Banner Health Center

4375 E. Irma Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Hours Today: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The providers at Banner Health Center at Desert Ridge are committed to providing comprehensive care for you and your family. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our patients and create personalized care plans with an emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Getting Here

Hours At This Location
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Lab Hours

Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30p.m. 

X-Ray Hours

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (closed from 12 to  p.m.)

About Us

Our experienced practitioners care for patients of all ages — from newborns to seniors. We are committed to providing compassionate care and including patients as partners.

Treatment and Care

  • Acute and chronic condition care
  • Geriatric care
  • Immunizations
  • Medication management
  • Minor in-office procedures
  • Newborn and pediatric care
  • On-site labs and x-rays
  • Routine physicals
  • Sinus and respiratory care
  • Well-child exams
  • Well-woman exams

Leno Thomas, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Physician, Banner Children's Specialists Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine Clinic Dobson
I use a family-centered approach to provide the best care and the best outcomes possible

Akua Ekunwe, MD

Family Medicine

Physician, Banner Health Center
I enjoy partnering with patients to help them achieve their healthcare goals. I do this through shared decision making, that helps with building mutual trust.

Lee Rusakow, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Physician, Banner Health Center
I pride myself on doing a comprehensive, very thorough evaluation of each patient at every visit, whether for a new patient visit, or a follow-up visit. I never want patients to feel that any visit was rushed. I treat patients very aggressively (especially for asthma) and try to eliminate all symptoms so patients can lead as normal a life as possible. Though I am very serious about how I care for my patients, I like to sprinkle in a bit of humor for all to enjoy, whenever appropriate. I also love getting to know my patients and their families from a non-medical standpoint as I develop long term bonds with them over time.