Dr. Keri Sweeten has focused her time, energy, and unique talents in devising and providing quality-of-life procedures for women. Her practice, Understanding Women is, in her words, "all about helping women to empower themselves to look and feel their best, inside and out."
Keri Sweeten, M.D. is a board-certified gynecologist, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Vice President of the Phoenix OB/Gyn Society, a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the American Urogynecologic Society.
Dr. Sweeten earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She is a former professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona Medical Center and maintains teaching appointments at several of Arizona's premier hospitals.
Combined with her specialized training, preceptorships and postgraduate courses in advanced gynecologic procedures, laser, laparoendoscopy, advanced aesthetic and pelvic reconstruction, liposuction and other surgical procedures, Dr. Sweeten's commitment to education and to helping women has made her a well-respected leader and innovator in her field.
Dr. Sweeten founded "Understanding Women" in 2003 based on the guiding principle of her practice: give women a single place to receive care for their most sensitive and critical needs in an understanding and caring environment. Its mission is to empower women by restoring normalcy and improving their quality of life.
Kelly was born in Wonder Lake, Illinois and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During her time at Marquette University, Kelly completed specialized clinical rotations in women's health and gynecology at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Marquette University with her Bachelor's in Nursing, Kelly moved to Phoenix, Arizona to attend Arizona State University. While pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing, Kelly worked at the Phoenix Veterans Healthcare System. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing in 2009, and became Board Certified as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She has specialized training in advanced gynecology, urogynecology, non-surgical management of pelvic floor disorders, and gynecologic oncology. Kelly is committed to patient-centered, individualized, and compassionate care for women of all ages.
In her free time Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband David, her son Royce, and her dog Violet. If you listen carefully her Midwest accent is apparent to those with a keen ear.