Meet Dr. Worden


Dr. Donese Worden is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, an expert diagnostician, a global health educator whose training in both conventional and alternative medicine affords her the privilege of providing each of her patients with a specific treatment plan that addresses not just the symptoms but the whole person to get to the root of the problem.

An Arizona-based clinician with offices in Scottsdale and Gilbert, Dr. Worden is consistently lauded for her exceptional intelligence, experience, compassion, cutting-edge research and superior quality of care.


Well known for her integrative approach to individual patient care, Dr. Worden begins each new relationship with an in-depth office visit that includes the traditional physical exam but then goes well beyond that process to determine what is causing the symptoms. This important process reveals the root of your problem. Highly celebrated for her profound diagnostic skills and laser-focused ability to sift through the overwhelming amount of medical information to capture what applies to each particular case, Dr. Worden relies on her unique training and experience to develop a customized testing and treatment plan, providing every patient with the research and options specifically related to his or her diagnosis. An archive of testimonials reveal that Dr. Worden’s success rate is nothing short of extraordinary.


As a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Dr. Worden is in the unique position of being able to examine her patients in the most comprehensive way possible by combining traditional Western approaches (a thorough patient history, physical exam, lab work, imaging, prescription privileges, etc.) with the leading alternative therapies (clinical nutrition, spinal manipulation, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, regenerative injection therapies, bioenergetic medical devices etc.); in addition, Dr. Worden is licensed to prescribe both pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. A research scientist herself, Dr. Worden is deeply knowledgeable about the science behind healing and gifted with the ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear and accessible way; as a result, she empowers--and repowers--her patients with the knowledge that enables them to make significant contributions to their own healing. Dr. Worden’s philosophy and methodology combine to provide a curative plan that helps patients travel the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual path to overall improved health.


Dr. Worden has over a decade of clinical practice in treating a full range of illnesses and conditions and her experiences have brought her to the fundamental concept underlying her approach to wellness: the most important element of any treatment plan is understanding the patient. When you meet Dr. Worden for the first time, you will spend at least 1.5 hours detailing your history, describing your symptoms, and asking the questions whose answers may have long eluded you. Dr. Worden takes the necessary time to listen to her patients, thus she is able to narrow options and explain possible treatments in order to determine which path is the best and most effective one to take. Her process has evolved and been perfected from experience: Dr. Worden has had numerous patients who have seen a plethora of specialists--sometimes over the course of many years--and yet have not found beneficial treatments, so she understands implicitly the significance of each individual case. If you ask for a protocol for a specific disease or condition before your visit, you won’t get one: because every condition is as unique as every person, Dr. Worden approaches each new patient as a singular, original case regardless of any previous diagnosis. As a patient of Dr. Worden’s, you will be fully involved in your own healing. Dr. Worden’s all-inclusive patient care and healing begins and ends by placing the focus of the treatment exactly where it belongs: on you.


Featured on the cover of the National Speakers Association Magazine and One of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Docs, Dr. Worden is a well-respected authority on a wide range of topics in the conventional-meets-alternative medicine arena and is in constant demand for speaking engagements, television appearances and radio interviews. Recently, she has appeared on multiple television networks including, NBC and ABC. She has signed to host her own national television show,”Dr. Worden ‘s Health Hot Seat.” She is also a member of several boards including being a diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management and serving on the Arizona Naturopathic Aesthetic Medicine Board. Dr. Worden is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University where she teaches in an integrative medicine program.


Dr. Worden’s career in individual patient care has led her to discover other ways in which she and her team of integrative health professionals can serve the community. Her corporate wellness programs are lauded for their innovate and cost saving initiatives. Dr. Worden is also passionate about research and designs and conducts clinical research for medical devices and natural products. She is known for identifying the highest quality nutritional supplements and featuring them in her on-line store. Every product has gone through a rigorous quality control regime developed by Dr. Worden. When you purchase an item from Dr. Worden’s website you can rest assured that you getting the best quality for the best price. Dr. Worden has formulated some of the top nutritional products in the industry.