Dr. Vanessa Dean is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician in the State of Arizona. She completed her medical training at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Dean’s professional endeavors as a Naturopathic Doctor lie closely with her personal passions for lifelong health and vitality. Her passion for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy led her to SottoPelle, where she will continue to help patients reach optimum health and prevent disease. Prior to working with SottoPelle, Dr. Dean spent the majority of her medical career focused on General Family Medicine, Minor Surgery and Endocrinology. She has helped countless patients regain their health through an integrative approach, aiming to build strategies for lifelong health.

Positions Held
• Naturopathic Physician at
Tutera Medical, Scottsdale, AZ
2018 – present
• Naturopathic Physician at
Health and Wellness Clinics of Arizona,
Phoenix, AZ
May – December, 2017
• Nurse Assistant at
Spectrum Health
Butterworth/Blodgett Hospital,
Grand Rapids, MI
May 2012-August 2013
• Nurse Assistant/ Patient Support
Technician/Secretary at
Spectrum Health Post Anesthesia
Recovery Unit
Butterworth Hospital,
Grand Rapids, MI
September 2012-August 2013

Training and Research Experience
Southwest College of Naturopathic
Medicine and Health Sciences
Full-time Medical Student
4410 hours
October 2014-June 2017

Southwest College of Naturopathic
Medicine and Health Sciences
Research Department – Supervisor:
Dr. Jeffrey Langland
Student Researcher: Effectiveness
of Botanicals on Gram – and Gram +
20 hours
January 2017 – Present

Dear Prospective Patient,

Can you recall the time in your life when you were most vibrant? Your hormonal health was most likely at its peak during that time. Our sex hormones are what make us who we are and give us vibrancy like no other parts of our complex build. I believe that we should be vibrant at all ages. I’ve become in awe of how hormone replacement therapy can ‘awaken’ a patient and make them feel like themselves again when restored to optimal levels.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the most effective, safe and natural way to regain your vitality. I am proud to be providing my patients with highly individualized treatment in the best possible form. Hormone pellet therapy benefits both patients and providers in a number of ways; your dose will be individualized based on laboratory testing, insertion procedures are infrequent, and you won’t need to remember to use a cream or inject yourself at home. Pellet therapy uses hormones that are identical to those made in your body, allowing you to be at ease knowing you are stimulating your body’s innate function, rather than asking it to learn new tricks with other synthetics versions.

I have goals to be healthy and vibrant in all stages of my life. You may have goals such as regaining sexual vitality and function, or building lean muscle mass and sharpening your mental clarity. No matter what your health goals may be, I trust we can achieve them with individualized hormone replacement therapy.


Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Major: Allied Health Sciences
High Honor Roll
Nationally Ranked Competitive Athlete

Medical School
Southwest College of Naturopathic
Medicine and Health Sciences
Tempe, AZ
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Medical Licensure
Naturopathic Medical Doctor, State of
Arizona, 2017

Practice Approach

As you may or may not know, SottoPelle® Therapy was created by Gino Tutera MD, FACOG (a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist) in 2002, but first discovered this method in 1992 and through his own clinical trials and academic research refined the science behind hormone replacement therapy to create SottoPelle® Therapy. During the beginning years of utilizing pellet therapy, he was furthering his knowledge and understanding of how they work. Most importantly he was working on how to individualize the dose for every person. At that time, there were very few in the United States who knew about pellets and how to use them. The initial way to treat patients was to give everyone the same dose regardless of age, size, weight and issues. SottoPelle® Therapy is an all-natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that specializes in the use of subcutaneous testosterone and estradiol pellets. This method was first used in 1937 in England and Australia. Our mission statement is Safe and Effective. The use of biologically identical, non-synthetic, testosterone and estradiol is safe, and the use of pellets as the delivery method provides is effective. The delivery method of pellets allows for the continual release of the hormone – the key to improving brain and muscle function. Other delivery methods result in sporadic, or a “roller coaster,” effect in the delivery and release of hormones within the body. These methods include pills, patches, injectables, and creams. Literature shows that the use of pellets and all natural testosterone carries less risk compared to synthetic testosterone. SottoPelle® Therapy uses a science based approach to prescribing (dosing) the patient the appropriate amount of testosterone and/or estradiol based on specific factors about the individual and their blood analysis. The typical male has two insertions per year and the typical female has three or four. The pellets are compounded in a compounding pharmacy subject to strict regulations and are prescribed to the patient. This is not sold over the counter.

Member Since
January 2018