Brian Archambault, N.M.D.
Founder and Medical Director of West Valley Naturopathic Center
Dr. Brian Archambault is the founder and CEO of West Valley Naturopathic Center. He brings 15 years of experience and is proud to say that he has built his practice on referrals. Ultimately it comes down to getting results and this is exactly what Dr. Archambault has been able to achieve for his patients.
Dr. Archambault received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. His degree is in exercise physiology with an emphasis in cardiac care. Dr. Archambault while attending UW-Madison performed stress tests in an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation facility as well as assisted with inpatient cardiac rehab within the university’s hospital. He pursued his medical degree at National College of Naturopathic Medicine where he received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. National College is the oldest Naturopathic Medical School in the United States.
Dr. Archambault is a member of the AANP and is a board member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association and currently Vice President of the association. Dr. Archambault has received advanced training in treating heart disease and the disorders which afflict the cardiovascular system. He also has extensive training in IV therapy, physical medicine, including spinal manipulation and hormone replacement therapy for men and women.
Dr. Archambault believes in treating the root cause of disease and not simply treating your symptoms, which unfortunately is the current position of our western medical paradigm. Dr. Archambault helps people to recapture their life through the optimization of the whole person, including the physical, mental, and emotional planes of the human body. Dr. Archambault views it as an honor to be a partner in his patient’s personal journey towards optimal health and wellness and treats this honor with the highest regard.
Dr. Bianca A. Despotides
Dr. Despotides has been drawn to the healing arts & sciences since childhood. The only daughter of an immigrant family, she was encouraged to channel her insatiable curiosity and love of people as the means to achieve her dream of becoming a physician. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2008, majoring in Biological Anthropology and minoring in Planning. Dr. Bianca later attended the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. She graduated with her medical degree from this institution in 2016.
Dr. Despotides is passionate about treating the entire family, from pediatrics to geriatrics. She is an experienced primary care physician, who offers her patients the knowledge & expertise typically found in a specialist. Dr. Bianca has vast experience in successfully treating chronic
pain and mental health conditions. She is certified in Reiki I/II and Mayan Energy Healing.
Dr. Bianca utilizes acupuncture, botanical medicine, IV therapy, physical medicine, energy medicine, and many other modalities.
Upon acceptance to SCNM, she vowed that every patient she treated would become like a member of her family. This ensures that every person who walks through her door is treated with love, respect, and the very best care she can provide. Dr. Despotides recognizes and honors
the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health. She enriches her patients lives with knowledge, healing experiences, and positive energy to facilitate each person’s unique healing journey
My journey began with an early interest in studying nutrition and fitness when I was 10 years old. I became interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body in my early teens. As a competitive athlete in my teen years, I became a nutrition consultant and personal trainer at the age of 16 years and a nationally recognized competitive bodybuilder at the age of 17 years. I was intrigued to learn the pathology of diseases around this time and began to view the conventional understanding of pathologies with other possible causations. I found making lifestyle changes while using certain vitamins, enzymes and herbs started changing the dynamics (if not curative) of certain illnesses people were experiencing.
I continued my journey by having 2 beautiful children and used my nutritional knowledge and experience to help with raising them. My son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 12 years old. In using the practices mentioned above, he went on to be an NCAA swimmer in college. He is now 27 years old, healthy, and leads a fully functional life without pharmaceutical medication.
I learned that this profession as a Naturopathic Medical Doctor existed in 2004 while I was training in Emergency Management to become a Firefighter and Paramedic. I continued as a firefighter/Paramedic in the Detroit, Michigan area for 8 years. During this time, I was not only appreciative of my life each day; I was also able to help people on their worst day and to also appreciate the use of pharmaceutical medications. I left the profession to pursue Naturopathic Medical School here in Arizona.
Now, when I’m not practicing medicine, I enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and traveling.
I am grateful to offer my services in Women’s Health at WVNC with additional pain management training and services in Quantum Neurology that focuses on neurological rehabilitation; Applied Kinesiology, that addresses the Chemical, Structural and Emotional areas in finding the root cause of the illness or injury and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) that works with the mind-body connection with emotions, illness or injury.
I’ll look forward to meeting you!