CCHCI LEADERSHIP AND THEIR STORIES

Daniel A. Driscoll, MD PhD FAAP
Director of Revenue Cycle, Community Pediatrician

Daniel A. Driscoll, MD PhD FAAP

Director of Revenue Cycle, Community Pediatrician

Finance Department

Health care delivery to all improves lives, futures, and creates opportunities for whole communities to reach their potential and widen their horizons.

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Randal Christensen, MD, MPH
Chief Clinical Information Officer, Pediatrician

Randal Christensen, MD, MPH

Chief Clinical Information Officer, Pediatrician

Senior Leadership

I have had the pleasure of working in non-profits for the entirety of my professional career. From the start of my college experience to now I have seen the remarkable things that people can achieve when supported through organizations like CCHCI. Health For All means a chance to succeed, to grow, to have truly get a chance at health and well-being.

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Brianna Hillier, DMD
Director of Dental Services

Brianna Hillier, DMD

Director of Dental Services

Dental Department

The ability to provide health care should not be based on a financial incentive.  To be able to put a smile on patients’ faces is my personal measure of success.

Learn more about Brianna >
Jessica King, MBA
Chief of Staff

Jessica King, MBA

Chief of Staff

Administration Department

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because I trust in its continued focus on reducing health disparities by concentrating on preventative programs and staff development. I am passionate about providing quality care and strive to go above and beyond to meet the needs of the community we serve.

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Veronica Leon
Director of Human Resources

Veronica Leon

Director of Human Resources

Human Resources Department

Darlene Melk, MD FAAP
Chief Medical Officer

Darlene Melk, MD FAAP

Chief Medical Officer

Pediatric Department

I believe in community medicine.  In order to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive care to our patients, we need partners.  At CCHCI we have care coordination, nursing expertise, and administrative support to practice the kind of medicine that everyone deserves.

Learn more about Darlene >
Jonathan Melk, MD FAAP
Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Melk, MD FAAP

Chief Executive Officer

Administration Department

I believe that ALL people deserve access to excellent healthcare. I believe that what we do every single day at CCHCI is important and meaningful in ways beyond what words can even express. I believe that only through the diligence of teamwork can CCHCI be an exceptional organization. I am inspired and driven forward daily by the conviction and talent of my colleagues who believe the same.

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David Merrell, PharmD
Chief Operations Officer

David Merrell, PharmD

Chief Operations Officer

Administration Department

The vision of Chiricahua Community Health Centers is to provide "Health for all." I am excited to promote health management through dispensing medication, offering patient counseling, and ensuring appropriate therapeutic outcomes for all.

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Tamika Sullivan, MSW LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health

Tamika Sullivan, MSW LCSW

Director of Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Department

I believe in the mission of Chiricahua because in believe that good health care includes good mental health care as well. I know that Chiricahua is a place for me to be able to assist in providing that good mental health care and resources that will assist all people in living better and healthier lives.

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Dennis Walto, MA
Chief of External Affairs & Foundation Executive Director

Dennis Walto, MA

Chief of External Affairs & Foundation Executive Director

External Affairs Department

I love that at Chiricahua the mission of "Health for All" is not just spoken, but lived; I love that we go the extra mile to make sure access to our high quality health services are available wherever you live, learn or work; and finally we don't just talk about health for all, we deliver it!

Learn more about Dennis >
Gary “Mac” McPherran, BSBA
Director of Finance

Gary “Mac” McPherran, BSBA

Director of Finance

Administration Department

I believe in CCHCI’s mission because I know it makes a difference in everyday people’s lives. My community is healthier. I believe because I can see my family, friends, co-workers and neighbors living longer and better lives because of the quality healthcare provided to them regardless of their financial situation.

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STAFF BY SERVICE

Andrew W. Mayberry, MD FAAFP
Family Practice Physician

Andrew W. Mayberry, MD FAAFP

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

I'm a believer in healthy communities and health for all.

Learn more about Andrew >
Ariel Palter, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Ariel Palter, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Practice Medicine

I believe that being able to pursue anything in life all starts with a foundation of health. And having a strong foundation of health requires access to high quality, reliable, and affordable preventative and primary care. CCHCI's mission of Health For All and acceptance of all patients despite ability to pay allows any person the opportunity to build their foundation of health and this is something I want to be a part of.

Learn more about Ariel >
Bagambhrini “B” Gerace, MD
Family Practice Physician

Bagambhrini “B” Gerace, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Medicine Physician

The mission of CCHCI is founded on the absolute certainly that all individuals are worthwhile and important, regardless of their ability to pay, their background, their beliefs, their identification, or their path. Healthcare for all means my purpose every day is to try to make each person's experience a little easier in whatever way I am able. This positive and nurturing effect is compounded because every person who works at CCHCI is invested in this same principle to build a healthcare system around a community so that we are only doing well when our community is doing well.

Learn more about Bagambhrini >
Bart M. Diaz, DO
Family Medicine Physician

Bart M. Diaz, DO

Family Medicine Physician

Family Medicine Physician

Carlos Pacheco Cano, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician

Carlos Pacheco Cano, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in the work at CCHCI since I can continue with one of the Ideas from the Harrington Training Program which is to serve back our community with the highest level of care.

Learn more about Carlos >
Carter Mayberry, MD
Family Practice Physician

Carter Mayberry, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

I believe in Health For All because as a Christian, I strive to follow Christ's example and teachings in how I think about, speak about, speak to, and treat others. I strive to treat others as I would want to be treated. I strive to treat others with dignity and respect. I fall short, but those are my ideals. I have lived in several countries. I am fluent in Spanish. I hope I have developed greater compassion for people from many different backgrounds.

Learn more about Carter >
Chris Grassman, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Chris Grassman, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in the Chiricahua mission of Health for All and am excited to be able to serve the community where I live, work and play.

Learn more about Chris >
Christina Howton, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Christina Howton, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Department

I'm glad to be a part of an organization that takes care of their community like family.

Learn more about Christina >
Connie Herrera, MD
Family Medicine Physician

Connie Herrera, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Family Medicine

My interest in medicine first started when I was volunteering for a clinic that was strictly for those without insurance and mostly Spanish speaking patients. Since that time, I have felt deeply compelled to serve this population and so CCHCI fits that mission perfectly. Medicine is so complex and the socioeconomic difficulties of so many adds to this complexity and I am happy to help in this capacity while also working on the border, which has also been a goal of mine since starting my path in medicine.

Learn more about Connie >
Dia Madden, DNP, FNP-C
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Dia Madden, DNP, FNP-C

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because it helps make Cochise County a better and stronger place to live.  One of the foundations of a stronger community is access to health care.  Denying access to quality care to any member of a community hurts everyone.

Learn more about Dia >
Elizabeth Fabry, ANP-C
Adult Nurse Practitioner  

Elizabeth Fabry, ANP-C

Adult Nurse Practitioner  

Adult Medicine Department

I believe that quality and affordable healthcare should be available to anyone who wants it.  Community Health Centers help to make that possible.  Interacting with the interesting and varied people of Cochise County has helped me to grow both personally and professionally.

Learn more about Elizabeth >
Gustavo Durazo DNP, AGNP-C
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Gustavo Durazo DNP, AGNP-C

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in contributing to my community and those under served while managing health issues, reaching a healthy balance, and focusing on prevention. CCHCI is present throughout Cochise County, matching my belief in trying to reach all patients possible, despite their ability to pay.

Learn more about Gustavo >
Hadi Safavi, MD
Family Practice Physician

Hadi Safavi, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

I believe in "Health for All," as a goal, which is CCHCI's vision. I found myself surrounded by like-minded people, and colleagues, who care for patients and treat every individual like family members. CCHCI gets things accomplished with the patients at the center of all decisions.

Learn more about Hadi >
Jennifer Smith, MD
Internal Medicine Physician

Jennifer Smith, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in providing excellent healthcare to all and enjoy working in and serving the community in which I live.

Learn more about Jennifer >
Jessica Watters, MD, MPH
Family Practice Physician

Jessica Watters, MD, MPH

Family Practice Physician

Adult Medicine

I deeply believe that everyone should have access to quality, compassionate healthcare that they can afford, no matter their life situation. I am so excited to get to be part of the high-quality compassionate care that CCHCI is seeking to bring to Cochise county.

Learn more about Jessica >
Joshua Jean, MD
Family Practice Physician

Joshua Jean, MD

Family Practice Physician

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in Chiricahua's focus on bringing health to all people/communities. Different locations, staff, and providers all connected by desire to provide health to all populations.

Learn more about Joshua >
Karen Crockett, MD
Family Practice Physician

Karen Crockett, MD

Family Practice Physician

Adult Medicine Department

I believe that underserved communities should have the very best providers given that so few resources are available. To work in a private practice is a profession; to work for the underserved is a passion.

Learn more about Karen >
Karina Bechtold, DNP, FNP-BC
Supervisor of Advanced Practice - Adult and Family Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Karina Bechtold, DNP, FNP-BC

Supervisor of Advanced Practice - Adult and Family Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Pediatrics

I am proud to work at a community health center, where we don't focus on the patient's ability to pay and where we work as a team to bring the highest quality medical care to ALL patients. Everyone is welcomed and no one is turned away. I can’t help but feel great about the work we do at CCHCI!

Learn more about Karina >
Katrina Ventura-Morano, MD
Internal Medicine Physician

Katrina Ventura-Morano, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Adult Medicine Department

I believe that access to health care is a universal human right. I believe in Chiricahua's mission to provide health for all and am excited to be part of an organization that seeks to improve the health of the community, especially caring for the indigent.

Learn more about Katrina >
Mary Fairbanks, MD
Family Practice Physician

Mary Fairbanks, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

CCHCI puts the people first - in so many ways. It is so good to return to a place where the mission has value for individuals and the community!

Learn more about Mary >
Natalie Krumdieck, MD
Family Practice Physician

Natalie Krumdieck, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

I believe strongly that everyone should have access to high quality, affordable, and patient centered care. I am excited to work for an organization that shares and prioritizes these values.

Learn more about Natalie >
Nicole Baldenegro, MSN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Baldenegro, MSN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Medicine.

I believe in CCHCI's mission to care for patients with the goal of building healthy communities. I grew up in Douglas so i would love to be able to give back to the community that has given me so much.

Learn more about Nicole >
Tonya Johnson, DNP, FNP-C
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Tonya Johnson, DNP, FNP-C

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in the CCHCI mission of healing the whole person, where you're not just a number but a person. We help those in need and treat you as we would want to be treated.

Learn more about Tonya >
Victoria Ochoa, FNP-C, MSN
Family Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Ochoa, FNP-C, MSN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Medicine

I believe in helping people of this community and providing care for all, regardless of whether they can pay. I enjoy the teamwork that comes with CCHCI to meet the mission of providing health for all.

Learn more about Victoria >
Alexandra Zak, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, CLC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Vista Pediatrics Provider Representative

Alexandra Zak, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, CLC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Vista Pediatrics Provider Representative

Pediatric Department

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because we strive to bring health care to all and build a healthy community. To be able to join a team of such passionate providers who strive every day to bring high quality health care to their patients is a dream. Every child deserves a chance at a healthy life and the opportunity to build lifelong skills concerning their physical and mental health. I am so excited to be a resident of Cochise County and proud to serve its youngest residents.

Learn more about Alexandra >
Andrew W. Mayberry, MD FAAFP
Family Practice Physician

Andrew W. Mayberry, MD FAAFP

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

I'm a believer in healthy communities and health for all.

Learn more about Andrew >
Ariel Palter, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Ariel Palter, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Practice Medicine

I believe that being able to pursue anything in life all starts with a foundation of health. And having a strong foundation of health requires access to high quality, reliable, and affordable preventative and primary care. CCHCI's mission of Health For All and acceptance of all patients despite ability to pay allows any person the opportunity to build their foundation of health and this is something I want to be a part of.

Learn more about Ariel >
Bagambhrini “B” Gerace, MD
Family Practice Physician

Bagambhrini “B” Gerace, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Medicine Physician

The mission of CCHCI is founded on the absolute certainly that all individuals are worthwhile and important, regardless of their ability to pay, their background, their beliefs, their identification, or their path. Healthcare for all means my purpose every day is to try to make each person's experience a little easier in whatever way I am able. This positive and nurturing effect is compounded because every person who works at CCHCI is invested in this same principle to build a healthcare system around a community so that we are only doing well when our community is doing well.

Learn more about Bagambhrini >
Bekah Charry, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, CLC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Bekah Charry, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, CLC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Department

The mission of CCHCI aligns with my own goal of ensuring that all children in my community have access to healthcare and the ability to form habits that will lead to a full, healthy life! Every child deserves a chance, and CCHCI makes sure every child gets one. The part of our mission that speaks to me most is the statement about “building healthy communities”. True health and wellness reaches far beyond the physical body. Strong communities support healthy children! As a healthcare provider I believe that it is my duty to be an engaged member of my community and use my voice to advocate for my patients. I am excited to be a part of a team that strives to bring high-quality, comprehensive care to everyone in Cochise County regardless of their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

Learn more about Bekah >
Brittany Boegemann, PNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Brittany Boegemann, PNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pediatrics

Every child, regardless of family situation, deserves to have the tools to create a healthy life. Experiences in our childhood shape how we interact with others and how we view ourselves. I work for CCHCI so that I can provide my patient with some of the tools they need to have health - both medically and psycho-socially. Through our efforts today we can create a tomorrow where there is Health For All.

Learn more about Brittany >
Carter Mayberry, MD
Family Practice Physician

Carter Mayberry, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

I believe in Health For All because as a Christian, I strive to follow Christ's example and teachings in how I think about, speak about, speak to, and treat others. I strive to treat others as I would want to be treated. I strive to treat others with dignity and respect. I fall short, but those are my ideals. I have lived in several countries. I am fluent in Spanish. I hope I have developed greater compassion for people from many different backgrounds.

Learn more about Carter >
Christina Howton, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Christina Howton, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Department

I'm glad to be a part of an organization that takes care of their community like family.

Learn more about Christina >
Claudia Pleitez, MD FAAP
Pediatrician

Claudia Pleitez, MD FAAP

Pediatrician

Pediatric Department

I believe in the project and I like the community. I love that we are the patient's health care home for the community where we serve.

Learn more about Claudia >
Connie Herrera, MD
Family Medicine Physician

Connie Herrera, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Family Medicine

My interest in medicine first started when I was volunteering for a clinic that was strictly for those without insurance and mostly Spanish speaking patients. Since that time, I have felt deeply compelled to serve this population and so CCHCI fits that mission perfectly. Medicine is so complex and the socioeconomic difficulties of so many adds to this complexity and I am happy to help in this capacity while also working on the border, which has also been a goal of mine since starting my path in medicine.

Learn more about Connie >
Daniel A. Driscoll, MD PhD FAAP
Director of Revenue Cycle, Community Pediatrician

Daniel A. Driscoll, MD PhD FAAP

Director of Revenue Cycle, Community Pediatrician

Finance Department

Health care delivery to all improves lives, futures, and creates opportunities for whole communities to reach their potential and widen their horizons.

Learn more about Daniel >
Eduardo Marrero, MD FAAP
Directory of Community Medicine

Eduardo Marrero, MD FAAP

Directory of Community Medicine

Pediatric Department

I believe in the philosophy of CCHCI, they have an excellent team and bring high quality health care to anyone who needs it.

Learn more about Eduardo >
Eva Weintraub, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Eva Weintraub, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Department

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because providing high-quality primary care to all people is a critical step towards an equitable healthcare system. Equal access to primary care can help us create a more effective, efficient, and humane healthcare system. I enjoy being a part of a team striving to provide each patient with dignified care, with a focus on education, prevention, and the health of the community as a whole.

Learn more about Eva >
Hadi Safavi, MD
Family Practice Physician

Hadi Safavi, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

I believe in "Health for All," as a goal, which is CCHCI's vision. I found myself surrounded by like-minded people, and colleagues, who care for patients and treat every individual like family members. CCHCI gets things accomplished with the patients at the center of all decisions.

Learn more about Hadi >
Jeffrey Holzberg, MD MSc FAAP
Community Pediatrician

Jeffrey Holzberg, MD MSc FAAP

Community Pediatrician

Pediatric Department

In Line with the mission of Chiricahua, I believe in putting patients first and providing a high level of care, no matter who comes to the clinic's doorstep. Chiricahua also allows the opportunity to partner with the community outside of the clinic doors.

Learn more about Jeffrey >
Karina Bechtold, DNP, FNP-BC
Supervisor of Advanced Practice - Adult and Family Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Karina Bechtold, DNP, FNP-BC

Supervisor of Advanced Practice - Adult and Family Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Pediatrics

I am proud to work at a community health center, where we don't focus on the patient's ability to pay and where we work as a team to bring the highest quality medical care to ALL patients. Everyone is welcomed and no one is turned away. I can’t help but feel great about the work we do at CCHCI!

Learn more about Karina >
Kathleen Vedock, DO, IBCLC
Community Pediatrician

Kathleen Vedock, DO, IBCLC

Community Pediatrician

Pediatric Department

My goal is to get to know children and their care-takers, partnering with the entire family, working together to provide individualized, comprehensive care. Chiricahua allows me to practice this kind of medicine.

Learn more about Kathleen >
Kayla Percy, MSN, MPH, RN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adolescent and Reproductive Health Advocate

Kayla Percy, MSN, MPH, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adolescent and Reproductive Health Advocate

Pediatric Department

Chiricahua’s mission aligns with my values and goals as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Public Health advocate. Providing healthcare for all is essential. All children deserve affordable, competent care. The Chiricahua philosophy of combining individual and population health leads to true accessibility and is both inspiring and necessary. Chiricahua has found innovative ways to reach local communities and eliminate barriers to healthcare. I work at Chiricahua, because as we care for individuals, we focus on prevention, guidance and community level concerns. Here, we understand that children and adolescents have lives outside the exam room, and those concerns must also be addressed to provide the best possible care.

Learn more about Kayla >
Mai El Gasim, MD
Community Pediatrician, Provider Representative

Mai El Gasim, MD

Community Pediatrician, Provider Representative

Pediatric Department

I truly believe in "Health for All," every human being should have access to the best health care. I believe in a healthcare setting that first sees the human being and then the medicine.

Learn more about Mai >
Mary Fairbanks, MD
Family Practice Physician

Mary Fairbanks, MD

Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Department

CCHCI puts the people first - in so many ways. It is so good to return to a place where the mission has value for individuals and the community!

Learn more about Mary >
Rebecca Lamas, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Lamas, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Department

I believe in the mission of Chiricahua because I believe that in order to have a healthy community, all members must be given access to quality healthcare no matter their financial situation.

Learn more about Rebecca >
Tonya Johnson, DNP, FNP-C
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Tonya Johnson, DNP, FNP-C

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Adult Medicine Department

I believe in the CCHCI mission of healing the whole person, where you're not just a number but a person. We help those in need and treat you as we would want to be treated.

Learn more about Tonya >
Victoria Ochoa, FNP-C, MSN
Family Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Ochoa, FNP-C, MSN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Medicine

I believe in helping people of this community and providing care for all, regardless of whether they can pay. I enjoy the teamwork that comes with CCHCI to meet the mission of providing health for all.

Learn more about Victoria >
Yulemi Velazco, MD
Pediatrician

Yulemi Velazco, MD

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

I believe that healthcare is a basic human right and I want to provide care for those who have limited access. I am proud to work at a place like CCHCI, that truly strives to achieve its mission.

Learn more about Yulemi >
Brianna Hillier, DMD
Director of Dental Services

Brianna Hillier, DMD

Director of Dental Services

Dental Department

The ability to provide health care should not be based on a financial incentive.  To be able to put a smile on patients’ faces is my personal measure of success.

Learn more about Brianna >
Bristin Scharf, DMD
General Dentist

Bristin Scharf, DMD

General Dentist

Dental Department

I believe patients should be able to receive access to healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. I care about the well-being of others and believe they should not suffer with pain or illness when there is treatment available to resolve it.

Learn more about Bristin >
Dale Parry, DDS FAGD
General Dentist

Dale Parry, DDS FAGD

General Dentist

Dental Department

I believe in having the ability to focus on the patients’ needs without the concerns or pressures of a for-profit system.  Seeing the improved health, increased self-esteem, and gratitude from the patients, is a priceless reward.

Learn more about Dale >
Danielle Green, DMD
General Dentist

Danielle Green, DMD

General Dentist

Dental Department

I believe in the mission here at Chiricahua Community Health Center to bring the best dentistry to the people who need it most.

Learn more about Danielle >
Heidy H. Anway, RDH, APDH, AAS
Registered Dental Hygienist

Heidy H. Anway, RDH, APDH, AAS

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Department

As a resident of beautiful Cochise County, I believe that all of my friends, neighbors, and family deserve access to quality health care. I am privileged to be part of a team that provides such care. As we serve each patient, we will indeed build a healthier community.

Learn more about Heidy >
Julie Gamez, RDH AAS
Registered Dental Hygienist

Julie Gamez, RDH AAS

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Department

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because it truly is a “clinic with a heart.”  The care is provided with an enthusiasm and aspiration to really make a difference in the health and quality of life for all in our community.

Learn more about Julie >
Lisa Deese, DMD
General Dentist

Lisa Deese, DMD

General Dentist

Dental Department

I am passionate about providing quality and compassionate care to all patients, regardless of their background or financial situation. CCHCI's mission allows me to do just that.

Learn more about Lisa >
Ninive A. Quijada, RDH BSDH
Registered Dental Hygienist

Ninive A. Quijada, RDH BSDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Department

I believe in providing health care to the community. I strongly believe in education and the importance of health awareness; CCHCI strives for that and I am very happy to be able to be part of such a strong team. Working together we can raise health awareness to Cochise County and neighboring communities.

Learn more about Ninive >
Terri Kibler, RDH BSDH
Registered Dental Hygienist

Terri Kibler, RDH BSDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Department

I believe in providing efficient health care and constantly seeking ways to increase access of healthcare to rural areas.  CCHCI removes the stigma attached to rural health care.  We work hard to bring the highest quality healthcare to Cochise County and beyond.

Learn more about Terri >
Chelsey Housley, RD
Registered Dietitian

Chelsey Housley, RD

Registered Dietitian

Dietetics Department

I believe that nutrition is such a unique aspect of an individual's overall health and I am very excited to be a part of the team and have the opportunity to provide individualized nutrition care to the Cochise County Community.

Learn more about Chelsey >
Courtney Schinner, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Courtney Schinner, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietetics Department

I am lucky to have found an organization that hold similar beliefs about health for all and building healthy communities. I hope to bring more community nutrition to Cochise County in the coming years!

Learn more about Courtney >
Jaimie Callison, LAMFT
Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Jaimie Callison, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Behavioral Health Department

I believe in "Health for All" because every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. "Health for All" is a way Chiricahua excels at treating every person with dignity and respect by providing care that leads to healthy lifestyles.

Learn more about Jaimie >
Jonathan Rutherford, PMHNP-BC
Comprehensive Psychiatric Program Manager, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Jonathan Rutherford, PMHNP-BC

Comprehensive Psychiatric Program Manager, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Health Department

This organization was founded on the principle of bringing quality health care to even the most needy and vulnerable. While anyone can experience behavioral health difficulties, it is especially prevalent among those with the least access to essential resources. I love that Chiricahua can help bring these essential services to those who need it most.

Learn more about Jonathan >
Kerstin Hurley, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Kerstin Hurley, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Integrated Behavioral Health Department

I was drawn to work for the CCHCI by the enthusiasm of the staff to provide good care for their patients and community overall. They don’t just talk about good care, they provide it, to all people, and treat every patient as a valued person, regardless of why and how they present.

Learn more about Kerstin >
Lisa Johnson, MSW LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lisa Johnson, MSW LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Behavioral Health Department

I believe in excellent care for ALL people. I know CCHCI is a place to contribute my skills and experience in a team approach to treat the whole person while strengthening our community.

Learn more about Lisa >
Nicole Williams, RD
Integrated Dietetic Health Supervisor

Nicole Williams, RD

Integrated Dietetic Health Supervisor

Dietetics Department

I am excited to be a part of Chiricahua's mission of "Health for All". Nutrition plays such an important part of a person's health and well being. I am happy to be able to provide nutrition education to our community so that we all can lead healthier lives.

Learn more about Nicole >
Pamela Oliphant, RDN
Registered Dietitian

Pamela Oliphant, RDN

Registered Dietitian

Dietetics Department

I'm excited to be working with the employees of CCHCI in providing excellent healthcare for all in Cochise County.

Learn more about Pamela >
Paula Bird, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Paula Bird, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Behavioral Health Department

I believe in the mission of CCCHI because I think healthcare is a basic right. When there is good healthcare available, it helps build communities.

Learn more about Paula >
Scott Lacy, LAC Counselor
LAC Counselor

Scott Lacy, LAC Counselor

LAC Counselor

Behavioral Health Department

Sherri Arenas, MS, LPC, BHP
Licensed Professional Counselor

Sherri Arenas, MS, LPC, BHP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Behavioral Health Department

I work at CCHCI because of the strong mission statement that promotes positive change in people’s lives. “Health Care for all” is not just treating a person’s medical needs. To me is about promoting wellness for the whole person that includes the physical, mental, social, and environmental needs of the our members. I strive to work as a team member in providing solution focused, person centered and evidence based mental health services for our members to promote a stronger healthier individual.

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Tamika Sullivan, MSW LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health

Tamika Sullivan, MSW LCSW

Director of Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Department

I believe in the mission of Chiricahua because in believe that good health care includes good mental health care as well. I know that Chiricahua is a place for me to be able to assist in providing that good mental health care and resources that will assist all people in living better and healthier lives.

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Tandie Myles, MSW LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tandie Myles, MSW LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Behavioral Health Department

I believe in health for all because I feel like it is a universal right for every individual. Every individual in any country should be able to receive adequate health care for all their needs: physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual which makes us whole. Health care should focus on the whole person as everything is interrelated. I believe preventive care is the key to helping our communities. The CCHCI mission of building healthy communities is important to me because we all depend on one another, it’s all about the human connection with others. By making sure that we are focused on building healthy communities, we are also taking care of one another.

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Chelsey Housley, RD
Registered Dietitian

Chelsey Housley, RD

Registered Dietitian

Dietetics Department

I believe that nutrition is such a unique aspect of an individual's overall health and I am very excited to be a part of the team and have the opportunity to provide individualized nutrition care to the Cochise County Community.

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Courtney Schinner, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Courtney Schinner, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietetics Department

I am lucky to have found an organization that hold similar beliefs about health for all and building healthy communities. I hope to bring more community nutrition to Cochise County in the coming years!

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Nicole Williams, RD
Integrated Dietetic Health Supervisor

Nicole Williams, RD

Integrated Dietetic Health Supervisor

Dietetics Department

I am excited to be a part of Chiricahua's mission of "Health for All". Nutrition plays such an important part of a person's health and well being. I am happy to be able to provide nutrition education to our community so that we all can lead healthier lives.

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Pamela Oliphant, RDN
Registered Dietitian

Pamela Oliphant, RDN

Registered Dietitian

Dietetics Department

I'm excited to be working with the employees of CCHCI in providing excellent healthcare for all in Cochise County.

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Alejandro Cuellar
Patient Access Manager

Alejandro Cuellar

Patient Access Manager

Project Management

As a patient and member of the community I experience the excellent medical and dental care that Chiricahua provides to the community. I also find to be important that Chiricahua aids the helpless and serves the most remote settlements in the county. Therefore, I am proud of being part of this team.

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Casey Crowley, RN
Nurse Program Manager, Registered Nurse

Casey Crowley, RN

Nurse Program Manager, Registered Nurse

Family Medicine Department

I grew up in Cochise County and believe in Chiricahua's mission/vision of bringing and providing quality care to the area and building healthy communities. I am passionate about providing excellent service to our patients and building a strong nursing program to provide many different services to our patients and community.

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Celeste Vasquez
Medical Support Staff Program Manager

Celeste Vasquez

Medical Support Staff Program Manager

Operations Department

I work for CCHCI, because I believe in giving back to my community by providing care to others. I was once that patient that needed a medical home that truly cared. The way I was once cared for, is the way we care for our patients. We care about their well-being and do not limit services based on their insurance type. We strive to assist our patients in improving their overall health.

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Emily Harris, MPH
Manager of Public Health Programs

Emily Harris, MPH

Manager of Public Health Programs

Management

With a passion for and background in public health, I believe in CCHCI's mission as it promotes equitable access to healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay. Breaking down barriers to accessing health services and addressing social determinants of health are core values of CCHCI. I am grateful and excited to be a part of a data-driven organization that puts public health at the forefront of patient care.

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Juan “JJ” Flores, MBA-HM, CAPM, CMAA, PACE
Operations Manager

Juan “JJ” Flores, MBA-HM, CAPM, CMAA, PACE

Operations Manager

Management

Lori Faccio
Health Center Manager - Dental

Lori Faccio

Health Center Manager - Dental

Operations Department

I work for CCHCI because providing care to our little communities is a worthwhile cause and makes me proud to be a part of providing our service to people who otherwise may not receive medical or dental care. I was raised by a single mom in Elfrida and I can appreciate how helpful it would have been to have these services provided to her and I back then.

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Patrick Schmitt
Clinical Quality Manager

Patrick Schmitt

Clinical Quality Manager

Care Coordination Department

I have worked in public service for over 30 years and there is no greater satisfaction than to serve and help people in need. Chiricahua affords me the opportunity to help people every day because they provider supportive resources that I am happy and exited to pass on to those in need.

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Britt Myslinski, PharMD
Pharmacist (Float)

Britt Myslinski, PharMD

Pharmacist (Float)

Pharmacy Department

Charles Norwood, PHARMD
Pharmacist in Charge - Douglas

Charles Norwood, PHARMD

Pharmacist in Charge - Douglas

Pharmacist

I believe in Health for All. Ensuring everyone has access to primary healthcare to ensure they have optimal health outcomes over the course of their life is something that speaks to my heart. Everyone has the right to healthcare and the opportunity to provide that here at Chiricahua through pharmacy services is something that appealed to me about the organization. It's very important to me that others have agency to make their own choices for their health.

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Cody Elmer, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist

Cody Elmer, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Pharmacist

As a resident of a rural community in Cochise County, I have fallen in love with the area and the people that reside here. I understand the challenges associated with bringing healthcare to a rural population. My wife recruited me to CCHCI with stories of how well they implement "Health For All" and how I can make a difference in the community. I look forward to working with all patients regardless of background and hope to have a positive impact in their lives to bring about health for all.

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David Merrell, PharmD
Chief Operations Officer

David Merrell, PharmD

Chief Operations Officer

Administration Department

The vision of Chiricahua Community Health Centers is to provide "Health for all." I am excited to promote health management through dispensing medication, offering patient counseling, and ensuring appropriate therapeutic outcomes for all.

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Megan Shell, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge - Sierra Vista

Megan Shell, PharmD

Pharmacist in Charge - Sierra Vista

Pharmacy Department

I believe access to healthcare and preventative care is essential for everyone regardless of their income. By providing “Health For All,” we create a stronger and healthier community. I am excited to be part of a positive team that diligently works to bring quality healthcare to as many patients in Cochise County as possible.

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Randall Flores, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist

Randall Flores, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Pharmacy Department

I strongly believe in the mission of Chiricahua Community Health Centers to provide "Healthcare for all" regardless of their agility to pay. As health professionals, we have the ability and opportunity to make a difference in individuals lives through exceptional and compassionate health care regardless of their race, ethnicity, or age. I am honored to work alongside a group of passionate individuals dedicated in their work to improve our community's well-being.

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Sarah Colwell, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge - Bisbee

Sarah Colwell, PharmD

Pharmacist in Charge - Bisbee

Pharmacy Department

I believe healthcare should be provided for every person in this country regardless of their ability to pay. As a pharmacist, I have seen incredibly expensive copays on medications that are crucial to a patient's survival, yet they are unable to afford. Fortunately, working for Chiricahua allows me to get patients their medication at a deeply discounted rate due to the 340B program we qualify as an organization for. I am finally able to come to work everyday and provide patients with the medications they need and they healthcare they deserve.

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Sarah Elmer, PHARMD
Pharmacist

Sarah Elmer, PHARMD

Pharmacist

Pharmacy

Growing up in a rural community and now finding myself residing in a rural community as an adult, I love that Chiricahua’s mission is to provide “Health for All.” This is such an incredible mission, and it can mean something different to so many people. However, at the end of the day, the goal is to provide affordable, quality, caring health services to everyone in need including those living in truly remote areas of Cochise County. I love that Chiricahua gives back to the community and is able to reach individuals that would not receive these services otherwise.

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Scott O’Shaughnessy, PharmD
Pharmacist (Per Diem)

Scott O’Shaughnessy, PharmD

Pharmacist (Per Diem)

Pharmacy Department

I work for Chiricahua because I believe in its ability to break down barriers to accessing healthcare in Cochise County. They put their clinics in areas that make it easy for the community members to get to and from the clinic, they made a point to house multiple specialties in the same clinic so our patients don’t have to make their way around town to get the healthcare they need, and Chiricahua has mobile clinics to reach community members who wouldn’t otherwise make it to our clinics. Chiricahua’s commitment to the healthcare for all is why I work here.

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Trevor Shumaker, PharmD
Pharmacist in Charge - Benson

Trevor Shumaker, PharmD

Pharmacist in Charge - Benson

Pharmacy Department

I believe "Health for All" is a great and noble mission. I believe this because making healthcare accessible to all provides remedy for those currently in need and prevents future health & wellness adversities. It is a privilege to be part of the Chiricahua team.

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Victor Romero, RPh
Director of Pharmacy

Victor Romero, RPh

Director of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Department

I believe in "Health for All" and the unique role Chiricahua plays in assuring that people get the healthcare they need. By breaking down barriers to healthcare such as low income, lack of transportation, cultural or language differences, and access to educational programs, Chiricahua provides a vital service to the health and well being of the under served populations in Southeast Arizona.

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Michelle Wellagain-Brege RT
Radiologic Technologist

Michelle Wellagain-Brege RT

Radiologic Technologist

Radiology Department

I work for Chiricahua because I have a passion for taking care of and making a difference in all people's lives, regardless of their ability to pay. I believe all people deserve quality healthcare where they are treated with compassion and respect. I am excited to be a part of this team at Chiricahua, who believe in Health for ALL because it allows me to utilize my experiences to bring services to the underserved, who really need care.

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Brianna Hillier, DMD
Director of Dental Services

Brianna Hillier, DMD

Director of Dental Services

Dental Department

The ability to provide health care should not be based on a financial incentive.  To be able to put a smile on patients’ faces is my personal measure of success.

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Celeste Vasquez
Medical Support Staff Program Manager

Celeste Vasquez

Medical Support Staff Program Manager

Operations Department

I work for CCHCI, because I believe in giving back to my community by providing care to others. I was once that patient that needed a medical home that truly cared. The way I was once cared for, is the way we care for our patients. We care about their well-being and do not limit services based on their insurance type. We strive to assist our patients in improving their overall health.

Learn more about Celeste >
Darlene Melk, MD FAAP
Chief Medical Officer

Darlene Melk, MD FAAP

Chief Medical Officer

Pediatric Department

I believe in community medicine.  In order to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive care to our patients, we need partners.  At CCHCI we have care coordination, nursing expertise, and administrative support to practice the kind of medicine that everyone deserves.

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David Merrell, PharmD
Chief Operations Officer

David Merrell, PharmD

Chief Operations Officer

Administration Department

The vision of Chiricahua Community Health Centers is to provide "Health for all." I am excited to promote health management through dispensing medication, offering patient counseling, and ensuring appropriate therapeutic outcomes for all.

Learn more about David >
Devyn Thurber, PNP-C
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Type 1 Diabetes Program Coordinator, Advanced Practice Pediatrics Supervisor

Devyn Thurber, PNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Type 1 Diabetes Program Coordinator, Advanced Practice Pediatrics Supervisor

Pediatric Department

I believe in the mission of CCHCI, because it strives to break down social and economic barriers to health for all members of its surrounding community. I am excited to be a part of a growing team that works every day to bring high quality, evidence-based health care to as many children as possible irrespective of their family’s ability to pay.

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Eduardo Marrero, MD FAAP
Directory of Community Medicine

Eduardo Marrero, MD FAAP

Directory of Community Medicine

Pediatric Department

I believe in the philosophy of CCHCI, they have an excellent team and bring high quality health care to anyone who needs it.

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Jonathan Rutherford, PMHNP-BC
Comprehensive Psychiatric Program Manager, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Jonathan Rutherford, PMHNP-BC

Comprehensive Psychiatric Program Manager, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Behavioral Health Department

This organization was founded on the principle of bringing quality health care to even the most needy and vulnerable. While anyone can experience behavioral health difficulties, it is especially prevalent among those with the least access to essential resources. I love that Chiricahua can help bring these essential services to those who need it most.

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Karina Bechtold, DNP, FNP-BC
Supervisor of Advanced Practice - Adult and Family Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Karina Bechtold, DNP, FNP-BC

Supervisor of Advanced Practice - Adult and Family Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner

Pediatrics

I am proud to work at a community health center, where we don't focus on the patient's ability to pay and where we work as a team to bring the highest quality medical care to ALL patients. Everyone is welcomed and no one is turned away. I can’t help but feel great about the work we do at CCHCI!

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Nicole Williams, RD
Integrated Dietetic Health Supervisor

Nicole Williams, RD

Integrated Dietetic Health Supervisor

Dietetics Department

I am excited to be a part of Chiricahua's mission of "Health for All". Nutrition plays such an important part of a person's health and well being. I am happy to be able to provide nutrition education to our community so that we all can lead healthier lives.

Learn more about Nicole >
Tamika Sullivan, MSW LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health

Tamika Sullivan, MSW LCSW

Director of Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Department

I believe in the mission of Chiricahua because in believe that good health care includes good mental health care as well. I know that Chiricahua is a place for me to be able to assist in providing that good mental health care and resources that will assist all people in living better and healthier lives.

Learn more about Tamika >
Victor Romero, RPh
Director of Pharmacy

Victor Romero, RPh

Director of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Department

I believe in "Health for All" and the unique role Chiricahua plays in assuring that people get the healthcare they need. By breaking down barriers to healthcare such as low income, lack of transportation, cultural or language differences, and access to educational programs, Chiricahua provides a vital service to the health and well being of the under served populations in Southeast Arizona.

Learn more about Victor >

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous donations to the Chiricahua Cares Fund:

Locations

Benson
Benson Family Health Center

335 S. Ocotillo Ave, Benson, Arizona 85602
520-586-4040

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Benson
Benson Pharmacy

335 S. Ocotillo Ave.
Benson, Arizona 85602
520-586-4699

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Bisbee
Bisbee Family Health Center

108 Arizona Street
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
520-432-3309

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Bisbee
Bisbee Infectious Disease Program

310 Arizona Street
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
520-432-1820

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Bisbee
Bisbee Pharmacy

307 Arizona Street
Bisbee, Arizona 85603
520-432-4660

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Douglas
Douglas Administration and Call Center

1205 F Avenue
Douglas, Arizona 85607
520-364-1429

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Douglas
Douglas High School Student Clinic

Douglas High School
1550 15th Street,
Douglas, Arizona 85607
520-364-1429

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Douglas
Early Childhood Center of Excellence

1151 16th St. Douglas, Arizona 85607
520-364-5437

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Douglas
Ginger Ryan Clinic

1100 F Ave
Douglas, Arizona 85607
520-364-3285

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Douglas
Pediatric Center of Excellence

815 15th Street,
Douglas, Arizona 85607
520-364-5437

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Douglas
Douglas Pharmacy

1111 F Avenue
Douglas, Arizona 85607
520-364-6860

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Elfrida
Cliff Whetten Clinic

10566 N. Hwy 191,
Elfrida, Arizona 85610
520-642-2222

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Sierra Vista
Buena High School Student Clinic

Buena High School
5225 E. Buena School Boulevard,
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Family Dental Center

115 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Adult Clinic

155 Calle Portal Suite 300
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Vista Pediatrics Clinic

155 Calle Portal, Suite 700
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
520-459-0203

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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua at SEABHS

4755 Campus Drive
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
520-459-3011

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Pharmacy

155 Calle Portal Suite 600
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
520-515-8678

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Willcox
Willcox Mobile Medical Clinic

1140 W. Fremont Street
Willcox, Arizona 85643
520-642-2222

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County Wide
Mobile Medical/Dental Clinics

Serving all of Cochise County.
520-642-2222

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