Jessica Curcio, NMD
Jessica Curcio, NMD. Dr. Curcio is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the state of Arizona. She received her medical training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ an accredited medical school with a foundation in evidence-based medicine. Dr. Curcio has had years of both conventional and alternative training and blends both theories to practice true integrative medicine. Dr. Curcio has served as adjunct Research Associate Professorship in Women’s Integrative Medicine at SCNM. She has completed a fellowship in research in Women’s Integrative Medicine and has published extensively in national and international peer reviewed journals. The majority of her scientific publication focuses on menopause, women’s health, hormonal replacement therapy and bio-identical hormones.
Dr. Curcio focuses her clinical interest as well on hormone related conditions, menopause, anti-aging medicine and nutrition. She has been practicing in Arizona in an Integrative model working along side MD’s and DO’s her entire career. She is an excellent diagnostician and manages patients traditionally in a primary care setting. Dr. Curcio’s skills and compassion and commitment to her patients has made her a successful and highly sought after physician.
In June 2009, Dr. Curcio began working on legislation pursuing licensure and regulation of Naturopathic Physicians in Iowa. She relocated in July of 2009 to Waterloo, Iowa. Dr. Curcio resides in the Cedar Falls area now with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters.
Since moving to Iowa, she has served as the President of the Iowa Naturopathic Physicians Association (INPA). She has established important relationships within the medical community. Her intention is to ensure the INPA pursue licensure, which allows for a full scope of practice. She seeks to form an alliance among healthcare providers in Iowa in hopes that Iowa establish itself as a leader in the field of integrative medicine. She has worked diligently created packets of information to disseminate to the legislators, public and the medical community at large and has been the point of contact between the INPA and the Board of Medicine.
Dr. Curcio firmly believes in the integration model of healthcare, which focuses on disease prevention and health promotion. This model is truly a patient- centered model, which emphasizes the patients’ involvement in their own health through education on diet, lifestyle, emotional wellbeing. This model blends both alternative and conventional practices and is reliant upon working relationships among all healthcare providers and coordination of care to ensure that both natural and conventional practices are understood and recommended. This ultimately provides patients with the most comprehensive healthcare solutions.