Meet the Practitioners



Emily PicDr. Emily Davenport is a family practice doctor who specializes in women’s medicine and hormonal health, everything from menopause and andropause to thyroid and adrenals. If you have “weird” symptoms or simply feel tired, she can help you. Dr. Davenport makes sure to take the time with each patient to get to the root cause of all your health concerns. Hormone imbalances can affect many aspects of the body, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and gastrointestinal issues.

Dr. Davenport has been very involved promoting Naturopathic health care, and has performed many hours of service, including helping women and their children on the reservation and in various domestic violence shelters. Dr. Davenport has traveled extensively and in 2010 she joined a medical team in Haiti to help the earthquake victims.

Emily Davenport grew up in Chandler, Arizona. Dr. Davenport earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a genetics emphasis from Arizona State University. Her work study position was under Dr. Kumar, one of the leaders in the genome project. After earning her B.S. degree, Dr. Davenport became involved in a research project at Sun Health Research Institute, a genetics lab, working on a cure for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. She loved conducting research, but felt the call to become a medical practitioner, which lead her to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she became a Naturopathic Doctor. In her free time she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and traveling.

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Erin Victor, NMD, is a primary care physician who focuses on family, women’s, and pediatric medicine as well as fertility and prenatal health.  The practice of creating a foundation of health for the family as a whole, with prevention at its core, inspired her to become a physician.  Her appreciation of the diversity of people’s lives fostered a passionate desire to help them become the fullest expression of themselves.

Dr. Victor’s philosophy centers on identifying and treating the root cause of a problem rather than just the symptoms, using the body’s innate ability to heal itself when given the tools it needs.  This approach often requires in-depth work with nutrition and lifestyle to optimize health.  As an expert in prevention and chronic disease, Dr. Victor believes in using customized naturopathic approaches to fit the specific needs of each client.

After graduating from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, Dr. Victor rediscovered her love of obstetrics and began her residency in home-birth midwifery, which she will complete with Mary Ann Baul at Womancare Midwifery in Flagstaff.  She serves as a Board Member and officer of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, co-chairing legislative affairs and serving on the marketing committee in order to increase awareness about naturopathic medicine and improve access in underserved communities.

A native Arizonan and an outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Victor is thrilled about returning to the Flagstaff community and is honored to serve at Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine and Womancare Midwifery.

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Erin Winter Photo Dr. Erin Winter has been helping thousands of men and women live life with purpose and passion using the full spectrum of naturopathic care. 
Struggling with her own debilitating health  crisis that was not remedied with conventional  western medicine, Dr. Winter was introduced to naturopathic medicine as a teenager. Her family decided to try an alternative form of health care. A local naturopath was able to help her turn her health around in just a few short weeks.  Even as a teen, Dr. Winter was amazed and impressed  at the power of naturopathic medicine and the knowledge base of her practitioner.  From that point forward she knew she had to pursue a career in naturopathy.
In 2008, she received an Exercise Science degree from NAU and then a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013.
Dr. Winter’s clinical training and experience is further grounded in alternative pain therapy specialties enabling her to successfully treat conditions ranging from acute injuries to chronic pain and continues to seek training in prolotherapy and PRP prolotherapy including training from the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine, Maui Regenerative Medicine, and the Advanced Applications in Medical Practice.     
One of her focused specialties today is hormone optimization.  With huge advancements in age related medicine she is excited about the relationship between individualized age balanced hormones and the prevention of a variety of degenerative diseases like heart disease, Alzheimers, depression, diabetes, osteoporosis, and joint pain and degeneration.  She provides various forms of hormone replacement therapy including BioTe hormone replacement pellets.   
Her primary mission as a naturopathic physician is to help as many people as possible age gracefully with hormone balancing, natural pain management and natural aesthetics. She strives to help patients look great and feel even better! 

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Julie Stears Pic TreeDr. Julie Nowak-Stears, Naturopathic Physician
Specializes in chronic illness with a focus on cancer

Dr. Julie Nowak-Stears has been in practice for over 16 years. She graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2000 after receiving her undergraduate degree as a Community Health Educator. Dr. Julie is well grounded in values of education and lifestyle modification to support one’s overall health and is passionate about helping her patients achieve their best health possible.

Dr. Julie enjoys working with patients at any stage of their healing journey to transform their health using multiple modalities of healing. Her clinical experience and post doctorate training with the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System have enriched her focus while working with individuals diagnosed with cancer. Often, people facing this diagnosis can be overwhelmed and frightened and would benefit from a collaborative approach with the mainstream options being offered. Whether one is preparing to use conventional therapies of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and/ or radiation or wanting a different approach, she is ready to listen and create with the patient a holistic treatment plan that integrates the patient’s personal beliefs and current health. Her lifelong interest and study of botanical medicine can be included in the patient’s individual plan and may help in reducing side effects while aiding the therapeutic effect of one’s conventional therapy. She understands when facing this serious diagnosis that a health team is ideal for healing. She is ready to be part of your health care team.

Dr. Julie’s goals when working with a patient are first to listen, gather information to help with clinical understanding, and to then work with the patient to create a multi-pronged wellness plan that is practical to follow through with. Wellness plans vary from patient to patient but generally consist of therapeutic nutritional support, botanical medicine, homeopathy, IV Nutritional therapy and/ or mind body techniques to help correct and support the body in its healing process. Dr. Julie welcomes the opportunity to work with you and help you reach your best health through naturopathy so you can enjoy and live your best life.

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Shana PhotoShana Turrell, NMD has been a licensed Naturopathic Physician since 1998, including practicing over 14 years at Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine. She offers integrative general family medical care with an emphasis on women’s healthcare and pediatrics preferentially utilizing safe and effective natural therapies including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, and pharmaceutical medications when needed, to treat disease and restore health.  She focuses on treating the whole person, addressing the underlying cause(s) of symptoms and disease, partnering with the patient to support and facilitate the body’s innate ability to heal, and prevention as the best medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Turrell enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and daughter, keeping fit, cooking & eating delicious healthy food, reading lots of books, playing the harp and piano, drawing & painting, flying as a private pilot, making ceramics, or just enjoying art and music.

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