Ana M. Lara, NMD image14 Dr. Ana Lara is born and raised in South Phoenix, AZ, a community that she has served over her lifetime. Dr. Lara is a licensed Naturopathic physician in the state of Arizona. Dr. Lara graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business/Finance and a Master in Business Administration. Due to her journey with her own health she became interested in nutrition and holistic health. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. She is a co-founder of RaÃces Naturopathic Medical Center, PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Lara takes an interest in treating the whole person, not just treating symptoms. She uses the most effective natural treatments in conjunction with the latest medical research. Her practice focus includes family medicine, pediatrics, womenâ€™s health, clinical nutrition, metabolic disorders, pain management, mental/emotional conditions, endocrine disorders, and chronic and autoimmune diseases. She is an expert in preventing and treating Type II diabetes and thyroid disorders. Dr. Lara knows first hand what chronic disease can do to oneâ€™s quality of life, which is why she is passionate about disease prevention and reversing disease. As a wife and mother, she knows how much women tend to over commit and focus least on their own personal health. This is why Dr. Lara reaches out to women and empowers them to take control of their life and health, so they can build healthier and happier families by engaging all members of the family. She does so by addressing the mind, body and spirit through healthy lifestyle changes. Dr. Lara is a member of Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (PedANP). She is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Lara is an advocate for her patients; and an advocate to bring forth a new wave of medicine that has a focus on patient centered care, while using a natural and holistic approach. She looks forward to serving you.