Katherine Igah-Phillips, M.D., M.H.A.
Dr. Katherine Igah-Phillips does work within the realm of Integrative Medicine as a Holistic Wellness Coach. As the founder and CEO of Returning to Nature, she has nationally and internationally influenced, educated, and coached on the importance of mental, spiritual, and physical wellness.
Dr. Igah-Phillips was born and raised in the inner city of Dayton, OH by two Nigerian visionaries (Dr. Frank and Dr. Flora Igah). It was their passion for education, success and living a purpose-driven life that cultivated and shaped Dr. Igah-Phillip’s personality and character. This led to the solidification of her interest in health and wellness by the time she was in Junior High. From the age of 12, she began spending large portions of her summer vacations volunteering at local hospitals and clinics to confirm this interest in medicine.
Dr. Igah-Phillips began her journey to becoming a doctor at Kent State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in the concentrations of Biology, Pre-Medicine/Chemistry, and Psychology. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree at Walden University, in the concentration of Healthcare Administration, graduating in the top five percentile of her class. Dr. Igah-Phillips ventured on to complete her Medical Degree at Xavier University School of Medicine, where she again graduated with honors (Suma Cum Laude and President’s List).
While in medical school, Dr. Igah-Phillips was confronted by the excessive emphasis on the use of side effect-ridden pharmaceuticals to manage disease. This was also coupled with an alarming absence of addressing the underlying cause of the patient’s ailment, rather than merely silencing symptoms. Immediately upon graduation, she began exploring the world of natural medicine through 3 years of mind-altering post-graduate training in Integrative and Holistic Medicine with Integrative Family Medicine Physician Dr. Maiysha Clairborne and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Winston Cardwell within their respective Atlanta-based practices. Dr. Igah-Phillips also pursued further life transformational work through Landmark Education, with the completion of their Curriculum for Living and 12-week Integrity Seminar.
As a result of this extensive training, Dr. Igah-Phillips is responsible for founding Returning to Nature in the Spring of 2013. Returning to Nature was initially established as a movement designed to create awareness around the world of integrative and holistic wellness, with the intent of causing a transformation in our current state of health care. As a seasoned speaker, Dr. Igah-Phillips has been invited to present wellness lectures and webinars, make special guest appearances at local health fairs and community health functions, and has been featured on wellness radio and talk shows under the umbrella of Returning to Nature.
In the Summer of 2013, Dr. Igah-Phillips organized her first Holistic Health Expo, showcasing only holistic and alternative healing modalities in health fair format. Shortly thereafter, she went on to launch Returning to Nature’s results-oriented Holistic Wellness Coaching Service to appease the demand of clients in need of her one-on-one guidance to achieving mental, physical and spiritual balance.
In-between events, Dr. Igah-Phillips maintains daily connection with her Returning to Nature following via regular blog posts on Returning to Nature’s social media pages and website. With a rapidly growing audience, Dr. Igah-Phillips demands a change in the way we view healthcare forever, empowering everyone to live lives that they truly love!