Dr Krystal Tellier, N.M.D, C.P.M.
Dr. Tellier earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arizona State University (ASU). While attending ASU, she began exploring alternative medicine while working in a research lab that studied the ability to fight cancer using botanical constituents. This experience increased her curiosity in the use of natural remedies in fighting common medical conditions, which drove her to explore further the philosophy of alternative medicine. Dr. Tellier then realized her future was about to take another path, the “Natural-Path.”
While receiving her training at SCNM, Dr. Tellier worked with physicians trained in each Naturopathic modality. She discovered her desire was in being able to treat the entire family, but realized she wanted to continue her education in pediatrics and women’s medicine. Upon completion of her education at SCNM, Dr. Tellier continued her training in the private office of Dr. Farra Swan, ND, CPM. While working with Dr. Swan, Dr. Tellier found passion while working with families with reproductive health, childbirth and pediatric care. Dr. Tellier completed a one month internship at Casa de Nacimiento (CASA), a birthing center, located in El Paso, Texas. At CASA she was immerged into midwifery care which included prenatal visits, labor and delivery, post-partum care and pediatric care. Dr. Tellier sat for her midwifery certification.
Dr Tellier began clinical practice in 2009 in her private family practice. Being a primary care focused provider she has found that her patients have been her best teachers. Dr. Tellier also shares with her patients experiences she has gleaned from her own family’s journey with lyme disease and mold sickness. When her family’s health began to decline after water damage to their home, Dr. Tellier began looking further into environmentally caused illnesses like mold, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, Epstein bar virus, lyme, bartonella, babesia and other chronic infections. She found that so many of her patients felt so sick and have seen specialist after specialist with no known cause for their disease. Dr. Tellier understands that for many of these patients you have to really listen to their life long experiences and exposures and investigate further with testing that may seem more out of the box to conventional medicine.
Dr. Tellier utilizes botanical medicines, vitamins/minerals/amino acids, homeopathy, physical manipulation, acupuncture, IV therapy, hydrotherapy, nutritional supplements, and bio-identical hormones, to help address the needs of her patients. To evaluate the individual needs of her patients she may order specialty labs, which include hormone level assessments, food allergy testing, environmental toxin levels, advanced cholesterol and cardiac disease profiles, and body nutrient stores. Dr. Tellier has extensive training in women’s health, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine dysfunction, detoxification methods, pediatric wellness and lifestyle counseling.
Dr. Tellier treats the whole person with therapies that are the least invasive and most cost effective. She looks for the cause of each individual person’s disease, and uses therapies that are curative, rather than just symptomatic relief. She believes that one’s health must address the mind, body and spirit. She promotes balance and moderation within her patients, and hopes that with proper healing, her patients may return to enjoying their lives. Most of all, Dr. Tellier expresses the importance of teaching our children healthy eating and lifestyle habits so that they may avoid the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and drug addictions.