Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm.D., FASCP+ is a passionate, innovative and solution focused clinical pharmacist. Fascinated by science and the impact of substances on the human body, Dr. Wentz decided to pursue a degree in pharmacy with a dream of one day finding a cure for a disease. An avid learner and goal-oriented student, she received the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) from the Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy at the age of 23.
Dr. Wentz is trained in functional medicine, a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and holds certifications in Medication Therapy Management as well as Advanced Diabetes Care. In 2013, she received the Excellence in Innovation Award from the Illinois Pharmacists Association.
During her time as a consultant pharmacist, Dr. Wentz worked as part of an interdisciplinary team consulting on thousands of complicated patient cases, often caused by rare disorders. She was regarded as an expert in clinical pharmacology and would be called upon to investigate cause and effect by performing comprehensive medication therapy reviews in an effort to help identify and resolve adverse drug events. She quickly became adept at finding and evaluating emerging research to help address her clients’ unique challenges. Although trained as a pharmacist, she was an ardent champion for lifestyle interventions. After moving to a new city she was given the opportunity to lead a statewide medication safety initiative, transitioning to a career in medication safety and health care quality improvement. There, she developed an expertise for the whole systems approach, rapid tests of small change; outcomes tracking and root cause analysis. After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions.
She decided to take on the development of lifestyle interventions as her personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto’s. After two years of researching Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, she decided to combine emerging knowledge with her quality improvement expertise to run rapid tests of change on herself that led her to the discovery of the root cause of her condition. She has summarized three years of research and two years of testing in her widely-acclaimed New York Times bestselling patient guide: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause which was published in 2013.
+Dr. Wentz has been retained as a medical consultant in advising Pure Encapsulations.