• Comprehensive Assessment Clinic

Comprehensive Assessment Clinic

Our goal is to develop a comprehensive care plan for your child, addressing his or her specific needs as well as your goals for your child’s health.  That’s why DMG CRS includes a Comprehensive Assessment Clinic (CAC) as the first step in your child’s treatment at our multi-specialty clinic.  Through the CAC, a thorough needs evaluation will be completed to determine what medical specialists will be on your child’s care team, as well as which experts from other support services such as occupational and/or physical therapy, child life, and more will collaborate with your child’s physicians and you on treatment. 

The CAC is staffed with pediatric nurse practitioners who will meet you and your child for this very important first visit to DMG CRS. During this visit, your child is examined from head to toe and all medical records are reviewed. In addition, this visit includes in-depth conversations between you and DMG CRS staff to ensure a clear understanding of your child’s needs and address any questions or concerns you may have.  

Once the assessment is complete, referrals to the appropriate DMG CRS pediatric specialists and support services are made, and DMG CRS works with you to schedule appointments.  Whenever possible, multiple appointments are made for the same day to save you and your family time and optimize care coordination.  In addition, the CAC staff can help you coordinate transportation to and from appointments at DMG CRS, if needed; will follow up to ensure medical appointments were kept; and will engage a patient advocate to help you and your child with school concerns or connect you with a social worker.   You will also be given a packet of information to take home, which will include your child’s care plan, a copy of medical referrals made, a list of scheduled appointments, and telephone numbers for any questions or concerns. 

Our goal is for the family to walk away from the CAC appointment confident in DMG CRS’s ability to provide the best comprehensive healthcare for their child with special needs.

Department Providers

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Deborah Anderson MS, RN, CPNP-PC
Comprehensive Assessment Clinic
Myelomeningocele Planning Team
Craniofacial Team
Language(s) English
Favorite Animal Dog and River Otter
Education Bachelor's Degree: University of Arizona, Master's Degree: Arizona State University
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Meagan Art FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Language(s) English
Education Bachelor of Science: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master of Science in Nursing : MGH Institute of Health Professions
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Janet Evans PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Language(s) English
Education Master's Degree, University of Iowa
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Janet Nazario PNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Language(s) English
Education Master's Degree, Arizona State University
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Melissa Schwan DNP, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Language(s) English
Education Bachelor's Degree, Miami University
Doctorate Programs, Arizona State University
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Autumn Snead FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Language(s) English
Education Master's Degree, Georgetown University

For your convenience, all support services are offered on-site at DMG CRS located in Central Phoenix at Park Central Mall.

3141 N. 3rd Ave., Suite 100
Phoenix AZ, 85013

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat 8:00am – 1:00pm

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (602) 914-1520.