Meet Our Team

Meet Our Naturopathic Medical Doctors

  • Dr. Colleen Huber

  • Colleen Huber NMD is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in Tempe, Arizona. She is President of the Naturopathic Cancer Society. She is Co-Founder and Secretary of the American Naturopathic Research Institute / Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute (ANRI / NORI) at She is a Fellow of the Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute. She is the owner and Medical Director of NatureWorksBest Medical Clinic. The data supporting the clinic’s results in cancer treatment is on the website Dr. Huber was the Principal Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Euro Cancer Summit, and in 2014 was a speaker at the World Congress on Cancer Science and Therapy, and at the International Congress of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Huber is a credentialed physician at Phoenix area sub-acute in-patient facilities, where she practices up to the full-scope of practice for naturopathic physicians licensed in Arizona. She graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. Many of her health articles have appeared on Her writing includes her book, Choose Your Foods Like Your Life Depends On Them, as well as her cancer treatments and cancer prevention, which have been featured in the Defeat Cancer book. She authored the largest and longest study in medical history on sugar intake in cancer patients, which was reported in thousands of media outlets around the world in 2014. Her academic writing has appeared in The Lancet and Cancer Strategies Journal, and other medical journals. Her original research received media coverage around the U.S., Asia and Europe.


  • Dr. Kenneth J. Lashutka

  • Dr. Kenneth J. Lashutka NMD is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor in Tempe, Arizona, where he enjoys an active, full-time practice. Dr. Lashutka received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. His medical training required the completion of the most comprehensive medical school curriculum in the United States, encompassing every field of conventional medicine, while blending the study of centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in medicine.

    Along with Dr. Huber, Dr. Lashutka is a founding member of the Arizona Naturopathic Research Institute (ANRI) and the Naturopathic Oncology Research Institute (NORI) and the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

    Having previously completed an integrated curriculum based primarily on a study of the Great Books, Dr. Lashutka received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California.

    Dr. Lashutka is a devoted husband and father of three young children.

  • Dr. Eric Lopez

  • Dr. Eric Lopez is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor. He graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine with a special interest in botanical medicine. His undergraduate studies concentrated on Chemistry and Psychology. His Bachelor of Science degree is from Grand Canyon University

    He actively practices in two clinics, in Surprise, AZ as well as Tempe, where he employs integrative medicine that promote natural ways of healing. He emphasizes educating and inspiring the individual to obtain optimal wellness through better understanding of the body’s innate stabilizing and healing functions.

    Dr. Lopez believes there is a great interest in alternative medicine and for medical care addressing physical limitations. Dr. Lopez has served as a member of the Research Group at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and has co-authored several articles.

    Dr. Lopez is one of very few naturopathic physicians in the United States to have hospital privileges with full scope of practice as licensed in the State of Arizona.

  • Dr. Deborah Rogalla, NMD, IFMCP, BSN

  • Dr. Deborah Rogalla was born and raised in the Midwest. From the time she first started to walk, she wanted to help people feel better. While still a teenager, she graduated from college and began working as a licensed professional registered nurse at a university medical center.

    She worked in the intensive care units and level one trauma centers of several fine medical institutions, including one of the top 10 hospitals in the country. She saw the miracles of modern medicine on a daily basis. She also saw its limitations.

    An avid learner, Dr. Rogalla decided to attend naturopathic medical school. After graduation, she trained with a brilliant physician (DO, MD(H), DDS) who helped several people get out of their wheelchairs. She also traveled extensively to learn from many of the top minds in medicine.

    Dr. Rogalla previously served as an executive board member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, where she was elected to the positions of Secretary and Co-President.

    In 2016, Dr. Rogalla became the first and only Arizona naturopathic physician to become certified in Functional Medicine by the internationally renown Institute for Functional Medicine.

  • Dr. Mary Reker

  • Dr. Mary Reker is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and uses the principles of functional medicine and naturopathic medicine to identify and treat the root causes of health conditions and to restore innate health. She is focused on a holistic approach to improving health, quality of life and longevity, while minimizing and eliminating pharmaceutical medications in favor of optimizing nutrition and adding specific nutrients to support the immune system, digestion, sleep, hormone balance, mood, and overall health.

    Dr. Reker also has an engineering degree and has spent several years in the environmental and chemical engineering field prior to medical school, which has strengthened her ability to focus on looking at the whole body as an interrelated system, and to focus on how all systems function together, in order to improve overall health and wellness, energy and vitality.

    Dr. Reker teaches classes on environmental toxic burden, how to minimize exposure, and how to detox the body from these pollutants.

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