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: Georgetown University Clinic: Baseline I feel like healthcare chose me more than I chose it. When I was little, I would always carry around band-aids from the Zebra gum packages to help my friends whenever they got hurt. I’ve always been very community orientated and it’s that atmosphere here at Mountain Park that drew me in. Working in high … 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

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

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

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

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