Dr. Liz Cruz Biography

Dr. Liz Cruz has lived a life of service to her country and humanity at large.

With a B.S. in Medical Technology from Southern College of Seventh Day Adventist and an M.D. from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California, Dr. Cruz hasn’t confined her learning to the classroom. She taught English for one year in Thailand and provided medical care to natives along the Amazon River before she joined the U.S. Navy to complete her Internal Medicine Internship at the Naval Hospital, Oakland, California, and the University of California, San Francisco.

As a Naval physician, Dr. Cruz was deployed to Guam to fulfill her commitment to the U.S. Navy, where she served as a Staff Internist at the U.S. Naval Hospital. During her active duty years in the Navy, she received the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal as well as the Humanitarian Service Medal and the National Defense Medal for service during Operation Desert Storm. During her last two years in Guam, she was the Head of the Internal Medicine Division at the U.S. Naval Hospital.

During her early years in medicine, Dr. Cruz realized many of her patients were coming in with issues that were directly or indirectly related to gastrointestinal distress. In 2000, she decided she wanted to specialize in Gastroenterology (GI) to help those who couldn’t find answers. She returned to the University of California, San Francisco where she completed training in her new specialty.

In 2004, Dr. Cruz moved to Arizona to join the Arizona Medical Clinic in Peoria. She served as a full-time gastroenterologist in both the outpatient and inpatient settings doing the full range of general gastroenterology including endoscopic procedures, as well as hepatology. In January 2007, she opened the doors to her own practice, Dr. Liz Cruz Partners in Digestive Health in Phoenix, Arizona. Since then Dr. Cruz has cared for a registry of over 17,000 patients and strives to be their advocate by listening carefully to get beyond mere “symptoms” and actually get to the root-cause of serious health problems.

In 2010, Dr. Cruz began educating parents on why their kids may be suffering with so many distressing health issues and frustrations, and what natural steps they can take to help.  

See Dr. Cruz accept an award from the National Academy of Bestselling Authors:

  • Owns her own practice and actively sees adult patients in Phoenix, AZ
  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology
  • M.D. from Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • GI Fellowship at University of California San Francisco
  • Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy
  • Awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the National Defense Medal for service during Operation Desert Storm.
  • Member of the National Academy of Best Selling Authors
  • Active member of ACG and ASGE
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish

Work With Dr. Cruz

Wherever you live in America or beyond, Dr. Cruz can help you and your child. She actively and successfully works with parents via Skype or phone call.