Dr. Maleigha Watts
As a young child I always wanted to be a Doctor, but without any rhyme or reason. While growing up, day after day, I watched my Mom struggle with her arthritis. She couldn't exercise, work in the garden, or get out of bed without being in pain. Doctor after doctor, medication after medication...we can honestly say that these things failed her. She started seeing a holistic doctor, who in 3 months, had her exercising, working in the garden, and getting out of bed with an extra bounce in her step. At the time, I was a naive teenager and was convinced my Mom was "seeing a witch doctor". However, I couldn't question her results, and after spending some time with her doctor while job shadowing I can honestly say that I was a believer...and the rest, as they say, is history!
- I grew up in Bellevue, Ohio and attended the University of Toledo for my Bachelor’s Degree. After graduation I attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. I was fortunate to complete a year internship under the direction of Dr. MaryK Geyer, where we focused on primary care medicine and minor surgical procedures. As residencies and internships are not required of Naturopathic Doctors at this time, I consider myself fortunate to have done so. I moved back to Northwest Ohio in 2011 and my practice has been thriving, since!
The more I practice, the more I realize that health care can be really very simple. Eat well, sleep well, move, be kind to yourself as well as others. Granted, it's not always that easy, but it's a great way to start. I discourage what I call "Band-Aid" medicine, i.e. recommending a product (be it natural or conventional) to cover up a symptom. I want to use the tools (and I have lots!) we have to address the cause to an individual's concerns and when we do this we can heal the body. Teaching is also very important to me and is, I believe, a large part as to why naturopathy can be so successful. Therefore, don't be surprised when we discuss my recommendations and I spend an hour with you. I want you to understand why we're doing what we're doing as well as the "hows" to get there. This is my paradigm of medicine and I couldn't be more thrilled to participate in it each day.
Thank you for stopping by and considering me to be part of your health care team!