Staff

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.

Ashley Dekarski
Ashley was born in Minnesota and moved to Arizona in 2010. She has always wanted to be in the medical field for as long as she can remember. She enjoys interacting with patients and making a difference in people’s lives.

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.

Kailee Klein
Kailee was born and raised in Arizona. She loves working in the medical field and enjoys helping and interacting with patients. She loves being a part of the DSSP team, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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.

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.

Christina Upton
Christina “Chris” was born and raised in Texas but has lived in many states over the years because she grew up on a military family. She herself then joined the Navy for 3 years in 1995, and eventually moved to Phoenix in 2012 with her husband. Chris has worked as a medical assistant since 2015. She has three children including one older son and two younger daughters. She loves spending time with her family.

Front Office Receptionists

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.

Kimberly Dowdy
Kim was born in California and moved to Arizona in the 1990’s. She has worked in the medical field since the early 2000’s. She has four children named Abby, Kaily, Aubrey, and Benito. She enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She believes that “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Gabrielle Gray
Gabby was born and raised in Arizona. She has been in front office since 2012. She has 2 kids Westly and Jailynn.  She loves being in the medical field and being a part of the DSSP family.

Ciara Young
Ciara grew up in Lordsburg, New Mexico and graduated from Lordsburg High School in 2010.  After graduation Ciara moved to Phoenix to go college.  Ciara graduated from Carrington College in 2011 and since then have worked in the medical field. Ciara has a 3 year old princess,  Maliayh Janae.  She is her world and she pushes to be the best she can be for her and herself. Ciara plans to further her education by applying to nursing school and obtaining her RN license.  Her main goal is to better herself everyday “one step at a time”.  In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and making memories.  She enjoys working with everyone 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