Our Providers: Phoenix Family Medical Clinic
Dr. Napoleon Ortiz, M.D.
Locations: Phoenix, Indian School, Laveen
Attended college at University of California at Berkley, and New Mexico State he graduated with a Bachelor of University Studies in Math and Bio Chemistry. After college he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 4 years as well as the U.S. Peace Corps for 3 years. He then attended Medical school in Albuquerque, at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Dr. Ortiz finished his residency program at the University of New Mexico Medical Center and was Board Certified in Family Medicine in 1978. He practiced medicine in Albuquerque until 1984 when he moved his family to Arizona and since then has been practicing in the Phoenix area. Dr. Ortiz has been promoting quality healthcare and in our community for several years and is committed to life-long wellness.
Dr. James Evans, MD, FACP, CHCQM
Locations: Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Surprise, Laveen
Dr. Evans attended Medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then completed residency at Columbia in New York city. Dr. Evans specializes in Internal Medicine. Dr. Evans has numerous years of experience working in clinics and a variety of hospitals in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Evans is double Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Health Care Quality Management. Dr. Evans is a designated Fellow in the American College of Physicians. In his free time he stays physically fit by training in brazilian jiu jitsu and also enjoys golfing.
Dr. Jeanette Cruz, MD
Locations: Surprise, Phoenix, Laveen
Dr. Cruz attended Medical School at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Netherlands Antilles with her residency at St. Josephs Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix AZ.
Dr. Cruz is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her vast experience includes family medicine in various settings including community centers, Urgent Care and Private practice clinics.
Nathan Payne, PA-C
Nathan completed his BS in exercise Science from Brigham Young University and his MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia University.
Nathan has years of experience in preventive care, disease management, well women exams, geriatrics and pediatrics.
His special interest is in pediatrics. He lives in the East Valley with his wife and kids.
Amanda Abrams Gunn, MBS, MSPA, PA-C
Amanda Gunn graduated from South University-Savannah with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant.
She also has a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University Glendale.
She has experience with diabetes research and a passion for diabetes management in the clinical setting. Amanda is an Arizona native and loves everything about the desert. She loves to hike and spend time with her family and friends on her free time.
Russell Robinson, PA-C
Locations: Surprise, Indian School
Russell graduated with his MS in Physician Assistant studies from Philadelphia University and his BS in Biology from Dixie State University.
He specializes in family medicine with an emphasis in preventative care and disease management, and enjoys the opportunity to treat patients of all ages.
He loves to play basketball, collect sneakers, go camping, and spend time with his wife and two beautiful girls.
Chelsea Welsh, RN-BSN, MSN, FNP-C
Locations: Laveen, Surprise, Phoenix
Chelsea graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for 5 years rotating between the emergency department, intensive care unit, medical-surgical floor, and telemetry floor. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner from Grand Canyon University. She enjoys the variety of working with pediatrics, adults, and geriatric patients with a big emphasis in preventative care.
When Chelsea isn't working she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, friends, and little yorkie-poodle doggy. She enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling.
Joyce Kim, FNP-C
Locations: Surprise, Indian School
Joyce became a nurse in 2001. Prior to joining Phoenix Family Medical Clinic, she worked at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona, as a Registered Nurse. She has a patient-centered caring mind and a respect for cultural diversities.
She completed her Master of Science degree in the Nursing and Family nurse Practitioner program at University of Phoenix in 2015. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner, a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and also a member of American Nurse Association (ANA).
She is married and has one son and two daughters. She enjoys watching movies and traveling with her family in her spare time.
Victoria Bowers, MSN, ARPN, FNP-C
Victoria completed her post-masters Family Nurse Practitioner studies at Grand Canyon University with a Masters in Nursing Education. She worked as an RN at Banner Thunderbird in the ER while obtaining her degrees.
She is passionate about preventive care and patient education. Victoria is Board certified and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
She and her husband live in West Valley where they enjoy racing (trail, cycling and triathlons) and watching local sports teams.
Jaimie Branning, PA-C
Locations: Indian School
Jaimie Branning graduated from A.T. Still University with her MS in Physician Assistant studies. She is excited to treat patients with her whole person health care approach including kids, adults and seniors.
Jaimie currently lives in the East Valley and enjoys spending time with her family, husband and two dogs.
Jennifer Withee, FNP
Locations: Phoenix, Indian School
Jennifer is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) who specializes in Family Medicine. She graduated with a Master's Degree from Grand Canyon University in August 2013 and is certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She has experience with pediatrics, geriatrics, women's health, and general adult populations. Her special interests are in diabetes management, depression/anxiety, and gynecology.
Before becoming an NP, Jennifer worked as a registered nurse (RN) at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.
Jennifer has lived in AZ since the early 90s, when her family was stationed at Luke Air Force Base. She enjoys continuing her education through various lectures and conferences, traveling, working out, and spending time with her family.
Brian Jensen, PA-C
Brian is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he moved out to Arizona in 2010 and graduated from Midwestern University-Glendale in 2012 with a Masters in Physician Assistant studies. Brian also holds a Masters in Public Health from West Virginia University, and as such, he places a high value on preventative medicine, thus thwarting a disease from occurring in the first place.
Brian's interests in medicine are in the fields of endocrinology (diabetes, thyroid conditions, etc.), as well as rheumatology and infectious diseases. He also views the provider-patient relationship as crucial; therefore he always encourages the patient to ask as many questions as possible so that they leave the office with a perfect understanding of the subsequent treatment plan. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, gardening, motocross, and spending time with his family.
Lilian Laimo, FNP-BC
Lilian received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from University of Phoenix and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, (ANCC).
Her interest in care of the family was nursed at a tender age and has progressed through her years of nursing. Lilian's choice of profession gives her satisfaction and purpose. She feels honored and privileged to serve people of all ages and in all aspects of preventive health.
She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Lilian takes genuine pleasure in educating her patients and family about their care and providing preventive care. Lilian is married and has three kids, in her spare time, she enjoys cooking, taking pictures, dressing up, and family time. She is working on expanding her professional knowledge and practice through further studies in mental health.
Jennifer Stern, PA-C
Jennifer received her BS in Nursing in 1997 from Arizona State University. She worked as registered nurse for twelve years. In 2009, Jennifer obtained her MS in Physician Assistant from A.T. Still University. Jennifer has worked worked in various roles in primary care and orthopedics. She specialized in Sports Medicine and knee and joint conditions.
Hanne Matero, PA-C
Locations: Indian School
Hanne received her BS in Biology from Oakland University in Michigan and her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Phoenix. Hanne specializes in Family Practice for all ages and loves seeing kids. Her interests include endocrinology and gastroenterology with attention to control of diabetes in patients.
She also performs minor procedures in clinic like joint injections, toe nail removal, wound care, abcess etc. She is BLS and ACLS certified and lives with her husband and kids in Scottsdale.