Welcome to Desert Shores Pediatrics, Pediatric Care for Your Child!

Sharon Allred, MD, FAAP

Sharon Allred, M.D., F.A.A.P. has been practicing pediatrics for over 20 years. She is a Midwest native transplanted to the Southwest in 1998.

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Marie Baron, D.O., F.A.A.P.

Marie Baron is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is an Arizona native and grew up in Chandler.

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David Ciminello, MD, FAAP

Dr. Ciminello is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has a BS degree in Cell and Molecular Biology.

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Staci Cruz, PA-C

Staci Cruz PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant with a specialty in Pediatrics. She is an Arizona native who grew up in Tempe.

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Kelli Garland, PNP

Kelli Garland, PNP is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota in 1993.

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Christine Holmes, MD, FAAP

Christine P. Holmes, M.D., F.A.A.P., is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Holmes graduated from the University of Oklahoma.

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Tamara Johnson, DO, FACOP

Tamara J. Johnson, DO, FACOP is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. She has been in practice since 1994.

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Chantelle Lassak, MMS, PA-C

Chantelle Lassak, MMS, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant specializing in pediatrics. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2000.

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Jean M. Mullen, MD, FAAP

Jean M. Mullen MD, FAAP is a board certified Pediatrician and Fellow of the AAP. Originally from the east coast, she completed her Pediatric residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Cheri Nason, MD, FAAP

Dr. Nason has been a board certified Pediatrician since finishing residency in 1998 and has enjoyed working in pediatrics for over 20 years. She joined Desert Shores Pediatrics in 2006.

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April Resop FNP-C

April is an Arizona girl through and through. This native received her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and her Masters of Science in Nursing.

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Carolyn Smeltzer, FNP, PNP

Carolyn Smeltzer, F.N.P., P.N.P. is a board certified Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner with a varied background in pediatrics. She completed her Bachelor’s at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Tracey Turas, DNP, PNP

Tracey Turas, DNP, PNP is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1996 with her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

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Lora Van Tassel, MD, FAAP

Lora Van Tassel, M.D., F.A.A.P, is a board-certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her Master of Science in Physiology at the University of Arizona.

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Nancy Robbins

Nancy Robbins has been the Practice Manager of Desert Shores Pediatrics since opening in 2006. She has over 20 years of administrative experience in the pediatric field.

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