Janice Johnston, MD

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Janice Johnston, MD

Dr. Johnston is the Chief Medical Officer of Redirect Health Medical & Surgical Centers and a family practice provider who also specializes in pain management services as the leader of our multi-specialty team. She founded Redirect Health’s Safe Skin Program, and is passionate about helping people with the early detection and treatment of this deadly disease. She’s also a music lover who regularly waves a lighter at local blues and jazz venues.

Education

  • Family Practice Residency – Sunnybrook Hospital (Toronto, Ontario), 1995
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Toronto, 1993
  • Master of Science in Neuroscience – University of Toronto, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology & Biophysics – University of Toronto, 1989

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Canadian Counsel on Family Practice
  • Board Certified in Family Practice

Anthony Nelson, PA-C, MMS

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Anthony Nelson, PA-C, MMS

Anthony Nelson is a certified Physician Assistant and a member of the primary care team at Redirect Health Medical Centers.

Education

  • Master of Physician Assistant (Medical Science) – Midwestern University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Arizona, 2007

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

Becky Bowers, FNP-C

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Becky Bowers, FNP-C

Becky is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Family Practice. She has her Masters in Nursing and has worked in critical care, pediatric, and family practice for over 30 years. She enjoys providing care to her patients that is seamless, efficient, and complete. She always wants her patients to feel that their concerned have been listened to and addressed. Becky is a married mother of 2 and grandmother of 2 who loves to go hiking, roller blading, singing, and reading. Growing up in Brazil, she is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing – Arizona State University (Phoenix, Arizona), 1998
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing – Arizona State University (Phoenix, Arizona), 1980

Professional Associations

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Christine Khuat, NMD

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Christine Khuat, NMD

Colleen Hug, NMD

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Colleen Hug, NMD

Dr. Hug is a naturopathic resident with Redirect Health. As a naturopathic doctor, she focuses on the root cause of illness and uses many tools to address disharmony in the body including proper diagnosis, conventional medications, dietary modifications, supplements, botanical medicines, and lifestyle alterations.  These tools are useful for both acute and chronic ailments. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and identifying the various local medicinal plants in Arizona.

Education

  • General Practice Residency – Redirect Health, 2019
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine – Bastyr University, 2019
  • Bachelors of Science in Medical Microbiology – University of New Hampshire, 2012

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • California Naturopathic Doctors Association
  • Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • International Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation

Homan Rabizadeh, NMD

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Homan Rabizadeh, NMD

David Pessin, DC

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David Pessin, DC

Dr. Pessin is a Chiropractor who is a member of the physical rehabilitation team at Redirect Health Centers.

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic– Life University, 1997
  • Undergraduate Studies, Sports Health Science – University of Arizona, 1992

Professional Associations

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Arizona State Board of Certified Physiotherapy
  • Arizona State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Deepesh Shah, MD

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Deepesh Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is a highly-skilled physician who is double boarded in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is a member of the pain & injury management team at Redirect Health Centers, where he serves as the Director of Pain & Anesthesia. Dr. Shah understands how pain can disrupt all aspects of daily living and is passionate about utilizing multimodal approaches to decrease pain, increase function, and overall improve quality of life. He was raised in Arizona and in his free time enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and showing his passion for all Arizona sports teams.

Education

  • Interventional Pain Management Fellowship – Mayo Clinic, 2008-2009
  • Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine Residency – Harvard Medical School, 2005-2008
  • Internal Medicine Internship – Banner Good Samaritan, 2004-2005
  • Doctor of Medicine – Creighton University, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Creighton University, 2000

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Pain Society
  • International Spine Intervention Society

Dennis Chavez, NP

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Dennis Chavez, NP

Elizabeth Stone, FNP-C

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Elizabeth Stone, FNP-C

Elizabeth is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Family Practice with a background in Orthopedic Nursing. She was born and raised in the Caribbean and moved to Arizona in 2003. She is a big fan of cooking, walking her dogs, the beautiful Arizona hiking trails, and catching the sunset.

Education

  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice – University of Arizona (Tuscon, Arizona), 2017
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing – Kansas University (Kansas City, Kansas), 2000

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Jaime Maratta, NP

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Jaime Maratta, NP

Jaime Maratta is a board-certified adult health Nurse Practitioner who is part of the primary care team at Redirect Health Centers. She especially loves helping people with senior care and women’s health topics. Jaime graduated from Rutgers University in 2007 with her Master of Science in Nursing.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Rutgers University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Rutgers University, 2004

Jessica Burkett, FNP- BC, MSN

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Jessica Burkett, FNP- BC, MSN

Jessica is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Neurology and an interest in Endocrinology. She love making a difference in her patient’s lives and enjoys building a relationship with them and working on positive health goals together. Jessica was born in Rhode Island, but grew up in Florida. She enjoys running, doing yard work, and spending her time at the beach or by the pool.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Austin Peay State University, 2014

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Juine Abraham, FNP-C

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Juine Abraham, FNP-C

Juine is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in gastroenterology and is part of the primary care team at Redirect Health Centers. She is able to assist her patients in both English, Spanish, and Malayalam and enjoys providing them quality care by helping treat acute conditions, managing chronic care, and promoting women’s health and preventative medicine. Juine was born and raised in India until she moved to the U.S. at 13. She is passionate about being a healthcare provider and feels rewarded helping members and patients. In her free time, Juine enjoys traveling, playing the violin, and spending time outdoors with her 3 children and her husband.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2002

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Texas Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Lijoi, PA-C

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Katherine Lijoi, PA-C

Katherine is a certified Physician Assistant who is part of the primary care team at Redirect Health Centers. She joins the company with over 10 years of experience. She is passionate about serving the community, and is committed to providing quality care.

Education

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies — Philadelphia University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology — University of Connecticut, 1998

Professional Associations

  • NCCPA Board Certified (2012)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Kendra Scott, PA-C

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Kendra Scott, PA-C

Kendra is a certified Physcian Assistant who is part of the primary care team at Redirect Health Centers. Originally from central Minnesota, Kendra completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota in 2011 before earning her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University in 2014. Kendra finished her rotations in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine as well as Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. Kendra enjoys seeing people for well exams and acute indications, especially those with musculoskeletal concerns. In her spare time, you can catch Kendra cheering for her beloved Minnesota Vikings.

Education

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology (minor in Psychology) – College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, 2011

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants

Laura Newsom, NP

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Laura Newsom, NP

Lisa Cochran, FNP-C

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Lisa Cochran, FNP-C

Lisa is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with additional specialized certification in neuroscience (brain and spinal cord). Lisa brings over a decade of experience in neuroscience, prevention programs, and administrative and clinical trauma specialties.

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing – University of Phoenix, 2004
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing – University of Phoenix, 1996

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nursing

Maxine Stewart, FNP-C

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Maxine Stewart, FNP-C

Maxine Stewart is a family nurse practitioner who is passionate about bringing affordable, comprehensive health care to all individuals. She’s also a chiropractor (NY). Maxine started her nurse practitioner journey after spending almost a decade working with homeless and medically disadvantaged individuals. She regularly dabbles in home remodeling projects as a weekend warrior. Maxine loves to travel and read; she’s also the author of a patient-centered book “Making Sense of Doctor Talk: How To Get The Most Out Of The Healthcare System” that makes sense of common doctor language that often sounds like medical nonsense.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing – D’Youville College, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Hardin Simmons University, 2011
  • Doctor of Chiropractic – Logan University College of Chiropractic, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Sports Medicine) – University of Waterloo, 1989

Professional Associations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Board Certified Chiropractor

Michelle Penno, FNP-C

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Michelle Penno, FNP-C

Michelle is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Family Practice. Michelle completed her Family Nurse Practitioner Program here in Arizona, at Grand Canyon University.

Education

  • Master’s of Science in Nursing – Grand Canyon University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Grand Canyon University, 2011

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Robert Byrne, DC

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Robert Byrne, DC

Robert Byrne is a Chiropractor who is a member of the physical rehabilitation team at Redirect Health Medical Centers. His Redirect Health roots run deep, as he discovered his love for medicine as a teenager while working as a Patient Services Specialist and Chiropractic Assistant in the original Redirect Health (formerly Arrowhead Health) Medical Center on 74th Avenue and Bell Road. Now, with more than 13 years of experience in the medical industry, he is passionate about helping people of all ages live long, healthy, happy lives. Dr. Byrne believes strongly that holistic healthcare and a multi-specialty approach to wellness are the most efficient ways for people to reach their best possible health outcomes. When he’s not in the office caring for people, you can find him hitting a few golf balls or cheering on Arizona sports teams with his wife.

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree – Texas Chiropractic College, 2013
  • Master of Science in Human Fitness & Performance – University of Houston Clear Lake, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Arizona State University, 2008

Robert Cucitrone, DC

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Robert Cucitrone, DC

Dr. Cucitrone is a Chiropractor who is a member of the physical rehabilitation team at Redirect Health Centers. He also serves as the Director of Rehab. When he’s not helping people in the office, you can catch him on the sideline cheering for his son’s football team.

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree – Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 1998
  • Chiropractic Internship – Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & Physical Education – Arizona State University, 1993

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Chiropractic
  • American Chiropractic Association

Viergela Calixte, FNP-C, MSN, RN

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Viergela Calixte, FNP-C, MSN, RN

Viergela is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is a member of the pain & injury management team at Redirect Health Centers.

Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner – University of Cincinnati, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Florida International University, 2003

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Wendy Gallagher, FNP-C

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Wendy Gallagher, FNP-C

Wendy is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is part of the care team at Redirect Health. She enjoys helping members take control of their healthcare journeys and helping them be proactive with their health.  Wendy is an Arizona native that grew up on a farms. She enjoys spending her time doing yoga, hiking, bird watching, and gazing at the stars, the moon, and the beautiful Arizona sunsets.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Ashley Barnhill, PA-C, MMS

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Ashley Barnhill, PA-C, MMS

Ashley is a certified Physician Assistant and Master of Medical Science who is part of the primary care team at Redirect Health Medical Centers. She likes to focus on building relationships with her patients so they are comfortable coming to her with any questions or concerns. She is also always looking for continuing education so as to always be able to give her patients the most up to date medical information. Outside of  her work, Ashley loves to be active and outdoors, whether that’s running or hiking.

Education

  • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies – Midwestern University, Glendale, 2020
  • Master of Medical Science in Biomedical Sciences – Midwestern University, Glendale, 2020

William "Bill" Phaturos, DC

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William "Bill" Phaturos, DC

William “Bill” Phaturos is a Chiropractor at Redirect Health Medical Centers. Bill likes to focus on building a quality relationship with his patients in order to build trust with their ongoing care. He leverages the knowledge he accrued from many years of athletics and studying whole body dynamics to aid in the overall health and performance of his patients. Bill likes to spend he free time coaching youth football and exercising.

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree – National College of Chiropractic
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Bucknell University

Jordan Wehling, FNP-BC

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Jordan Wehling, FNP-BC

Jordan Wehling is a board-certified family Nurse Practitioner who is part of the primary care team at Redirect Health Medical Centers. Her nursing background includes progressive care/stepdown ICU, cardiac care and outpatient surgery. She enjoys being active including hiking, skiing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Jordan is originally from Oklahoma, but has been in Arizona for a many years where she truly feels at home.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner focus) – Chamberlain University, 2021
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Oklahoma, 2018

Professional Associations

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Arizona Nurses Association
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Patrice Augustyniak, FNP-BC

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Patrice Augustyniak, FNP-BC

Patti is an Illinois native working as family nurse practitioner for the Redirect Health team. She has been in healthcare her entire adult life and feels it is her passion to help others as she focuses on patient-centered, individualized care. In her free time, Patti loves to spend time with her family doing game nights and other fun activities.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Grand Canyon University, 2021
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Western Governors University, 2017
  • Associate of Science in Nursing – Carrington College, 2014

Professional Associations

  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Suzanne Topolosek, PA-C

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Suzanne Topolosek, PA-C

Suzanne is a certified Physician Assistant  and is part of the primary care team at Redirect Health Medical Centers. She is able to assist both English and Spanish speaking patients. She has been a PA in the Valley for over 20 years, and focuses on providing her patients with a thorough approach, whether they are here to be seen for a acute issue or preventive visits. She always want her patients to feel comfortable and heard while under her care. Suzanne enjoys spending time as a mom to her 3 children as well as exercising, traveling, and celebrating her Greek heritage.

Education

  • Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies – Midwestern University, Glendale, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – University of California Irvine, Irvine, 1997

Professional Associations

  • Summa Cum Laude , PA class of 2000

Ashley Hesher, PA-C

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Ashley Hesher, PA-C

Lauren Shurson

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Lauren Shurson

Stephanie Frost, NP

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Stephanie Frost, NP

Stephanie Frost has been Family Nurse Practitioner for over 8 years. She started her nursing career in 2005 as an LPN for Hospice of the Valley. After getting her RN, she worked at Barrows Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. While she loved neurology, her passion was working with high risk obstetrical patients as she had when she was student. Stephanie took a job at Banner University Medical Center working as a nurse in their Women and Infant Services department. There she cared for women with complicated  pregnancies and multiple births as well as gynecological oncology patients. Being at a big research hospital she was able to create a study there evaluating neonates for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry. Today, Stephanie is so happy to have joined the Redirect Health Care team and enjoys caring for all of our members!

Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing – University of Phoenix, 2014