Dr. Ew Christensen

Family Medicine
Safford, AZ
30 years experience male

Locations

Living Health MD

Safford, AZ

Address

1280 20th Ave, Safford, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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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 male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Great work on keeping your sugar down with a healthy diet and exercise. Yes, you can build muscle with resistance training and it will help you bette... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Vit D: Sun exposure will raise your vitamin D level more than most foods will. I like to get my patient's Vit D level above 50. sometimes supplementation c... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Stop it.: Temazepam is a tranquilizer used for sleep and for anxiety. It can cause confusion in some older adults. If he is having no benefit from taking the m... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Water: Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Dry chapped lips are a sign that you need more water. You can also apply coconut oil to your lips as a moi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: The lesion on your could be an infection and thus it could be contagious. This could be a simple pimple or it could be a lesion caused by a strain of... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: It is normal at 39 weeks. Make sure she is drinking fluids. If her contractions become regular or her water breaks, she needs to get in right away. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Cough: You can try symptom relief with zinc lozenges and mucinex (guaifenesin). If your cough, sore throat and fever are getting worse, or if you are short o... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: There are many other possible treat meant of the atrial fibrillation - It will be important to meet with your cardiologist to discuss what will be bes... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: You should be able to still use the sauna. However, you would want to not use the sauna if you are pregnant. Happy sweating!
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Flank pain: Usually pain in the kidneys is manifest with pain flank area or the area of the back on either side just below the ribs.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Many things: Many things can make you prone to kidney infection such as: kidney stones, blockage in the urinary tract, bacterial overgrowth, pregnancy and hygiene.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, ple... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Probably OK: Increased vaginal mucous and discharge is normal in pregnancy. If you notice change in color, odor, or symptoms of pain and itching your would need t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Time: You might have squeezed them too hard causing the change in your skin. It should get better with time. Just be patient and try not to bother the are... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Could be.: What you are describing could be a sebaceous cyst. It also could be something else. I would recommend having your physician take a look at it.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Question: I am not sure what your question is. Fresh fruit is a healthy part of a good diet, but it needs to be balanced with fresh vegetables, clean protein, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
IgE testing: You can ask your doctor to order an IgE blood test for salmon. This may give you some information on how your immune system may react to salmon. I ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Challenge: Challenge your mind with new learning and new problems solving skills and you will keep your brain improving its connections.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Penicillin Allergy: If she truly had an allergic reaction to the amoxyl-clav then it is highly likely she now has an allergy to penicillin and its related medicines. She... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Usually not: The growth plate of the long bones in the body are closed at age 30 and further growth in height is unlikely. However, there are many that grow in ci... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Expect some bleeding: Initially patients usually experience irregular vaginal bleeding after receiving Depo-Provera. However, in most cases, the bleeding resolves and peri... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lots of reasons: Increased belly fat can be present for many reasons. The root cause of your belly fat would dictate the secret of getting the weight off. I would re... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get in.: If you were having redness and pain, you should get into be seen. This could be an infection. Please get in to be seen. Good luck!
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Be advised.: I have had a patient with a significant reaction to Advocare in the past, so be careful. I would make sure you review it with your physician before ta... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hard to say.: It is possible that you are feeling some contractions. If your pains continue, get in to be evaluated. Make sure your baby is moving well. Continue to... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Breast feeding: The antibodies you form are passed to your baby and help protect her. However, this does not give her permanent immunity - she will need to acquire th... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel): Everyone is different in their response to the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Acne is not uncommon. Some patients get over this quickly and others conti... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: This is probably a viral infection. Make sure you are hydrating well and probiotics may help as well. If your symptoms continue or you get pain or fev... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possible past trauma: Osteophyte appears as a small growth of bone. They can be the result of past trauma to the bone and sometimes they grow for an unknown cause. The nav... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tramadol: The maximum dose of tramadol is 400mg total in a day. Tramadol should be increased slowly over time only if needed - make sure you do not increase yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sore throat.: If you are having continued sore throat, then you need to get in and have it evaluated. There are many possible causes.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No normal: It is not normal for the wound to open after 2 months. However, it is not unheard of. Get in to have the wound evaluated to make sure there is not s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get evaluated.: You could have IBS, but you could have other causes of your symptoms such as inflammatory Bowel Disease, celiac disease, or Crohn's disease. You shou... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No, but: Green in the emesis and stool is usually from the bile in your system. This is not a reason to go to the hospital. However, if you are lightheaded or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get In!: If you are having left sided chest pressure, you need to get to the emergency room right now and have it evaluated. The serious causes of such pain n... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Medicine.: There are no obvious interactions between the two, but each medicine does have its own side effects. Be careful.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: How long has your weight been recovered? How long did you go without a period. You need to be patient and make sure you are consuming nutritious who... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: Osgood Schlatter disease does not affect your overall height. You are about as tall as your dad and taller than your mom - it sounds like your height... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possible labor: At 33 weeks with back pain and cramps, you could be in early labor. You need to get in as soon as possible and get checked.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Be healthy.: Make sure you are eating good healthy whole foods. Get as many vegetables into your day as you can. Drink plenty of water. Get on a good exercise p... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Headache: Headaches are not a common side effete from Lovenox (enoxaparin). If you had spinal anesthesia, that may be a reason for your headaches. Make sure y... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Fertility: If you have been trying for a year, it is time to get evaluated. Start by having your partner evaluated with a sperm count and semen analysis. If this... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Stop it.: You should never mix your medicines with alcohol. The clonazepam and the alcohol can potentiate or magnify each other. Make sure you are not plannin... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get in!: If you are having chest tightness and difficulty breathing, you need to get in to be seen. This could be something serious like a pneumonia, bad asth... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get evaluated: A breast mass can appear benign on an US and still be problematic. Make sure it is evaluated by a surgeon that deals with a lot of breast disease. Y... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Keep appointment: Good morning! Headaches can be associated with a kidney infection and should improve as the infection improves. I see that you are on LoEstrin and hy... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Drain the abscess: The best treatment for an abscess is to get it drained as soon as possible. The antibiotic can take a long time to penetrate the abscess and make a d... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Implantation can take place at any day of the cycle although there ore more likely times than others.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get it checked: If this chest pain purists and does not subside quickly, it should be evaluated. Chest pain in a young athlete could be a significant injury, asthma,... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: The results you get from a vitamin depends upon many things. One, it would depend on your body's need for the vitamin - if you do not need it , it wil... Read More
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Testimonials
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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
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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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