Philsy Jaison, DNP

I believe that prevention is better than any cure when it comes to a person’s health. A trusting relationship is the key to managing any condition, so I want my patients to be comfortable being open and honest with me. I will always listen to them and make sure they fully understand their condition and how we’re going to treat … Read More

Cherriee DeShong, WHNP

Board Certified I have always had an interest in medicine. I was born with a cleft lip/palate and, when I was 15 years old, I had surgery. I remember how the nurses treated me and I was left with a lasting impression, knowing that one day I would want to pursue a similar career path. While I was in school, … Read More

Tiffany Simpson-Vassall, NP

Board Certified EducationArizona State University ClinicTempe Growing up in Tucson, I wanted to be a nurse, because my mom is a nurse. I went to nursing school and did some work in the Women’s Health Department. After a few years, I decided to be a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health. When I was a student, I did my internship here at Mountain … Read More

John Harpenau, MD

Board Certified EducationLoyola University of Chicago ResidencyGood Samaritan Regional Medical Center ClinicGateway 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 … Read More

Monique Lin, MD

Board CertifiedOB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine EducationAlbany Medical College, 2000University of Alabama at Birmingham, Masters of Science in Public Health, 2007 ResidencyBanner University Medical Center- Phoenix, 2004 FellowshipUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007 ClinicBaseline Growing up in Brazil I saw a lot of poverty and how much people struggled having so little. It was a huge motivator in why I … Read More

Neil Trachtenberg, MD

Board Certified I come from all over the place! I was born in Zimbabwe, then I went to Israel, then to South Africa, and in the 70s I came to and stayed in Phoenix. I had a magical attraction to medicine, mostly because I wanted to figure out how things worked. Taking care of patients and people is important to … Read More

Shauna Smith, WHNP

Board Certified I grew up in Orange County, CA and Sheridan, WY. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two children, as well as a miniature pinscher named Kevin. As a child I wanted to either be an Olympic Track & Field athlete or a nurse. The dream of competing in the Olympics brought me to the University … Read More

Courtney Domingo, WHNP

EducationUniversity of CincinnatiArizona State University ClinicTempe As a child I always wanted to be a bus driver. I’m not sure the moment I decided I wanted to go into healthcare, but I know that I was attracted to it because I have a passion for helping people and enjoy the problem solving aspect of medicine. I love Mountain Park because … Read More

Hoda Mohamed, WHNP

EducationSan Diego State UniversityGeorgetown University ClinicBaseline Growing up in Somalia, I always wanted to be a teacher. I learned a lot from my teachers, always loved to read and wanted to help others. I have always enjoyed taking care of people, which brought me to the career in medicine. I used to practice as a midwife in Texas, and I … Read More