Dr. Kris Berkner, Naturopathic Physician (NMD)

Dr. Kris Berkner HeadshotDr. Kris Berkner is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor in the state of Arizona. As a Primary Care doctor who understands that treatment of the individual is key to attaining and maintaining health, she believes that each person has the ability to improve their health.

Dr. Berkner understands the importance of being healthy throughout our entire life and especially as we enter the second stage of life. To enjoy this stage, you must be as healthy, have clarity of mind, and be as active as you can. This can also decrease the chronic diseases associated with “old age” such as back /knee/shoulder pain, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and dementia.

Dr. Berkner has been working with drug and alcohol addiction for years and understands the many layers of addiction and dependence. She realizes that each patient must have help in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms if they want to beat the disease. She understands that the person must be treated as a whole and that the patient is literally in a fight to save their own life.

Dr. Paula Lima, Naturopathic Physician (NMD)

Dr. Paula Lima Headshot Dr. Paula Lima is a naturopathic medical doctor (NMD) in the state of Arizona, she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from Arizona State University. Her love for natural medicine began early on, growing up in Brazil where she learned many home remedies. She went on to learn naturopathic medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Lima believes in providing compassionate care and creating achievable plans for her patients.

Dr. Paula Lima works with patients looking to improve their overall health through diet and exercise guidance, botanical medicine, supplementation. She specializes in treating patients with hormonal disorders such as Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, hormone replacement therapy, and weight loss. Common treatments she likes to use with patients include acupuncture, IV nutrient Therapy, Bioidentical hormone replacement, botanical medicine, and more. Dr. Lima works diligently and collectively with patients to achieve optimal health through achievable goals. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Clara Sartor, Naturopathic Physician (NMD, DAC, LAC)


Dr. Sartor of Queen Creek Naturopathic

Dr. Clara Sartor is a licensed naturopathic physician in the states of Arizona and DC and a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona.  In 2022, she received her naturopathic medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (now Sonoran University of Health Sciences) and her acupuncture degree from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.   She received her bachelor's degree in computational and applied mathematics and statistics with a focus on mathematical biology and a minor in French and Francophone studies from the College of William and Mary in her home state of Virginia.  Dr. Sartor is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society to help those suffering from vector borne illness.

Dr. Sartor's passion for integrative medicine extends to community medicine.  During her naturopathic medical school career, she completed the community health honors track, focusing on serving the underserved and underrepresented and making health care options more accessible.  These included treating patients with diverse conditions including diabetes, degenerative arthritis, and anxiety.  This passion was continued throughout her acupuncture school career as well via working at a community clinic serving patients with conditions such as sequelae of stroke, migraines, and cognitive impairment.  She continues to help patients with a variety of concerns including fatigue, mental health support, chronic pain, and optimizing hormonal, digestive, and metabolic health.  In her spare time, you can find her spending time with friends and family, practicing Kung Fu and Chinese Lion Dance, gardening, or playing the piano.

Front Desk Admin


Val front desk QCN


Val is the friendly face that greets you upon arriving at our office. Val graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in English and has 20+ years of Front Office/Customer Service experience. Val takes pride and is passionate about assisting the doctors while you embark on your health journey. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and is an avid dog lover. Fun fact: Val is a former softball fast-pitch pitcher and has a deep love for sports, especially baseball.



Office Manager Tiffany headshotTiffany

Tiffany is Queen Creek Naturopathic's office manager. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor's in Science with Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy.  Dr. Berkner and Tiffany have known each other for several years and work well together. Tiffany's goal as office manager is to help you receive the care you need and to assist the doctors with anything they may need.

Fun facts about Tiffany is that she is a passionate home chef and baker and loves animals.