2017 Practitioner Profiles



Amalia Baca, ND

Naturopathic Physician

Amalia Baca, NDDr. Baca is licensed by the Arizona Naturopathic Medical board after graduating from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Baca has a strong passion for providing individualized medical care to families and extensive training in treating acute and chronic illnesses, as well as addiction. She is certified in chelation therapy and trained in ozone UVB and hydrogen peroxide. Her treatments focus on modifying lifestyle habits in addition to using intravenous therapies, detoxification, herbs, acupuncture and other supportive therapies for optimal health. Natural Medicine & Detox offers a comprehensive physiological test for an in-depth understanding of one’s cardiovascular system and metabolic needs. This diagnostic test can help with disease prevention, weight management and enhance workouts. Dr. Baca provides comprehensive patient assessment and care in one location at affordable prices.

Natural Medicine & Detox

301 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 2, Phoenix, AZ 85003 • 602-307-0888 • NaturalMedicineAndDetox.com


Christine Brass-Jones, DO/FACOG

Natural Obstetrics & Gynecology

Christine Bass-Jones, DO/FACOGDr. Brass-Jones, OB/GYN, medical director and founder of True Harmony, utilizes the greatest aspects of the modern conventional OB/GYN model while integrating holistic and alternative treatments to treat the whole woman. Dr. Brass’ obstetric specialties are natural pregnancy and deliveries. Her patients appreciate her thorough and attentive ability to ensure a healthy and harmonious pregnancy and birth experience. Dr. Brass cares for her patients by approaching woman’s health holistically and educating them with how to heal their mind, body and spirit, preparing them for a journey towards optimum health. Her gynecology specialties including fertility, hormone balancing, menopause, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain and well exams. For those that require conventional medicine, she specializes in minimally invasive surgeries, including DaVinci robotic surgery, to allow for quick healing.

Center for True Harmony

2152 S. Vineyard, Suite 138, Mesa, AZ 85210 • 480-539-6646 • TrueHarmonyWellness.com


Lisa M. Butler, DMD

Holistic and Biological Dentistry

Lisa M. Butler, DMDDr. Butler has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and genuinely loves being a dentist. Dr. Butler practices holistic/biological dentistry and believes that this more integrative approach is the way of the future. Her philosophy is that each patient presents a unique situation and set of facts to consider in order to achieve optimal oral and whole body health. She understands that what happens in the mouth is what happens in the body and vice-versa. She takes the time to listen to her patients and determine the best treatment option and materials for them. Dr. Butler utilizes the latest technology while following holistic protocols for treatment such as safe mercury amalgam removal, ozone treatments, nonmetal implants and restorations, Myobrace® facial growth guidance, laser and ozone periodontal care, extractions, bone healing and homeopathic remedies. Dr. Butler offers the most up-to-date biological dental care. She is a proud member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry, and North American Association of Facial Orthotropics.

Integrative Dental Associates

4202 N. 32nd Street, Suite A, Phoenix, AZ 85018 • 602-956-4807 • IntegrativeDental.com


Kim Carter, MA, HTCP, RYT

Healing Touch/Yoga

Kim CarterKim is a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner with a focus on grief/loss and serious illness. Her experience includes facilitating bereavement support groups and hospice. She seeks to empower clients to discover what is true for them and to live more authentically.

Kim’s yoga teacher training in the Viniyoga lineage emphasized adapting postures to the needs of the student. Her small group yoga classes also focus on mindfulness and meditative movement. Slow Flow and Yin classes are appropriate for all levels. Rewind yoga, developed by YMedica for people 50+, accommodates those with chronic illness and physical limitations. Yoga for Veterans offers a trauma-sensitive class for those healing from PTSD. iRest Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation that can help with anxiety/depression, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain and stress, is offered periodically as a group class, but also in a one-on-one format. Beginners are especially welcome in all classes.

Restoring Balance Mind & Body

2045 S. Vineyard, Suite 139, Mesa, AZ 85210 • 480-773-6599 • RestoringBalanceAZ.com


Buffy M. Daney, DC

Chiropractic Care

Buffy M. Daney, DCDr. Daney earned her doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West and later received her certification in acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Following a painful sports injury and experiencing how chiropractic care can relieve pain, Dr. Daney decided that she wanted to devote her life to helping others receive the same type of treatment that she had benefited from.

Over the years, Dr. Daney has treated many patients with various conditions ranging from scoliosis to whiplash to carpal tunnel to herniated discs. She has had stunning success with these conditions and many others. She feels her purpose in life is to help others achieve optimal health through holistic, non-invasive, drug-free forms of treatment.

She is a hands-on adjuster and practices the Palmer Method, which includes various types of manual techniques such as Thompson Drop, Toggle Recoil and Activator. Dr. Daney caters to the individual needs of each patient focusing on chiropractic, nutritional counseling and acupuncture.

Absolute Health

8360 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 135, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 • 480-991-9945 • AbsoluteHealthAz.com


Elizabeth Gillman, NMD

Naturopathic Physician

Elizabeth Gillman, NMDDr. Liz Gillman is an expert in natural hormone balancing, thyroid and autoimmune disorders, pain management and gastrointestinal disease. She takes a holistic approach, individualizing her treatments to each patient. Dr. Liz attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and also has advanced training in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona. Dr. Liz speaks both English and Spanish and is dedicated to the health and wellness of her patients.

Absolute Health

8360 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 135, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 • 480-991-9945 • AbsoluteHealthAz.com


Denise Grobe, ND

Natural Gynecology, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture

Denise Grobe, NDAs medical director of True Natural Healthcare and naturopathic gynecologist for True Harmony, Dr. Grobe specializes in effectively treating a wide range of women’s health concerns. Dr. Grobe brings a calm and compassionate tone to her appointments. She values the importance of each patient’s need to feel safe and understood, and feels everyone should be given the opportunity to understand their condition, symptoms and options. Dr. Grobe forms a partnership with her patients to understand their personal goals and to best develop the most personalized treatments. Conditions treated include: hormones, abnormal paps, well exams, thyroid, digestion, weight loss, fertility, detox, food allergies and sensitivities, leaky gut, stress and allergies.

Center for True Harmony & True Natural Healthcare

2152 S. Vineyard, Suite 138, Mesa, AZ 85210 • 480-539-6646 • TrueHarmonyWellness.comTrueNaturalHealthCare.com


Beth Hamann, DDS

General Dentistry, Dental Sleep Medicine

Beth Hamann, DDSDr. Beth Hamann has enjoyed practicing general dentistry for nearly 30 years. In the past several years, her continuing education has centered on the area of dental sleep medicine, as she is passionate about helping people with sleep disorders. Dr. Hamann is trained to provide a comfortable treatment option for patients who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, snoring and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). Her goal is to help you sleep better so that you will experience a greater quality of life.

She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Sleep and Breathing Academy, American Association of Women Dentists, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Arizona Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and California Dental Association.

Koala Center for Sleep Disorders – Biltmore

4235 N. 32nd Street, Suite A, Phoenix, AZ 85018 • 602-883-1931 • KoalaBiltmore.com


Melanie Icard, NMD

Anti-Aging Medicine

Melanie Icard, NMDAs a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Icard’s true calling in life is to help others live a balanced and pain-free life while looking and feeling amazing. She describes herself as being “obsessed” with continuous international and national training, always bringing back advanced and effective treatments. Those services and her fun and genuine personality are the reasons patients travel from as far away as Payson to see her.

Her clinic offers treatments for anti-aging, pain management, beauty/medical aesthetics, ozone therapy, prolotherapy and PRP, weight loss and much more. When she’s not at the office, she’s traveling and enjoying life during her Alive and Revive retreats.

Anti-aging Clinic

5350 N. 16th Street, Suite 107, Phoenix, AZ 85016 • 480-599-8370 • PhoenixAntiAging.com


Stephen A. Kovar, DMD, FAGD

Biological and Cosmetic Dentistry

Stephen A. Kovar, DMD, FAGDDr. Kovar pursued his dental education at Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors in 1995. Following dental school, Dr. Kovar completed a general practice/hospital residency at the West Los Angeles/UCLA Veterans Administration Medical Center. Upon completion, he moved back to Portland, Oregon, where for 10 years he established his dental practice and also was an Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University, School of Dentistry. In July, 2004, Dr. Kovar achieved the honor of receiving a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor that less than 5 percent of all dentists in North America have achieved. He joined the My Dentist team in 2008.

My Dentist

2045 S. Vineyard Road, Suite 153, Mesa, AZ 85210 • 480-833-2232 • MyDentistAz.com


Sandra Levitt, MD

Internal Medicine

Sandra Levitt, MDGuided by the principal of integrating care of the mind, body and spirit, board-certified primary care physician Dr. Sandra Levitt offers personalized care, including prevention, wellness and education through her concierge medical practice. While Innovative Primary Care supports a variety of patients through its primary care services delivered by a few providers, Dr. Levitt focuses her time with the MDVIP-affiliated practice where she sees a limited number of patients. Already known and appreciated for her in-depth integrative medical care, Dr. Levitt takes the time and effort to more closely work with her patients on what they truly need to do to maintain a high level of health or wellness or to deal with the complications that health challenges have brought forward.

Additionally, Dr. Levitt treats patients and the general public on hormone imbalances. She is especially keen on the gut-health link and has spent more time learning the intricacies of its impact on our bodies and the way we feel.

Innovative Primary Care

2915 E. Baseline Road, Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85234 • 480-776-0626 • InnovativePrimaryCareAZ.com


David G. Lewis, DDS

Health Conscious Dentistry

David G. Lewis, DDSDr. Lewis is a Phoenix native who graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1979. He has been practicing in the East Valley for over 30 years, with a focus on esthetics and biocompatibility of available treatment modalities.

As part of his “Golden Rule of Dentistry” philosophy, Dr. Lewis works alone and provides every service in his office personally, maintaining the quality and communication essential to a rewarding experience for the doctor and patients. “Dr. Dave” created a beautiful office space in central Tempe, where he gladly offers free consultations or second opinions to all who desire his advice.

Welcome Home Dental

408 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282 • 480-967-4204 • WelcomeHomeDental.net


Carmen Lucia, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Carmen Lucia, PsyDDr. Lucia is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy to adult individuals and couples for a wide range of personal and relational concerns. She completed her doctorate of Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional psychology in Chicago in 2009 and her postdoctoral residency at Arizona State University’s Counseling Services in 2010. She is a generalist who can work with people struggling with a wide variety of mood, identity and self-esteem issues. In addition, she specializes in grief/loss and feels passionate about helping people meet the challenges inherent in all forms of transition. Her therapy approach is integrative, combining humanistic, existential, mindfulness, relational and some cognitive behavioral approaches. She also leads mindfulness groups and teaches meditation.

Restoring Balance Mind & Body

2045 S. Vineyard, Suite 139, Mesa, AZ 85210 • 480-773-6599 • RestoringBalanceAZ.com


Michael D. Margolis, MD, DDS

Biological Dentistry

Michael D. Margolis, MD, DDSDr. Margolis is not just a dentist, but also a doctor of integrative medicine. As such, he is capable of handling many complex dental health cases that involve not just the mouth, but the whole body. Dr. Margolis focuses on restoring a patient’s overall health and well-being through many holistic techniques including avoiding root canals, eliminating heavy metals, using biocompatible dental materials and much more.

He graduated from the University of Texas, at San Antonio Dental School in 1983 and most recently from Capital University of Integrative Medicine in Washington, D.C. He is extremely involved in holistic dentistry through many industry associations, including being the past president of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.

My Dentist

2045 S. Vineyard Road, Suite 153, Mesa, AZ 85210 • 480-833-2232 • MyDentistAz.com


Nicholas J. Meyer, DDS, DNM

Holistic and Homeopathic Dentistry

Nicholas J. Meyer, DDS, DNMDr. Meyer has been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years. He is incredibly active in many aspects of the field of holistic dentistry. He is a world-renowned lecturer, clinical researcher and holds numerous leadership roles in leading healthcare organizations. Because of this knowledge and dedication, Dr. Meyer is sought out by people from around the world.

People choose Dr. Meyer for his care, skill and judgment within his unique approach to holistic dental care. Dr. Meyer’s experience in advanced general dentistry (ie. dental implants and temporomandibular disorders), along with his extraordinary knowledge of services found in complimentary medicine (ie. homeopathy, energetic and physical medicine) allow him and his team to deliver a quality level of care that is unmatched in the field of holistic dentistry.

Millennium Dental Associates

5705 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite D-110, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 • 480-948-0560 855-948-1355 • MillDental.com


Katka Novakova, MD (Europe), ND

Naturopathic Care and Prevention

Dr. Novakova earned her medical degree in 1999 from Prague’s Charles University and her naturopathic degree in 2004 from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. “Dr. Katka” uses multiple modalities (such as ozone and prolozone therapy; chelation; vitamin-mineral and hydrogen peroxide IV therapies; acupuncture; herbs; supportive and condition speciļ¬c supplements) to help promote healing on the physical level and therapies such as esogetic colorpuncture, homeopathy and counseling to help with healing of unresolved traumas and blockages on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Dr. Katka brings unique knowledge and experience to her patients, as well as an open heart and enthusiasm. Offering her patients new choices and opportunities for personal health, her sincere desire is to educate, empower and inspire her patients to fully heal.

Dr. Katka Novakova

29850 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 114, Phoenix, AZ 85331 • 480-524-4304 • DrKatka.com


Sara Penton, DC

Chiropractic Care

Sara Penton, DCDr. Penton, chiropractic physician and doctor, is originally from Newfoundland, Canada. She attended St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada and received her bachelor of science degree specializing in biology and psychology. She is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College. Dr. Penton received her Arizona license in October of 2007.

Dr. Penton is proficient in several chiropractic techniques including Activator, NET, SOT, Brimhall and Diversified—the goal of all of her treatments is total wellness. Dr. Penton specializes in biofeedback using the LIFE system and is also well versed in physical therapy and nutrition with total health as her ultimate goal for each patient. She also provides neurofeedback therapy. As a doctor and chiropractic physician, she is very motivated to guide new patients on their journey to optimum health. She is a firm believer in natural healing and has been involved in physical fitness and nutrition for most of her life.

Absolute Health

8360 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 135, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 • 480-991-9945 • AbsoluteHealthAz.com


Lenna Shepard

Breast Thermography, Holistic Health

Lenna ShepardFor over a decade, Lenna Shepard has been in pursuit of a holistic approach to health and wellness for herself and others. She is a Certified Thermography Technician (member of Breast Thermography International or BTI), Licensed Skin Care Specialist, Certified Oncology Esthetician I-ACT, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and Certified in Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy

Breast thermography is a state-of-the-art screening procedure that captures images of the breast to aid in early detection of breast irregularities. It is based on the principle of temperature variation, the increased heat that is almost always generated when chemical and blood vessel activity occurs in pre-cancerous tissue and the areas surrounding developing breast cancer. FDA cleared in 1982. Shepard has taken her experience with thermography and applied it to lymphatic healing, as well.

Crystal Coast Thermography

253-686-0565 • LennaShepard.com


Harlan Sparer, DC

Directional Non-Force Technique® Chiropractic

Harlan Sparer, DCDr. Sparer graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1980 and has been providing alternative, wholistic health care for 37 years.

He limits his practice to the Directional Non-Force Technique® Chiropractic, which utilizes just a few ounces of force for a specific correction. This involves absolutely no movement of the body other than the individual segment out of alignment causing nerve interference. This approach is effective in treating TMJ, sciatica, herniated and degenerating discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, nerves and more. In addition, Dr. Sparer has been an assistant teacher of the Directional Non-Force Technique® Chiropractic, a member of the Arizona Association of Chiropractic and author of numerous health and wellness related articles.

He also teaches classes about raw foods, and avoiding genetically modified foods and pesticides. He recently published Dessert Before Dinner, a book on raw desserts.

Dr. Harlan Sparer

5308 S. Heather Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283 • 480-245-7894 • TempeNonForce.com


Paul Stallone, NMD

Naturopathic Care and Prevention

Paul Stallone, NMDDr. Stallone received his naturopathic medical degree in 2001 from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is a member of OncANP, AANRI/NORI, AZNMA, and is a founding member of American Academy of Ozone Therapy. Dr. Stallone’s main focus is to listen to his patients and understand the underlying cause of their illness.

Dr. Stallone often uses natural modalities to effectively treat and prevent numerous conditions that are commonly seen today. Dr. Stallone focuses on finding the root cause of difficult to debilitating symptoms. His treatments/therapies include homeopathy, pain management, sports therapy, joint injections (Prolozone and Prolotherapy), cancer therapies, therapeutic injections, IV oxygen/ozone therapies, intravenous nutritional-vitamin therapies, intravenous high-dose vitamin C therapies, immuno-balancing therapies, nutrition/supplements, detoxification and botanical medicine. Acute and chronic diseases respond very well to a multifaceted approach tailored specifically to each patient by this result-driven physician. Dr. Stallone also performs all injectable treatments at Advanced Skin Solutions, a medical aesthetics spa.

Arizona Integrative Medical Center

8144 E. Cactus Road, Suite 820, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 • 480-214-3922 • DrStallone.com •  MyDermalFillers.comScottsdaleCancerTreatmentCenter.com


Janina Ward

Energy Work, Holistic Health

Janina WardJanina is an energy healer and a traditional naturopath. Janina is also a Quantum Touch Practitioner, and is Emotion Code certified. Janina graduated from Kaplan University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master science of health psychology from Walden University in 2013.

Janina focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit by offering holistic wellness consultations, Bio-photon analysis, hands-on energy healing, guided imagery, aromatherapy, emotion code, integrative wellness coaching, high quality nutritional supplements, kinesiology, ionic foot bath detoxification, distant energy work and emotional clearings and her signature bloodroot black salves. Janina is licensed by the Pastoral Medical Association and has completed training from the Center for Mind Body Medicine. Janina’s passion is for helping those with chronic pain and chronic illnesses that have not responded well to conventional medical approaches.

Matrix Of Holistic Health

2651 N. Industrial Way, Suite O, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 • 928-713-5617 • MatrixOfHolisticHealth.comBloodRootSalves.com


Barrie Zeller, NMD

Family Practice Physician

Barrie Zeller, NMDDr. Zeller received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and her bachelor of science in Nutrition from Arizona State University. She was named in Natural Awakenings as a leading Naturopathic Physician in the Phoenix area, in 2012 and 2016.

Dr. Zeller is a certified family practitioner serving the East Valley, specializing in hormone and adrenal support therapies, food allergies, weight loss, autoimmune conditions and digestive health. Dr. Zeller believes in an approach to overall wellness that includes all aspects of life rather than a narrow concentration on an issue. Through ample interaction with her patients, Dr. Zeller creates an individualized plan based on each person’s overall needs. She has extensive training and experience in all classic modalities of wellness with emphasis on nutrition, as well as natural therapies designed to wean patients from the “drug machine” and promote natural healing. Dr. Zeller is an adjunct faculty member at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association.

Zest Natural Medicine

1405 N. Dobson Road, Suite 20, Chandler, AZ 85224 • 480-361-5108 • ZestNaturalMedicine.com


Ben Zorensky, ND

Naturopathic Medicine & Sports Medicine

Ben Zorensky, NDDr. Ben is the chief medical officer at Naturopathic Athlete and focuses primarily on nutrition and movement. He also has been a Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor since 2003. Dr. Ben’s rich background in naturopathic medicine, nutrition, collegiate athletics, wilderness experience and therapeutic yoga serves to provide a unique perspective on health and healing. It is a foundation that allows him to help his patients realize greater wellness through individualized treatment plans that enable their body, mind and spirit to restore and maintain optimal health. An individualized program with Naturopathic Athlete focuses on restoring optimal health and preventing future illness or injury. Rooted in the idea that the body has the capacity to heal itself, Dr. Ben’s efforts will be to enable the body’s own resources to regenerate and thrive. Schedule your free 30-minute consultation today.

Naturopathic Athlete

430 W. Warner Road, Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85284 • 480-598-7723• NaturopathicAthlete.com