Practice Manager

Kathryn Meloy
Kathryn was born and raised in rural southeastern Arizona, but has lived in the Phoenix valley for over 30 years. She loves exploring Arizona’s beauty and enjoys the climate which affords plenty of time for outside activities with her family and dogs. She has devoted over 20 years to helping doctors manage their practices. She takes great pride in working with the physicians, staff and patients to make the patient’s encounter a positive and healing experience. She is very excited to be a member of the DSSP team.

Clinical Supervisor

Karen Black
Karen was born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, but has lived in Arizona since the 1990’s. She received a scholarship from the University of Notre Dame for both soccer and softball. Karen has played for the Pan American Softball team as well as professionally for the Coors Light Silverbullets. She has coached youth soccer and softball for many years and enjoys giving back to the community. Karen has a teenage son who is an athlete and honor student. Her favorite things to do are to spend time with her son and teach him that every person needs to do their part to make the world a better place. Karen has been in the Medical field since 1996 as both a Medical Assistant as well a Practice Manager.

Medical Assistants

Wendy Carmona
Wendy was born in California and relocated to Arizona in 2012. She loves working in the medical field and enjoys helping and interacting with patients. In her spare time she loves spending time with her son Alexander and family.  She enjoys being part of the DSSP team.

Matthew Groce
Matt was born and raised  in Arizona. He is a proud father of a beautiful little girl who fills his heart with love and brings much joy to his life. He is very passionate about helping others and healthcare. He is continuing to further his education and grow further in the medical field. He is happy to be part of the DSSP team.

Sabrina Ibarra
Sabrina was born and raised in Arizona. She loves being outdoors and at the lakes all summer. She also enjoys being with her husband and her two children Kimberly and Emilio. Se graduated from PIMA in 2013 and since then has been in the medical field. She enjoys interacting and helping patients.

Jennifer Irmer
Jennifer moved to Arizona at age 4 from Northwestern Iowa. She loves spending time with her husband and her son. She has worked in the medical field for 30 years and truly enjoys her time caring for others.

Samantha Quintero
Samantha was born and raised in Arizona. She has two children, Elija and Iyanna, that are her pride and joy. She graduated with honors from Everest College in 2011 and since then has been in the medical field. She loves this field as she loves helping people, comforting them, and showing them that there is still someone out there that cares about them. Her goal is to better the world “little by little.” She is proud to be a part of DSSP as the doctors and staff are “amazing,” and she “couldn’t ask for a better job environment!”

Megan Scarbrough
Megan was born in Tucson, Arizona and has been working as a Medical Assistant since 2001.  She currently is living in the valley by way of West Virginia.  Her hobbies include traveling and being out of doors whenever possible.  This has led her to being able to travel to nearly 10 countries and living in Central America for 2 years doing volunteer work.  She is happy to be part of our DSSP team.

Tiffaney Suhr
Tiffaney Started her health care career in 2004 as a CNA, and then in 2006 went back to school for her MA. Tiffaney has worked alot of her career with geriatric, hospice, and denmentia patients at a valley hospital, and still does home health on the side. DSSP is a new specialty for Tiffaney, and she LOVES it! She loves patient care and helping others. When Tiffaney is not at work she is enjoying time with her fiance and the 6 boys they share together.

Heather Turner
Heather was born and raised in Arizona. She has over 7 years experience as a medical assistant, and she became a medical assistant because she enjoys helping people. Heather is married and has 2 boys and 2 step daughters. She likes to spend her spare time with family and friends.

Front Office Receptionists

Stephanie Axtman
Stephanie has been in the medical field for the majority of her life, and patient advocacy has always been a passion of hers. She believes in treating everyone with kindness and compassion and with a touch of humor. She is a mother of a karate daughter, spending many hours cheering on the accomplishments of her and all the other kids during class and competitions. When not at work or at the karate studio, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and animals.

Kristy Blankenship
Kristy is a native of Arizona. She has been in the medical field for over 15 years. She enjoys helping patients in every aspect of the medical office, and she is delighted to be working with a great team at DSSP. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Cristina Garcia
Cristina was born and raised in California, and then she moved to Avondale, Arizona in 2017. Cristina has been working in the medical field for over 10 years and enjoys interacting patients on a daily basis. She is extremely happy to be part of the team at DSSP.

Public Relations Liaison

Lynne Zubricky
Lynne was raised in Tucson, Arizona. She then enjoyed the beaches of California and the beauty of Texas before returning to her beloved home state in 1999. Lynne has over 30 years of experience in client services, community outreach and marketing. Working with DSSP is a perfect fit with her passion for people and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is an avid hiker, making yearly trips to Zion with her husband, and also enjoys the mountain trails of Phoenix and Tucson with her family.

Procedure Staff

We employ highly trained, certified and licensed staff to assist our patients during their in office procedures.  Our team of Registered Nurses, Radiological Technicians and Medical Assistants are committed to assisting each patient through their procedure from start to finish.

Daniel Estrada RT (R) (CT)
Daniel was born and raised in Arizona. He enjoys everything Arizona had to offer. He has 3 children that run his life. He has been a radiologic technologist for 10 years. He loves his career so much he works at Honor Health every weekend. He has spent 3 years at level one trauma center Honor Health Osborn before “retiring” to a much smaller hospital. He loves Desert Spine and Sports because it is a treat to witness the power of healing.

Lynda Myers RN BSN
Lynda was born in Illinois but relocated to Arizona as a young girl. She keeps very busy and loves nothing more than spending quality time with her husband and 3 handsome boys as well as family and friends. She loves to travel and enjoy the outdoors and lives by the belief that life is what it is and what you make it to be. Her motto is to stay positive, work hard, do your very best, achieve more, and make it happy day by day. Lynda has been a RN for 6 years and would not change it for anything. There is nothing more rewarding to her than bringing love, healing and joy to another by simply whole heartedly caring. She feels it is an honor to be part of the DSSP family who share such values.

Patient Testimonials