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

Chijioke Soribe, MD

Education: James H. Quillen College of Medicine Clinic: Maryvale I didn’t always know I wanted to go into healthcare. When I got to college, my interest in health and wellness really developed organically. My sister is also a doctor here at Mountain Park, so I’ve been familiar with the organization for a while and her happiness and the mission here … Read More

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

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

Tiffany Simpson-Vassall, NP

Board CertifiedEducationArizona State UniversityClinicTempeGrowing 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 Park, and then … Read More

Hoda Mohamed, WHNP

Education: San Diego University Clinic: Gateway 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 a career in medicine. I used to practice as a midwife in Texas, and I … Read More

Shauna Smith, WHNP

Education: Arizona State University Clinic: Maryvale 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 … Read More