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Dr. Ew Christensen

Family Medicine
Safford, AZ
29 years experience male

Locations

Living Health MD

Safford, AZ

Address

1280 20th Ave, Safford, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I love to help patients and families achieve their optimal health and full lives. I am is board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. A certification in Functional Medicine has been my latest pursuit. Through my own personal health journey, and that of my patients, I have found that individualized care and treatment plans can help patients and families achieve better health. I am eager to assist you in your own journey to wellness!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Doctor Q&A

306 Answers
889 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: You can reboil the boiled water, but I do not think you need to unless you suspect it has been contaminated.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends.: It depends upon your lifestyle. If you eat a proper diet full of vegetables and whole foods low in sugar/carbohydrates and exercise on a regular basis... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Lump: What you are describing sounds like a lipoma which would be a benign/harmless lump. However, it could be something else. You should have it evaluated.... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Gas and or constipation can cause testicular pain. Make sure you get a lot of fluids and fiber to help you have a bowel movement. If your symptoms con... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
No: Any cigaret is not healthy even if you are exercising. Try and get on a smoking cessation program to help you stop smoking as soon as you can. Your LD... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: It is possible you could be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test done right away. If it is positive, get on a prenatal vitamin and get in to see you physici... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Milk: Yes, this will help, but a pump will probably give you better results. Keep up the great work - breast feeding is a blessing to your child!
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Blood pressure: Are you having any symptoms such as lightheadedness, chest pain, or shortness of breath? Your blood pressure and pulse are fine if you have no symptom... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Joints: When the weather changed the barometric pressure changes. Some people can feel these changes in their joints. It is not necessarily a bad thing. Howev... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: You can sleep on your side if it does not cause you pain to do so. Be careful and do not overdo it. Take care.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get in.: This is not normal. It could be serious. Please get in to be seen right away. In the mean-time drink lots of fluids. Take care and get in.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get in!: If you are feeling like you are going to pass out and you have visual changes, you need to call 911 and get to the emergency room right away. Please g... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move,... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Sore throat: This could be a number of different things such as bacterial infection, fungal infection, reflux disease or something else. You should get in to see a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Iron: MCV is one way of measuring how big your red cells are in your blood. Low iron is one of the causes of a low MCV. If the iron stays low long enough,... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get in.: If you are having severe abdominal pain, you need to get in to be seen right away - it could be something serious. You could be dealing with a bad ga... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Good: It usually works well. Make sure there is not another infection going on if you are having symptoms or discharge. Take care.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Ouch: If you are having more pain, make sure you get in to be evaluated. Did you do physical therapy? Make sure you do physical therapy - this could also ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Fetal hiccups are normal. No worries.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Boil: A boil or abscess needs to continue to drain for optimal healing. If you need antibiotics, then a full course of the proper antibiotic should be taken... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Contraception: If your current pill is working with no complications, then there is no reason to change. Remember to be safe and careful. Take care.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is a great alternative to butter. Give it a try!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get in.: Injured ankles can take a long time to heal. If you have not been in for evaluation, it would be important to get in and make sure you do not have a ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Many causes: Fever can be due to a number of different things. It is really important that you continue to be evaluated for the cause of your symptoms. Be persis... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get in: Pneumonia in an eight year old can be very serious. It is normal for pneumonia to cause fatigue. Your son should be evaluated to make sure he is not g... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends.: First, your baby should be receiving infant formula or breast milk. How much depends on your baby's weight. About 2-3oz of formula per pound of weig... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Even one cigarettes can cause problems. Please stay away from the tobacco.
A male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Chest pain: There are many possible causes for your chest pain including, reflux, heart problems, esophageal problems, lung problems on others. Because chest pain... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Breathe: Belly breathing is a great exercise and habit to form. There is no reason why you should not be able to practice this even with developed abdominal m... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Osteoporosis: You are very young for osteoporosis. Vitamin D is part of what you need. the bones also benefit from Vitamin K, magnesium and many other minerals. It ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Watch close: If your pain is completely gone and you have no abnormal lumps or bumps then you are ok to watch and see. If your pain comes back then you need to ge... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Possibly: If your magnesium is low, then it may help. You should get in for evaluation of your cardiac rhythm and your magnesium levels as well as other lab wor... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: You can take too much vitamin D so it is important to have your level checked to determine if you need it and about how much you need. Most of my pat... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
PPI: PPI's reduce the acid in your stomach. By reducing the acid in the stomach you reduce some of the digestive functions of protein breakdown and releas... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Not likely: It is not likely, but possible. Go ahead and stop the krill oil and then recheck your urine in a couple of weeks. If all is clear, then maybe your ne... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: After a week, you should be starting to feel better. You need to get in to see your dentist for evaluation of infection or other complications. Good ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Knee pain: There are many possible causes of your knee pain. Please get in to see your physician for evaluation of your pain. Good luck.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Chest pain: You need to get in to see your physician. Chest pain can be caused by many things related to the heart, lungs, esophagus, and stomach. Some of those c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: This could be many things like shingles, infection, allergenic reaction or something else. You should have him get into se his physician to have it e... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get in: An increased heart rate could be due to a number of different thing and some of them serious. Make sure you stay away from caffeine, drink plenty of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: You can start with 1gm of primrose oil, but it is good to balance it with a good fish oil and some flax. It would be a good idea to get in for evalua... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Possible: It is possible, but if you are having recurrent pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen as well as back pain you may have something else going... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get in: If you are having changes in your bowel movements and a lot of mucous, you need to get in to see your physician. These changes could be signs of somet... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Blood draw: Did you have your blood drawn or did you donate blood? Was the blood drawn due to of other concerns? If you have no medical problems you should make s... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on what you are eating. Different foods can raise your sugars at different rates. Sugar and processed or refined foods can raise your sug... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Tight contractions.: The tightness may be contractions. this would not be unusual at 36 weeks. Drink a lot of water, and if the tightness continues you need to get in to... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Stress is a mess: Stress can cause many symptoms and health problems. I would recommend that you get in and have a pregnancy test done - then you do not have to worry ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Rare but possible: It is not common to conceive while on your period, but it is possible. Conception is a possibility at any time in your cycle. However, the time arou... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: You should protect yourself when ever you are using cleaning product. Try to reduce you exposure to them as much as possible.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Now.: You can take the probiotics now. Take them in-between your antibiotic doses. Continue the probiotics ofter you are finish with the course of antibiot... Read More

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Aug 11, 2014
Dr. Christensen is a great assest to both his peers and patients. He has actively pursued avanced training in both holistic and functional medicine, and has a large toolkit to use when helping patient...Read More
Aug 27, 2014
Dr Christensen gives thoughtful and caring responses, and I am grateful he is my colleague on Healthtap. I highly recommend him.
Feb 6, 2015
Dr. Christensen is a kind and caring physician. His answers on HealthTap are on target and helpful to patients and colleagues.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! She usually presents n/v w/ strep not norm symptoms. When younger she had scarlet fever 2x. Her fever is hard to control. Maybe dehydrated
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! had my lymph nodes swell really bad in my neck,the size of 2 littke golf balls. i am a opiate addici t and trying so hard to quit. any cpnnection<
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Doc; appreciate your help. I stopped smoking cold turkey last year for about 10 months. Hope this time I can do it for good.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

FHP Hospital, Salt Lake City
Completed 1997

Residency

Phoenix integrative program of OB/GYN internship
Completed 1994

Awards

IFM Certified Practitioner
Top Doctor, First Place, Tucson Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Arizona - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Institute for Functional Medicine
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