Dr. Joy Sturgill, ND

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Dr. Joy received her undergraduate degree in international business, French and piano from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, and then worked for a few years in project management, first for The Carnegie and then for a language management firm.

Through her mother’s experience with ovarian cancer Dr. Joy realized the limitations of a purely conventional medical model and was introduced to alternatives. Unfortunately, it was difficult to find a qualified ‘alternative’ healthcare practitioner at the time.

Over time, Dr. Joy’s job became unfulfilling and her desire to learn more about natural medicine continued to grow. She quit her job and pursued her passion to provide alternative care to those seeking it. Dr. Joy completed massage school and through that process discovered Naturopathic Medicine. This was what she had been looking for!

After two years of required pre-med courses, Dr. Joy was accepted into Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Four challenging yet rewarding years later, in 2004, she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.  Since then, Dr. Joy has also received certificates in BioEnergetic Medicine, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Matrix Energetics, and Quantum Reflex Integration.

Dr. Joy honors the uniqueness of each individual and provides support to each patient’s innate healing abilities. She is passionate about uncovering and addressing the root causes of dis-ease and helping people to understand all of the factors that contribute to our experience of health and well-being. Patients come away not only feeling better, but empowered, with greater vitality and freedom, to enjoy life more fully.

When she’s not providing compassionate care and holistic solutions, Dr. Joy loves spending time with her 4 children, the best partner she could ask for, an Australian Shepherd, and 3 cats!  She loves connecting with friends and family, traveling, gardening, homemaking, Tracy Anderson workouts :), biking, running, meditation and the pursuit of personal growth.

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I went to wellspring whole health a few years ago when I suddenly got guttate psoriasis. After numerous trips to the dermatologist, numerous pieces of advice and then the push towards going on medication I decided to try another avenue. The dermatologist told me I would always have it but I could keep it at bay with weekly injections that were entirely out of my price range. I saw joy 3 times and over the course of 3 months, by following her guidelines and taking the recommended homeopathics and my psoriasis disappeared completely. It's been over 3 years and no reoccurrence whatsoever. I'm so happy I took a chance on wellspring because it saved my pocketbook, time and self-esteem. I'm truly in debt to joy and everything she did to help me with something regular doctors told me I'd be battling for the rest of my life. Highly recommend!

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I was referred to Dr. Joy because my symptoms from Lyme that although getting better, there are a few that just won't quit. I have seen other doctors that did not believe me when I told them that I had coinfections of Lyme disease. Dr. Joy took her time with me and she confirmed my beliefs. She listens! I love the fact that she breaks everything down to you, she is available to answer questions without an appointment and does not believe in overloading the system with way too many supplements, homeopathic and herbal tinctures and what have you. She is about addressing the whole body and not just the symptom and eventually helping that person getting back to Optimal Wellness. I'm in the home stretch with only a few symptoms left of Lyme disease and a coinfection. I thoroughly believe that she will be right there to help me cross that finish line to being symptom-free. She thinks out the box and if she does not have the answer she will find it for you. I truly appreciate her and her practice.

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After a period of significant stress, I developed excruciating pressure in my head, feeling of faintness, increased ringing in my ears and general weakness and fatigue. Family history of aneurysm prompted me to go to the ER. 3 hours later, I was not getting anywhere there. Dr Joy saw me and through BioEnergetic Assessment detected Lyme Disease and not long after treatment began my symptoms resolved!

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Dr. joy is wonderful! I sought her help after I was suffering severe fatigue, thyroid issues, anxiety, hair loss and GERD issues amongst other issues. I started seeing Dr. Joy last June and I feel like myself again. Dr. Joy gave me detoxes that helped immediately with my stomach issues. My gerd has pretty much has disappeared, my anxiety is less and have much more energy thanks to all her help. My hair also falls out less. Dr. Joy has also addressed some vitamin deficiencies as well which has helped my mood and energy. Dr. Joy is caring and listens to all your health concerns—unlike going to her PCP as they sometimes brush it off. I highly recommend her and feel she saved my life. I feel myself again. After working with Dr. Joy, I feel I have the tools to stay healthy. I feel I am more in tune with my body and know more what I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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I went to see Dr. Joy after years of struggling with increasingly intense migraines. I had been seeing a neurologist and had prescription medication for them, but they continued to intensify in frequency and intensity. I decided to seek out a consultation with a Naturopath to see if there was anything else that might be able to help. Dr. Joy approached my case from a different perspective and worked with me to make some changes that ultimately led to a significant reduction in my migraines. They no longer occurred as often, and when I did get a headache, it was no longer a true migraine. They were much reduced in intensity, and they went away much more easily and quickly when they did occur. Working with Dr. Joy was the right choice for my migraines.

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Our family has been seeing Dr. Joy for over a year now. She has helped us to naturally remedy a variety of health concerns, including infertility. Dr. Joy was able to correct the imbalances in my body using all using natural methods including supplements. We now have a beautiful 2 month old daughter. Thank you Dr. Joy and staff for being so compassionate and helpful to our family.

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I started seeing Dr. Joy a few years ago after many specialists and many tests. I was not getting any help or answers for my unexplained GI symptoms. Dr. Joy was recommended to me. I was very skeptical of alternative medical practices, but was desperate to feel better. After 6 weeks I felt completely different. Thanks to her compassionate care I was able to have my quality of life back. I am forever grateful and would highly recommend her.

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I was so pleased to find Wellspring Whole Health when my eldest son began showing symptoms of some various issues with his gut, as well as anxiety. I knew that he needed help, but was at a loss to determine the best path for him. I wanted very much to keep his treatment as holistic as possible, and was so happy with the care he received from the entire team at Wellspring. Over the course of about 2 years, the team helped him to detox and to heal. My son ended up feeling significantly better, and could continue to grow and thrive, thanks to them. I loved the level of personal care he received, and the large information base with which he was treated. I would absolutely recommend Wellspring to anybody looking for thorough, knowledgeable holistic health care. I will absolutely bring my family to them as needed.

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I came to Dr. Joy because I was having sudden onset intense anxiety after taking a high-dose homeopathic remedy prescribed by my homeopath. Through Bioenergetic Assessment Dr. Joy detected the presence of Lyme Disease (and yes, although I had forgotten to tell her, I had been bitten by a tick 2 years prior and had taken antibiotics). I am so grateful for her treatment, which eliminated the Lyme and my anxiety, and improved my overall health on many levels.

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