Dr. Michael J. Cronin is a graduate of National College of Naturopathic Medicine class of 1980. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine integrated with Family Practice. Dr. Cronin is the founder of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and its president from 1992 to 1997. Dr. Cronin is a past vice-president of the Naturopathic Physicians Acupuncture Academy and a founding board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injections. He is a member of the American Association of Pain Management.
Dr. Michael Cronin has been practicing Naturopathic medicine in Arizona since 1982. His practice in Scottsdale, Arizona emphasizes physical medicine. Dr. Cronin treats chronic pain with prolotherapy, manipulation and spinal decompression integrated into a naturopathic treatment program.
Dr. Cronin works with his patients by listening intently to their health story. He knows that patients have an intrinsic sense about their health that is essential to designing a therapy program that addresses the cause of their problem in the most direct manner. Dr. Cronin has a hands-on approach that includes soft tissue massage, massage, spinal manipulation, and prolotherapy to align and stabilize the physical structure of the body. Dr. Cronin successfully integrates visualizations and health affirmations into the patient's healing plan to enhance their mental, emotional and physical health.
Dr. Cronin is co-author of - Herbal Solutions for Healthy Living,. Herbal Research Publications, Brevard, NC 2001
Dr. Cronin received the N.D. degree, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, in 1980 from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the oldest naturopathic college in the US. He completed a residency in family practice/physical medicine at Portland Naturopathic Clinic. Dr. Cronin received his BS in Human Biology from Kansas Newman College in Wichita, Kansas.
Dr. Cronin is licensed as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor with the State of Arizona since 1982. He is a member and faculty member of the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injections.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
In 1992, Dr. Cronin founded the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and was president for the first 5 years. This 4-year program was established to meet the growing demand for naturopathic physicians trained in providing truly integrative healthcare in a family practice delivery model. The college was established as a nonprofit corporation and has been accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, which is approved by the Department of Education. In the first year the college found and remodeled a temporary campus, recruited a faculty, designed an innovative curriculum, and most important of all recruited a class of 30 students. The Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center was established 2 years later. A permanent campus was purchased, remodeled and occupied in the fourth year of operation. During this time $1.8 million was raised. The SCNM research center was also established at this time. SCNM has its home on a 7-acre campus in Tempe, Arizona and graduates over 90 Naturopathic physicians annually.
From 1997 to 2000 Dr. Cronin worked as the Director of Integrative Medicine for American WholeHealth, Dr. Cronin was directly involved with training MD's and DO's in nutrition, nutraceuticals, natural therapies and implementing the concept of the healing path, an individualized treatment plan for patients that is a core concept of American WholeHealth's integrative approach to medicine. He and John Reed, MD worked with chiropractors, acupuncturists and nutritionists on proper charting, coding and communication with the medical team. They developed a Physician Orientation and Training Course with a manual, video and audiotapes. Dr. Cronin was also the Senior Medical Director for American WholeHealth Networks, an insurance company providing coverage for chiropractic, naturopathic, acupuncture, massage and other alternative healthcare providers. His team developed credentialing criteria for over 20 alternative medicine practitioners and designed treatment criteria and utilization management algorithms for insurance benefits covering naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists and massage therapists.
Dr Cronin and his wife, Dr. Kyle Hawk Cronin and their 3 sons live in Cave Creek, Arizona where they hike, mountain bike, ride horses, kayak, play chess and video games.
Naturopathic Physician, Integrative Health Care, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Physical medicine, family practice, acupuncture and prolotherapy.
American WholeHealth inc., Senior Medical Director, Director of Integrative Medicine, Regional Practice Director
President, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Scottsdale, Arizona
Naturopathic Physician, Naturopathic Physicians Group, Phoenix, Arizona
Family practice emphasizing acupuncture, physical medicine and pediatrics, Phoenix, Arizona
Private practice with Dr. Frank Card, DC, ND Portland, Oregon
Naturopathic Resident at Portland Naturopathic Clinic, Portland, Oregon
Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection: Prolotherapy course sequence
Continuing Medical Education, on average 60 hours annually
Environmental medicine training series with Dr. Walter Crinnion
American College for the Advancement of Medicine Chelation credential
Residency, Family practice/Physical Medicine, NCNM, Portland, Oregon
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, National College of Naturopathic Med., Portland, Or.
B.S. in Human Biology, Kansas Newman College, Wichita, Kansas
Founder and President, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Founding Board Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Founding President, Federation of Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners, 1990-1992
Founding Board member, Naturopathic Academy of therapeutic Injections, 2003-present