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 (13), Chloe (10), and Evan (9).
Julie 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 (15), Grant(12), Jenna (8).
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 (8) and Aubrey (4).
Theresa 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 (11) and Eric(9).
Beverly Ricketts, C-PNP
I grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology. While working with children in this field, and always having had a passion for medical science, I decided that I would like to combine counseling and teaching in the field of Nursing. I went back to school and obtained a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from ASU. I bring over 30 years of experience caring for the children of the East Valley as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. I am on the faculty of the University of Phoenix, teaching both graduate and undergraduate programs in Nursing. I enjoy visiting my daughter, son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter in California in my free time.
Beth 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 (12) and Brennan (9).