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Dr. Julie Keiffer, NMD


Dr. Julie Keiffer graduated from the University of Michigan with her bachelor’s degree. She continued her studies at the University of Houston and received her doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine(SCNM).  She has been practicing medicine in the Phoenix area since 2002. In addition to her private practice she continues to teach Minor Surgery at SCNM as she has done for over a decade. In 2016 she was honored with being named a Top Doctor as chosen by her peers in Phoenix Magazine.  Dr. Keiffer is a founding board member of NPBAM (Naturopathic Board of Aesthetic Medicine), member of the AAFE (American Academy of Facial Esthetics) and the ACCMA (American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association).

Dr. Keiffer’s emphasis in practice is naturopathic medicine with a focus in anti-aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, libido / sexual enhancement, aesthetics and all things related to skin, as well as treatments involving Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). She was one of the first four doctors trained in the United States to perform the O-shot/M-shot (Priapus injection) using PRP for libido enhancement.

She has been an active member of the Academy of Anti-aging and Aesthetic Medicine (A4M) for over seven years.

If you wish to schedule services with Dr. Keiffer, please call us at 602-883-7599 or email customerservice@vmweightloss.com

Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor Award
Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association AZNMA
Cellular Medicine Association


Dr. Naomi Placella, NMD

Dr. Placella grew up on a Maryland farm in a rural town with a population under 800. As a child, Dr. Placella walked to and from school and on weekends she rode horses with her friends. From a young age, Dr. Placella showed a penchant for both visual art and science. Dr. Placella graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s in Graphic Design. At the time,  there was not a sufficient job market for designers in Maryland, so she decided to move to Manhattan. Dr. Placella wished to experience the art and culture that NYC had to offer. As it turned out, design work was a poor fit and she loathed sitting in an office all day staring at the monitor. Dr. Placella soon resigned and quickly became immersed in dance and acting. For the longest time, dance was her life. After performing for over 11 years, Dr. Placella longed to help people on a higher level and dreamed of a job that would satisfy her soul.

Move to Medicine

In 2012, Dr. Placella moved to Arizona and in 2015 she graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. Her primary interests include anti-aging, medical aesthetics, men’s and women’s health, endocrinology, preventive wellness, and nutrition. In her spare time Dr. Placella likes to stay physically active as much as possible. She is also a certified Pilates teacher. Her hobbies include ballet, theater, fine art, cooking, being outdoors, and traveling.

Dr. Placella’s Approach to Medicine

“It is my opinion that our country is grossly overfed and highly undernourished.  As Americans, we have sick care, not health care, meaning when you get sick, you get care. Otherwise, there is little emphasis on wellness and prevention. Our healthcare system is certainly one that needs reform. Because you are a complex network of interrelated systems, and not just a single symptom or sum of symptoms, you need a custom-tailored treatment plan that addresses the multi facets of your whole being. I aim to create long-lasting relationships with patients by making them active partners in their own pursuit for wellness.”

In practice, Dr. Placella integrates both conventional approaches and traditional, natural medical modalities to restore and maintain optimal wellness. She strongly emphasizes diet and lifestyle as keystones to vitality and longevity. Dr. Placella works alongside her patients to identify and eradicate obstacles to cure. She believes the patient should have an active role in their healing. Patient education and open discussion are highly emphasized.

“Together we will work to create your perfect environment for optimal health and enable you to become actively involved in your journey towards complete wellness.” – Dr. Placella

If you wish to schedule services with Dr. Placella, please call us at 602-883-7599 or email customerservice@vmweightloss.com