Dr. Scott Jensen and
Mrs. Debra Jensen
Dr. Scott M. Jensen
is part of a nationwide, emerging “whole body” approach to healthcare known as Integrative Medicine. This rounded approach allows Dr. Jensen to provide integrative medical care for entire families. His goal for patients is to help them achieve wellness, focusing on disease prevention as well as acute treatment strategies.
Dr. Jensen is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. He is a certified practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine. In addition, Dr. Jensen has obtained Diplomate certification from the American Board of Integrative Medicine which is a specialty Certification offered by the American Board of Physician Specialties www.abpsus.org/integrative-medicine. Dr. Jensen has recently completed a 2-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the U of A Center for Integrative Medicine, which has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. Dr. Jensen is a member of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine www.abihm.org and is Arizona’s first MD to be certified as a GAPS Practitioner www.gaps.me.
Mrs. Debra Jensen, a naturalist and lay lactation coach, ironically found the yang to her yin in Scott Jensen, who at the time of their marriage was an allopathic mainstream medical student. Their match has burgeoned and blended through the last 19 years to result in a family of 6 children and a private medical practice. Together, Dr. Jensen and Debra own and operate Jensen Family Medicine, their subtitle being, “An Integrative Approach to Wellness.” Using functional, traditionally sourced and prepared foods coupled with an understanding of herbs, supplements, and modern medicine, Debra and Dr. Jensen are on a mission. Their purpose is to help families carve out their own unique path to health, thus empowering the next generation to triumph over the now crippling societal struggles of chronic illness, disorder, and disease.
Scott M. Jensen M.D.
Debra Jensen grew up first in Las Vegas, NV and then Mesa, AZ. Since she was a young child, Debra had a passion for fine food. Growing up on a small family farm, her family used to jokingly say, “Debra doesn’t just eat, she dines.” To her, every meal is an occasion. From plant or pasture, to purchase, to plate, she has been fascinated by the process. Through her own life experiences, Debra gained an appreciation for our food’s life cycle and how it effects our own.
Her road to health wasn’t clearly marked. Debra began struggling with chronic tonsillitis, sinusitis, and fatigue early in her teenage years. During her first year of college she was stricken with a sudden onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Unfortunately the diagnosis was missed, and Debra at 19 years old was discharged after a week in the hospital, still unable to walk more than a few exhaustive and painful steps at a time, with the hopeless label of “stress-induced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” (later to be renamed Fibromyalgia). After spending three months bed and wheelchair-bound with no help from conventional medicine, Debra began what would become a lifelong pursuit, researching alternative therapies and natural approaches to health. Through diet, herbs, psychology, and supplementation, Debra fought her way back to health and studied Humanities, English, and Music at University of Arizona and then Brigham Young University.