Total Wellness Medical Center

Total Wellness Medical Center (Naturopathic Medical Doctor)
By Mary L Holden
2016 Best Of

Total Wellness Medical Center
14991 W Bell Road
Surprise, AZ 85374

Anyone who is interested in regaining or maintaining optimal health should know about the physicians who practice naturopathic medicine at Total Wellness Medical Center in Surprise, AZ. They first opened their doors in 1996. And, for 19 years, they have been solving health issues and promoting wellness in the ways nature intended.

Naturopathic medicine, as defined by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), encourages people to tap into their power of self-healing. How? “The Naturopathic Physician seeks to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.”

Total Wellness Medical CenterAt Total Wellness, Holistic care described as ‘ways of nature’ include the best practices in healing body, mind and spirit along with honoring the science of compounding medications (in house) to meet a person’s specific needs. In house compounding process is the practice in which a licensed physician combines, mixes, or alters ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. TWMC is proud of their ability to compound to create the best formulas (during the appointment) for their patients.

Kenneth Proefrock, NMD is the owner of Total Wellness Medical Center and he works alongside Eric Lopez, NMD and Nanao Takaki, NMD. All of them hold degrees as doctors of naturopathic medicine earned from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Tempe, AZ.

At TWMC, Our doctors take time to listen and be thorough. For initial visits, patients are allotted 45-60 minutes and 15-30 minutes for follow-up appointments. We see a number of patients who live in other states or countries, and after the initial face-to-face office call, we can set up follow-up consultations by telephone. To find out more you can visit our website at

Naturopathic medicine is becoming as common a practice as allopathic medicine, and many medical insurance policies cover it. The staff at Total Wellness provides coding for reimbursement, but does not bill insurance companies, give prior authorizations for treatment or accept coverage by Medicare.

In the spirit of giving back, the medical staff at Total Wellness is affiliated with the Naturopathic Humanitarian Network. Under the tenets of that organization, they provide Naturopathic care to people who are experiencing financial hardship.