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We're about medical excellence

Be a vital member of your patients’ healthcare team. Northern Arizona Hospitalists give you a voice in guiding the future of your practice.

We're about partnerships

Benefit from the fellowship of dedicated, talented professionals who share your passion. Enjoy an outstanding employment package.

We're about having a real life

Bask in the beauty of a mild climate, stunning lakes and National Forest. Challenge yourself with year-round outdoor activities.

ABOUT US

Northern Arizona Hospitalists

Western Yavapai's Hospitalists

Northern Arizona Hospitalists is a physician-owned and physician-led group serving Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona. Each team member is a stakeholder in the company. Because our physicians are involved in the day-to-day operations and decision making, each member is fully committed to making our hospitalist group the best it can be.

Our Commitment

Each physician at Northern Arizona Hospitalists is a vital and respected member of the healthcare team. Our hospitalists work closely and collaboratively with the primary care physician and specialists to ensure compassionate, comprehensive care for the patient and their family throughout their hospital stay.

History

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) was instrumental in starting Northern Arizona Hospitalists in 2003 and is our sole contract. YRMC and Northern Arizona Hospitalists enjoy a mutually beneficial working relationship, which continues to grow.

MEET THE TEAM

We're working and living in one of the most desirable areas in Arizona.

Cassandra Archer, NP

Cassandra Archer, AGACNP

Medical School: Colorado State University, Colorado, 2016

Clinical NP Experience: Yavapai Cardiac Surgery/ Phoenix First Assists, LLC, 2017

Board Certified with ANCC

Joined NAzH in 2018
Zeeshan Babar, MD

Zeeshan Babar, MD

Medical School: Allana Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan, 2008

Residency: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Hospital, New Jersey

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2019
Kamala Boast, DO

Kamala Boast, DO

Medical School: NYCOM, New York, 1997

Residency: St Barnabas Hospital, New York

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2008
Al Caccavale, DO

Al Caccavale, DO

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic, Montana, 1982

Residency: Phoenix General, Arizona, 1986

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care

Joined NAzH in 2004
Erik Contreras, MD

Erik Contreras, MD

Medical School: University of Guadalajara, 2012

Residency: Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2016
Douglas Cutler, MD

Douglas Cutler, MD

Medical School: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1993

Residency: US Air Force, Dayton, Ohio

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2015
Ashraf Elamin, MD

Ashraf Elamin, MD

Medical School: University of Juba, College of Medicine, 2009

Residency: Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, New Jersey

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2020
Thai Lai, DO

Thai Lai, DO

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, California, 2017

Residency: Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California

Board Eligible

Joined NAzH in 2020
 Mary Ellen Lawrence, MD

Mary Ellen Lawrence, MD

Medical School: Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, 1999

Residency: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2018

Ivory Marinakis, PA

Ivory Marinakis, PA

Medical School: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 2020 

Rotations with Thumb Butte Medical Center and NAzH Hospitalists, 2019

Board Certified with NCCPA

Joined NAzH in 2020
Anna Mattson, NP

Anna Mattson, NP

Medical School: Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, 2019

Emergency Room RN , Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center

Clinicals with NAzH Hospitalists, 2019

Board Certified with ANCC

Joined NAzH in 2019
David Merrill, DO

David Merrill, DO

Medical School: Midwestern University, Phoenix, Arizona, 2014

Residency: Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2017
Candice Patton, AGACNP, MSN

Candice Panton, AGACNP, MSN

MSN, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, 2016

BSN, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, 2012

Joined NAzH in 2016
Andrew Prindle, MD

Andrew Prindle, MD

Medical School: Atlantic University School of Medicine, St. Lucia, 2015

Residency: NYU Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

Board Eligible

Joined NAzH in 2019
Justin Rogers, NP

Justin Rogers, NP

Medical School: Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, 2019

RN at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center

Clinicals with NAzH Hospitalists, 2019

Board Certified with ANCC

Joined NAzH in 2020
Jack Routson, MD

Jack Routson, MD

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine,1999

Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, Texas

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2013
Mark Stoecker, MD

Mark Stoecker, MD

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 1988

Residency: UCI Medical Center/VA Medical Center

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2006
Lee Thurston, MD

Lee Thurston, MD

Medical School: NW University Medical School of Medicine, 1987

Residency: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Joined NAzH in 2006
Sheila Uridil APRN-NP

Sheila Uridil, APRN-NP

Medical School: Master of Science in Nursing, 2011

Board Certified ANCC

Joined NAzH in 2014

The Prescott Area

Prescott Arizona is known for its natural beauty, hometown atmosphere, year-round recreation, and top quality culture, entertainment and night life.

Just 90 short miles northwest of Phoenix, Prescott is surrounded by over one million acres of national forest. Our mile-high elevation will give you an opportunity to explore a different side of Arizona, with mild summer sunshine, crisp fall colors and ‘just enough’ snow in the winter.

Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, rock climbing and horseback riding can be enjoyed in the Prescott area mountains, lakes and forest. Public and private championship golf courses are minutes away. And we're ideally located near the red rocks of Sedona, snow skiing in Flagstaff, boating on Lake Powell and the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

Prescott’s historical heritage is evidenced by our charming Courthouse Square. Within walking distance from the Square are critically acclaimed art studios and galleries, museums, turn-of-the-century Victorian neighborhoods, and historic Whiskey Row.

The greater Prescott area boasts high achieving K-12 schools as well as Yavapai College, Prescott College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the top aeronautical university in the nation.

Prescott, Arizona.
Come and see for yourself ...
It’s the hometown you’ve always dreamed about!

career Opportunities

Work with us

Northern Arizona Hospitalists is always interested in welcoming qualified physicians who are committed to providing exceptional hospitalist care in a team environment.

    Benefits include:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Shareholder status in the group
  • Unique 7-on, 7-off scheduling; details upon inquiry
  • 401K with profit sharing option
  • Licensing, malpractice, health insurance, dental, optical, disability, CME reimbursement and more
  • Reimbursement package is in the top 25% of the nation

What Our Employees Say

Dr. Stoecker: Shareholders
Dr. Caccavale: A mutual, beneficial relationship