Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency  

Third Year Residents

 

 

Shawn Baxter, DO
Undergrad: University of Puget Sound-Tacoma, Wash. (Biology)
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio
Family Members: Tiffany Baxter (Wife); Reid (son)
Favorite travel spot: Kauai, Hawaii
Free time activities: Snow skiing, hiking, spending time with my wife and son
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Arizona - wanted to experience a new part of the country. Good Sam - aside from the great educational experience that I knew I’d get at Banner Good Sam, I felt right at home from the first few minutes of my interview day.

Dr. Baxter

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Natasha Bhuyan, MD
Undergrad: University of Arizona, Tucson (Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Medical School: University of Arizona
Family Members: mother, father, and older sister
Favorite travel spot: Las Vegas, Nevada
Free time activities: Bunco, reading newspapers, cheering on the Phoenix Suns, hiking, eating Doritos Los Tacos
Why Arizona and Good Sam: I love that Banner Good Sam emphasizes leadership in primary care, advocacy, quality patient care, and community involvement. The program is a perfect balance of evidenced-based academic medicine in a large urban city with a community atmosphere. The faculty, staff and residents are outstanding!

Dr. Bhuyan

 

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Ryan Evans, MD
Undergrad: Indiana State University, Terre Haute (Liberal Arts)
Medical School: Indiana University
Family Members: Spouse - Lindsey, Mother - Deb, Father - Rob, Brothers - Kyle and Scott, Sister - Sara
Favorite travel spot: Smokey Mountains National Park
Free time activities: Golf, watching the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. Reading, movies, hiking, music/playing the guitar
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Lindsay and I couples matched here from Indiana. We were ready to get out of the Midwest and the Southwest seemed like a great place to search. Lindsey and I both fell in love with Banner Good Sam and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The relaxed, patient-centered atmosphere for family medicine here at Banner Good Sam is very similar to the Midwest, which is what I was looking for in a program. The weather isn’t half bad either!

Dr. Evans

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Brady Hanson, DO
Undergrad: Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas (Biology)
Medical School: Kansas City University
Family Members: Wife - Abbee, Parents - Ron and Becky, Brother - Hayden, Sister - Lacee
Favorite travel spot: So far I’ve been to India, Nepal and Guatemala.
Free time activities: Finding new places to eat or explore in Phoenix. Reading/watching Game of Thrones series. Listening to new/weird/awesome music.
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Arizona presented an opportunity to try something new after growing up in the Midwest and living on the East Coast of two years. I feel so fortunate to have matched with Banner Good Sam. Everyone is truly happy here and really enjoys being involved in the program. It is such a warm, inviting environment.
Dr. Hanson

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Laura Henson, MD
Undergrad: Arizona State University (Bioengineering)
Medical School: University of Arizona-Tucson
Family Members: Sons Joey (14) and Teddy (11); mom (Karen)
Favorite travel spot: Anywhere! Sedona, San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, Portland, Oregon, Europe - Spain, England
Free time activities: Hiking, exercising, reading, eating out at restaurants, listening to music, spending time with family and friends
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Family and I love the desert plant life and weather from November to April.

Laura Henson

 

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Scott Marquard, DO
Undergrad: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif. (Biology/Biomedical studies)
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Members: Fiancee - Aspen Calkins, Parents - Bill and Ann, Sisters - Monica and Maddie
Favorite travel spot: San Francisco, Maui
Free time activities: Golf, basketball, surfing on the West Coast, cooking, grilling
Why Arizona and Good Sam: After having spent four years here for medical school, I came to love the people and the area. Banner Good Sam was #1 on my list because all the people are so nice and seemed like such fun people to work with. I also enjoyed the aspect on an opposed program that is associated with many other phenomenal teaching programs. After my first day here, I knew I had made the best choice!

Dr. Marquard

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Zach Ortiz, MD, MPH
Undergrad: Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. (Biological Science/Spanish)
Medical School: University of Arizona
Family Members: Wife - Kaity, parents - Ray and Margaret, Pets -Tucker and Abby. Large extended family in New Mexico, Indiana and Phoenix
Favorite travel spot: San Sebastian, Northern Spain
Free time activities: Hiking, cooking, golf, pick up basketball, running, The Big Lebowski
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Going to medical school in Phoenix, I’ve had a continuous strong experience with Banner Good Sam’s faculty and residents. From being competent and well respected on other team’s services, to being leaders in patient-centered, evidence-based family medicine in the clinic and leaders in the community, Banner Good Sam has consistently delivered. The faculty are genuinely concerned and fully dedicated to our growth as both residents and individuals, and are just genuinely good people. I feel confident that I’ll get the training I need to practice in any environment I choose, and I think that is essential in choosing a residency program.

Dr. Ortiz

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Sabrina Pojar, DO
Undergrad: University of North Texas, Denton (Biology)
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Members: Husband - Darin, and one daughter
Favorite travel spot: Colorado, Utah, Texas, Hawaii, Guatemala
Free time activities: Hiking, kayaking, spending time with family and friends, photography, cooking
Why Arizona and Good Sam: Arizona offers everything needed to raise a family. There are never-ending opportunities to explore the outdoors, ample employment opportunities, great schools, lots culture, shopping and friendly communities. I chose Banner Good Sam because of the wonderful people, both in the Family Medicine Clinic and throughout the hospital. There is a diverse patient population and I immediately felt the sense of being held to a higher standard of care. When I leave Banner Good Sam, I know I will be leaving as a well prepared and caring physician.

Dr. Pojar

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Rebecca Robarge, MD
Undergrad: University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Biology)
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Family Members: Andrew - husband, Jackson - Great Dane
Favorite travel spot: Everywhere, but I lived in Italy for four years and would go back any day for an authentic neopolitan pizza
Free time activities: Hiking, camping, marathon training, shopping, good wine and good food! We love to travel and have adventures.
Why Arizona and Good Sam: I fell in love with the Banner Good Sam program because of the people and the clear vision of service throughout the residency. Arizona is an amazing adventure after living in Virginia for 10 years, and we have loved the opportunity to experience a new part of the country-especially to enjoy the outdoors!

Dr. Robarge

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Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency
1300 N. 12th St., #605
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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