New Office! 900 W. Chandler Blvd #A2, Chandler, AZ 85225 (North side of Chandler / East of Alma)

Integrative THYROID & FIBROMYALGIA CLINIC
Chronic Musculoskeletal & Hashimoto Thyroid Care

* custom blending of conventional & alternative med *

Prescrip * Acupuncture * Traction * Spine Adjustments

We Don’t Treat: Acute/Accidents or Hypersensitive Pts

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Affordable Community Clinic - focused on areas within Endocrinology (Thyroid) & Rheumatology (Fibromyalgia)

This is a non-government community clinic.  Most community clinics are either free clinics staffed by part-time doctors and staff, or they are funded by government sources.  This clinic is private and therefore free from most of the bureaucracy of governement and corporate entanglements, and thus able to operate at low costs while still providing a high level of personalized service for very reasonable fees. This is only practical if we focus on certain areas of endocrinology and rheumatology only in the ambulatory (non-hospital) setting.  Dr Barnett chose this path because he believes the ethical ideal of a community clinic is to be able reach people regardless of income level and that the relationship to patients is only free of conflicts of interest if it is financially supported only by the community that it serves rather than government or large insurance corporations. It is not practical for clinics which take money from other sources to offer fees as low as ours (including insurance discount rates), and still offer the same quality of care.

 

Integrative Endocrinology

Dr. Barnett uses BOTH conventional medical approaches AND the best of alternative approaches to treat a variety of common endocrine (hormone) diseases, with an emphasis on thyroid disease / Hashimoto hypothyroidism.

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prediabetes
  • Diabetes
  • infertility
  • PMS
  • Hot flashes

Thyroid Disease

Dr. Barnett blends conventional exams, labs and imaging with the best of evidence-based alternative medicine.  Most hypothyroid patients will be prescribed NatureThroid, which is a glandular medication containing all thryoid hormones in one pill.  However, it may be better for some patients to be on Synthroid or its generic, Cytomel or its generic, or some other thyroid medication, including compounded alternatives to manufactured drugs.  Other hormones, medications, or supplements may be recommended as well.  Each patient receives a customized approach based on many factors.

Hashimoto Thyroiditis Emphasis

Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Hashimoto Thyroiditis are the main conditions treated in Dr. Barnett’s practice.  He is confident in providing the best clinical approach to protect the thyroid, improve symptoms, while still preserving bone health, which is a concern when using Synthroid (levothyroxine) or other non-glandular medications.

Integrative Rheumatology

Dr. Barnett mixes regular medicine with acupuncture, spinal adjustments and traction to create a custom approach for each patient’s needs and preferences, which is an alternative to typical chiropractic or conventional medical approaches.  His rheumatology emphasis is on Fibromyalgia and other chronic non-inflammatory problems, especially of the spine utilizing a combination of joint manipulation, trigger point work, acupuncture, injections, prescription medications, and evidence-based supplements.

Spine/Joint/Muscle Problems

Dr. Barnett provides an integrative medicine approach to spine care, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic joint problems that have arisen from minor acute injuries, the effects of old injuries, irregular anatomy, repetitive stresses, and osteoarthritis,

He combines the most time tested and evidence based aspects of traditional medicine such as spinal manipulation, clinical nutrition, and acupuncture with the most conservative aspects of conventional medicine, such as injections, traction, and prescription medicines.

A list of conditions we frequently see (keep in mind that Fibromyalgia is our emphasis):

  • Fibromyalgia – especially of the spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis (minor only)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Sciatica without severe numbness or weakness such as foot drop
  • Tendinitis & Bursitis (minor only)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and other inflammatory arthritits: Dr Barnett strongly prefers to restrict his practice to complimentary services in cooperation with a Board-Certified Rheumatologist for these inflammatory conditions, but may temporarily accept a limited number of patients who cannot afford a rheumatologist, depending on the severity of their disease.

Fibromyalgia Emphasis

A doctor who can appreciate what it is like to suffer….Dr. Barnett suffers from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyagia: A syndrome charicterized by wide-spread chronic pain, fatigue, along with sleep problems, muscle weakness, memory/focus/sleeping problems, bladder problems, restless legs, numbness/tingling, irritable bowel, depression, anxiety, as well as other neurologic sensitivities.

Dr. Barnett has been treating musculoskeletal conditions for 20+ years, beginning with acupuncture, then holistic chiropractic, and finally with naturopathic medicine, which broadened his scope to include prescription medications along with additional naturopathic approaches.  His interests (in part from himself suffering from fibromyalgia) and skills have caused him to gradually evolve this major part of his practice to focus on chronic musculoskeletal condtions, with particular emphasis on Fibromyalgia.

The hallmark of fibromyalgia is wide-spread pain, but almost always includes fatigue not relieved by sleep.  It is diagnosed primarily by physical examination, history taking and patient interview.  Labs, imaging, or other special tests are only useful to rule out other similar or overlapping diseases, which is an important part of a fibromyalgia workup.  It is important to rule out other potential causes of symptoms commonly associated with fibromyalgia.

Genetics is thought to be responsible for about half of the risk, while environmental factors are thought to account for the remainder.  Stress is probably the most significant environmental factor — both physical and emotional stress.  Past infection is also a possible cause.  However, while we will accept patients whose cause of fibromyalgia may have included infection, we will not get into diagnosing or treating the old infection itself.  This is an area for a clinic which specializes in chronic / exotic infections — an infectious disease specialist.

Fibromyalgia is now recognized as a true medical condition by the American College of Rheumatology the NIH, but was first received with skepticism by the medical community because of the wide range of symptoms and lack of any specific lab, imaging, or other objective tests for diagnosis.  Other symptoms besides the classic one of wide-spread chronic pain, that are associated with fibromyalgia are  muscle weakness, memory/focus/sleeping problems, bladder problems, restless legs, numbness/tingling, irritable bowel, depression, anxiety, and neurologic sensitivity to noise/lights/temperature/chemicals & medications.**

**We do not treat ptients who are hypersensitive to noise, lights, temperature, smells, etc, and especially medications.

 

Looking for a doctor who will treat you as a unique person?  Standard practice of conventional medicine is geared toward achieving a high rate of success treating the most typical presentations of discrete diseases. However, as an integrative medicine physician, most of his patients are not so easy.  This is probably because Dr. Barnett’s approach attracts patients where the conventional approach has failed to treat their symptoms satisfactorily.  He finds that integrative medicine (one foot in conventional medicine & one foot in alternative medicine) is the ideal combination to treat challenging cases.

Integrative solutions for thyroid and musculoskeletal problems

(480)782-7522 frontdesk.barnettclinical@gmail.com

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Dr. Barnett does fabulous work, has a great technique and is very skilled with what he does. He lets you know about everything, and cares that his work is effective. Insurance can be worked with, but is practically unnecessary, as Dr. Barnett is affordable for the service he provides. I will always return to Barnett Clinical. William L.

Dr. Barnett is very good at what he does. He takes his time with you to identify your problems. He is very thorough and leaves no question unanswered, and no stone unturned I would recommend this Doctor to all of my friends and family. Masako N.

Would highly recommend to anyone considering treatment for their thyroid condition. Thoroughly explained every question i had, very knowledgeable, and took the time to care. Very refreshing experience compared to the typical physicians appts i am used to where i feel rushed or silly for asking questions. i rarely review businesses but this deserved taking the time to share a very positive experience! Janet R.

Dr. Barnett is wonderful, he explains everything so you can understand, and he is great at what he does. I will try acupuncture FIRST from now on. Roger T.

Barnett Clinical

325 North Alma School Road, Suite #5, Chandler, AZ 85224, USA

Dr. Kevin Barnett

Barnett Clinical Logo CropDr. Kevin Barnett, NMD is a naturopathic physician in Chandler, Arizona, who also serves the East Valley cities of Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tempe, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, and the greater Phoenix area – East Valley Naturopathic Doctors

Barnett Clinical
900 W. Chandler Blvd Suite A2
Chandler (Arizona)
85225 United States
Tel: (480) 782-7522