Dr. Avni Dalal, ND

Dr. Avni Dalal is a licensed primary care physician who received her medical training from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM) in Phoenix, AZ and received her Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology with emphasis in Pre-Medicine. During her time at SCNM, she partook in research of hypoglycemic effects of herbal plants for type 2 diabetes mellitus under the supervision of Dr. Yasmin Abusamra. Her clinical training was focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine, naturopathic approaches for mental health, thyroid disease, menstrual conditions, and adolescent care. She currently is virtually working with patients in Arizona and taking clients for wellness consulting.

Dr. Dalal holds an active medical license in Arizona

Dr. Avni Dalal, ND

Dr. Avni Dalal, ND

Dr. Avni Dalal, ND

Dr. Avni Dalal is a licensed primary care physician who received her medical training from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (SCNM) in Phoenix, AZ and received her Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology with emphasis in Pre-Medicine. During her time at SCNM, she partook in research of hypoglycemic effects of herbal plants for type 2 diabetes mellitus under the supervision of Dr. Yasmin Abusamra. Her clinical training was focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine, naturopathic approaches for mental health, thyroid disease, menstrual conditions, and adolescent care. She currently is virtually working with patients in Arizona and taking clients for wellness consulting.

Dr. Dalal holds an active medical license in Arizona

About Me

From a young age, I felt connected to medicine and community. I was fortunate enough to be exposed to homeopathy and Ayurveda from my family and visits to India. While pursuing my undergraduate degree in psychology in a pre-medicine track, my interest piqued in community health, health policy, and nutrition. This yearning for knowledge while also seeking answers for my own health issues led me to naturopathic medicine, where I get to combine traditional practices and my love for naturopathy with evidence-based medicine through a holistic view.

When I’m not in the office, I enjoy traveling, cooking, dancing, painting, taking care of my plants, and spending time with my cat (Gobi). My own cultural experiences and experiences of being in the LGBTQ+ community continue to foster my curiosity in learning more about the history and practices of people all around the world.

My Story

Growing up in rural South Carolina in an Indian-South Asian household makes for plenty of interesting stories but I had always been captivated by my culture, even while I would stick out like a sore thumb in my surroundings – the art, the history, the food, the languages. My mother was a homeopathic doctor in India before moving here in the 90s so whether it was taking a homeopathic remedy when feeling unwell, practicing Yoga in the mornings, eating Ayurvedic herbal preparations for improved digestion, or doing steam inhalations to soothe a cough, I always felt appreciative of having access to the knowledge of traditional medicines and wisdom passed down to me.

Dr. Avni Dalal, ND

During my first year in undergrad and having limited access to resources, I had to visit the campus medical clinic because I was really struggling with anxiety, severe period pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and acne. I was prescribed oral contraceptives and was sent on my way out after a brief 15 minute visit. This was my first exposure to our current healthcare system and it left me feeling frustrated and as if my experiences were being dismissed.

That initial incident continued to fuel my passion and curiosity to why our healthcare system felt so broken. I was fortunate enough to take more classes in public health, health policy, global health, psychology, sociology, nutrition, and community health. I completed my B.S. in Experimental Psychology in 2015 but felt like I still wanted to do more to help others. When I was exposed to naturopathic medicine, I felt like this was the right step in my life because I would have the tools to support my community and uplift those that felt diminished by the lack of proper healthcare.

This is why I focus on helping those with menstrual, reproductive, and mental health concerns – I know what it’s like to feel overlooked as a patient and unable to get answers. It is my goal to create safe spaces for my patients – regardless of size, background, or identity.

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