Dr. Natalie Ham, NMD

Dr. Natalie Ham, NMD

I am a naturopathic medical doctor focusing on treating women’s health issues with homeopathy. My new medical practice called Nourish Natural Medical Center in Tempe, AZ has just opened for business as a partnership with my dear friend and colleague Dr. Carrie Rittling, NMD.  

It has been my dream to start a practice that incorporates my belief in the body’s ability to heal when given the right tools, along with a warm, fuzzy and relaxing feel; a place where women can come and HEAL, inside and out, top to bottom.  As everyone knows, when the lady of the house is not feeling well, everyone else in the household easily becomes out of balance as well.  

Women do it all. They tend to take on everyone’s everything on top of  their own work, mothering, cleaning, cooking, exercise, and pets, all while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle for them and their families.  

This is my passion: to keep you in balance and to help you rid yourself of any issues that keep you from ruling your world to the best of your ability.

How did this become my passion? It started when I moved to Arizona from Chicago to attend ASU.  While there, I started down the track of pre-med.  Something did not feel totally right, but I could not put my finger on why.  It was during this time, that I met a Naturopathic Doctor.  He told me how he differed from the traditional medical doctor and I was completely hooked.   It was just this piece that I was missing from medicine – how to help the body do what it already knows how to do!  Healing people without drugs and surgery felt like it was some kind of miracle and I wanted to know everything about it.   I began to see a Naturopathic Doctor who specifically used homeopathic treatments and in 1 month had healed my lifelong insomnia. It was at this time I knew I not only needed to be a Naturopathic Doctor, but I needed to employ the use of homeopathy in my practice. 

After undergrad at ASU, I completed four years of medical school at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences passing both sets of board exams, and accepted the family practice residency at SCNM.   During this time, homeopathy was a specific focus in my treatment plans and I was fortunate to be trained by my mentor Dr. Stephen Messer, ND in addition to further training by Dr. Andre Saine’s conferences in Montreal.  After my residency completed, Dr. Messer created a second year homeopathic residency sponsored by Standard Homeopathics, which was the first of its kind in the United States.  I was lucky enough to get accepted for that residency and get an additional year of training one-on-one with Dr. Messer.

After the conclusion of the second year of residency, I was fortunate to join an existing naturopathic practice at the Arizona Natural Health Center with some of the other most highly trained homeopaths in the country.  Maintaining my relationship with SCNM, I also taught homeopathy and ran homeopathic-based shifts at the Student Clinic as well as doing research on homeopathic products.  It was while practicing at ANHC that I developed my passion for treating women’s health.  In particular, I specialize in treating fertility issues, pregnancy concerns and post-partum care.  After practicing at ANHC for seven years, it was time to realize my dream and open Nourish Natural Medical Center with Dr. Carrie Rittling, who also uses homeopathic medicine in her pediatric focused practice.  It was a perfect match.

At some point in all of this I found and married the light of my life and live with him and my two dogs in Chandler, Arizona. My favorite thing to do really, is goof off with my husband, but I also love to read, relax in the sun, hike, yoga, cook and go camping.  I also love the Arizona spring time, it is my favorite time of year.  I love the blooming smells, spring training, outdoor yoga and hiking weather.  Since my native town is Chicago, I still love the Chicago sports teams and follow them all as well, Go Bears!