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.
Kendis Moore Drake graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with both her Bachelor's of Science degree and Master's Degree in Nursing. Kendis is a former world record holder in swimming and Olympic team member. She continues to enjoy sports and caring for patients today, while expanding her practice to include gynecology and women's health.