Darlene Melk, MD FAAP

Medical Director of Southern Arizona Children’s Health Project / Director of Community Pediatrics JOINED CCHCI IN 2010 Why I Believe in the Mission of CCHCI

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.

Darlene'S BACKGROUND

As the daughter of a political refugee from Cuba, I was able to gain an inside view of the barriers that my mother experienced when trying to access services for her family. Not only was it difficult to communicate at times, but the culture was entirely new to her. Helping the underserved would become my focus after graduating from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  Knowing that intervening early in children's lives ensures their best chance for a healthy future, I have focused my career on those children with the least access to quality medical care.   After joining CCHCI in 2010, I fell in love with the work and the mission. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family.  We love hiking with our four dogs whenever we can. In addition, I am the Chief Medical Officer for the Rosa Vera Fund (www.rosaverafund.org), a nonprofit organization which provides medical and social interventions for children in Bolivia.  I am blessed to have a full life!

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

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Professional School
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Residency Training
Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Residency Program
Phoenix, Arizona

Board Certification / Specialty
Pediatrics, Board Certified

Practice Interests
Well child care
Early childhood development
Type 1 Diabetes
Newborn care

Patients Seen
0 – 21 years old

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Locations

Benson
Benson Family Health Center

335 S. Ocotillo Ave, Benson, AZ 85602

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Douglas
Ginger Ryan Clinic

1100 F Ave Douglas, AZ 85607

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Douglas
Pediatric Center of Excellence

815 15th Street, Douglas, AZ 85607

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Bisbee
Bisbee Clinic

108 Arizona Street Bisbee, AZ 85603

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Elfrida
Cliff Whetten Clinic

10566 N. Hwy 191, Elfrida, AZ 85610

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Benson, Willcox, Bowie, High Schools
Mobile Medical/Dental Clinics

Serving all of Cochise County.

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Dental Clinic

4525 Campus Dr. Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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Sierra Vista
Vista Pediatrics Clinic

155 Calle Portal, Suite 700 Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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Sierra Vista
Sierra Vista Adult Clinic

155 Calle Portal Suite 300 Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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155 Calle Portal Suite 600 Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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