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Desert Wellness Center licensed naturopathic physicians

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Serving individuals and families of Tempe, Chandler, and Gilbert, Arizona, Desert Wellness Center brings you a team of licensed naturopathic physicians with expertise across multiple specialties. Our friendly staff is available to answer all of your questions and choose the physician who will be the best fit for you.

Desert Wellness Center Physicians

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Our physicians maintain a culture of quality and choice. We put you in control of your healthcare while educating you on your options. Our patient care coordinators are available to answer all of your questions and guide you in getting started today.

Dr. Spice Lussier

Dr Spice Lussier is a licensed Naturopathic physician in Arizona, board certified in anti-aging medicine and medical director of Desert Wellness Center. She obtained a bachelor of science in Biomedical Chemistry from Oral Roberts University. Prior to pursuing training in medical school, she spent time working in an HMO medical office and realized there was something more to medicine than just spending 10 minutes with patients and giving prescriptions.

She discovered her calling while obtaining Naturopathic medical degree at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. With over 10 years experience in healthcare she now practices natural medicine with a focus on treating the whole person and not just dealing with symptoms. Her specialties include anti-aging medicine, hormone balancing and weight loss.

Dr. Lussier was formerly adjunct faculty at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, providing clinical instructions for students. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and camping in the great outdoors.

Dr. Courtney Cronin

Dr. Courtney Cronin earned her pre-med Bachelor’s Degree from University of Arizona, and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She completed her Residency in Family Practice with SCNM. She’s been in practice for more than 15 years and has spent many of those years teaching medical students and physicians as well. Over that time, her true passion has evolved into hormone/thyroid management and optimization – something that she’s seen make an enormous difference in her patient’s health and quality of life.

In private practice, Dr. Cronin has specialized in anti-aging medicine, hormone management, regenerative joint injections, and aesthetics. She treats men and women ages 21 through 65 for hormonal imbalances and deficiencies, joint pains, and those hoping to turn back the clock on their appearance. This offers her patients the ability to look great and feel even better!

An Arizona native, she enjoys time with her family, yoga, camping, waterskiing, mountain biking, and ATV riding. She is married with 2 rowdy boys and 2 cuddly rescue dogs.

Dr. Barbara Ezrre

At age 10, Dr. Ezrre was fascinated by a hip replacement surgery she saw on TV and knew she wanted to be a doctor. As a pre-med undergraduate student working in the Emergency Room at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, she realized that many patients could have been spared trips to the ER if they had been provided preventative care along the way.

Dr. Ezrre graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University (2001) and went on to earn her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (2006). Upon graduation from her medical program, Dr. Ezrre completed a Residency in Naturopathic Family Practice (2007). Dr. Ezrre focuses on treating Fatigue, Thyroid and other Hormonal Imbalances, Women’s Health and Urinary Leakage and Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Ezrre loves treating women because, as a wife and mother herself, she knows that by helping mom feel better and focus on her own health, this will translate into improved health for the whole family.

As a former faculty member at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Dr. Ezrre has taught clinical neurology and multiple didactic courses preparing students for clinical training as well as providing medical care at the Sojourner Center, a domestic violence shelter for women and children. This work propelled her to co-author a book entitled, The Pocket Reference for Naturopathic Clinicians, a one-of-a-kind reference book that integrates diagnostic and therapeutic information into one resource for naturopathic medical students and physicians. It is a highly valued reference for naturopathic clinicians at all naturopathic schools across the United States.

Dr. Ezrre is an Arizona Native and speaks Spanish fluently. In her free time, Dr. Ezrre loves traveling, cooking and gardening.

Dr. Ezrre was recently interviewed by Arizona Midday about Viveve Treatment

Dr. Kris Wallace

Dr. Kris Wallace is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with a passion for family medicine. She graduated summa cum laude from Northern Arizona University with a Master’s Degree in Health Psychology and began her career as a health educator and health coach. Recognizing the whole person in a journey to health, Dr. Wallace continued her education and earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.

With over 20 years in the health field, she now practices naturopathic medicine with a focus on the whole person not just symptoms. She uses the most effective natural treatments in conjunction with the latest medical research. Her practice focus includes hormone balancing, anti-aging, acne and other skin conditions, mental health, and acute routine illness.

Dr. Wallace has received advanced training in anti-aging and acne facial treatments including PRP (Plasma Rich Platelet), Botox and fillers, allergies, and gastrointestinal disorders and advanced endocrinology / hormone balancing. In addition to being a member and former Board Member for the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), she is also a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).

Dr. Wallace’s passion for family medicine stems from her love of her own family as a wife and mother of four children. As a native Arizonan, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, practicing yoga, and cooking. Also, Dr. Wallace was recently interviewed by Arizona Midday about the Viveve treatment.

Dr. Emilee Wayne

Dr. Emilee Wayne is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who graduated from the University of Memphis with a double Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Biology, and obtained her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Prior to pursuing her training in medical school, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry. This is where she realized that patients were not given the attention or care that they needed.

Dr. Wayne has over 15 years of experience in healthcare, and specializes in reproductive medicine, endocrinology, and anti-aging. In practice, she is an expert in hormonal imbalances in men and women, thyroid disorders, infertility, adrenal dysfunction, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Wayne’s personal journey in healthcare is what fuels her passion for medicine. Because of this, she enjoys facilitating her patients’ healing along with optimizing their health in order to live their best lives possible.

In order to keep up to date on the latest research and treatments, Dr. Wayne is a member of multiple health organizations, which include the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and the Endocrine Society. She, also, is an instructor at National Laser Institute, where she teaches students how to perform aesthetic procedures.

In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, being outdoors with her dog, auto-crossing, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. Wayne was recently interviewed by Arizona Midday about Viveve Treatment

Dr. Berlin Wright

Dr. Berlin Wright is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the state of Arizona who graduated magna cum laude from Barrett the Honors College at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Minor in Psychology. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she then went on to complete a competitive two-year Family Practice Residency. She continued on as an adjunct faculty member at SCNM and enjoys teaching and has experience working in community health. Additionally, she has experience treating acute illness and substance use disorders. Dr. Wright focuses on integrative primary care with an emphasis on gastrointestinal health, autoimmune disease, mental health conditions and hormone balancing.

Dr. Wright is a member of the AzNMA (Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association) and PsychANP (Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians). She strives to find and address the root cause of health conditions and believes in the body’s innate ability to heal when given the opportunity. She recognizes the connection between mind, body and spirit and loves working with patients on their journey to health. She grew up playing competitive volleyball and still enjoys playing in her free time as well as practicing yoga, hiking, traveling, spending time with her dogs and volunteering with Naturopaths Without Borders.

Dr. Cara Slater

Dr. Cara Slater is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a double major in Spanish and International Affairs. After graduating she began working at a women’s health clinic and discovered her passion for medicine. She continued in the healthcare field until beginning medical school where she graduated magna cum laude from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. She has done extensive medical volunteer work abroad; including working in Thailand with refugees, working in Costa Rica at an HIV/AIDS treatment center and numerous trips to Mexico with Naturopaths without Boarders.

Dr. Slater specializes in integrative primary care with a focus on hormone balance, fertility, GI health, autoimmune conditions, natural pain management, and aesthetics. She has received advanced training in nutritional IV therapies, regenerative injections, hormone replacement and aesthetics.

As the daughter of two naturopathic physicians she was raised with an appreciation for the value of natural medicine. She takes time to listen to the patient’s concerns and address the root cause. She enjoys educating and empowering patients to successfully improve their own health.

Dr. Slater grew up in Flagstaff, AZ. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 dogs, hiking, practicing yoga, cooking and traveling.

Dr. Celaine Moreno

Dr. Celaine Moreno is a native Phoenician with a lot of love for the sunny city. She graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and started a fulfilling career in behavioral health. She saw first-hand the need for patient education and access to root-cause health care. She left the workforce and sought higher educational training in order to fulfill this missing role in behavioral health. She graduated with honors from Sonoran University of Health Sciences with her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.

She focuses on family medicine, with an emphasis on mental/emotional health and hormone balance.

She enjoys helping patients take charge of their health through homeopathy and lifestyle changes including healing the spirit, mind, and body. She is comfortable treating anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, chronic stress management, gastrointestinal issues, pediatrics and many other things! She loves getting to know her patients and finding the root cause of their physical and emotional pain/illness.

When she is not busy doctoring she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She loves getting creative in the kitchen and spending time outdoors.