Naturopathic Medicine

Find out all the ways you can work with us

We have created many different appointment options depending on the care you are looking for. Whether you would like a comprehensive analysis of your health for yourself, or your child, or you would like a Chinese Medicine Evaluation, nutrition appointment or a speciality test evaluation, we have you covered. Dr. Sue & Dr. Sparks work together collaboratively to serve patients with the following services.

You’ve tried conventional/western medicine therapies and you felt like it was only a band-aid.

From acute concerns like colds, flus, UTI’s, BV, etc. up through chronic conditions, like fatigue, acid reflux, eczema, acne, hormonal imbalances, thyroid concerns, and more, YOU’VE BEEN THERE, DONE THAT with OTC meds and RX. You are not getting your needs met in your 5-10 min doctor visits. We are here to consult with on a wide array of concerns that have a new onset, or have been troubling you for quite some time. You know you need to find out the cause in order to get lasting results. That’s what we are here for!

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Acute Naturopathic Visit

Have a cold? Flu? UTI? Ear infection? Sinus Infection?

Naturopathic Medicine is highly effective for acute health concerns. If you have a new infection (adult and/or child), there are countless homeopathic remedies, vitamins and at home techniques that our practioners can help you with! These remedies will be carefully selected for your unique health presentation. 

We have had great success keeping patients off of antibiotics and anti-viral medications for sinus + ear  infections, cold’s, flu’s, UTI’s and more! 

It is important to remember that the faster you address your acute health condition, the better! 

You can also purchase from our shop page our platinum cold and flu kit so you have all of the natural remedies on hand to take right away at onset of illness. If you purchase any of these DIY packages, you will get our dosage guide!!!

Comprehensive Adult Naturopathic 60 min New Patient Appointment

This appointment is designed to offer you a comprehensive analysis of your health.

The doctors will do a deep dive into your history in order to figure out the root cause of your chronic health condition. Have chronic gastrointestinal concerns?  Chronic fatigue? A thyroid condition? Recurrent vaginal infections or UTI’s? Anxiety/depression or mood disorder? Hormonal concerns (men/women)? Hair Loss? Acne? Eczema/rash? Metabolic disease (ie. diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol)?  We got you covered!

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This appointment includes educational handouts and resources, at home healing techniques, nutritional recommendations, a specialized treatment designed for you and your unique presentation, lab work (depending on where you live, you will either go to a walk in lab, or will receive a lab req to get labs done through your insurance) + more!

Depending on your case, doctors may also suggest doing speciality labs including food allergy/intolerance testing, DUTCH hormone + adrenal testing,  Lyme testing, Stool testing, Hair mineral analysis, Mycotoxin testing, Organic acid testing, Environmental Toxin testing + more! 

None of these tests are mandatory to work with the  practitioners, however, they will always share different tests that they trust that can help you get results quicker and give them a roadmap to help you heal. 

Not able to afford some of these out of pocket speciality labs? It’s okay! Our practitioners will do their best to work on your case depending on your personal financial situation. 

It is recommended by our team to follow up every 4-6 weeks in the initial stages of your treatment so the practitioner can monitor your progress, change up treatment as needed, and swap remedies for others as they continue to work on all of your organ systems. The more consistent you are with follow ups and compliant with your health plan, the easier and quicker it will be to yield the results you are looking for. 

We offer 30, 45 and 60 minute follow up appointments.

After your initial new patient appointment and your follow up appointments, any natural remedies the practitioner suggests for you will be sent as a link to your email to be purchased through Fullscript, our trusted vitamin dispensary. These items will be shipped right to your door, and therefore will not require you to hunt down any of the items we suggest! We want to make this process as easy as possible for you. 

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Complex Adult Naturopathic 90 min New Patient Appointment

This appointment option will include everything in the Comprehensive 60 min visit (as detailed above), however are for more complex cases that will require much more time and research by our team. You will be allotted an extra 30 min for this appointment opposed to 60 min for the comprehensive visit. 

This appt is reserved for patients with Autoimmunity, Cancer, Chronic Lyme disease and any other complex diseases or disorders. 

Our practitioners take your health seriously and if it’s a complex health concern, they speak with other doctors and do extensive research for your case.

Think of our doctors as detectives! 

Pediatric 60 min Appointment; Basic or Complex

This appointment is reserved for your little ones and is a lower cost than an adult visit.  It will include everything in the Comprehensive Adult appointment.  

Depending on your child’s health condition, this will fit into the Basic or Complex appointment options.

Common pediatric concerns we see often and have success with are ear infections, stomachaches, acute infections, rashes, food intolerances/allergies, vaccine detoxification + so much more!

We also have parents who make appointments for their child in order to keep them in optimal health, and prevent future health concerns. 

Homeopathy is one of our favorite modalities for children, as it is safe and effective.

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Nutrition Consultation

You are what you eat. Not sure how to eat healthy? Confused by all of these new diets and not sure what is right for you?  Our practitioners can help!

Nutrition is foundational to healing any health concern and preventing disease. Eating a clean diet is #1 before even adding in supplements. Supplements will SUPPLEMENT a good diet!

Our practitioners are trained in holistic nutrition and can help you with your day to day routine, walk you through healthy meal options, provide you with recipes, as well as give you resources as to the best and most cost effective places to shop for groceries.  You will leave with your questions answered and a clear plan on how to proceed with healthy eating. 

If you need to be held accountable, no problem! Book regular follow ups to continue working on your nutrition goals!!

Chinese Medicine Evaluation

We offer a Chinese Medicine Evaluation for those who are looking for a different perspective into their health condition or for those who feel like they are all out of options. Chinese Herbal Formulas can help patients heal and reverse chronic health issues even if all labs and imaging come back “normal.” Dr. Sparks does a thorough symptom picture intake to uncover the proper Chinese Medical Diagnosis and offers a formula in the form of pills or tea.

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60 Specialty testing Evaluation + Treatment

Do you have just one main health concern and are looking for a specialty test to be ordered by one of our practitioners and an analysis of results + health plan? 

We have created this service for those who do not have an extensive health history and just want to focus on one area of their health. We would be skipping over the first new patient intake and just providing a results review and health plan appointment. 

We can offer the following tests under this model: 

  • DUTCH hormone panel
  • GI Effects Comprehensive stool analysis (H pylori is an add on test)
  • GI Map Comprehensive stool analysis (H pylori included)
  • US biotek Delayed Hypersensitivity Food allergy panel (IgG/IgA)
  • Carroll Food intolerance food evaluation

Our practitioners always have a medical education session with the practitioners at the speciality lab company before your results/treatment appointment to assure they are getting a comprehensive analysis of the results. This is a bonus because you have two doctors in on our case!

After the results review, we recommend patients continue follow up with our practitioners to ensure the best progress in your treatment.

This option would require you to purchase the speciality test (contact us to inquire about pricing) + the cost of the 60 results appt.

Patient advocate services

Did you go to a doctor for a health condition and leave confused/overwhelmed/hopeless and need guidance? 

Our practitioners can help answer questions related to your doctors appointment and any research you have personally done. 

They can also share with you treatment options for your health condition.

Think of this appointment as a second opinion/more thorough explanation of your diagnosis.

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Supplement review

Have you gone to so many different doctors and accumulated tons of supplements and are taking way more than you can handle? 

Do you want to know if your supplements are of quality and/or are necessary for your case? 

This is an appointment if you are looking to also consolidate your supplement regimen, as we understand how pricey supplements can be.

Our team

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Dr. sue

Do you feel like you are constantly searching? Searching for a better idea of who you are? Searching for what sets your soul on fire? For how to heal; mentally, physically, and spiritually? I understand you, because my journey has been just that. 

The search is a lifelong mission and as we follow our intuition, our health and aspects of our lives begin to fall into place. From advertising executive in NYC to now a Naturopathic Doctor in LA, I clearly have never stopped searching for what I can do in this world that allows me to give back to humanity, as well as dig deep within myself to heal myself, and those around me. 

Transitioning from NYC to AZ, to pursue an education as a Naturopathic Doctor, from a career in advertising was nothing less than daunting. It was however the best decision I have made in my life and have zero regrets. It has helped me find the root cause of my health issues which I continue to work on each and every day. 

It is through my own hardships in health and past trauma, that I have been able to help the patients who end up in my care.

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dr. sparks

Dr. Sparks is passionate about helping patients achieve their optimal state of health through one on one patient visits and lecturing nationwide. Dr. Sparks graduated with honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Temple, AZ.  She has also earned a Master’s degree in Classical Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College in Asheville, NC. She truly believes in individualized care that encompasses mind, body and spirit. Dr. Sparks educates all patients on how to reclaim their health rather than simply cover up symptoms.

She uses functional lab analysis combined with time tested natural therapies like Clinical Nutrition, Supplementation, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Western Botanical Medicine, Mind-Body Therapy and Homeopathy.  She sees the entire picture, looks for the root cause and supports patients in walking the path to wellness that best suits them. Dr. Sparks has helped people with a vast array of issues including, thyroid, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory issues, sleep, anxiety, depression, hormones, autoimmune, skin, EBV, chronic fatigue, Lyme, men’s health, pediatric issues and menstruation to menopause.

Here are some of the health conditions we treat:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Hormonal imbalances (male and female including PMS, PCOS, Peri-menopause and menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, acne, etc.)
  • Hair-loss
  • Thyroid disorders (Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s)
  • Gut conditions (GERD, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, etc.)
  • Skin Disorders (eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc)
  • Anxiety + mood disturbances
  • Depression
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Lupus
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Anemia
  • Mold/mycotoxin illness
  • Parasites
  • Chronic infections
  • Lyme disease
  • Headache/migraines
  • Fertility
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Food allergies
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Vaginal infections
  • UTI’s
  • Autism
  • Detox
  • Weight loss
  • Low libido
  • Cold/Flu
  • Covid-19
  • Viral infections including EBV
  • + more
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