Mario Howell, M.Ed., N.D., is an Arizona licensed Naturopathic Physician. Dr. Howell offers holistic family medicine to the public using an integrative approach, blending the best of both natural and conventional medicine. He is committed to individualized as well as total family care.
His discovery into complementary and alternative medicine began in the mid 1980’s. His passion for this type of medicine grew as a consequence of discovering that there were other options and choices that one could make on the road to wellness.
Dr. Howell was born in Quito, Ecuador and came to the United States as a young boy. He grew up in a rural farming and ranching community in southwest Kansas, and received a degree in biology from Fort Hays State University. Dr. Howell moved to Texas to work with troubled youth, and while there, studied massage therapy and nutrition. Eventually he opened his own massage therapy and wellness business. To further develop his ability to help his clients, he received a master degree in professional counseling from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. In 1995 Dr. Howell discovered that there were medical schools that offered a degree program in naturopathic medicine. Dr. Howell chose Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine from where he received his doctorate.
Dr. Howell specializes in natural pain rehabilitation, cardiovascular disease screening and prevention, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
He has had the privilege and honor of being personally trained in prolotherapy for two years by Dr. Kent Pomeroy. Dr. Pomeroy, was one of the world’s most experienced prolotherapist and a pioneer in its development. Dr. Pomeroy was introduced to prolotherapy in the mid 1970’s by Gustav Hemwall, M.D., who is considered the grandfather of prolotherapy.
Dr. Howell believes that the path to wellness is a journey to be taken by the physician and patient as a team, working together toward a common goal. He is committed to guiding you on that journey.