Scottsdale's Naturopathic Doctor

Andrea Minesaki, NMD

Dr. Andrea Minesaki, NMD

Hi, I’m Dr. Andrea.

It’s nice to meet you! I’m glad you’re here.

We all walk a unique path, each with individual struggles and blessings. I learned very early on about the fragility and precious nature of being alive. These experiences I had as child and young adult are what shaped and guided my path to becoming a doctor. My passion is to help patients evolve; to help people restore and renew their health and quality of life.

I believe that health is the foundation needed in order to reach your greatest potential both personally and professionally. It is my wish to support you on your journey in optimizing your health, helping you identify mental, emotional and physiological limitations, so that we may achieve your goals. I do this using various tools within regenerative medicine, creating customized protocols to optimize your health and prevent age related disease and decline. The way you feel about your health and the body you have been given is just as important to me as it is to you.

I want to see you thrive! I want to see you love the body that you are in and be grateful for the life you live! Thank you for visiting my website. I look forward to serving you!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Scott Just, NMD

Dr. Scott Just is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (now Sonoran University) and is licensed by the State of Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board. While at Southwest College he was a teaching assistant, research assistant, participated for the college in a trivia competition at the AANP annual conference and was a class senator for the student government association. He graduated second in his class and was honored with an award for his academic excellence. He is dedicated to his profession and his patients.

Dr. Just has a genuine passion for people and desires for them to be able to live life to the fullest, with full health and vitality, recognizing their unlimited potential, and really embracing a healthier lifestyle. He knows that each patient is different and unique and should be treated as such. He addresses the overall health of each patient, in addition to what they are seeking treatment for. Through this comprehensive and individualized approach, thepatient can achieve the best results possible.

Dr. Julie Keiffer, NMD

I grew up in rural Michigan. My college years were at at the University of Michigan, studying Anthropology. Upon completion of medical school, I dedicated many years to teaching, which has been very rewarding. For over 20 years I served as a Professor of Minor Surgery at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Teaching comes naturally to me, and as a Naturopathic physician patient education is a core value. I still enjoy lecturing and teaching workshops.

Today, my focus has shifted to Medical Aesthetics, Bio-Identical Hormone balancing, Minor Surgery, Sexual Enhancement Therapy and Anti-Aging.  My practice has been guided by my clients’ desires and needs. It is difficult to describe the details of what I do. In the big picture, I assist my clients in their pursuit of their best self and best life, however that looks for them. It's an honor to assist my patients in achieving and exceeding their individual goals. This position is a gift , and one I do not take for granted.  The ability to offer my expertise in areas I am passionate about has always resonated in my core.

When I am not practicing medicine, you will find me in my studio designing and creating. Crating is playing and everyone benefits from playing. I  love fashion design, metal work, and woodworking. My creative outlet is a way to maintain balance, and be the best person I can be. My time in my workshop provides a constant source of positive energy that I believe translates into being the best physician I can be for my clients.

Dr. Ebrahim Jatta, NMD

Dr. Jatta is a Board-licensed Physician by Naturopathic Physician Medical Board of Arizona and Idaho. Dr. Jatta has over 5-years extensive clinical experience in Holistic Care, Primary Care, Chronic disease management, hormones replacement therapy and weight management. His primary focus is treating various chronic diseases such as digestive issues, Hormone imbalance, Lyme, Mold, Thyroid, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Autoimmune, Neurological disorders, Metabolic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, Cancer support and so on.


Dr. Jatta’s personal and family health history play a significant role in how he values life, family and health. He is a hard-working, enjoys working out and spending time with his wife and daughter. His passion and journey into medicine started after family and personal medical history of chronic disease inspiring his interest and curiosity in many disease processes. Over is career in medicine, he treated many patients in many States and his native country, The Gambia. Dr Jatta loves to give back to his community and he provides humanitarian health support to his underserved native country by providing them with free consultation.

 His clinical approach focuses on treating the root cause of disease incorporating the art and science of medical treatments that integrate Holistic/Naturopathic and conventional approaches. He provides individualized comprehensive diagnostic testing and extensive history to guide treatment protocols that is scientific and evident-based in addressing the root cause of disease.

His goal is to provide quality and compassionate care to every one of his patients, and he will be a valuable resource and partner in your health journey.

Tawnya, Front Office Manager

My name is Tawnya. I'm the front office manager at Wellspring Clinic.

I grew up in Seattle. My first job was working retail at a large department store. I later accepted a position at a local chiropractor's office. I managed his clinic for many years before joining the team at Wellspring Clinic in 2022.

My husband and I live in Fountain Hills and own a clock and watch repair shop in Scottsdale. We really love Arizona! We enjoy relaxing by the pool, dinners out, antiquing, and taking our dog for walks. I also enjoy cooking and baking and trying new healthy recipes.


Ellen, Patient Care Coordinator

Hi, I'm Ellen,

I am a patient care coordinator at Wellspring Clinic!

Things I like: painting, photography, ceramics, thrifting and vintage shops, drinking kombucha, going to museums, collecting plants, & lavender: both the color and the smell.

Things I don't like: when it's too hot to be outside, peanut butter, traffic on the 101 freeway, spiders and snakes

Jessi Sherwood, MA

Back Office Manager

Hi, I'm Jessi.

Wellspring Clinic has been my home away from home since 2001! Many of our patients have become like family to me. I have a very vested interest in the well-being of our patients and you can trust me to always take your health care needs seriously. The addition of Dr Andrea Minesaki to Wellspring Clinic has been monumental in our continued success and I can not speak highly enough about her.

Outside of work you'll find me surrounded by music whether its at a concert, on the dance floor or amongst friends. I enjoy obscure art projects, muscle cars and all things Halloween. I love the outdoors and all things wild.

Monica Palau, MA

Hi, I’m Monica,


Born and raised in northern California (SF Bay area). I have lived in Arizona for the past 3 years with my three beautiful children, I enjoy my Saturday gym class, yoga Hot & cold, Hikes, anything outdoors, and I am in just awe with the stunning sunrises and sunsets Arizona has.

I am a Registered/Certified Medical Assistant for 21 years now, Working for places like Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto California and UCSF Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. I most recently came from the Scottsdale weight loss center where I worked one on one with my patients to help assist and encourage them along the way of their weight loss journey where I was even encouraged by them to also lose 26lbs myself. It is my great honor to be a part of Dr Andrea’s practice and the wellspring family! I look forward to meeting and assisting all of you as we remain beautiful, healthy, and strong..

Sarah Baxter, MA

Hello, I’m Sarah, with an “H”… anyone watch The Tonight Show!?

I am a born and raised Colorado girl that has moved to the desert. I have been an MA-LSRT (medical assistant-limited scope X-ray tech) over 10 years.  

As much as I would like to take all of the credit for the type of person I have become, my friends and family have definitely had an impact on my empathic personality. I am the oldest of four children, the youngest of my siblings being 10-12 years younger than I am. I naturally became involved in their daily upbringing. As a mom of 5 myself, my world revolves around making sure my children get to experience an adolescence that flourishes in a safe space. 

Outside of work, I am learning to embrace my inner “green thumb”. From the ever-growing collection of house plant, to learning how to garden outside in a different zone than CO. I also enjoy traveling with my family and collecting mini helmets at the NFL stadiums across the US. .

Sam Walters, NMD

Dr. Sam Walters is enjoying retirement and no longer working in clinical practice. His contribution to Wellspring Clinic will always be remembered.