Dr. Wechsler completed her medical education at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio in 1987. For fifteen years, 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, parents, and two brothers are doctors. She is the proud mother of two sons and enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.
Dr. Wechsler was selected for the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2014. Castle Connolly recognized Dr. Wechsler as a Regional Top Doctor in 2014.
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 and has had over 20 years of experience in practicing as a Family Physician. In addition, she is also trained in holistic, integrative care. She constantly reviews the latest in medical research in both the allopathic and alternative medicine fields and applies it to her every day practice.
Dr. Wechsler offers the entire range of routine healthcare for all ages, from babies to grandparents.
- Preventative services to avoid problems before they begin:
Annual Comprehensive/Executive physicals
Heart disease prevention (Dr Wechsler is certified in the Bale/Doneen heart attack and stroke prevention methodology)
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 and hypnotherapist
- Appropriate referrals to Naturopathic physician for IV nutrition, Osteopathic manipulative therapy, Bowen therapy, etc.
Dr. Wechsler’s Office
10900 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254