Natalie Schultz, MD, founder and medical director of Ways to Wellness MD, has an impressive medical and academic background with over 20 years of experience training other physicians and providing medical care for men and women. Dr. Schultz approaches patient care with extensive knowledge of functional medicine, which is the biochemistry of the body, as well as using the body’s natural ability to prevent and treat disease, improve health and longevity.
Dr. Schultz received her medical degree from Downstate Medical School in New York. She completed a residency in obstetrics & gynecology from Harvard School of Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.. Dr. Schultz completed the curriculum of The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is a fellow in anti-aging and regenerative medicine..
Dr. Schultz has an extensive academic and clinical background with a number of prestigious institutions including appointments at Harvard Medical School, the University of Texas and the University of Illinois Medical School. Dr. Schultz has given numerous lectures and has been the guest speaker on a variety of medical topics, as well as providing continuing medical education programs for physicians and other health care clinicians.
Dr. Schultz has treated patients in a ‘holistic’ fashion throughout her career. She helps patients by evaluating and treating the underlying cause of symptoms. Dr. Schultz believes strongly in educating her patients, addressing the numerous lifestyle issues which often play a major role as part of the cause, and thus the treatment, of a condition. Dr. Schultz emphasizes nutrition, exercise, elimination of inflammation with natural anti-inflammatory supplements, hormonal balancing, and avoiding and eliminating toxins in the environment in the treatment of her patients.
Dr. Schultz has been a pioneer in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known as Insulin Resistance, the Metabolic Syndrome, or Syndrome X. Toward this end, Dr. Schultz founded and was the medical director of an ongoing multidisciplinary patient seminar series in this epidemic medical condition, and is very successful in the treatment of this complicated metabolic condition.
Dr. Schultz has been a pioneer in the field of reproductive endocrinology and has introduced new approaches in the field of infertility to patient care. Dr. Schultz was the medical director of a large in vitro fertilization program.
Dr. Schultz also has special interests and expertise in anti-aging and functional medicine, women’s health, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men and women, weight reduction, eradification of environmental toxins, and intravenous therapies. Dr. Shultz has lectured extensively on lifestyle modifications that can dramatically improve health and quality of life. She is also widely published in reproductive endocrinology research.