Walk-In Clinic Physicians in Phoenix, AZ | Phoenix Family Medical Clinic
Meet our family physicians serving our clinics throughout Phoenix, AZ
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.
Dr Jason Gittman, MD
Locations: Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Surprise, Laveen
Dr Gittman is an experienced clinician who has practiced in a number of specialized areas of medicine. These include practicing as a pulmonary/critical care specialist, hospitalist, emergency physician, pain management provider, and general internist/primary care physician. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Pulmonary Diseases, Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Chest Physicians and Member of the American College of Physicians.
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.
Elena Ivanova, FNP-C
Elena received her BS in Psychology from Arizona State University, her Ms in Counseling from University of Phoenix and her MS in Nursing/ Family Nurse Practitioner from Grand Canyon University. She worked for a number of years as a Therapist, Care Manager and Registered Nurse helping patients with their healthcare needs. Elena now works primarily in primary care treating and diagnosing patients of all ages. She has special interest in pediatric and women's health.
Samantha Hawes, PA-C
Samantha is a native of Arizona and attended the University of Arizona, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She went on to complete her medical education at South University in Savannah, Georgia, graduating with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Samantha enjoys working with patients across all lifespans and is passionate about preventative health and a holistic approach to patient care. In her free time Samantha loves to travel, stay active, and spend time with her friends and family.
Kathy Nafisi, FNP
Kathy is a family nurse practitioner, Board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioner. Kath earned her Master of science in Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Kathy began her Career in 2001 and has been Family Nurse Practitioner since 2018. Her previous experience and specialty includes obstetrics, women's health, and newborn care. Kathy is qualified to diagnose and treat wide array of health conditions across the entire life span. Kathy practice philosophy is focusing on holistic and patients centered care. Kathy philosophy is emphasizing on the importance of collaborative relationship between provider and the patient while shared decision making is the goal to achieve the best and safest outcome.
Vickey Taylor, FNP-BC
Vickey completed a double Masters Degree program in Leadership in Nursing and Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner from Grand Canyon University. Vickey brings 13 years of nursing experience in Cardio vascular ICU. Vickey believes in providing collaborative holistic care to her patients.
Mariah Campoy BSNS, MSPAS, PA-C
Mariah Campoy is an Arizona-Native and Nutritionist who graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to earning her Masters Degree she received a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences with minors in Psychology and Biochemistry from the University of Arizona. She has a passion for nutrition and incorporates her nutrition knowledge into her patient care. In her free time she tutors and mentors college students, enjoys camping and hiking, and spends lots of time with her family and friends.
Emily Ray, PA-C
Emily Ray graduated from A.T. Still University with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Bachelor’s in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Emily worked as an Anesthesia Tech. She is a certified Respite and Habilitation worker and has a passion for working with kids with special needs. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and volunteering as a cheer coach. Emily enjoys working with patients of all ages and is happy to help you with any of your medical needs!
Mareesa Plaisimond, PA-C
Mareesa completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and then earned her Master of Science at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Ms. Plaisimond is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants. In her free time, she enjoys travel, spending time with her family and outdoor activities. Ms. Plaisimond is also fluent in Haitian-Creole.
Mike Dobbins, MPAS, PA-C
Mike grew up in Mesa, Arizona and has worked in various hospital settings around the valley since 2006. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science before heading to Loma Linda University to attend their Physician Assistant program, where he received a Masters degree. Prior to PA school, he obtained his EMT certification and worked in an emergency department with Banner Health for 8 years. During his free time he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
Ashley Ortiz, PA-C
Ashley completed her MS in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University. She has a background in clinical research, pediatric surgery, geriatric home health, and urgent care medicine. She practices evidence-based medicine while collaborating with patients and families to provide the best healthcare plan for the individual. Outside of work, you can find Ashley practicing yoga, walking her dog, and camping in the wilderness with her family and friends.
Matthew Brett Schachterle, PA-C
Brett Schachterle graduated with his Master of Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Prior to PA school, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree studying microbiology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Brett has worked in geriatrics, oncology, and researching immunology and infectious disease. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
Jury Lee, FNP-C
Jury got her BSN degree from Grand Canyon University in 2011 and started her career as RN in 2012 at the Westvalley Hospital. She moved to the Valleywise health in 2014 and started her FNP study in 2018 at the University of Phoenix. She received her MSN degree and certification from the American Association of Nurse Practitioner. She brings a variety of experience in direct patient healthcare in various setting including hospitals, clinics and as a travel nurse in California taking care of Covid19 patients.
Oluwayemisi "Yemi" Okon, MSN, FNP-BC
Yemi has her BS in Microbiology along with her BS in Nursing from Brookline College and completed her MS in Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain University. Yemi is Double board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She brings extensive experience in acute care primarily in cardiovascular health and in primary care. Her special interest is in Family practice (Pediatric through Geriatric).