About Dr. Neil Morris
Dr. Neil Morris is a naturopathic medical doctor practicing in Mesa, AZ. He graduated from Troy University with a bachelor’s in Nursing and practiced as a registered nurse for 16 years before graduating from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, SCNM.
He focuses on regenerative therapy, providing specialized treatments such as Hormone Optimization and Regenerative Injection Therapy. As a registered nurse, Dr. Morris gained significant experience in the fields of Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Surgical Trauma Intensive Care, Post-Surgical Anesthesia Recovery, Endoscopy, and Special Procedures, such as Bone Marrow Biopsy.
Meeting “The Jiu-Jitsu Doctor”
With a cheerful voice and a strong sense of humor, Dr. Neil (as his patients call him) opens up about his past to our Top Doctor Magazine. His proactive life, with college football and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at its core, guided Dr. Morris towards effective, less dramatic alternatives to surgical treatment.
After suffering from an accident during a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match many years ago, Dr. Morris was close to letting go of his passion. However, after receiving regenerative injections, not only is he back doing what he loves, but he’s also helping patients recover from sport-related medical issues such as knee or shoulder injuries. Hence, “The Jiu-Jitsu Doctor” nickname.
Regenerative Medicine and Nursing
For more than ten years, regenerative medicine’s popularity has been growing. Dr. Morris links this trend to the extended time spent by naturopaths with their patients. “More people are looking forward to working with a naturopath, now more than before. To be a naturopath ten years ago would not have been as easy as it is nowadays,” he tells us.
Looking back to his training, Dr. Morris sees his background in nursing as a crucial factor in his naturopath development: “When a patient comes to me, I look at things from both sides.” Apart from other naturopaths, Dr. Morris’ expertise helps patients reach the end of the recovery road with maximum results.
Approaching Patient Treatment Differently
As a specialist in regenerative therapy, Dr. Morris focuses on Regenerative Injection Therapy. However, as he noticed beforehand, to heal correctly, one must prepare the body for optimal work. For that reason, he introduced Hormone Optimization as the first step towards proper healing. “If your body is not ready to repair, you’re not going to get the most out of it,” said Dr. Morris.
The Power of Regenerative Medicine
When asked about his favorite patient case, Dr. Morris recollected the story of a 70-year-old with extensive surgery to her back. At first, he was unsure whether stem cell products could improve her quality of life due to her advanced age. Dr. Morris’ doubts did not disturb the patient, who was ready to take a shot and receive treatment. Within two weeks, she returned to him with improved posture, dramatically reduced pain levels, and quite an exciting complaint: “Her new big complaint was, I get tired because I’m walking so much now.”
“The Freedom of Health”
Although the pandemic’s initial months took their toll on his practice, Dr. Morris was one of the privileged few to have kept his practice open. Nowadays, he sees even more patients than regular, who are looking at self-care from a more serious perspective.
The COVID-19 pandemic led towards more self-care awareness. However, while talking about his concept of “freedom of health,” Dr. Morris believes that we, as a society, need more than just awareness: “We should start taking ownership of our health more, and not rely on a drug to make us healthy.” He stresses the obesity factor as an” epidemic inside the pandemic:” “If our overall health was better, we would not be as affected as much as we are.”
As a parting reminder, Dr. Morris advises us to look towards our health more seriously and boost our immune system as much as possible through exercise, proper diet, and through supplements, such as vitamins A, D, C, or Zinc.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Morris and regenerative medicine, you can check out his website here.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Brianna now hangs her hat in the mountains of the East Coast. She is an Alumna of Liberty University with a degree in Criminal Justice and is a multiple time recipient of the Dean’s list award. As one of the senior journalists of Top Doctor Magazine, she has had the pleasure of interviewing many doctors and professionals about their fields of expertise.