Dr Christine Hicks N.M.D.
Dr Hicks started her career in natural and alternative medicine 17 years ago, after graduating with a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. She studied and taught massage therapy, botanical medicine and integrative bodywork in Santa Fe, Copenhagen and Phoenix. Dr Hicks passion for Naturopathic Medicine grew during this time of working closely with her clients and through learning the impact of lifestyle and nutrition on the healing process.
Dr Hicks graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She started practice with a focus on holistic wellness through the use of herbs, nutrition, acupuncture, meditation, exercise and bodywork. Her focus at Vitality includes HCG weight loss, bio-identical hormonal balancing, nutritional support and overall wellness. Dr Hicks has a gentle approach to help patients overcome obesity and the emotional difficulties that accompany imbalanced hormones. She is known as a good listener and is often requested by those who struggle with anxiety and depression as she has a good reputation for success.
Liz Sadler N.P.
Liz started her career in medicine as a RN in 2006, after graduating from Elmhurst College in Illinois with her BSN. As a RN she worked in pediatrics, the operating room and as a triage nurse for a gastroenterology clinic. In 2012 Liz went back to school to earn her Master’s in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. During her clinical rotations she followed an OBGYN and found her home as a women’s health practitioner. She has a special interest in bio identical hormone replacement therapy, Gynecology, thyroid support and preventive care. Liz is trained in pellet therapy and has treated hundreds of patients. Her goal is to bring her patients back to an optimum level of health and wellness. In her spare time, Liz enjoys hiking, cooking, spending time with friends and family and her three rescue dogs.
Liz joined the staff at Vitality in order to fill a need for womens preventive and gynecology needs. She is able to treat each woman on a personal level, not to mention accommodate them so patients do not need to wait weeks or months to get an appointment. Liz is available at all 3 of our metro phoenix locations including Mesa, Scottsdale and Peoria.
Dr Jessica Folz-Yarusso N.M.D.
Dr. Jess is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician in the state of Arizona with advanced training in Regenerative Medicine, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement and Natural Aesthetics. She is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and ACE Personal Trainer.
A graduate of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine here in Tempe, Jessica studied how to support the body’s natural healing processes through the use of clinical nutrition, supplementation and natural remedies, injection therapies, traditional Chinese medicine, and mind-body techniques, incorporating labs and diagnostic tools when necessary. Her passions lie in nutrition, weight loss and healthy aging and stem from her own struggle with weight and hormone imbalances. She received her undergraduate degrees in biology, psychology, and nutrition from the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Jess is a charismatic and compassionate person who finds true joy in helping others become the best version of themselves. She encourages all her patients to become active participants in their health and believes in creating sustainable lifestyle habits that support whole-body wellness. In her free time she can be found spending quality time her husband and one-year old daughter, singing and dancing to every song imaginable, cuddling on the couch while watching Jeopardy or playing a game of catch. Jessica loves to laugh and is rarely caught without an infectious smile on her face.