Meet the VitalShip Physicians
VitalShip will empower families to make positive change towards optimal health. We provide the tools to thrive, rather than survive. Our providers believe in and reflect our naturopathic philosophy by committing to the same growth in health and wellbeing as our patients.
Dr. Ashley Chung
By the age of seven, Dr. Ashley P. Chung had an internal longing to become a doctor. After studying under Dr. Elliot Edwards, ND, FABNO, and receiving her Bachelors of Science in Biology, Pre-Med and minor in chemistry, from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta she was convinced that holistic medicine was her calling.
Dr. Chung graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician who uses Chinese medicine in combination with acupuncture, botanical medicine, nutritional medicine, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, IV therapies and other modalities to nurture the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Dr. Chung is a doctor who focuses on addressing the underlying cause of disease whether physical, mental, and/or emotional. As a cancer survivor, Dr. Chung understands how vital nutrition and healthy changes are for restoration. She believes each patient has their own story, and promotes individualized care and patient empowerment.
In her free time, Dr. Chung enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being in the great outdoors, working up a sweat in the gym, and tapping into her creative side.
Dr. LeTicia Qamar Busler
Dr. Q is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine where she focused her studies on comprehensive family practice and pediatrics. Her naturopathic journey began years ago after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University. She has experience working in pediatric home health care and in a residential treatment facility for children. Dr. Q has years of experience as a massage therapist, contributing to her passion for hands-on medicine and therapies.
Dr. Q’s treatments emphasize the body’s natural ability to heal itself and include acupuncture, nutritional medicine, hydrotherapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and other modalities. She has a special interest in pediatric medicine including acute care.
Dr. Q has also worked as an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at Phoenix College and as a physician at Sunshine Health Care Center. She spends her home time being a wife to her husband and mother to her three children. She believes passionately in health education and preventative medicine and feels the most gentle, effective intervention is the best medicine. Dr. Q is an amateur artist and gardener; she believes in connecting with the earth and our food sources as part of healing.
Dr. Chris Milligan
Dr. Ana Jones’ (NMD)
Dr. Jones is a Naturopathic Medical Physician licensed in the state of Arizona. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and earned her doctorate from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. During her studies she was actively involved in community health including organization of trips to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to run monthly free clinics for the local underserved community. She also participated in research on bacterial resistance to different medicinal plants working with the Arizona State Biodesign Institute.
Dr. Jones is currently seeing patients at Vitalship Naturopathic where she specializes in gastrointestinal conditions, women’s health, mental health, and environmental medicine (heavy metal and solvent toxicity), as well as a variety chronic medical conditions. She uses herbal and vitamin supplementation, nutrition and lifestyle changes, homeopathy, IV therapy, hydrotherapy, and acupuncture to promote health & wellness. She is also a bilingual English/Spanish Physician.
Aiya Jafar’s (Medical Assistant)
Aiya graduated from EVIT for medical assisting in 2020. Medicine has always been a passion of hers and she is currently in school for nursing, where she hopes to obtain her masters in midwifery; having a role where she can support women and deliver their babies is a dream of hers.
In her free time Aiya loves to exercise and read. She would like to learn how to bake, cook and crotchet sometime in the near future. Over the summers she travels to Jordan to visit family, with whom she enjoys spending quality time and sharing amazing food. During her trips to Jordan she’s gotten to see the Dead Sea, Petra, and has star gazed at the Wadi Rum desert. Although she loves traveling to Jordan, she hopes to explore Italy, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore and many more destinations!