Nailah Cooper, MD

EducationUniversity of New Mexico, School of Medicine ResidencyLoma Linda University ClinicMaryvale I grew up in an urban neighborhood in Oklahoma City. As a child I wanted to be both a doctor and a pilot – a flying doctor. It’s the mystery of medicine paired with being able to help people that really kept me interested in pursuing a career in … Read More

Richa Sood, MD

Board Certified EducationKasturba Medical College ResidencyUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine ClinicMaryvale As a pediatrician, it’s a delight to watch children grow, and deeply rewarding to walk with families as they mature. I enjoy working at Mountain Park because everyone here loves what they do and patient care is their first priority. I’ve lived in Phoenix for more than 10 … Read More

Michelle Byers, NP

When I was little I wanted to be a veterinarian, because I have always loved and cared for animals. I went into pediatric healthcare because I enjoy caring for children. I think children are so resilient and honest, and it is wonderful being able to help them develop into healthy adults. I love Mountain Park because they really care about … Read More

William Van Arsdell, MD

Board Certified My ancestors immigrated to Ohio, and after growing up in Columbus, my parents and I were the first American generations in my family to leave the state. I always wanted to be a physician because I wanted to be able to provide medical care to the people who really needed it. The personal reward of working directly with … Read More

Sangeeta Manuel, MD

Board Certified My childhood years were spent in Kuwait. My interest in the field of Pediatrics developed when I worked as a junior pediatric resident in India. After completing my residency in pediatrics I worked as a hospitalist at The University of New Mexico Hospital until I moved to Phoenix. I enjoy working at Mountain Park due to the diversity … Read More

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

Shauna Wong, MD

Board Certified EducationSaba University ResidencyEast Carolina University, Vidant Medical Center ClinicGateway When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher so I could be around kids and positively impact their future. I decided to become a physician so I could be paid to learn, help others, and understand why urine is yellow! I joined Mountain Park with my husband … 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