Dr. Wechsler was the co-founder and medical director of Scottsdale Holistic Medical Group, a multidisciplinary group offering conventional and alternative medicine. In 2004 Dr. Wechsler converted her practice to a “concierge” model, thereby limiting her practice to a few hundred patients and giving each her undivided and unhurried attention.
“Even though I regularly employ conventional medicine in my practice, I am not shackled by it and will often suggest a more natural and less toxic alternative before trying a stronger pharmaceutical.”
Dr. Wechsler comes from a family with a long tradition in medicine. Her maternal grandparents, both parents, two brothers, two nieces and her youngest son are all medical doctors. Dr. Wechsler’s oldest son has a doctorate in Psychology and specializes in Neuropsychological testing in children and adolescents. His wife is a nurse educator at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Most importantly, they have gifted her with her first adorable grandson. Dr. Wechsler’s husband, Nick, is a Greek chef and author. They both enjoy hosting large family dinners prepared by Nick. Dr. Wechsler’s favorite outdoor activity is hiking, swimming, and gardening. Indoors, she enjoys reading mystery novels and jigsaw puzzles.
Dr. Wechsler was selected as a “Top Doctor” in the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award, and a “Regional Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly.
About Dr. Wechsler’s Practice
Dr. Wechsler specializes in Family Medicine.
Family physicians, through education and residency training, possess distinct attitudes, skills, and knowledge which qualifies them to provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each member of the family regardless of sex, age, or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social. These specialists, because of their background and interactions with the family, are best qualified to serve as each patient’s advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community resources.” (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Dr. Wechsler is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has had over 25 years of experience in practicing as a Family Physician. She constantly reviews the latest in medical research in both the allopathic and alternative medicine fields and applies it to her everyday practice.
In addition, Dr. Wechsler is also IFM trained in Functional Medicine.
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.” (Institute of Functional Medicine)
Dr. Wechsler is also a trained practitioner in the Bredesen Protochol for prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia. Additionally, she has trained in the Bale/Doneen heart attack and stroke prevention methodology.
Dr. Wechsler offers the entire range of routine healthcare for all ages, from babies to grandparents. Or, as her 99-year-old mother, Dr. Gladys McGarey, says: “From lust to dust”.
- Preventative services to avoid problems before they begin:
Annual Comprehensive/Executive physicals
Heart disease prevention
Exercise and Nutritional counseling
Screening for colorectal cancer
Screening for prostate cancer
Well Child exams
- Women’s health:
Birth control counseling and prescriptions
Breast cancer screening
Counseling and treatment for menopausal symptoms, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy if indicated
Osteoporosis treatment and prevention
- Acute illnesses and injuries:
Treatment for fevers and infections such as colds, flus, strep throat, urinary tract infections etc.
Evaluation of acute abdominal pain
Evaluation of back and other musculoskeletal injuries
Suturing of lacerations
- Minor surgery and procedures:
Cryosurgery for precancerous lesion, warts and age spots
Skin biopsies, excision of skin lesions, draining abscesses
- Chronic disease management:
Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, arthritis, thyroid disorders, asthma, emphysema, screening and treatment of dementia etc.
- Integrative (holistic) care for difficult chronic conditions:
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Depression and anxiety
Irritable bowel syndrome
- In house acupuncturist
- Appropriate referrals to local medical specialists, Naturopathic physicians for IV nutrition, Osteopathic manipulative therapy, Bowen therapy, etc.
Dr. Wechsler’s Office
10900 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254