Jake Barnard, DO

Growing up, all I wanted to do was play ball. All through school I played football, baseball, and basketball. I still really enjoy sports and play any time I have a chance. When I went to ASU, I ended up working at a pediatric clinic. That’s when I really got interested in medicine. I realized how much I enjoyed helping … Read More

Chika Ugorji, MD

Board Certified Even though I was born in Connecticut, I mostly grew up in Nigeria. Both of my parents are Nigerian. Before moving to Arizona, I lived and worked in New York and Florida. My mom is a doctor and experiencing my mom at work encouraged me to become a doctor too. Being Nigerian and American helps me to understand … Read More

Dale Manzoeillo, NP

Board Certified  I have been a Registered Nurse for a long time and a Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years.  It was actually my children’s pediatrician who encouraged me to become a nurse practitioner.  Before attending Rush University I studied Dance Therapy at Columbia College in Chicago.  In Chicago I worked  as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for the National Health … Read More

Camber Mertz, MD

Board Certified Growing up in Chico, California, I always knew I wanted to be a pediatrician because I love taking care of kids and I’ve always thought healthcare was interesting. I am now married and have a daughter. I’m at Mountain Park because I want to be able to take care of people that might not otherwise have access to affordable, quality … Read More

Cindy Duke, MD

I have always loved math and science.  My father became seriously ill during my teenage years and this adverse event made me realize the importance of learning medical science so that I can help my family and others. Working with children has always been the most enjoyable and rewarding moments of my life, so it’s not surprising I would become … Read More