Susan Wilder grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, one of seven siblings. She attended school with Barack Obama and was regularly sent home due to her reluctance to wear shoes.
Dr. Wilder’s path to medicine was one rooted in hard work. As someone who worked three simultaneous jobs in order to pay for college, she developed the impressive work ethic necessary for a career in medicine at a young age.
ABOUT DR SUSAN WILDER
Dr. Wilder’s path to medicine was one rooted in hard work. As someone who worked three simultaneous jobs in order to pay for college, she developed the impressive work ethic necessary for a career in medicine at a young age. Growing up in a family that faced its own medical struggles, Wilder saw in her youth the positive impact that doctors have in people’s lives. She recalls:
“My family experienced major health challenges when I was young, including a severely disabled brother. Back then, we had an old school general practitioner who delivered all of us and cared for four generations of my family. He was my role-model, especially in medicine where care is parsed out to a specialist for every body part. In Family Medicine, the whole patient and family are the focus, rather than a disease or an organ system. Seeing how he helped my family when we faced these challenges inspired me to seek a career in medicine.”
Always at the forefront of Dr. Wilder’s methodology is collaboration and a preventative approach. Though she practices full-spectrum Family Medicine for all ages including well-woman, pediatric, and adolescent care and geriatrics, Dr. Wilder’s extensive training lies in personalized, Functional Medicine with a focus on primary prevention and addressing the underlying causes of illness while reducing reliance on medications. She doesn’t simply monitor deterioration, she makes it a point to improve the quality of all of her patients’ health.
As an expert in her field and renowned national speaker and published author, Dr. Wilder has always
kept a watchful eye on prevailing trends. In particular, she has noticed that medicine in the United States has become treatment focused, rather than placing an emphasis on prevention.
“It starts when you’re young. Your health starts before you’re born and we focus on preconception, toxicity issues and nutritional issues. It’s a work in progress, but the problem is that American medicine is rescue focused, waiting till you have a problem and then we’ll try to deal with it, and to me that’s a travesty. We actually should be fixing chronic disease by preventing it rather than just
Beyond her concierge practice, Dr. Wilder is a dedicated humanitarian and gives back through her work in medicine. As a true bulwark against injustice directed toward women, Dr. Wilder has served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Foundation for Women, which is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to preventing domestic violence and child abuse. She also served in Africa as part of Operation Restore Hope where she was the recipient of numerous commendations.
After over two decades dedicated to medicine, Dr. Wilder shows no signs of slowing down. She is as committed and compassionate as she was at the onset of her career and her loyal clientele, primarily comprised of word of mouth referrals, is testament to that. A lover of cooking, yoga, meditation and medicine, Dr. Wilder aims to always subscribe to a healthy and multidimensional way of living.
- Extensive training in Personalized, Functional Medicine with a focus on primary prevention and addressing the underlying causes of illness while reducing reliance on medications.
- Special expertise in nutritional interventions for mood disorders in adults and children and advanced hormone management.
- Consultant to DreamWorks Television
- Parenting advice on BabyFirstTV.
- Full-spectrum Family Medicine for all ages including well-woman, pediatric, and adolescent care and geriatrics.
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