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Dr. Naomi Placella, NMD

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 visual art but also 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, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, 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 treatments. Patient education and open discussion are highly emphasized.

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