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Copper Valley Medical

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Dr. Don Selvey

Our practice specializes in Integrative approaches to Restorative Medicine.  That is, using a wide array of “best practices” to help you feel your best.

Restorative Medicine

Pain:  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. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Hormones are used throughout the body as signaling agents.  With normal aging, we lose the ability to make an adequate supply of many hormones. Both men and women can experience the serious and unpleasant effects of low testosterone and/or estrogen and progesterone.  There are ways to provide replacement hormones safely.  Other hormones that frequently need to be evaluated and treated include thyroid hormone and cortisol, the “stress hormone.” 

Restorative Medicine also includes treatment for sexual dysfunction and fertility.

Anti-Aging Therapy:  Growing older may be inevitable, but there is no reason to do so without a fight.  We can help you to fight what has become regarded as “normal” effects of growing older.  It involves aesthetics but is much more than just that.  Whether you need help getting rid or wrinkle with one of the FDA-approved agents, such as Xeomin or Jeuveau, or a plumping out the deeper creases with Restylane, Versa or Beletero, we can help.

Weight Loss: There are many reasons for excess weight gain, and therefore many options to help remove the weight safely. Let us help you to help yourself.

Peptide Therapy: A newer tool in the arsenal of restorative medicine is the use of peptides to accomplish cell signaling, without the risks of some of the dangerous hormones.  While most of us would love to feel like we did as an early teen, we probably don’t want to risk high doses of some of those teen years hormones.  Peptides may be a better choice for some.

Preventive Medicine:  Prevention is the most effective cure.  Our focus is preventing, to the greatest extent possible, the progression of acute illness to chronic disease.  Identifying a potentially debilitating condition in very early stages may make treatment easier and more successful.  At Copper Valley Medical, we offer Physical Examinations, including for High School and college athletes.  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 offer nutrient IVs for a quick boost in energy and resolution of deficiencies.  All of our patients are provided access to medical-grade nutritional supplements at a substantial discount over retail.

If you don’t have a primary care physician, we are pleased to provide that service for you, as well.  

Qualifications & Experience

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.

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Dr. Don Selvey

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.

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Testimonials

“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

“You made us feel very important. You answered all our questions.
We love ya!”

– 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.

You are my hero! Thank you!!!

Very best”

– Anonymous