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Integrative Medicine Clinic

Dolores A Flores Hiak Hitevi Center

The Integrative Medicine Clinic provides services to the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Community by offering Naturopathic and Chiropractic care. Our intent is to support well-being and longevity by helping one achieve and maintain control of their health. We help individuals address chronic care conditions such as diabetes and chronic pain, as well as acute conditions such as colds, flu, and ankle sprains.

We employ herbs, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, nutritional supplements, chiropractic adjustments and other treatments to help our patient’s bodies find their own innate balance. In other words, we strive to aid the body in healing itself.

Eligibility: Any Pascua Yaqui Tribal member, their spouse (or common law partner), and their minor dependents regardless of residence, and any Pascua Yaqui Tribal employee (does not include their non-tribal family members)

Philosophy of treatment

  • The Healing Power of Nature (Vis Medicatrix Naturae): We strive to help identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery, and to facilitate the inherent self-healing process.

  • Identify and Treat the Causes (Tolle Causam): We seek to identify and remove the underlying causes of illness rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms.

  • First Do No Harm (Primum Non Nocere): We follow three guidelines to avoid harming the patient:
    • Utilize methods and medicinal substances which minimize the risk of harmful side effects;
    • Avoid when possible the harmful suppression of symptoms; and
    • Acknowledge, respect, and work with individuals’ self-healing process.
  • Doctor as Teacher (Docere): We educate our patients and encourage self-responsibility for health, and recognize and employ the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Treat the Whole Person: We treat each patient by taking into account individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and other factors. Since total health also includes spiritual health, we encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.

  • Prevention: We emphasize the prevention of disease and aim to make appropriate interventions in partnership with our patients to prevent illness.

Services Provided

The Integrative Medicine Clinic provides services to the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Community by offering care from a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor, and a Registered Dietician. We strive to help our patient’s bodies find their innate balance and heal by helping them address chronic health conditions such as Diabetes and pain, as well as acute states such as colds, flu, and ankle sprains.

We work to find the best solutions to medical issues in order to decrease or eliminate the need for prescriptions medication with the help of:

  • Acupuncture
  • Botanical medicine (herbs)
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Homeopathy
  • Essential Oils
  • Flower essences
  • Low level laser
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • Injection therapy for pain
  • Nutritional Intravenous therapy

New and established patients:

Appointment scheduling:

30 minutes for Drs Krause, ND

15 minutes for Dr Peterson, DC

30-60 minutes RD (Nutritionist)

15-60 minutes for the Nurse’s clinic- run by staff Ruth Davis LPN, Ivy Valenzuela MA, Evelyn Garcia CNA, Jessica Ochoa MA, depending on treatment requested)

Doctor visits:

Appointments may be scheduled for Dr. Krause (Monday-Friday) and Dr. Peterson (Tuesdays and Thursdays). RD schedule varies.

Nurse Clinic:

Appointments and limited walk-ins are accepted for Biometrics, Ear nada (ear acupuncture), and a variety of other simple acute issues (i.e. cold, allergies, styes of eye).

In order to have an appointment on the nurse’s schedule for an IM shot, IV, or Orthoplus, one must have a standing order from the Naturopathic doctor or one of the Chiropractor.

Refill line:

(520) 879-6271
Please leave your name and each supplement you need refilled. Refills will be completed within 2 business days.


  • Dr. Apryl Krause – Naturopathic Doctor
  • Dr. Jeff Peterson – Chiropractor

Support Staff:

  • Jessica Ochoa – Front desk
  • Ivy Valenzuela – Medical Assistant
  • Ruth Davis – Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Evelyn Garcia – CHR

Apryl Krause, N.D.

Dr. Apryl Krause is the manager of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Integrative Medicine clinic and practices medicine there as a Naturopathic Doctor. She has enjoyed working for PYT since 2007 in both the Integrative Medicine Clinic and as the manager of the Diabetes Program. Before coming to PYT she worked as a primary care practitioner in various offices in metro Phoenix, AZ. She has extensive experience working in Integrative Medicine and enjoys working in multidisciplinary clinics. In addition to clinical work, she is a volunteer site visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board, and is the Accreditation co-coordinator for the PYT Health Department. She received a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado, completed studies in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest School of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Jeff H. Peterson, D.C.

Dr. Peterson attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he studied biology and pre-medicine. He continued his education at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York, graduating early with honors. He performed his internship in Cheektowaga, New York, a suburb of Buffalo, before moving to Arizona in 1996. Dr. Peterson began his first practice alongside his chiropractic mentor Dr. Mitchell, in Phoenix in 1996. He moved to Tucson and opened Superior Chiropractic on May 1st, 1998. His practice has evolved through the years from only chiropractic care, to adding acupuncture, and now massage therapy. Dr. Peterson was honored to join the Pascua Yaqui team in August of 2012, where he works two days a week in the Integrative Medicine Clinic.

Integrative Medicine Clinic

7490 S Camino de Oeste
Tucson AZ, 85757
Located in Health Department I

Phone: (520) 879-6129 | Fax: (520) 879-6215 | Refill: (520) 879-6271

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