Dr Guillermo Ruiz
Dr. Guillermo Ruiz NMD graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to his doctorate, Dr. Ruiz spent his childhood in Mexico, before moving to Florida in 1996. Dr. Ruiz finished a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Sciences and a minor in Health Services Administration at the University of Central Florida. While pursuing his bachelor's degree he worked at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. As an Advanced Clinical Tech, he worked under an incredible team of doctors and nurses in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Level One Trauma Center. He witnessed the amazing, state-of-the-art care in emergency medicine but also learned of a larger health care system in disarray. He used this new perspective and a passion for evidence based medicine to change his life. By changing his diet, learning about proper movement and implementing optimal lifestyle habits he was able to improve his personal health and find a calling in Naturopathic Medicine. At that point he decided to further his career with a focus on finding and removing the underlying obstacles to health.
While attending SCNM, Dr. Ruiz became interested in the treatment of endocrine disease with a focus on thyroid health. Under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Christianson, Dr. Ruiz expanded his knowledge on the treatment of Hashimoto's and Grave's disease and has completed advanced endocrinology training in order to better address and resolve endocrine disease. Dr. Ruiz currently offers his expertise through @GoHealth an online practice focused on patient wellness through the merger of lifestyle intervention and modern medicine. @GoHealth was founded on being evidence and science-driven, a willingness to explore and building real relationships with patients. Dr. Ruiz has a deep love for botanical medicine and has presented nationally and internationally on to the topic. During medical school he worked part time as a researcher at the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute. Dr. Ruiz currently holds a position as a research assistant at SCNM and is a board member for the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research. His research focuses on the prevention, control and treatment of multidrug resistant bacteria and viruses with the use of botanicals and other naturally occurring substances such as amino acids and minerals.