Total Wellness Medical Center was founded in 1996 by Kenneth Proefrock, NMD, with the vision of creating a medical practice that treats every patient with dignity and first-rate care. The medical staff at Total Wellness/AZ Stem Cell Center are highly-trained and exceptionally friendly. We understand that for many, visiting a doctor can be a stressful experience, especially when travelling away from home. Our comfortable surroundings and compassionate medical professionals will help ease your mind.
Dr. Kenneth Proefrock graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1996. Prior to naturopathic medical school, he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and Zoology from Northern Arizona University. For the past fifteen years, he has conducted a very busy Naturopathic medical practice in Surprise, AZ. He is also sole owner and formulator for Vital Force Naturopathic Compounding which provides consulting services and a wide variety of unique and effective compounds for other Naturopathic Physicians and their patients. He speaks at conferences across the country sharing his perspective on Botanical Medicine and the modern practice of Naturopathic Medicine. He is also the Vice-President for the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and the chairperson for the biochemistry portion of the Naturopathic Physician's Licensing Exam. In his spare time, when such a thing rarely exists, he is in the desert with his kids, honing his skills in primitive archery, wildcrafting, gardening, and home brewing.
Dr. Eric Lopez was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ he is a licensed Naturopathic medical doctor who graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. His Bachelor of Science degree is from Grand Canyon University. He practices in two clinics, Total Wellness Medical Center in Surprise, AZ and Nature Works Best in Tempe, AZ. 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 is also a member of the research group at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and has co-authored several articles.
Dr. Nanao Takaki was born and grew up in Chiryu, Aichi, Japan. She earned her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona, and graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011. Dr. Takaki has also been a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association since 2011. Since then she has been practicing alternative general medicine at Total Wellness Medical Center in Surprise, AZ.
Dr. Hoffman was raised in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University followed by Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Coming from a family of traditional Chiropractors, he was introduced to naturopathic principles from a young age. This philosophy helped to shape his personal values and interests, ultimately guiding him into the naturopathic profession. He views naturopathic medicine as being truly integrative, and approaches his practice with a heavy reliance on natural therapeutics while also utilizing pharmaceuticals as needed. Based largely upon his personal health struggles, he has become passionate about progressive medical approaches to treating complex disease states. And, having been involved in athletics throughout his life, he also has an interest in sports medicine. Taking a personalized approach to treating patients is of utmost importance to Dr. Hoffman. He takes great pride and joy in customizing treatment plans tailored to an individual’s needs, utilizing nutritional and botanical medicines, musculoskeletal adjustments, acupuncture, and regenerative injections, amongst others.