Laura Mercer, MD

Education: University of Arizona, College of Medicine Clinic: Baseline I have always loved science and math and solving problems. I also love helping people and healthcare is a perfect combination of science and serving others. I was drawn to Mountain Park because of its mission to serve the whole community and really be a partner for our patients. No one … Read More

Renee Howard, NP

Education: University of Cincinnati Clinic: Baseline I knew I wanted to be in the medical field after a summer internship at a hospital when I was in high school. I love the integrated healthcare model here at Mountain Park. We get to focus on the patient as a whole. Everyone deserves amazing healthcare and a provider who listens and is … Read More

Kristin Stark, NP

Education:  Clinic: Baseline

Karen Martinot, DNP, WHNP, IBCLC

Education: Arizona State University Clinic: Maryvale From a young age, I was interested in science and helping people and I knew working in healthcare would be the perfect fit for me. My nursing background taught me the importance of care for patients as a whole and because of that, I was really drawn to Mountain Park and the integrated healthcare … Read More

Philsy Jaison, DNP

Education: Arizona State University Clinic: Baseline I got into the medical field because I wanted to help people and what better way than through healthcare? I was really attracted to Mountain Park because of our mission to care for those who need us most. I believe that prevention is better than any cure when it comes to a person’s health. … Read More

Cherriee DeShong, WHNP

Board Certified Education: University of Cincinnati Clinic: Maryvale

Bobby Mickens, NP

Education: University of Missouri Clinic: Baseline Healthcare is in my blood. I was 5 years old when my dad was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He called me his “little nurse” and I took that job very seriously. Not only did the title stick, but it also became the driving force behind my career. After a long battle, In which … Read More

Kara Larter, NP

Education: Arizona State University Clinic: Maryvale Growing up, my mom suffered from multiple chronic illnesses and my brother had an autoimmune disease, so I learned a lot about health and wellness from a young age. That experience is what made me want to go into healthcare. I did some clinical work at Mountain Park when I was in school and … Read More

Alice Baluha, WHNP

Women’s Health Lead Nurse Practitioner  Board Certified Education Frontier Nursing University Clinic Baseline I love books, so when I was little, I wanted to be a librarian. But when I was 19, I had my first child, and the nurse who worked with me was the most amazing person I’d ever met. That’s when I decided to become a nurse. … Read More

Monique Lin, MD

Board CertifiedOB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine Education: Albany Medical College Clinic: Baseline Growing up in Brazil I saw a lot of poverty and how much people struggled to have so little. It was a huge motivator in why I decided to go into medicine. During my time in school, I went through many specialty rotations. No matter how hard I … Read More