Dr. Dan Wool is a naturopathic gastroenterologist in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona and the go-to doctor for executives, entrepreneurs, managers, parents and doers and drivers of all kinds who live life from the gut. He is a proud member of the tribe of busy professionals like you who will run through walls to achieve and contribute at the highest levels. That's because we put in maximum effort to continually achieve our vision for a great life. We are the responsible ones and we take our success personally. We constantly take on more because we know we can do it - and be the best in the process. But this is precisely the point that requires our health to be at its best too, so we can make our greatest contribution for others. And because we don't have time for breakdowns, in kicking ass out there, we start to kick our own. The early signs are subtle and it takes a doc who knows you to see them. He saw it daily in his former career consulting with Fortune 500 companies.


And then it happened to him.

Dr. Dan Wool, 2018
Photo Credit:  Jared Murray Photography

In 2009, he stressed himself sick. Dr. Wool’s dad was dying of Stage 4 lung cancer. His marriage was crumbling. His corporate job was at peak Great Recession stress. And then his doctors were telling him was crazy.


His gut had been burning for three years.


They had given him drugs that covered up the problem but never fixed it. And when those didn’t work well, they gave him more. (And those weren’t so great either).


When he sought a second opinion, that doctor sent him home with six(!) more prescriptions. As he threw those in the trash, he knew something wasn’t right –with himself or the way he was being treated. 


He felt terrible. All the time. He was 40 lbs. under his usual weight. Not in a good way. His face looked gaunt. He had black circles under his eyes. He was constantly tired and could barely get out of bed in the morning. To wake to his stressful life and start the "Groundhog Day" beatdown cycle over again. 


But he had this friend. And on a hike in the Superstition Mountains, he suggested he see a naturopathic physician.

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Dr. Wool in 2009. Stressed sick with Celiac disease - gaunt and 40 lbs underweight.
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Dr. Wool with his Dad, Marty in 2008 - greatest guy ever. 


The naturopathic doctor spent a lot time with him. She really listened. And suspected what was going on right away: Celiac disease. She recommended herbal remedies that took away the pain. She fixed the holes in his nutrition. She safely got him off the popular over-the-counter drug that was causing stomach pain and anemia. She helped him get his energy back. And it was all very methodical and simple -- like: “why wasn’t any of this done in the first place simple?” Or "how could this be that simple" simple? 


And that might have been the most frustrating thing of all. 

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Dr. Wool delivers the keynote at SCNM's graduation, 2018. 

So there he was in the naturopath’s office tearing up with gratitude. Why hadn’t anyone figured this out before? And how was it that he felt better than ever? Full of energy. Full of life. Had he really been walking around thinking that less than this was normal? 

After several weeks, people at work started commenting on Dr. Wool’s appearance and new vitality – and started to ask what he was doing. They would vent to him about their own frustrating health issues. He would offer the few tips he knew helped him and then referred them to his new doctor. Several went to her and felt better too. Their weird adult acne, frustrating arthritis, stomach issues, debilitating menstrual pain – gone. 


And more than anything – he started getting excited – and realized his calling. He needed to be someone who directly helped people every day – a naturopathic physician. So he researched the profession and made a million dollar leap from six-figure job to four years of medical school – that’s how much it cost him in lost salary, benefits and loans.


Professionals who can't slow down and are wondering what to do about their health. Dr. Wool was where you are and knows exactly how that feels. He’s here to tell you: it doesn’t have to be like that! And offers practical ways to regain your energy and simplify your health to fit your lifestyle. 

Dr. Wool is a licensed naturopathic physician in the state of Arizona at Chambers Clinic, one of the country's largest integrative health practices. The clinic uniquely offers many naturopathic modalities that can be customized in patient treatment plans including: acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutritional supplements, colon hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, lymphatic massage, constitutional hydrotherapy, ozone therapies, bioidentical hormones, infrared sauna and IV nutrition and more.

Photo credit: Jared Murrary Photography


Dr Wool specializes in gastroenterology. He believes everyone's health starts with healthy digestion. He helps his patients heal their gut, stop debilitating autoimmune attacks, balance their depleted hormones and reclaim their vital energy - naturally - without drugs or surgery. 

He earned his medical doctorate at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Wool also holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Endocrinology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He has specialty training certifications in nutrient IV therapies as well as BioTe bioidentical hormone therapy.


Dr. Wool enjoys writing and public speaking. He regularly blogs about the intersection of self-care and work and he is the creator and host of the “Selfcare Success Secrets” health podcast.

He lives in Phoenix with his family, where he enjoys organic gardening, hiking and the outdoors.