Dr. van der Veer brings over 20 years of clinical experience to her Naturopathic Primary Care practice. Originally from the east coast, Dr. van der Veer did both her undergraduate and graduate work in Fine Arts at James Madison University in Virginia before attending Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and graduating with honors in 1998.
Dr. van der Veer originally began her medical career as an HIV specialist and Medical Director of an AIDS non-profit in Phoenix, serving the HIV positive community, training medical students from all over the U.S. and Canada, and preceptoring new physicians in the field. For eleven years, she also taught clinical HIV and Virology to 4th-year medical students. Dr. van der Veer received the ‘Unsung Hero Award’ in 2002 for her service to the Phoenix HIV community and was nominated twice for the ‘Health Care Heroes’ community service award.
“I began a career in medicine at the height of the AIDS epidemic, privileged to provide care for those that found little reason to be hopeful. In health care, human connection and conscientious care are the most profound healers. It has always been my greatest pleasure to connect with patients in a way that reassures them that they matter, and their needs are being heard and addressed.”
- family medicine
- autoimmune and chronic disease
- neurological, cognitive and mental/emotional health
- gastrointestinal disorders
- pregnancy, post-partum health
- menopause and hormonal disorders
- nutrition and acupuncture
Dr. van der Veer currently enjoys working with a wide range of patients and conditions.
In addition to her practice of medicine, Dr. van der Veer teaches at Northern Arizona University, is an avid gardener and foodie, and wildly in love with Flagstaff and her two children.
Our patients are so wonderful...
I like the staff, doctors, attitude, layout of the facility and the location of AIM. Dr. Karen Van der Veer helped me with my medical problems and helping me determine the quality of the supplements I needed to take. I would recommend, and have done so to others, the high quality of service and attention provided by AIM.