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

Alice Baluha, WHNP

Women’s Health Lead Nurse Practitioner  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. I like working in public health, and after … Read More

Marneece Williams, MD

Board Certified Growing up in the Bahamas, I was one of four girls and for as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a women’s healthcare provider. When I was just 11 years old, my mom got sick after giving birth and had to go to the hospital. We didn’t know it at the time but it was … 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

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