Internal Medicine Physician


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Doug was born and raised in Mesa. He graduated from Mountain View High School in 1993, then spent one year studying at the University of Utah before leaving to serve a church mission in Finland. After returning, he studied philosophy at Brigham Young University in preparation for medical school. During that time he met and married Tiffany. He graduated from BYU in 2002 and they moved to New Orleans to attend medical school at Tulane University. They had their first child there and also experienced Hurricane Katrina. They evacuated the hurricane and went to Salt Lake City where they had their second child and finished medical school. After graduation, they moved to Portland, Oregon, where Doug did his Internal Medicine residency training at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He was in the Primary Care Track, obtaining special training in the team-based care model.

Upon completion of his medical residency, Doug and Tiffany moved their family to Roosevelt, Utah, taking a position with Uintah Basin Medical Center. He worked there for 3 years, gaining valuable experience caring for patients in both the clinic and hospital. They then moved to Logan, Utah, and Doug started work at Intermountain Healthcare's Budge Clinic—a multi-specialty group practice. It was there that their third child was born. He worked there almost five years before deciding to start his own practice in Arizona.

Doug has been interested in medical system design since the beginning of his training. He has experienced the many deficiencies of our current system and has long wanted to redesign the care process. Throughout his career, he has studied the system design literature, consulted with numerous experts in the field, and obtained formal training in Lean management systems and primary care design. This practice is the culmination of that preparation, and he is passionate about making a real difference in the lives of his patients and in the medical community.

Read more about his story in the East Valley Tribune.

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Physician Assistant


Bret moved from Provo, Utah and has been with us since the opening of the clinic. He grew up in Orem, Utah, served a church mission in Puerto Rico, then went on to Brigham Young University to study Exercise Science. While there, he played baseball for the Cougars for four years. Instead of pursuing a baseball career, he decided to pursue a career in the health professions. He attended the Physician Assistant program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo and developed a desire to become a primary care provider who helps patients find true health. He met Dr. Maready while on rotation in Roosevelt, Utah and after learning of the design of Maready Medical, decided to join the team and move his family to Arizona. He graduated in August 2017 and helped get the clinic started from the beginning.

Bret is well-trained in the evolving biomedical and clinical sciences and is passionate about applying that knowledge to improve his patients. He has unique skills in diagnosis, treatment, and communication that make him an excellent care provider. For one, he is committed to putting the patient first, and he centers his practice around this. Bret is a great professional partner and a great medical partner to each of his patients and works hard every day for his patients.

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Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner


Karen was born in a small town in Indiana, but her family moved to Arizona when she was five years old. After spending a number of years as a medical paralegal, Karen returned to school when her youngest entered college. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in three years from Chamberlain College of Nursing and then worked as a nurse in both ICU and Hospice. She then obtained her MSN from Walden University specializing in adult-geriatrics. She has been a board certified Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner for six years.

Karen has particular interest in chronic conditions, particularly diabetes, and hypertension, She is well versed in geratric conditions and is comfortable with end of life care and discussions with her patients. Karen believes in the primary premise that patients’ needs and desires should be incorporated into their healthcare and that she is a partner with the patient in helping them to achieve their goals.

Karen has two grown children and enjoys spending time in the woods with her husband and her standard poodle, Holly. She holds several other degrees, including a degree in art and enjoys painting and creating other forms of art.

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Registered Dietitian


Alisha grew up in Tucson, but began her college education at Virginia Tech. She completed her nutrition degrees from the University of Arizona (BS) and Arizona State University (MS), and holds credentials as a certified nutrition specialist, registered dietitian, and associate raw foods chef.

A variety of professional, clinical experiences (dialysis, a comprehensive cancer-care clinic, and addiction recovery center), her food production experience as creator of Innocent Indulgence's dessert line, and her own persistent health issues (chronic fatigue, food allergies, indigestion, and cystic acne) taught Alisha the real-life impact of nutrition and lifestyle on peoples' short and long term health. On her own journey, she explored traditional, alternative, and complementary medicine, and also experimented with every kind of "free" diet, vegan and raw food, juicing, cleansing, supplements and more. She soon discovered that true health and wholeness come from making choices on every level-- physical, emotional, and spiritual. Alisha is passionate about helping you nourish your dreams to life. She loves sharing the wellness, prevention and therapeutic nutrition and lifestyle secrets she's learned, and she is focused on helping you make your lifestyle choices simple and delicious, so you too can experience radiant living, to live out your destiny, and love your life.

She loves being outdoors, snapping flower photos, dabbling with watercolors, and spending time with family and friends.

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