Dr. Jim at Miraval

Miraval resort

Miraval Resorts is a top-rated all-inclusive destination retreat – a resort, an award-winning spa, and a great getaway. Situated in the warm shade of Santa Catalina Mountains in northern Tucson, Arizona on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is a place dedicated to opening eyes, minds, and hearts. For 16 years, Miraval has built its programming around the concept of Life in Balance™.

Jim Nicolai, M.D. is the former Medical Director of the Integrative Wellness Program at Miraval. He is a board-certified family practitioner and a graduate of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. A graduate of the Indiana School of Medicine, Dr. Nicolai completed his family practice residency at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers.

Dr. Nicolai has a special interest in whole-person medicine, addressing patients as mental and emotional beings, energetic and spiritual entities, and community members, as well as physical bodies. His expertise is in combining conventional medicine with the intelligent use of complementary and alternative therapies, including herbs and other botanicals, vitamins and supplements, lifestyle management, and stress reduction.


  1. Rebecca Muttart

    Hello Dr. Jim

    I am an Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and recent medical graduate (MD) from Canada. I practiced as an ND in Vancouver BC Canada for 4 years before attending medical school.

    I have recently returned to Canada after completing a medical externship at the Santa Monica Sarcoma Oncology Clinic in Santa Monica California and Naturopathic externship in Oahu, Hawaii.

    I am truly impressed with your background and style of practice. I am wondering if there would be an opportunity to discuss the possibility of working as an ND with your team.

    If an opportunity is available please let me know if you would like to view my Cover Letter and CV and a contact address that I may send it to.

    Warm regards
    Rebecca Muttart ND, MD

    • jpnicolai

      Thanks so much, Rebecca. I will contact you directly. Much appreciated.


  2. jpnicolai

    Thanks so much for your comments, Trisha. I really appreciate them.


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