NDs are trained in natural and alternative therapies, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and nutrition, as well as conventional medicine. They emphasize preventative medicine and treat the whole person, taking into account physical, emotional, and spiritual factors. NDs also aim to identify and treat the root cause of a patient's illness, rather than just treating symptoms.
Dr. Ana Jones, a Naturopathic Physician licensed in the state of Arizona, is a proud graduate of SCNM, completing her studies in 2014. With a special focus on hormones, Dr. Jones is dedicated to guiding individuals on their unique journeys to optimal health. Beyond her professional commitments, she is a loving mother of three daughters, reflecting her deep understanding of the importance of family and holistic well-being. Dr. Jones is committed to empowering her patients to achieve balance and vitality in their lives.
Dr. Mark Phillips, ND, DD, RRT, brings a diverse background and a passion for holistic wellness to his practice. Originally from New Jersey, he made Arizona his home in 2011 to pursue his studies at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM).
In addition to his commitment to naturopathic medicine, Dr. Phillips is a dedicated practitioner of kinetic martial arts, blending physical discipline with spiritual awareness. His interests extend to the realm of creativity, where he enjoys honing his skills in drawing. Beyond his clinical work, Dr. Phillips shares his wisdom by teaching spiritual awakening classes, emphasizing the importance of holistic well-being and the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. With a holistic approach and a commitment to continuous learning, Dr. Mark Phillips is dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to optimal health and spiritual awakening.
Comes from three generations of Phoenix native entrepreneurs and after spending the last decade plus in TV Production and traveling the country on her converted greyhound bus with her sidekick, Edison, she knew it was time for a change and wanted to return home and help her community.
As someone who has always preferred alternative health solutions after suffering for years with Endometriosis and PCOS given only addictive pain medication as an option she began to utilize natural solutions for pain management that created a passion for natural medicine that continues to this day.
Edison is a Chinese Crested, Yorkie mix and selected Kristie to be his owner in November of 2019 at the pound in Lancaster, CA. We don't talk of his past since he's been reformed but he does roam the halls of the office. He is friendly, hypoallergenic, and will sniff your ankles while asking for treats. Sniff you soon!
Founded Independent Wellness Center in 2015 with his two brothers. As they built a business together, one by one, the brothers found their passions elsewhere.
After 7 years of serving the community Josh decided to chase his dreams of owning a ranch, so he sold the business to Kristie who he trusts to operate the business in a shared vision and continue to grow it. Josh moved to Northern Arizona and is currently growing hemp to help patients while living his Garth Brooks soundtrack with his wife and four kids. He'll see y'all down the trail!