New Practice Information Effective July 1, 2015
Dear Families of San Tan Mountain Pediatrics,
Thank you for the trust, privilege and honor you have given me to participate in your lives and provide medical care to your children. These past five years of being your pediatrician have rewarded me with an abundance of wonderful memories in watching your children grow and the best gifts in life. I will always cherish all the hugs, kisses, dances, stunts, songs, drawings, family pictures, birthday parties and unpronounceable nicknames your little ones have bestowed upon me. Providing medical care to your children is the best fulfillment any pediatrician could have.
In my quest to improve my ability to be your pediatrician, I have made the decision to merge my practice with Gateway Pediatrics. This practice was established in 2004 by Dr. Sudha Chandrasekhar MD (aka Dr. Sudha) who has been practicing pediatric medicine since 1994. Dr. Sudha has expert knowledge in several pediatric fields, including forensic pediatrics and children with chronic illnesses. Gateway Pediatrics also comprises of Sandra Sexton CPNP, Dorothy Rzewnicki CPNP (who specializes in developmental and behavioral pediatrics) and Pauline Gatchell RN, IBCLC. Joining the practice later this year will be Dr. Mariah Scott MD and Dr. Cristina Tamez MD. Both Dr. Scott and Dr. Tamez are graduating from well-respected pediatric residency programs this summer. From time to time, Dr. James Leiferman MD will make guest appearances as a moonlighter for our practice. Dr. Leiferman is a distinguished pediatrician who practiced in the East Valley for over 20 years before moving to Yuma, Arizona to become a pediatric hospitalist for Yuma Regional Medical Center in 2011. With the diversity of experience from our providers, Gateway Pediatrics offers a comprehensive array of pediatric services including breastfeeding consultation, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, extended evening and weekend hours throughout the week, and inpatient newborn care at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. This change to my practice allows me to have more time in my schedule to see patients and gain access to valuable knowledge from my partners at Gateway Pediatrics. I am very excited to be a part of this team that consists of caring, dedicated and intelligent professionals. Please join me in this new practice and venture so that I may share with you a better way to take care of your children’s medical needs.
On July 1, 2015, my practice will be integrated with Gateway Pediatrics. The location and contact information for me will be:
205 S. Dobson Rd. Suite #1
Chandler, AZ 85224
Gateway Pediatrics Website
Please review the information from Gateway Pediatrics Website with particular reference to immunization practices, billing and accepted health insurance plans. These changes will affect my ability to continue providing medical care to your children. If you are unable to continue with our new practice, we will assist in the delivery of your children’s medical records to your new healthcare provider via facsimile once we receive a signed consent form for medical record release from you.
Although I will initially join Gateway Pediatrics in Chandler, we are actively pursuing plans to build a second office for our practice in Gilbert within the next 12 months. Please check our website periodically for updates on this endeavor. I look forward to continue seeing all of you and sharing with you my new amazing family of colleagues.
Cindy Duke, MD