About Dr. Franco-Chavez
Dr. Franco - Chavez completed her Community Health Education undergraduate degree at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 2004. She then completed a Post-Baccalaureate program focusing on Biochemistry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2011. Dr. Franco- Chavez earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2017. Although Dr. Franco – Chavez’s forte is gastroenterology, anti-aging through detoxification techniques and lifestyle optimization of natural supplementation. She also has had extensive training in naturopathic integrative oncology to support patients already on a stated regimen and standard of care by their approved oncologist. Dr. Franco - Chavez focuses on lifestyle general medicine, which includes: preventative medicine, nutritional and supplemental counseling, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis, acupuncture, physical medicine, IV therapy, minor surgery, homeopathy, gastroenterology, oncology, anti-aging, detoxification, mind-body counseling, and whole-body optimization through revitalizing the individual at the microscopic level through physical and energetic support. Dr. Franco - Chavez is also trained in Western medical diagnosis, disease processes, and pharmaceutical therapy.
Dr. Franco - Chavez has held many positions and titles over the years while running her business venture in medical apparel and equipment since 2008 as the owner and operator of Scrub Fashions Boutique, embarking on a nationwide servicing website and second location now in the summer of 2018. Dr. Franco - Chavez was class president of her graduating medical class, was honored with the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Leadership Award, accepted the Who’s Who, 40 under 40 for the American Cancer Society Rising Star Award, has served as Team Lead for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in Washington, D.C at the Federal Legislative Sessions, is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine, Arizona Association of Naturopathic Medicine, New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Medicine, and Oncology Association of Naturopathic Medicine.
Dr. Franco - Chavez resides between Arizona and her Native New Mexico integrating her community into incorporating healing therapies into their everyday life. She is most passionate about optimizing the body system by an individualized approach through intuitive educated therapies. Dr. Franco - Chavez has an extensive family history in Northern New Mexico and is married to Duane Vincent Chavez of the Ziegler Estates in Espanola, New Mexico where Duane’s grandfather Dr. Samuel Redding Ziegler, MD was the first surgeon in the community and built the first hospital in Northern New Mexico after he saw the need base there was in rural New Mexico delivering thousands of Native New Mexican’s in the area. Dr. Franco - Chavez now resides and practices out of Dr. Ziegler’s estate and with the help of her husband have created “The Healing House” At Ziegler Estates a seven-acre compound focused on educating and attracting people that value the art of medicine in today’s modern society.
Founders Dr. Jessyca Franco-Chavez & Duane Vincent Chavez
Dr. Franco - Chavez is currently the Chief Medical Officer at The Healing House Medical Spa | Wellness Center | Lifestyle General Medicine Retreat Center in Northern New Mexico which opened Summer 2018. This center encompasses many different healing modalities to treat the individual at all levels. Dr. Franco - Chavez also holds the position as Headmaster of Naturopathic Medicine since 2017 for a non-profit organization, Creative Drill Sergeants an Expressive Arts Academy in Phoenix, Arizona that services veterans toward re-integration into their communities through Naturopathic modalities that also helps to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic.
SB135 Bill Passes! Licensing Naturopathic Doctor's as Primary Care Physicians, Signed by Gov.Michelle Lujan Grisham
Getting New Mexico Licensed in Naturopathic Medicine as Primary Care Physicians! In 2019, Dr. Franco-Chavez was part of the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NMANP) that lead the way for the passing of SB135 Bill to License Naturopathic Doctor's as Primary Care Physician's in the state of New Mexico. This bill was passed and signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham! Dr. Franco-Chavez still serves on the NMANP Executive Board as Chief Government & Political Liaison Officer.
Dr. Franco - Chavez emphasizes what true integrative medicine is in today’s modern medicine:
“Where Eastern therapy and ancient wisdom meets Western medicine. Naturopathic physicians aim to find the balance with nature AND science. We look toward utilizing nature through many things like nutrition, botanical treatment, hydrotherapy, halo therapy and combine science, with today’s scientific study, and technology to understand all paradigms of medicine to create a primary care setting in which we utilize the body’s natural ability to heal itself” - Dr. Jessyca Franco - Chavez