John Harpenau, MD
Loyola University of Chicago
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
I used to want to be a firefighter, but a career in healthcare always interested me as well. I wanted to be in a position where I was able to make my own decisions. I also wanted the ability to connect with people on a personal level. The patients at Mountain Park are great. They appreciate the fact that someone cares about them and to me that is so rewarding. I’ve been with Mountain Park for a total of about 17 years and have worked in all of the clinics. The staff is mission-driven, and I love working with everyone here. I like to treat people the way I would want to be treated. I treat my patients as if they were my family.
I’m an avid motorcycle trail rider. I also love golf and definitely consider myself a foodie. I love all types of Asian food, but my favorite restaurant in Phoenix is Richardson’s. It wasn’t on purpose, but all of the schools I attended were named Loyola.