Annette D’Armata, NMD is a naturopathic physician who specializes in chronic illness of older adults. Dr. D'Armata received the highest level of training available in the safe and effective integration of conventional and natural medicine in outpatient, primary care.
Dr. D'Armata brings to integrated medicine her unique life experience. A composer, activist, oral historian and former caseworker, she dedicated many years to music and human rights, traveling and learning to listen before receiving her medical training.
After earning a B.A. in Communication (magna cum laude) from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and studying graduate Sociology at the University of Houston, she worked as a caseworker for five years with adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness, .
Returning to school, she earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona.
While at SCNM, she completed additional didactic and clinical training in the integrative treatment of mental illness under psychiatrist Katherine Raymer, MD, ND and rotated for 2 years at the clinic inside Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence shelter in the US.
Fluent in Spanish, Dr. D'Armata completed her clinical rotation in internal medicine with Adelfo Yescas, M.D., commuting between Hospital San Martin in Oaxaca and at General Regional Hospital No. 25 in Mexico City, working with patients with autoimmune disease, diabetes, infectious diseases and advanced cancers.
She taught neuroanatomy as assistant to Thomas Richards, PhD, and was honored with an Outstanding Leadership award by her faculty and colleagues.
Dr. D'Armata did her post-doctoral residency in naturopathic internal medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska and, upon completion, went on to open and run a successful, multi-practitioner clinic, serving the community for three years.
She is licensed to practice in Arizona and Alaska, where she maintains offices and sees established patients in person annually and via telemedicine throughout the year.
Dr. D’Armata also provides medical case and records review, lab review, research and educational consultation for people anywhere in the world. While her case research focuses primarily on current, evidence-based data, additional notes on clinical observation, anecdotal, archaic, experimental and or investigational tests and treatment are included as well for a more complete picture of the current clinical knowledge about a condition. This research is provided in the form of a written report.
She is the author of "Dr. D'Armata's Top Ten Tips for Immediately Improving Your Health," a practical health primer for adults. Dr. D'Armata has been a frequent guest lecturer on radio, in health facilities, colleges and at public events presenting: "Integrative Approaches to Autoimmune Conditions," "Inflammatory Breast Cancer: An Integrative Case Report," "Clinically Effective Natural Treatment of Infectious Diseases," "Neuropsychiatric Effects of Gluten Sensitivity," "Naturopathic Care of Older Adults," "Integrative First Aid," "Natural Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" and "Anxiety: Integrative Assessment and Treatment Options."
Dr. D'Armata is a member of the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PsychANP) and a member of the editorial review board of the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She has provided medical review and editing for various texts by Integrative Rheumatology textbook author and lecturer, Dr. Alex Vasquez. Additionally, Dr. D'Armata is a medical consultant for Bethlehem Community Health in Cleveland, Ohio and she translates medical records for immigration attorneys working with asylum seekers at the Texas-Mexico border. She is the founder and co-host of the new global podcast, VoxFem and is producing a VoxFem Health segment to begin airing in April 2020.
She has a passion for tending wild gardens, herding cats, cooking and composing music with her spouse of 28 years, Lourdes.