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CCHCI is proud to be the largest provider of exceptional pediatric care in Cochise County. Utilizing standardized practices and team-based care, we strive to provide the highest quality, comprehensive preventive and curative care for children and adolescents regardless of the clinic that you choose. Please contact one of our pediatric locations to schedule an appointment. Examples of the services and programs offered include:

  • Preventative care and Well Visits (Ages 0 - 21 years)
  • Immunizations
  • Sick care
  • Same day appointments on weekends and holidays at most locations
  • Developmental Screening
  • Chronic Disease management
  • Visiting Specialist Care

In addition to exceptional primary and preventative care services for our community's youth, we offer the following specialty programs:

  • Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs - A family who has a child with special health care needs requires a team to provide the best possible care to their child. Due to our team-based approach and our care coordination services, many families have chosen CCHCI Pediatrics for the care of their chronically ill child. A great deal of care and attention is provided not only to these families, but to the development of systems that make exceptional care possible.
  • Reach Out & Read (Children's Book Program) - Early exposure to books has been shown to significantly improve language skills and school readiness. In order to promote early childhood literacy, we provide an age and language specific book at all well visits between the ages of six months and six years.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Support Group - Insulin dependent diabetes is a demanding, non-stop, moment-to-moment chronic disease that quickly take a toll on one’s physical and mental health. In an effort led by a pediatrician who also has Type 1 Diabetes, CCHCI offers not only excellent primary medical management, but also an active support group for patients and their families, the "Chiricahua Chihuahuas".
  • Mobile Medical Services at High Schools - Statistics show that adolescents are much less likely to seek preventive or curative medical, dental, or behavioral health care. Via a state-of-the-art Mobile Medical Clinic, we eliminate barriers to care by taking highly-trained care directly to them. Please visit our Mobile Medical Clinic page for the hours and locations.

Pediatrics staff

Daniel A. Driscoll, MD PhD FAAP
Physician - Pediatrician

Daniel A. Driscoll, MD PhD FAAP

Physician - Pediatrician

pediatrics

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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Joselita Abeleda, MD FAAP
Community Pediatrician

Joselita Abeleda, MD FAAP

Community Pediatrician

Pediatrics

I believe in CCHCI's mission to provide the best medical services to all children in southeastern Arizona.

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Stella C. Raposas, MD FAAP
Pediatrician

Stella C. Raposas, MD FAAP

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

It is a privilege to a progressive organization that provides compassionate, quality health care to a diverse patient population, regardless of a person's ability to pay.

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Steven Dahlke, MD FAAP
Community Pediatrician

Steven Dahlke, MD FAAP

Community Pediatrician

Pediatrics

I believe in the CCHCI mission because I have been impressed by the excellent care that everyone receives. Everyone is treated fairly and with compassion. These are things that I always strive to do.

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Mai El Gasim, MD
Pediatrician

Mai El Gasim, MD

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

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.

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Rita G. Kilgore, MD FAAP
Pediatrician

Rita G. Kilgore, MD FAAP

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

Chiricahua operates primarily on a health service ethic which is nearly the universal ethic of individuals who decide to pursue a career in medicine. Chiricahua see to patient's access to quality health care with: ensuring there are appointments times 7 days a week, including holidays; no patient will ever be turned down regardless of insurance or capacity to pay; there are mobile clinics to promote health on site where its needed; providing health services throughout the entire of Cochise County; and Chiricahua promotes evidence based medical practice, an integration of best research evidence, provider's clinical expertise, and the individual patient's values and preferences.
Chiricahua has inspiring and innovative leadership in Drs. Jonathan and Darlene Melk. The people make Chiricahua a very productive, rapidly growing organization have joie de vivre! As a health company, Chiricahua has sound business ethics, promotes a healthy and just work environment, complies with state and federal health organizational operational standards, and has state-of-the-art electronic/technological systems and support.

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Jeffrey Holzberg, MD MSc FAAP
Community Pediatrician

Jeffrey Holzberg, MD MSc FAAP

Community Pediatrician

Pediatrics

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.

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Christina Howton, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Christina Howton, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

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

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Rebecca Lamas, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Lamas, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

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.

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Eduardo Marrero, MD FAAP
Associate Director of Community Pediatrics

Eduardo Marrero, MD FAAP

Associate Director of Community Pediatrics

Pediatrics

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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Darlene Melk, MD FAAP
Medical Director of Southern Arizona Children’s Health Project / Director of Community Pediatrics

Darlene Melk, MD FAAP

Medical Director of Southern Arizona Children’s Health Project / Director of Community Pediatrics

Pediatrics

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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Zachary Patterson, MD FAAP
Community Pediatrician

Zachary Patterson, MD FAAP

Community Pediatrician

Pediatrics

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because everyone should receive quality health care. I am committed to building healthy communities through proper health care and teaching lifelong methods for making healthy choices and raising healthy families.

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Kayla Percy, MSN, MPH, RN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kayla Percy, MSN, MPH, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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.

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Claudia Pleitez, MD FAAP
Pediatrician

Claudia Pleitez, MD FAAP

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

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.

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Tammy Posey, PNP-C
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 

Tammy Posey, PNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 

Pediatrics

I believe in being of service to the families of my community.  I am proud to be a part of this team that continuously re-examines itself to ensure that we are providing the best care and for ways to become even better.

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Peter Rice, MD FAAP
Pediatrician

Peter Rice, MD FAAP

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

Chiricahua health is built on an excellent foundation of staff and providers whom all have an elemental core of kindness.

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Milla Rosen, MD FAAP
Community Pediatrician

Milla Rosen, MD FAAP

Community Pediatrician

Pediatrics

I believe in the mission of CCHCI because with the help of a highly professional and well trained staff, we recognize the need to deliver the same standard of high quality medical care--equal to that found in metropolitan areas--to the surrounding rural communities.

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Nori Ruo, MD FAAP
Community Pediatrician

Nori Ruo, MD FAAP

Community Pediatrician

Pediatrics

The mission statement is simple and clear: CARING FOR PATIENTS and BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. It’s truly reflected in each person associated with the Chiricahua family. I am eager to join in, learn from, and help reach this great vision…
HEALTH FOR ALL.

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Devyn Thurber, FNP-C
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Program Coordinator

Devyn Thurber, FNP-C

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Program Coordinator

Pediatrics

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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Kathleen Vedock, DO FAAP
Pediatrician

Kathleen Vedock, DO FAAP

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

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

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Locations

Douglas
Early Childhood Center of Excellence

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

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Benson
Benson Family Health Center

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

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Douglas
Ginger Ryan Clinic

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

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Douglas
Pediatric Center of Excellence

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

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Bisbee
Bisbee Clinic

310 Arizona Street
Bisbee, AZ 85603
520-432-3309

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Elfrida
Cliff Whetten Clinic

10566 N. Hwy 191,
Elfrida, AZ 85610
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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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua Family Dental Center

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

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Sierra Vista
Vista Pediatrics Clinic

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

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Adult Clinic

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

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After Hours Advice
After Hours Advice – Asesoría Después de Horario


520-432-3309

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Make a Payment
Pay Your Bill

To Mail a Payment:
PO BOX 845659
Los Angeles, CA 90084-5659
(520) 276-0085

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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua at SEABHS

4755 Campus Dr. Sierra Vista, Az

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Sierra Vista
Chiricahua Pharmacy

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

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For all inquiries - including questions about billing, employment and media, call 520-364-1429 or email cchci@cchci.org Details >