Dr. Whitney Donohue
"Prevention and optimization are great passions of mine, as well as living well and aging well. Now is the time to take care of your body and health, so that you can continue to be active, competitive and adventurous well into your golden years! I’ve seen too many patients spend the latter half of their lives dealing with pain and poor health. Aim to keep those years truly golden by focusing on your health and healing your pain today!"
About the Doctor
Dr. Whitney is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician in Scottsdale, Arizona who specializes in pain, and aims to eliminate it, not just manage it. Dr. Whitney grew up in the mountains of Colorado, always active in the outdoors and also an athlete, playing multiple sports (volleyball & basketball) year around and traveling all over the state for competitive events. With her love of sports and drive to always perform her best, it was often at the expense of her body. She found herself “living” in the training room, constantly rehabbing injuries or training to prevent them. She was obsessed with the body and its ability to perform, recover and push forward despite injury. She was always helping other teammates rehab and excessively picking the brains of the athletic trainers. With her great drive for competition, she never took any time off, causing her injuries to compile to the point that they not only affected her athletic performance but also plagued her daily life, preventing her from doing simple daily activities. This was her first experience of living with chronic pain, only the sacrifice for competition made it worth it, so she thought!
This love for anatomy and physiology carried over in to her education as she perused a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University San Marcos. After working as nutrition coach and personal trainer she was always striving to learn more and optimize her own health and fitness. Following a severe back injury, her life came to a screeching halt. She watched painfully as all the races and competitive events she continued to pursue, fade away, as the months lead to years with no relief from pain. The pain from her injury was not only physically debilitating, but mentally and spiritually debilitating as well and she was desperate for relief.
Dr. Whitney set out on a journey she never expected. Her pain journey sent her into the world of natural medicine and she has never looked back. Still in her healing journey, she pursued her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Through her medical school journey, she was introduced to amazing doctors and new modalities, which lead her to finally become pain free and get back to her healthy and active life. In her own pursuit for healing, Dr. Whitney spent most of her weekends at seminars and conferences, personally learning the techniques that helped her heal, as she knew she needed to learn them, to help others heal in the same way. Dr. Whitney has a great passion and respect for the human body and its ability to heal itself. She has a deep understanding in the process it takes to become pain free and continues to be in the pursuit of learning techniques to help others get out of pain faster and get back to doing what they love!
Dr. Whitney lives in Scottsdale Arizona with her Bengal Quest! She is always up for an adventure, climbing high and swimming deep!
She loves traveling, coffee and is always in search of epic views!
She is continually aiming to optimize her own health and enjoys pushing the limits and boundaries of life!