Celine Upton, DMD

Board Certified University of Arizona I grew up in Phoenix and always wanted to be an astronaut. I like working with people and being a healthy person. Working in dental gives me more time with our patients. The locations at Mountain Park are great and I feel like I can really make a difference here. The integrated health model allows … Read More

Stephen Glaze, DMD

Board Certified EducationA.T. Still UniversityArizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health ClinicBaseline I have lived in Phoenix pretty much my whole life.  My Dad was in the Air Force, so we spent three years in England when I was a child.  My Mom and Dad worked hard to instill a sense of community in both my older sister and I … Read More

Patricia Cordova, RDH

I am an Arizona native. I attended Phoenix College and thencontinued my education at NAU. My great experience as a dental and ortho patient inspired me to pursue a career in the field. I enjoy my profession because it focuses so much on education and preventive care. I love when patients are involved in their oral care and encourage them … Read More

Leah Tekle, DMD

When I was growing up, I remember how good my dentist was and I always thought dentistry was really interesting. Not many kids, or even adults enjoy going to the dentist and I always wanted to change that mindset. Getting to know patients and working with people is what made me interested in healthcare, I wanted to have an open … Read More

D.Christia Bridges-Jones, NP

Education Arizona State University  Clinic Tempe I’ve always wanted to make a difference in the world and I saw how a lack of healthcare affected my family so I decided to go into medicine. I used to work for the Arizona Department of Health Services and dealt a lot with Mountain Park so I knew I wanted to come here. … Read More

Katie Bear, NP

When I was a teenager my grandma got breast cancer and she had nurses who cared for her. I really admired their passion and that is when I knew I wanted to get into healthcare. I first found out about Mountain Park when I was doing my rotations in school. I fell in love with the clinic and asked to … Read More

Tamara Sumler, FNP

Board Certified EducationGrand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, AZ ClinicBaseline I grew up here in Phoenix with my family, most of whom are Phoenix natives. I knew I wanted to be in healthcare when I was little, and pursued it because I absolutely love helping people. I love the atmosphere, services and nice people here at Mountain Park. In my free time, I love … Read More

Marissa Dugan-Bingham, NP

EducationConcordia University of Wisconsin ClinicBaseline Both of my parents are nurses, so I grew up very curious about medicine and health. I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field. When I finished my nursing degree, I knew that I wanted to further my education and become a Nurse Practitioner. Mountain Park attracted me because it serves the … Read More

Cheng Zhong, MD

Board Certified Growing up I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to be, but my mom was a doctor, so I was pretty familiar with that environment. In grad school I decided to be part of the medical field, because I enjoy talking to people, I’m a very friendly, happy person, and I like to help others. After my residency, … Read More