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Sara Polanco, ND

Sara Polanco, ND

About me: I am an Arizona Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Second Year Community Medicine Resident Physician at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). My inherent belief that healthcare is a basic human right coupled with my fascination with the human body sparked my journey to becoming a doctor and loving what I do! I have gained valuable experience in community/global health working with organizations such as Naturopaths Without Borders, Mercy in Action, and various community clinics as a general medicine resident at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). In my free time, I enjoy volunteering both locally and abroad, participating in almost any activity outdoors, and spending time with loved ones. 

Emphasis: My clinical interests are in family medicine and acute/chronic conditions. I am a true generalist and take advantage of the large “tool box” Naturopathic Medicine affords when indicated! Pain management and nutrition come up a lot in my office, as pain is usually what gets people in my door. However I enjoy helping patients with a variety of concerns. From metabolic disorders, digestive disorders, heart health, women’s health and autoimmune disease, to weight loss, anxiety/depression and pain management I find myself crafting unique resolutions with my patients to manage their symptoms, restore health, and achieve optimal wellness. 


-Bachelor of Science in Biology  - University of Texas San Antonio

-Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

-PGY1: First Year General Medicine Resident Physician

-PGY2: Second Year Community Medicine Resident Physician

Additional training

-NATI: Regenerative Injection Therapy (PRP/Prolo) 

-Mayan Uterine Massage

-Activator Techniques 

My Mission: So many diseases we are suffering from are unnecessary and preventable. Teaching, empowering, and providing resources for success are at the core of everything I do. My mission is to make Naturopathic Medicine accessible and affordable to those who desire and need it most!