I treat each patient with respect and compassion. It is important that my patients feel like they are heard. You are not just another number in the waiting room when you come to see me. You can expect to have interactive visits that include discussions about your health concerns and all the possible treatments available to you. What makes me different from other medical doctors is that I am 100% transparent about all your options, and will always include you in every decision regarding your care. To me, that is how medicine should always be practiced.
As a child, I would read my mothers nursing books for fun because I was always curious about disease and how to treat it. As I got older, I decided that I wanted to become a doctor. While I worked in the pharmaceutical industry, I saw so many patients that were grossly mismanaged or even wrongly diagnosed. Even I experienced poor care from my health providers. After witnessing this neglect, I changed my career path to become a naturopathic medical doctor. I wanted to have a stronger, more meaningful impact in my patient's care.
I relocated to Arizona from Tennessee for medical school, where I was treated by a naturopathic doctor who listened and cared about finding the root cause of my symptoms. I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Having this diagnosis changed my entire life, and it took a diligent doctor to listen and have the motivation to find the root cause of my symptoms. This further solidified my decision to become a naturopathic physician.
While in school, I was taught not only how to accurately diagnose and treat patients but also create long-lasting relationships with them. It is my passion to make people feel better and live life to to their best potential.
Dr. Wayne received her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis in 2014. She received two Bachelors degrees, one each in Biochemistry and Biology. She graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Meedicine with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. During her time at SCNM, she held many offices to further the practice of naturopathic medicine. She has completed rotations with Dr. Leila Turner ND, Dr. Courtney Cronin NMD, Dr. Forrest Beck NMD and Dr. Tori Hudson ND to gain experience in women's medicine along with hormone replacement therapies for both men and women. She also carries 6 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Wayne has devoted many hours of research to various endocrine disorders. Currently, she has a thriving practice that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of female reproductive disorders, male reproductive disorders, fertility and family planning, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, medical aesthetics, and weight loss.
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