Julie Flynn, ND, L.Ac., is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, where she earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and is licensed by the state of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board. In addition, Dr. Flynn also earned her Master of Science degree in acupuncture from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ, and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of KY. Dr. Flynn's efforts were all with you in mind, because her goal is to provide the best care to all of her clients.
Julie (Waiz) Flynn is a native of New Albany, IN, where she earned her BA in Communication at Indiana University Southeast. She then moved to Bardstown Road, and spent two years at University of Louisville in two different graduate programs, as well as completed her pre-med requisites required to attend Naturopathic Medical School.
It was during her time at the University of Louisville, while working on a doctorate in Audiology, that she realized she wanted more. She loved the audiology program at U of L, but she knew it was not for her. The moment the light bulb went off was during a rotation at a local children’s hospital, where they were testing a pediatric patient’s hearing because the young child had cancer and was going through intense chemotherapy treatments. It was not that Dr. Flynn was not interested in the child’s hearing, but she recalls looking at the bald young patient and all she could think was, ‘what is she eating…?’ Though the Mom was thrilled that the ototoxic drugs had not yet affected the child’s hearing, Dr. Flynn’s mind was elsewhere. She was stuck on the child’s diet as well as the irony of McDonald’s being inside the hospital where children are treated for cancer and other diseases. Dr. Flynn was unable to focus for the rest of the semester. Long story short, she prayed, researched, and moved to sunny and hot Arizona with her husband, Michael Flynn, devoting four long years to earning her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and then an additional 3 years to finish her Master of Science in Acupuncture. During that time Julie and Michael welcomed their now two year old daughter, Sophia, into their family. And since being back in Louisville, now have a son, Mitchell.
Dr. Flynn enjoys seeing patients take health into their own hands, spreading health to others, and seeing the amazing changes and progress people make by simply thinking positively, altering what they eat, and making health a staple part of their life. Her desire is to educate patients and provide them with the tools they need in order to accomplish and maintain their health goals for a lifetime!
Dr. Flynn does not just talk the talk, but truly leads by example in the way she chooses to live her life. She believes the body is well equipped with the ability to self-heal when we treat it right and give it the nourishment it deserves. Dr. Flynn believes that balance is the key to life-long health and wellness, and by following the principles of Naturopathic Medicine; she is sure to help you in finding your balance of health. Achieving optimal health and wellness require life-long commitment to eating better, moving more, and learning to relax; it is a journey, so let Dr. Flynn be your guide as you navigate your way towards feeling and looking better than ever! Your journey starts at OHI!