Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective, integrated primary health care for uninsured, underinsured and needy individuals.

Our Story

We believe that high-quality integrated health care should be available and accessible to everyone.  To fulfill that mission, we offer our services on a sliding scale, based on household income.   

Prototype has been serving our community since 2016, through a combination of staff and volunteers.  

Prototype is located in an Arizona Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (AzMUA)—this means that there are too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty or a high elderly population. That’s why we exist—to meet the health care needs of our community.

Meet the Team

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Dr. Jami Kupperman, NMD

Founder & CEO

Dr. Kupperman has been practicing medicine in Arizona since 2003. She served as Medical Director at a non-profit community medicine clinic for six years, and when they closed their clinic she was proud to found Prototype Health, so that she could continue providing the needed and compassionate care her community deserves.  Dr. Kupperman is bilingual English/Spanish.

She completed a 1-year postgraduate fellowship at the Southwest College Research Institute, a division of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ.  She serves on the board of NPLEX, the body responsible for developing the NMD licensing exam.  While the majority of her time has been spent working with underserved populations, she also maintains a general family medicine practice, and has a passion for adolescent and young adult health.

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Maria Ruiz, MA

Medical Assistant

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Dr. David Gallegos, NMD

Naturopathic Medical Doctor

Dr. Gallegos was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Microbiology, and Medical Spanish Interpretation and Translation.  He went on to complete his naturopathic medical degree at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.

He has a passion to transform health in the Arizona community, and his background and education add a cultural understanding of the Latinx community.  His practice is focused on integrative primary care, with an emphasis on pain management.  His ultimate goal is to help patients live their lives in optimum health.