Our practice specializes in Anti-Aging Medicine, Restorative Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. All of these are necessary for you to feel your best and be your best.
Anti-Aging Medicine is a focus on helping you to fight what has become regarded as “normal” effects of growing older. It involves aesthetics but is much more than just that. Anti-Aging also involves Hormone Replacement Therapy: Thyroid treatment, support for exhausted Adrenal glands, weight management. Anti-Aging Medicine at Copper Valley also includes using peptide molecules to reverse the effects of certain chronic diseases.
Restorative Medicine is a focus on helping you to regain the vitality that has been lost to disease or injury. A common manifestation of disease or injury is pain. This may be thought of as a signal from the body to the brain that “something is wrong.” Sometimes, the source of pain is obvious – such as accidentally hitting your thumb with a hammer. Many times, though, the source of the pain is not at all obvious but that doesn’t make it hurt any less. At Copper Valley, we recognize that treatment of acute pain may differ from the treatment of chronic pain (pain lasting more than three months). We have safe and effective options for both. Restorative Medicine also includes treatment for sexual dysfunction and fertility.
Preventive Medicine is a focus on preventing, to the greatest extent possible, the onset of chronic or debilitating disease or identifying a condition in very early stages, where treatment may be easier or more successful. At Copper Valley Medical, we offer Physical Examinations for secondary and college athletes, for executives, and others. We have the ability to perform an ECG/EKG to evaluate the electrical activity of the heart, and can also arrange for multi-day monitoring. We also give nutrient IVs for a quick boost in energy and resolution of deficiencies.
If you don’t have a primary care physician, we are pleased to provide that service for you, as well.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Qualifications and Experience
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Master of Natural Science, Physiology – Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science, Biology – Arizona State University
Southwest Natural Medical Center: Family Medicine
Centro de Salud Familiar: Family Medicine
Comprehensive Health Services: Pain Management
DEA: 2, 3, 3N, 4, 5
Arizona Naturopathic Medical Assn. Member of the Education Committee
International Assn. of Physicians of Aesthetic Medicine
American Academy of Pain Management
America Association of Restorative Medicine
Naturopathic Environmental Medicine Association
Chandler-Gilbert College: Anatomy and Physiology
Coconino College: Microbiology
Arizona State University: International Public Health; Advanced Public Health
Baker, P.B., D. Selvey: Malathion-induced Epidemic Hysteria in an Elementary School. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, April 1992; 34(2):156-160
Gerber, A.R., S.J. Englender, D. Selvey, et al.: An Outbreak of Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis Associated with the Infusion of a Commercial Factor IX Complex During Cardiovascular Surgery. Vox Sanguinis, 1990; 58:270-275
Selvey, D., J.F. Carlson and S.J. Englender: Testing for Antibody to HIV: Confidentiality Versus Anonymity (L). Journal of the American Medical Association, 1987; 257:781
Dr. Selvey graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona, after a long and successful career in the medical device industry. Dr. Selvey first earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from Arizona State University, followed by a graduate degree, also from Arizona State, in physiology; his research was on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Initially, Dr. Selvey worked in public health, becoming an epidemiologist with the Arizona Department of Health Services. He first trained in infectious diseases, followed by environmental medicine focusing on environmental toxins such as pesticides, heavy metal poisonings, and aflatoxin. During this time, Dr. Selvey chose to devote some of his time teaching graduate courses in Public Health at Arizona State University and had several papers published in prestigious medical journals.
After a decade of public service, Dr. Selvey opted to work with an internationally-renowned designer and manufacturer of medical devices conducting non-clinical and clinical research into surgically implanted biomaterials for repair and reconstruction of severely damaged tissues.
Later, Dr. Selvey moved to Los Angeles to work with a start-up medical device company focused on the precision delivery of insulin to persons with Type I diabetes. He was very involved in external insulin pumps and supplies, the implantable insulin pump, and the continuous glucose monitoring system.
Dr. Selvey eventually returned home to Arizona, joining a new company focused on expanding the ability of hospitals and surgeons to provide the best possible surgical care with safe and effective surgical products. In this role, Dr. Selvey was responsible for leading the company from “Concept” to the largest and most successful in the US for that type of product, which he accomplished in only seven years.
He is a 3rd-generation Arizona native; his grandparents migrated to Arizona around the time of World War I from Arkansas and Missouri. His parents were the essence of “blue collar” workers, and they instilled in him from an early age a work ethic, along with values for honesty, integrity, and respect.
“I have to share, the tidbits you gave about appendicitis probably saved my life. I had appendicitis and ended up going into hypoglycemic shock (from the nausea and vomiting). The ED doc kept saying it was improper insulin dosages, but I insisted on a CT and sure enough, my appendix was “very angry” and they wouldn’t even let me roll over in bed for fear it would burst. I had emergency surgery about an hour later. The PACU staff said I’d make a good nurse because I listened to my body, and I said “every nurse needs a Dr. Selvey!”
– Nursing Student
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– NA and MA
“Dear Dr. S – Words cannot describe your kind support and recommendation, which has improved my life on many levels. In addition to neuropathic relief, I am able to cope with PTSD-related symptoms.