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Pediatrics - Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) Arizona
Dignity Health Medical Group Pediatrics – St. Joseph’s has been providing compassionate pediatric care to the community for over 55 years. We care for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents in our outpatient pediatric practice. Our goal is to offer excellence in care for children while also addressing the questions and concerns of parents.

Pediatrics at DHMG

We know that your choice of a pediatric team is an important one.That is why our team of board certified physicians and highly skilled clinical staff continually strives to exceed your expectations in the care of your child. When you choose a physician who is certified, you can be confident he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in a specific medical specialty, above and beyond basic medical licensure.

Additionally, as part of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center—and as a partner of Phoenix Children’s Hospital—our providers and staff are proud to have access to the latest and greatest medical treatments, services and specialties. DHMG Pediatrics offers comprehensive care for children.

Services include:

  • After-hours care
  • Asthma counseling (details below)
  • Breastfeeding and lactation support (details below)
  • Circumcisions
  • Developmental screening and testing
  • Expectant parent education (details below)
  • Immunizations
  • “Meet and greet” tours for expectant parents
  • Newborn visits
  • Pediatric adolescent gynecology
  • Sick visits
  • Sports physicals
  • Tongue ties 
  • Well checks

We’re here for your family.

Soon-to-be-Parents

We encourage soon-to-be parents to schedule a free prenatal visit to meet with our pediatricians. This visit will allow parents to become acquainted with us and our care philosophy, tour our office, and ask any questions regarding the birth of their baby and what to expect after delivery/adoption.

Breastfeeding Support/Lactation Services

Our pediatricians promote breastfeeding and are able to diagnose/treat breastfeeding problems in mothers and babies. Our physicians observe the breastfeeding method and make recommendations for both mother and baby to support sustained breastfeeding. There is ample time to provide hands-on support and education during the one-hour appointment.

Asthma Counseling

DHMG Pediatrics at St. Joseph’s offers asthma counseling to children needing specialized asthma care. Children are assessed and their caregivers are provided with a treatment plan to ensure medications are given as prescribed. The children—along with their caregivers—learn when and how to treat an asthma flare-up. Our pediatricians review asthma triggers and demonstrate the use of medications.  

Patient centered, team based care

Dignity Health Medical Group incorporates ‘Team-based Care’ - to accomplish shared goals and achieve coordinated, high-quality care." .Team-based care is a patient-centered approach designed to make primary care more comprehensive and accessible, thereby meeting important needs of patients and families. Our provider team includes physician faculty, residents, and medical students working together to optimize patient outcomes and experience. Our residents are all medical school graduates specializing in family medicine.

Our provider team works together to provide care for a panel of patients. Additional team members complement our providers such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, care managers, dietitians, pharmacists, medical assistants, behavioral health specialists and social workers—as well as nonclinical staff, such as receptionists and health coaches. Our providers and staff are then organized into standardized teams that provide care to different patient – those teams are labeled by a color – Purple, Blue, Yellow and Green. Patients ‘join’ our team as they are assigned to a ‘color’ team when scheduled as a new patient.

Our clinic then works going forward as an integrated team to make sure you have comprehensive clinical care focused on coordination, efficiency, effectiveness. This approach offers many potential advantages including expanded access to care (more hours of coverage); additional services that are essential to providing high-quality care, such as patient education, behavioral health, and care coordination. Fundamental to this approach is drawing on the expertise of a variety of provider team members, to improve problem solving, data driven and continuous quality improvement approaches to care. We are excited to have you join our team!

Teaching tomorrow's doctors

Our department is a highly respected training site for medical students and resident physicians who are a part of the growing programs at Creighton Medical School and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Our pediatricians work to provide exceptional care for their patients while assisting in the training and coaching of future talent as well. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of pediatricians is fully prepared to provide the best possible care for the families within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

For more information, visit our Academics Medicine page.