About Dr. Katz

Dr. Steven Katz joined Naturopathic Physicians Group in July 2013 after doing an extended internship with them.

During his clinical education, Dr. Katz worked for a year and a half at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS where he developed and implemented protocols to strengthen the immune system’s ability to fight both acute and chronic illness. Dr. Katz worked for nearly two years in alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers including a halfway house, a walk-in recovery center, and a live-in treatment facility. During these rotations, he was trained to detox patients with substance abuse while restoring and balancing their brain chemistry using naturopathic protocols including oral and intravenous nutrient therapies. He uses this skill to help patients with anxiety, depression, and insomnia in addition to addiction recovery and smoking cessation.

Dr Katz has also been trained in pain management in which he addresses the problem in a patient centered approach. He treats pain with acupuncture, physical medicine, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, and stem cell therapy. Dr Steve has also had experience treating digestive disorders such as food allergies, acid reflux, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis. Dr Steve works with each patient to develop an individualized plan to help treat their condition. He believes in balancing the body’s biochemistry to help restore proper function. He has skills in brain health, acupuncture, IV therapy, nutrition, acute/chronic illness, and pain management.  Since graduating, Dr. Katz has continued his education and become trained or certified in advanced restorative treatments such as ozone therapy and adipose derived stem cell therapy.

Specialty Training

  • Prolotherapy Technique; Trained by Dr. Jason Porter; East Valley Naturopathic Doctors
  • Prolotherapy/Platelet Rich Plasma Technique- Trained by Dr. Michael Cronin
  • Certified Ozone Therapy using MAH Technique- Trained by Dr. Frank Shallenberger;
  • Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy- Trained by Advanced Regenerative Solutions

Professional Positions

2013-Present: Practicing physician, Naturopathic Physicians Group, Scottsdale, Ariz.; an integrative family practice clinic focusing on whole body health
2016-Present: Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association board member
2016-Present: AZNMA Marketing Subcommittee Liaison


Leadership Positions

  • Voting Board Member, AZNMA; Jan 2016-Present
  • Student Government President, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; Jan 2011 – Dec 2011
  • President’s Council Board Member, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; Jan 2011-Dec 2011
  • Campus Master Planning Steering Committee Member, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; June 11 – Dec 2011
  • Academic Planning Subcommittee Member, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; June 2011 – Dec 2011
  • CNME Accreditation Self Study Committee Member, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; Jan 2012 – June 2012
  • Noelle Levitz Committee Member, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; Oct 2011 – Dec 2011

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2015-Present
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association; 2015-Present

Lectures and Presentations

  • Prolotherapy Assistant Instructor, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; Dec 2015
  • Master of Ceremony for Research Night, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; May 6, 2011
  • Webinar Host on Naturopathic Medicine, SCNM, Tempe, AZ; February 21, 2012
  • Head Acupuncturist, UrbanExpo 2012, Phoenix Civic Center; Fall 2012

Awards

  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Student Leadership Award– July, 2013