At Mesquite Pediatrics, our team of pediatricians offers comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents. Conveniently located in central Tucson, our courteous and knowledgeable staff works hard from first contact to make every visit to our office positive.
Whether it's your child's first visit to our office or just a routine well–child checkup, we strive to make sure you and your child are always comfortable and informed. We take the time to talk with parents to help you understand your child's needs, and we equip you with the knowledge necessary for promoting a lifetime of optimal health and wellness. Our pediatricians offer a full-range of care including newborn care, well-child visits, mental health screenings, sick visits and immunizations.
To help you get acquainted with our practice, we have provided the important information you need on our website. Please browse these pages to learn more about our doctors, services, office details, commonly asked questions, and new patient forms.
The pediatricians at Mesquite Pediatrics believe exceptional care is obtained when there is an ongoing relationship between the doctor and the patient. We want to be lifelong partners in your child's health. We achieve this goal by listening to your questions and concerns and educating you on promoting a healthy lifestyle for the entire family.
When you choose Mesquite Pediatrics, you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, compassionate doctors who have dedicated their careers to child–focused health care. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or concerns. Our pediatricians and staff look forward to meeting you and your family.
It's been a pretty heavy flu season and it may continue through the spring. We still have flu vaccines available and recommend them even this late in the season. We provide flu vaccine for patients and also parents. COVID vaccines are also available for both patients and parents. Click on our Flu and COVID vaccines page for more information or call us to schedule.
If the links to the patient portal on this page keep going to our old portal (Intelichart), it's probably because your device has an old version saved in its cache. If you clear your cache, that should fix the problem. Or you can click here: New Portal
Formula shortage - are you struggling to find a formula for your baby? Specialty formulas are complicated to find. Click HERE to download a cheat sheet that shows different categories of formulas and which formulas can be used as substitutes if you can't find the formula your baby usually takes.
Testing - We have rapid COVID-19 tests available at our office. We do not test people who are not our patients and cannot test parents. See our COVID-19 rapid test page for more information. To get a test, your child will first have an appointment with the doctor, who will determine if testing is appropriate.
Isolation and Quarantine - we've written a handout to help people navigate this often confusing subject. Click HERE to download it. More information is available on the CDC website at their CDC Isolation and Quarantine page.
For more information about Coronavirus, check out our Coronavirus page.
What else is new?
TELEMEDICINE - click the link if you have a scheduled telemedicine appointment during the week or if you've been instructed by the doctor on call after hours to log in to the weekend waiting room
Check out Our Blog, where we will provide updates as they occur
New financial policy for phone calls and portal messages
I was born near Detroit, Michigan, which I always say is a good place to be FROM (I'm very happy now to be living in Tucson, instead). I went to undergraduate school at the University of Michigan, mostly because it was where all my friends were going and I didn't want to fill out any more college applications. For medical school, I did a little more searching and interviewing and ended up at Washington University in St. Louis. I enjoyed St. Louis but, though it's both south and west of Detroit, it still wasn't what I had in mind. When I finished medical school, I interviewed throughout the West and chose to do my residency here in Tucson, at the University of Arizona. I fell in love with Tucson during those three years and decided to make it my permanent home.
Rumor has it that there are not many native Tucsonans but I am one of them. I live in the neighborhood where I grew up, less than a mile from Mesquite Pediatrics. My dad would often quip about life in Tucson as 'another day in paradise' and I share his view. I never tire of the view of the Catalinas and cannot imagine shoveling snow on a regular basis.
I am proud to be a native Arizonan, born in Phoenix and raised in the scenic locale of Cave Creek, Arizona. I moved to Tucson in 1999 to pursue my undergraduate degree in Physiology at The University of Arizona. Falling in love with Tucson during my undergraduate years (as well as my husband, Nick), I’ve permanently settled in this beautiful city. As a die hard Arizona Wildcat, I was thrilled to be able to complete my medical school training, Pediatric Residency, and a year as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at The University of Arizona (Go Cats!).