Abby Alviar, D.O.Abigail Alviar, D.O., F.A.A.P.

While my childhood classmates were dreaming of becoming astronauts, I was thinking about how cool it would be to be a doctor for kids. Although passionate about pediatrics, I expanded my knowledge base by minoring in Art History at the University of California, Irvine and pursuing research and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO. I subsequently completed my medical school education there and moved to Arizona in 2009. I completed residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital-Maricopa Medical Center’s Pediatric Residency Program where I was lucky to work alongside Dr. Bishop for my last 2 years of training. The experience was incomparable and I’m excited to be a part of the team.

Courtney L. Bishop, M.D., F.A.A.P.Courtney L. Bishop, M.D., F.A.A.P.

After one of my many ear infections at the age of six, I told my mom that I wanted to be a doctor.   The rest is history!  I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland and went on to medical school at the University of Arizona.  I followed my husband to Phoenix and completed a residency at the Phoenix Hospitals Affiliated Pediatrics Program.  I am a board certified pediatrician and have enjoyed practicing the art of pediatric medicine in a private practice setting since 1998.  I am married with three lively, happy children – Ray, Chloe, and Evan.

Tanya Horner, M.D., F.A.A.P.Tanya Horner, M.D., F.A.A.P.

I have always wanted to work with children.- While an undergraduate at Arizona State University obtaining my bachelors in psychology, I was a preschool teacher's assistant, did research with children, and was a cognitive-behavioral therapist for children with autism. I determined that medicine would be the best way for me to combine my loves of children and science and went to the University of Arizona for medical school. I love Arizona, so I stayed for the Phoenix Children's Hosptial-Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency program. I am married with two little princesses, Clara and Aubrey.

Dr. Julie PetersonJulie Peterson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

I've known I wanted to be a pediatrician since grade school.  After my undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois, I continued my Medical School education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. I moved to Phoenix and completed my residency training at the Phoenix Hospitals Affiliated Pediatrics Program.  I am certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and have practiced pediatrics since 1998. I am married with three wonderful children – Austin, Grant, Jenna.

Theresa Lindstrom, P.A.-CTheresa Lindstrom, P.A.-C

I grew up in the East Valley and graduated from Dobson High school.  I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona.  Knowing that I had a passion for medicine, I decided to pursue a Masters degree in physician assistant studies at the Arizona School for Health Sciences.  Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As a PA in pediatric practice since 1999, I conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, and write prescriptions. I am certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants, and a member of the state and national PA organizations. I am married with two sons, Trent and Eric.

Beth Jaco, PNPBeth Jaco, C-PNP

I am originally from the Boston area, and came to Arizona after high school to attend the nursing program at Arizona State University. I knew long before graduation that I wanted to work in pediatrics. After completing my Bachelor's Degree in nursing, I worked at Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Desert Medical Center, working in both neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. In 1997 I completed my Master's degree in Pediatric Nursing. Since that time I have worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings. I am certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and am a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. I am married with two very active boys, Trevor and Brennan.