Happy and Healthy New Year!

Happy and Healthy New Year to all of our patients, colleagues, friends, neighbors and family from all of us at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics!

“The New Year is a time of reflection to celebrate past victories and to leave behind unwanted memories. For 2019, let’s help one another at every opportunity to create memories to celebrate!” — Dr. Mike

Santa’s BEST Elf!

A Day in the Life of Summit Medicine and Pediatrics:

We decided to keep one of Santa’s BEST elves with us after Christmas!

Lovin’ the Practice of Medicine Again!


Tasha’s ability to bring joy and laughter to our office and our patient’s is perhaps the finest care and treatment we can offer. We are lucky to have you!

The Summit Team

The Twelve Days of Christmas… Summit Style!

The Twelve Days of Christmas…

Healthcare style!


On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     12 Medications

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     11 Ear Lavages

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     10 Mattress Sutures

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On the Ninth Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     9 Sinus Flushes

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     8 Testosterone Injections

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On the Seventh Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     7 Temps A-Taken

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     6 Women’s PAP Smears

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     5 EKGs

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     4 Oximetries

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On the Third Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:   3 Prostate Exams

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On the Second Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     2 Blood Draws

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On the First Day of Christmas…

My doctor gave to me:     A bill my insurance won’t pay


Merry Christmas from all of us at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics!


Happy Thanksgiving!


Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
Of music we are living.
And so the theme should swell and grow
As weeks and months pass o’er us,
And rise sublime at this good time,
A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

To Our Dear Patients, Friends and Neighbors:

We now enter the season of reflection and gratitude for the many blessings given to every one of us. And because, for each of us, the year brings with it both blessings and difficulties, we are compelled at this time to remind ourselves that there are many among us whose needs are greater than our own.

We at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics dedicate ourselves to the needs of all of our patients, and wish for each of you a time of peace, health, love and joy in particular during this Thanksgiving holiday:

A time for family and a time for love… Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics!

The Summit Team


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In Honor of Our Veterans

Reflections On Veterans’ Day

Because in most of our world…

where Freedom isn’t free and
Liberty isn’t cherished…
where Honesty isn’t admired and
Trust isn’t earned…
where Rights aren’t respected and
Laws aren’t preserved…
where Bravery isn’t selfless and
Justice isn’t blind.

And because We, collectively the United States of America, with all our flaws, are this world’s best hope to preserve a sane and secure future for all of humanity, we at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics ask God to bless the men and women of the US Armed Forces, who, with bravery in their hearts, justice in their deeds, honesty in their words, and trust in their souls, continue each day to win, protect and preserve the Rights, laws, freedoms, and liberties we enjoy each day.

 Happy and Honored Veterans’ Day! 

God Bless America!



“At Summit Medicine and Pediatrics, we celebrate and honor the men and women who willingly guard against evil in protection of innocence.” — Dr. Mike


ALERT! Dr. Mike Will Be Out-of-Town in November!



Dr. Mike will be Out-of-Town
Tuesday, November 20th
Sunday, November 25th

Dr. and Mrs. Mike will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family from TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th through SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th (6 DAYS). They will be in Charlotte, NC. While Dr. Mike is away, our staff will be available to answer your telephone calls at 480-981-9000 during routine office hours. Dr. Mike will be back in the office on Monday, November 26th, 2018.

Although there is no ‘on-call’ doctor while he is away from the office, Dr. Mike, as always, remains available 24/7 to receive your urgent, direct call on his Summit mobile telephone 480-828-XXXX… even while on vacation!

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In preparation for Dr. Mike’s vacation, please review and complete the following important tasks:

  • MEDICATION REFILLS: Determine if you need prescription medication refills. If you will require authorization of refills of any of your prescription medications within the next 4 weeks, let us know now so that Dr. Mike may do so prior to his departure.
  • APPOINTMENTS: Determine if you need an office visit. If you have ongoing or emerging medical concerns for which you would like to see Dr. Mike, let us know now so that Dr. Mike can see you in the office prior to his departure.
  • LABS AND TESTS: Determine if you are due for labs or tests. If you have blood work or radiology testing that are either ordered already or will be due in May, schedule and complete them now so that Dr. Mike can review the results with you prior to his departure.
  • MAJOR MEDICAL EVENTS: Determine if you are having major procedures or surgeries. If you are scheduled to have a major procedure (e.g. colonoscopy, cardiac catheterization, etc.) or surgery (e.g. cholecystectomy, knee replacement, etc.) within the next several weeks, let us know so that Dr. Mike may notify your physician or surgeon to contact him directly for concerns that may arise while he is out-of-town.

At any time, you may contact the office and speak to Marion or Tasha for more information on how to prepare for Dr. Mike’s being out-of-town from Tuesday, November 20th through Sunday, November 25th, 2018. Dr. Mike will be back in the office on Monday, November 26th, 2018.

And remember… whenever Dr. Mike is away from the office, all current patients may still contact him directly on his Summit mobile telephone 480-828-XXXX if they are experiencing medical concerns that require his attention… even when he is on vacation!

Direct Access Medicine® care makes your healthcare experience and mine both valuable and enjoyable. Call me when you need me!” — Dr. Mike

— The Summit Team

Open House: Winter 2018 Schedule

Is someone you know dealing with a health issue that they can’t seem to get the right treatment for? Do you know someone who has been dissatisfied with the level of service their doctor provides? Bring them to meet Dr. Mike so they can discuss their concerns and see how Direct Access Medicine® care can help. Our Open Houses are always informal, and there is no fee or obligation when you stop by.

Don’t delay!

As of July 1, 2018, we only had 5 openings remaining for new patients.

Our practice is now full and we are currently accepting patients for our ‘Future Patient Campaign List’!

Our practice is currently full, and from time-to-time, openings for new patients who wish to join our practice become available. We now offer to potential patients the opportunity to participate in our ‘Future Patient Campaign’. We begin by receiving a $250 non-refundable Reservation Fee per patient on a first-come-first-serve basis for future opportunity to participate in our innovative Direct Access Medicine® practice, a form of Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine that is guaranteed to make your healthcare experience both affordable and satisfying. Once an opening in our practice becomes available, we accept, in order of participation in our Future Patient Campaign, our next new patient and notify the patient immediately to get them started in enjoying the value and security of Direct Access Medicine® care. We guarantee that every patient who joins our Future Patient Campaign will have the opportunity of joining our practice within six (6) months of participating in our Future Patient Campaign.

Autumn 2018 Open House Schedule: All Open Houses are held on the last Saturday of each month (excluding holiday weekends) from 9 AM to 11 AM at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics.

  • October 27th, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • December 1st, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM (ADDED OPEN HOUSE)
  • December 29th, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM

We look forward to meeting you!

— The Summit Team

Fundraiser: Short Stacks for a Tall Cause

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Our Tasha and her family will be participating in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in March 2019. They are representing Team USA in Unified Basketball, and will be competing against athletes from all over the world. The team is unique in that they are the only ‘unified’ basketball team, which consists of both athletes and partners, representing The United States.

We are proud to support Tasha and her family by helping them continue to raise funds for expenses needed in travel and accommodations at the World Games. Please join us from 8 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Applebee’s grill and bar at the corner of Higley and Brown Roads in Mesa, Arizona, for a “Short Stacks for a Tall Cause” event. Purchase a ticket for $8 per person, and enjoy a great breakfast and camaraderie with Tasha, her family, and other athletes and their families, as we join forces as a community to make their dream come true.

For every ticket purchased, the athletes and their families will receive $4 (50% of the proceeds) as a donation toward their cause. To purchase tickets, contact Tasha directly at 480-326-0014 or email at shotikangirl42@gmail.com.

Let’s help Tasha, Sawne and Anthony bring home the GOLD!!! 🥇

— The Summit Team