Family Medicine

Devon Porter, PA-C

Devon Porter is a family medicine physician’s assistant who enjoys treating patients of all ages. He received his master’s degree from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Devon was always interested in healthcare, and chose to become a physician assistant for the versatility it provides. He enjoys the ability to… Read More »


Rachel Armstrong, CPNP

Rachel Armstrong is board certified in Pediatric Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Arizona State University and her Masters in Nursing from Arizona State University. Rachel also received Post Master’s in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Arizona State University. Prior to becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in… Read More »


Tom Paxman, DO

Tom Paxman has been part of the Medical Staff at Summit Healthcare since 1991. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree in 1988 from A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship at Mesa General Hospital and his residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. Tom knew that… Read More »


Sean Smithson, M.D.

Dr. Smithson is board certified in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed his residency at Utah Valley Family Medicine where he also completed his internship. Dr. Smithson grew up in Holbrook and has always felt family physicians play an integral part in… Read More »

Curtis Birdno, PA-C

~ Family Medicine ~ Curtis Birdno joined the Active Medical Staff at Summit Healthcare in 2016. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Masters in P.A. studies in 2009. Curtis always desired to work in healthcare, it has been a passion of his along with science and the… Read More »

Ryan Varga, D.O.

~ Family Medicine ~ Ryan Varga joined the Active Medical Staff at Summit Healthcare in 2016. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA, andcompleted his Residency at Lonestar Family Health Center in Conroe, TX. As… Read More »

Garrett Bentley, D.O.

~ Family Medicine ~ Garrett Bentley joined the Active Medical Staff at Summit Healthcare in 2016. He completed his Undergraduate program at Utah State University in Logan, Utah in 2009, the medical school education at Des Moines University in Iowa in 2013, then rounded out his education with a Residency… Read More »

Elizabeth Turgeon, M.D.

~ Family Medicine ~ Dr. Turgeon joined the Active Medical Staff at Summit Healthcare in 2015. She graduated from University of Arizona in Tucson. As a sophomore in college, Dr. Turgeon became interested in medicine after travelling to Guatemala. She decided on family medicine as her specialty as she enjoys… Read More »

Dallas Peterson, M.D.

~ Family Medicine ~ Dr. Peterson is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency program at McKay-Dee Hospital in Utah. He chose to become a family practitioner because of the… Read More »

Larry Nichols, M.D.

~ Family Medicine ~ Dr. Nichols enjoys treating patients of all ages and following families. Dr. Nichols obtained his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara. He completed his family practice internship at Phoenix Baptist in Phoenix. Dr. Nichols chose family practice because he wanted to help people. He believes… Read More »