in 1995, and practiced there for one year before moving to Sedona in 1996. There in Sedona, I opened my first of 4 Accurate Care Pain Relief Center locations, and now my only practice, Accurate Care Medical Wellness Center, here in DC Ranch, Scottsdale. My practice is now integrative, which means there is not only chiropractic and acupuncture, but there is a Nurse Practitioner for Medicare coverage and aesthetics, and a Naturopath for other alternative treatments and hormone balancing. This way, my patients can receive most of their care under one roof. My purpose is to help as many people as possible live healthy and healthy lives without drugs or surgery. So many times, patients are not given options to drugs and surgery when they want an alternative.
Patients ask me every day, “How can I know about alternatives to what my medical doctor recommends?” I’ve been here to give you that information backed by research, so you have the knowledge to decide which treatment protocols to choose. My goal is to educate and give you your options. My research is in depth. I work hard to dig deep for the best information out there, it’s then up to you to decide. In most cases, I’m able to help patients with the alternative treatments with positive results.
For those of you who may be new to my articles, I have a history of radio, TV, and newspaper with informative information on other options for your health issues. Many of you may or may not have heard my radio talk show, Raising Your Quality of Life With Dr. Leisa-Marie Grgula, which aired on Sedona’s KAZM Radio for 5 years throughout Northern Arizona. My show touched on general health topics with an emphasis on natural alternatives to drug therapies and surgery. I wrote a column by the same name for one of the Sedona papers there as well. As one of about a handful of doctors in Arizona certified in Cox Decompression Manipulation, and the only doctor certified since 1995, my practice focus is on serious disc issues like stenosis, acupuncture, nutrition, and sports medicine. I’ve also been a regular health guest on Channel 7’s Morning Scramble and have been interviewed on Channel 3 as a chiropractic physician’s professional opinion on different subjects.
This regular column has basically followed the same format as my show, only questions are emailed to me directly. I will continue to pass along current health news from journals such as The Journal of the American Medical Association, British Medical Journal, and more. I try to make the information that comes through our media, easier to understand. For example, just when you thought you were doing the right thing by taking certain supplements, out comes a study that says they’re bad for you. Where do these articles and studies come from? Who funds them? And are they scientifically sound? These and many more questions are answered as I help you to ask the right questions when hearing this information on TV, online, and on social media. I try to explain how they affect your health and your own doctor appointments.
Be sure and read my column regularly. I realize not everyone in the community receives the paper twice a month, so please visit my website for all of my articles. You will have the information to make better decisions with your healthcare. Should you need a second opinion on a surgical spine surgery, please call my office for a complimentary consultation to see if I can offer you an alternative.
For any questions regarding my articles, please email me at DrLeisa@CaringPainRelief.com
Leisa-Marie Grula. DC
Accurate Care Medical Wellness Center
18261 N. Pima Rd. Ste. #115
Scottsdale, AZ 85255