Inspired by Life

Led by Dr. Melody Rodarte, DO, a double-boarded Internal and Obesity Medicine Specialist, also certified in Medical Aesthetics, where patients experience true integrated care. What is that? For years, integrated care has been a term that reflects a concern to not only improve upon the overall patient experience, but most importantly to achieve greater efficiency and value from health delivery systems. Dr. Rodarte’s passion for treating patients, along with a science-based approach to improving quality of life isn’t limited to treating diagnoses; rather she is focused on achieving optimum health from the inside-out, and that is why at Activated Health & Wellness, patients experience personalized, integrated medicine – whole person care.


Our Mission

Inspired by Difference 

To provide you with a personalized, comprehensive team approach to ensure you ACTIVATE your best life.

Dr. Rodarte is a board-certified physician who has been practicing since 2005. Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, she also holds certifications in wound care, hyperbaric medicine and medical aesthetics. This personalized, integrated medicine, whole-person care approach revealed the difference to her – which is working with a team of providers to produce optimal results. Dr. Rodarte’s team approach allows her to identify the root cause of disease and deficiencies as collaborating with other modalities of practitioners produces more successful outcomes.   As a DO, personalized, integrated, whole person care is key to living optimally.

Dr. Rodarte is knowledgeable in the physiological and emotional symptoms of PTSD and is passionate about caring for our first responders. She also has a heart for medical mission work and using her professional skills to service marginalized communities through The Compassion Alliance a faith-based non-profit organization that exists to leave a legacy of hope for the unseen.

Dr. Rodarte is a dynamic speaker and has presented to large audiences on various medical topics. If you would like to book Dr. Rodarte for a speaking engagement, interview or podcast, please email us through our Contact form below.

Dr. Rodarte has been married to the love of her life since 1998, together they are parents to twins: a boy and a girl.

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Services that make a Difference

Visit our boutique practice where you’ll experience customized care in a warm and inviting setting. We provide treatments, products and services personalized to our patients’ individual needs.

Medical Weight Loss

Dr. Rodarte is an Arizona Top Doc whose specialty is obesity medicine and weight management. If you struggle with your weight, have tried diet after diet, exercise and other methods that have not worked for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation. Obesity occurs in 40% of the American population today.   Why does obesity occur? >> Read More

Personalized Medicine

By definition personalized medicine is a medical model that separates people into different groups—with medical decisions, practices, interventions and/or products being tailored to the individual patient based on their predicted response or risk of disease. Why is personalized medicine so important? >> Read More

Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetic medicine is an extensively broad term for specialties that focus on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, liver spots, excess fat, cellulite, unwanted hair, skin discoloration, and spider veins. >> Read More

Activate Life!®

A health and wellness lifestyle journal featuring articles by Dr. Rodarte: Dedicated to whole patient care. Let’s Activate everyBODY. Explore entries.


Are the Reason Why

At Activated Health & Wellness we respect your time and appreciate your trust. Appointments are scheduled with you in mind – no long waits, we don’t over-schedule and most importantly, Dr. Rodarte takes her time with each patient.

“At 260 lbs on oxygen & a walker, I was desperate. She talked to me personally about weight loss. I’d follow her anywhere; recommend her to everyone! I’m 75, my family says, Mama, now we have more time together.” ~ FLOR F.

“You have made such a difference in my journey and my life. What you’ve helped me to see within myself will never be forgotten.” ~ JAIN

“You are the best doctor ever! I’m so grateful to you for setting me on the road to good health!” ~ CHRIS P.

“Healing people by looking at their entire picture is the true power of medicine and you have that in spades. Thank you, thank you!” ~ STEPHAN G.


We look forward to meeting you!

Call 480-571-1000 to schedule your visit, or fill out the form below and a team member will contact you within 1 business day to answer your questions.  Activated Health & Wellness offers a FREE consultation with our Patient Coordinator.  If you’re interested, call our office today.

    This or that? Stairs vs. elevator. Walk vs. drive. Take the long way, enjoy the view – #activatestrength #activatelife

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    Taking a moment to say thank you to each of you for supporting our practice, trusting us with your care, and for sharing your personal stories with friends and family. Thank you, we’re grateful today and every day.


    So many times, we’re running here and there – carting the kids off to soccer, ballet, dance, shopping, you name it – we spend a lot of time “running around”. Instead of stopping at the drive-thru for a quick supper, put a couple of pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts on the grill – just about 6-8 minutes per side. While that’s cooking, rinse off some sugar plum tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, balsamic and season with salt & pepper. It’s a quick high protein meal you can serve in less than 30 minutes!

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    Happy Friday! Just in case you missed it from Facebook live, here's our #wellnesswednesday segment from this week. Topic: #hormones (for all!)

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    We offer injectables for both men and women that will help reduce the signs of aging such as fine lines and weakened skin elasticity. Ask about our services and schedule with a certified provider.

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    Oh, how we love pumpkin! Pumpkin is a squash and while it can be seasoned sweetly for pies, ice cream (oh yes, we did) and bread, pumpkin can also be paired with savory herbs and spices to create purees, soups, chili, and even simply sauteed in olive oil to serve with hummus, toasted pumpkin seeds in muesli, granola, and yogurt!

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    Thrilled to recognize our own nurse practitioner rock stars Becky Goodson and Stephanie Kotsur. Happy National Nurse Practitioners Week! We are so grateful for your valuable contribution to #healthcare. #nurses #nursingjobs #nursesrock #nursesrule #nursesweek2022 ...

    To our veterans, we thank you for your service. Your dedicated and bravery is appreciated.


    Today we are celebrating our favorite staff Veteran! Thank you for your service to your country, Renee. We love you and are honored to work alongside you. Enjoy your day! 🇺🇸

    Thank you to all of the Veterans who have served. You are valued, appreciated and loved! 🇺🇸

    Happy #wellnesswednesday everyone! Most people will gain 12-15 pounds over the next 8 weeks! Let's get behind #nogainnovember! ...

    Do you ever have chia seeds? Chia seed consumption may offer health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and improving digestive health. However, certain individuals may experience side effects if they eat large quantities of chia seeds, including those with diabetes, high blood pressure, and allergies.

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    Exercise – for someone who has not exercised consistently the idea of “doing something” can feel daunting. How to begin, and what to do has a lot to do with changing your mind first – deciding to exercise. After that, just begin where you are. Start out with a consistent 20 minutes a day a few times a week and build from there. Find a partner to commit with you!

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    #WellnessWednesday - introducing our newest team member! Meet Stephanie Kotsur, FNP-C.


    Autumn is here, and it represents the preservation of life and its essential necessities. What a simple concept, yet so powerful and easily applicable to everyday life. Life’s essentials? Love, sustenance, health.

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    We’re so pleased to welcome Tammy Wick to our Activated Health & Wellness family. Tammy is an Arizona native – she grew up in the north valley before laying down roots in our Gilbert community. Look at that smile! She’s a wonderful addition as office manager, we’re looking forward to working with Tammy and hope you’ll stop by her office next time you’re in to say hello!

    Welcome Tammy! We’re so happy you’re here!

    #activated #activatehealth #integratedcare #bosslady

    Welcome to #wellnesswednesday - today Dr. Rodarte is talking about a simple test of longevity. It measures your motor strength, flexibility, coordination, how your motor neurons are "firing" - check it out and then try it!

    #sittostand #activatestrength #activatehealth #Activated #activatelife

    We're so pleased to welcome Stephanie Kotsur, NP to the Activated Health & Wellness family. Before becoming a nurse, Stephanie worked as personal trainer and discovered her passion for health and wellness. She loves helping others to #activatehealth by achieving fitness goals and good nutrition, and that is how her journey to become a nurse practitioner began!

    Next time you're in, say hello to Stephanie! Stephanie, welcome to the team!

    #nursesrule #integratedcare #wholepersoncare #activatelife

    You’ve heard Dr. Rodarte talk about it before – peanut butter, or really any nut butter. Just make sure it’s pure – no additives, no sugars or preservatives. Nut butter makes for a delicious late afternoon craving buster. Do you like peanut butter?

    #activatelife #activatehealth #weightloss #medicalweightloss #heartdisease #obesity #diabetes #integratedcare #gilberttopdoc

    Happy #wellnesswednesday! Just saying that makes me smile - and perfect timing. This week we celebrated National Smile Day - what makes you smile?

    #integratedcare #smile #smiling #activatelife

    Today we said goodbye to our practice manager, Rebecca Reinhardt. Rebecca started with the practice on day one. We will forever be grateful for her leadership and dedication. We are a better practice because of her daily input. She has an amazing opportunity and we are so excited to see her continue to grow and lead with her next endeavor. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU, Rebecca! We are blessed that she will continue to stay on board in a limited part time consulting role.

    Please leave a comment below as we bid her a safe and healthy future with her new endeavor.

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