Meet our Healthcare Providers
Dr. Ardeschir Mehrabani , NMD
Founder & Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Ardeschir (pronounced R-deh-sheer) Mehrabani is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Mehrabani spent most of his life in Germany. After high school, he spent two years as a Civil Servant with the Red Cross helping disabled individuals lead more active lives. During that time, he realized the need for comprehensive and integrative healthcare.
In 1995 Ardeschir moved to the United States from Germany to pursue his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. He did his pre-med studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he received his B.S. in Biology. In 2000 he moved to Seattle to attend Bastyr University.
During his five years at Bastyr, Ardeschir completed extra training in Primary Care Medicine, studying under two renowned Naturopathic Physicians. While completing his clinical training at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, he added extra shifts on Saturdays to focus on Physical Medicine and Hydrotherapy. He worked at the Consejo Counseling and Referral Center, a free clinic for the underserved Latino population. Pursuing his interest in Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Mehrabani worked at the Greenwood SeniorCenter, and Providence Marianwood Retirement Community, both free clinics serving Washington Seniors.
Dr. Mehrabani sees patients of all ages and backgrounds and has a particular interest in musculoskeletal complaints, endocrine complaints, male health, cardiovascular and digestive issues as well as mental emotional issues.
Trained by the Pioneer of the Lyfgot Techinique of Neural Prolotherapy (NPT), Dr. Mehrabani enjoys seeing the profound benefits of NPT on a daily basis. He uses NPT to treat joint pain and ligament/tendon issues and other syndromes ranging from Trigeminal Neuralgia to Morton’s Neuroma. Under the link NPT, above, you will find more information about this technique.
For the last six years, Dr. Mehrabani has been a faculty member at the Arizona School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine where he currently teaches Laboratory Medicne, Physical Exam & History Taking, Digestion, and Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy; he has also taught Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, and Nutrition. He is their former Faculty Chair and former Chair of the Western Clinical Sciences Department.
Dr Mehrabani is a member of the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is a founding Board Member of the Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians.
Outside of work, Ardeschir enjoys playing with his kids, soccer, tennis, and the guitar.
Dr. Stephanie Stark , NMD
Naturopathic Physician, Co-founder, and Medical Director
Dr. Libia Luevano, NMD
Dr. Libia Luevano is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. She is fluently bilingual (English/Spanish.) She received her B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona. After a few years of working, volunteering and completing health and sociology graduate courses, she learned about Naturopathic Medicine at a student conference. Patient centered holistic medicine resonated with her, particularly as she reflected on her family’s health struggles.
She attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe AZ. She gravitated toward herbal medicine, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and nutrition. During clinical training she completed shifts in primary care and elected to train at a variety of community outreach clinics in the Greater Phoenix area (Southwest HIV Center, domestic violence shelter, Roosevelt Elementary community clinic and substance abuse detoxification centers.) As she learned about traditional Nature Cure, she joined the Naturopathic Society and helped return the student-organized Naturopathic Gathering to SCNM.
Since receiving her doctorate, she has shadowed a pediatrician and a gynecologist in Mexico. She has also added intuitive craniosacral and Mayan uterine massage to her treatment modality expertise. She loves and enjoys living in the beautiful Sonoran desert and she is delighted to be back in Tucson to serve her community. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, dancing, spending time with friends and family, her dogs and listening to live music.
Dr. Damon Sage, L.Ac
Damon Sage is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Arizona. He completed his B.A. at the University of Puget Sound in Washington and his Masters in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Dr. Sage received his Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego
While learning acupuncture in school, Damon focused his skills on treatment of chronic pain and digestive issues. It is here that he discovered the power of Chinese Medicine for the treatment of stubborn chronic conditions when patients have been unable to find treatment options elsewhere. He is continually surprised by its power and thus continues to expand his learning and practice.
Dr Sage is a VA ‘Preferred Provider’ and more than 50% of his patients are direct referrals from the VA.
Before joining Blue Oak clinic, for 9 years Damon and his wife, Kate, worked together in a family practice in Prescott, Arizona, treating patients from age 1 to 99.
Outside of work, Damon loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, playing lacrosse and spending time biking around this amazing city of Tucson.
Amy Clemans, LAc
A native Tucsonan, Amy grew up enjoying the beautiful outdoors through hiking and rock climbing. A ballet dancer by training, she routinely sought complimentary healthcare such as chiropractic, acupuncture and Asian Medicine to heal from pain as well as to prevent injury. Through her positive experiences with her own healing as well as her love of working with people, she knew going into complimentary medicine would be her path.
In addition to her private practice, Amy worked in the integrative department of a residential treatment center for substance addiction and trauma recovery. She has worked with patients undergoing cancer treatment as well as patients with chronic stress, fatigue and pain. Amy loves working in an integrative environment and encourages her patients to explore various healing modalities to find what works for them!