HMS Medical Services

“Primary care providers work within a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model that works to improve health outcomes through care coordination and optimizing health outcomes”

HMS medical doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants work in a team-based approach to deliver comprehensive and integrated services with the support of highly qualified nurses and medical assistants. HMS medical services are provided to all age groups, which also includes prenatal care and obstetrics, and many of our providers offer services at Gila Regional Medical Center.

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Available Medical Services

Available Family Medical Services
  • Acute Medical Care
  • Advanced Access Scheduling
  • Care For All Ages (prenatal and newborns to elder care)
  • Nutrition / Dietetic Services
  • Radiologic Technology / X-Rays
Available Primary Care Services
  • Bone Density Scanning Services (DXA)
  • Chronic Medical Diagnosis and Treatment (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc.)
    • Management of chronic medical conditions in the elderly population
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Exams
  • Immunization Services
  • In-House X-Rays
  • Minor Surgical Procedures (circumcisions, toenail removals, mole removals, etc.)
  • Newborn Hearing Screenings
  • Preventative Care / Annual Check-Ups
    • Preventative medicine assessments for vaccines, advanced directives, dexa scans, colorectal cancer screening, mammogram, vision exams, hearing exams, cognitive assessments, gait and stability evaluations
  • Specialist Referrals
    • Coordinating care for any additional needs, home health/physical therapy or specialist referrals
  • Sports-Related Physicals
Available OB/GYN Care Services
  • Family Planning Services
  • Labor and Delivery Services (at Gila Regional Medical Center)
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Reproductive Counseling
  • Well-Woman Exams
Available Specialty Services
  • Chiropractic Services
  • Home assessments
    • Home safety evaluations and education with handouts for homebound patients
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Senior Center Education
    • Topics including but not limited to geriatric safety, colorectal cancer screening, postural hypotension, advanced directives, osteoporosis, dementia, home safety checklist

Medical Provider Profiles

Ellis M Knight, MD, MBA

Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Officer

 

Isaac Saucedo, PA

Associate Chief Medical Officer
Family Practice Clinician
Physician Assistant

 

Christine Cutbirth, RD

Dietician
Registered Dietician

 

Brian Etheridge, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Services Medical Director
Pediatrician
Doctor of Medicine
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Dara Foster, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Family Medicine
Master of Science in Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Lazaro O Gonzalez -APRN, FNP-BC, BSN, RN

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing, FNP-BC
BSN

 

Forrest Eugene Henry, DO

Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Tiffany Maxey, PA-C

Family Medicine
Physician Assistant-Certified

 

Megan Novikoff, PA-C

Family Medicine
Physician Assistant-Certified & MAT Provider

 

Lloyd Merino, PA-C

Family Medicine
Physician Assistant-Certified

 

Clifton Rogers, PA-C

Family Medicine
Physician Assistant-Certified

 

Lacy Rodriguez, MSN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Edla Rucker FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Joseph Santarsieri, DC

Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic

 

Marisa Shapiro, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Marissa Simpson, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Master of Science in Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Don Stephens, MD

Medical Doctor

 

Charles “Chuck” Whiting, MBA, DNP, FNP-BC, CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

 

Patient Feedback

“Isaac Saucedo PA, litterally saved my life, sent me to the ER for treatment to evolving critical illness. He recognized the emrgency immediately and contacted the ER to expedite my care. In additon, he is by far one of the best providers out there.”

“Dara Foster is above excellent! She has provided excellent care and helped me through many issues like depression and cancer!”

“Tiffany Maxey is very thorough and never rushes through our visit. She explains things in detail to where I can understand and is very caring. She is the best provider HMS has!”

“Tiffany Maxey saved my life. She caught my ovarian cancer in time based on my symptoms that two other providers had missed. She is someone who really cares and takes the time to listen to you. My oncologist said it was caught in time and that it is often missed because of the subtle symptoms which Tiffany did not ignore. I owe her everything.”

“Edla Rucker, FNP, is the best! I've never had such a competent and caring provider”

“My son would be afraid to go but because Dr. Etheridge hands out books my son is excited to go to the Dr. These gifts really help the visit be less stressful. I love that it’s not candy or a toy, it's a book that can teach him!”