At La Vereda, we use the most fundamentally sound and up to date techniques to evaluate, diagnose, and treat our patients. What does integrative medicine mean? Integrative medicine is the
technique or art of combining the best of what conventional and non-conventional medicine has to offer. By doing this, we are able to have a much larger pool of treatment and diagnostic modalities to offer our patients.
Herbs have been used for hundreds of years to treat and prevent illness. At La Vereda we utilize our knowledge of the many varieties of herbs to do just that. We use teas, tinctures, salves, and essential oils to help
our patients through their journey.
A key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture is believed to have originated around 100BC in China. Along with the common needling techniques, we use cupping, electro stimulation,
and some acupressure to treat our patients. Some of the common uses for acupuncture include but are not limited to: allergies, amenorrhea, anxiety, cramping, headaches, insomnia, memory loss, and pain.
Chronic pain is a common problem in the U.S. and one that we take very serious. Chronic Pain does more than cause discomfort. It can also affect one’s sleep, energy, concentration, work, relationships
and sometimes even leads to drug and/or alcohol dependence and addiction. We take all of these possibilities into account when treating patients with chronic pain and work primarily with non-narcotic means to treat pain. Some of the modalities included in the pain management protocol include acupuncture, trigger point injections, physical manipulation, herbal medicines and prolotherapy.
Nutrition is the cornerstone of naturopathic medicine and we use it here at La Vereda as an evaluator for every patient we treat. We use your current
nutritional status and history as a guide to develop a structured individualized treatment plan to ensure a positive outcome to your health.
As we get more mature in our age, we start to experience many different experiences in our health: lower sex drive, changes in mood, weight gain, etc,..
The physicians at La Vereda focus on making these transitions more bearable and if possible, eliminate them all together. Our team uses the latest in laboratory techniques to paint a vivid picture of what changes are occurring and utilize the all the tools at our disposal to make every transition as easy as possible.
While working in Guadalupe, they were able to develop many long-term relationships with both the Hispanic and Yaqui Indian communities. In 2014, they moved down the street from their Guadalupe location to a larger location in Tempe. They chose their current location so they could continue to work with community they grew to love and still be able to grow and reach a larger audience.
Our physicians believe that it is important to develop a positive relationship with their patients because the treatment modalities require a team effort between both the patient and the physician. It is important that our patients feel comfortable to open up and share any issue that may be influencing their inability to reach the level of health that they are trying to reach.
In 2015, True Care Family Medicine was added to the La Vereda Family in order to reach out to even a larger community. Our foundational principles will never change and we are looking forward to expanding our reach.
Dr. Corey Skubisz is a licensed Naturopathic Physician in the state of Arizona and received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2011 but his journey in medicine started way before this. Dr. Skubisz’s path in medicine began as a Hospital Corpsman while in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Skubisz developed many skills while serving, which he continues to assimilate into his daily life as a husband, father and physician. Prior to and after receiving his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Skubisz worked at the Phoenix VA Hospital where he was able to further develop his mind for medicine and continue to serve his fellow veterans.
Dr. Skubisz has continued to train and develop treatment protocols for his two passions: Diabetes and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Skubisz has been taught and trained by two of the top physicians in each of the fields (Dr. Mona Morstein and Dr. Dave Arneson). Dr. Skubisz has integrated the tools that he learned from his mentors with his many years in the medical field to develop guidelines for him to treat his patients. Some of the treatment modalities used by Dr. Skubisz include but are not limited to: Nutritional Counseling, IV nutrient therapy, Acupuncture, Prolotherapy, Naturopathic Adjustments, Lab Testing and Prescriptions when necessary.
A Graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. Dr. Teresita Barrantes is a Licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor in the state of Arizona. She is also a Member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Prior to attending medical school she completed her Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica. Doctor Barrantes"s passions include treating women and children. Doctor Barrantes welcomes patients who are in need of a primary care physician or patients who have specific health and wellness concerns that they would like another physician to look at.
Doctor Barrantes is passionate about taking a holistic approach to women"s healthcare concerns, where she treats PMS (breast tenderness, acne, irritability), peri-menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido), irregular cycles, anxiety and PCOS, to mention a few.Doctor Barrantes has found natural medicine to be especially effective with her younger patients. She finds working with children is incredibly rewarding since preventive medicine, health education, good health habits (the essence of naturopathic medicine) can benefit any person the most at an early age. Whether seeking care for acute illness, chronic health concern like asthma, allergies or digestive imbalance, doctor Barrantes loves working with children of all ages.