Christina (Tina) Tretter brings more than 18 years of diverse healthcare experience to AZ Spine Disc and Sport. Tina educational background includes her BSN at Grand Canyon University and her MSN as an adult Nurse Practitioner with high honors from Maryville St Louis University.
As a RN, Tina worked in all areas of nursing from critical care to oncology. During this time she continued to maintain her passion for sports, health and wellness. As a certified athletic trainer she volunteered for high school track & field and cross country as a trainer and coach. Simultaneously she counseled and trained vegan and vegetarian endurance athletes and worked to bring healthy meals into the school system.
Tina also has experience working with overweight and obese patients and helping manage their weight. She strives to inform, educate and guide patients into healthy livable lifestyle choices.
Just as she educates all her patients, Tina continues to broaden her professional horizons on a regular basis. She has pursued additional certifications in coronary care and ACLS, HCG weight loss, and trigger point and joint injections.
Tina’s personal philosophy incorporates holistic and complementary alternatives to traditional medicine and feels that “as every patient is an individual—so is their treatment plan.”
In her spare time Tina enjoys trail running, hiking, mountain biking, weight training and almost anything active. Her mellow side relishes in gardening and cooking. She lives here in Ahwatukee with her husband John and son Peter. She has 3 grown children, Ed, Chiane and Joe.