What makes Shumway Family Medicine different? The most important difference is time! When you come here, you can expect more time with your doctor than most primary care clinics. This means actually getting to the bottom of health issues and avoiding testing, prescriptions, or referrals that may not really be needed. I practice without staff and do not contract with insurance companies. Lower overhead and less insurance hassles allow me to spend more time with patients than other clinics. I do a wide range of office-based procedures and can even treat many types of addictions! I try to return phone calls promptly and can usually see you same day or next day for urgent issues. Want cheaper blood tests? I've contracted with a local lab company to get you super low prices on common tests! This is personalized healthcare at its finest!
I offer two great pricing options:
The first option is my direct primary care membership, in which a low monthly fee covers the office visits and phone consultations. Imagine not having to worry about costs when suddenly needing more office visits for unexpected health issues! We can make as many appointments as needed and handle a lot of issues over the phone. This is how primary care was meant to be! Click here to find out more!
The second option is simply paying per visit. My per-visit fees are easy to understand and competitive. You will always know what the visit or procedure will cost ahead of time. No surprising bills! I can provide you with instructions on how you may be able to get some of the costs reimbursed by your insurance company or health share. Click here to find out more!
I was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona, doing a lot of camping, reading, playing the piano, swimming, getting dirty, playing sports, and teasing my five sisters as their only brother. I served a two-year volunteer mission for my church in Portugal, then obtained a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. Next came medical school at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. The final leg of my formal education and training came through HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Family Medicine Residency and becoming board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition to my current practice, I am also a preceptor and adjunct faculty for Midwestern University, which allows me to teach and mentor medical students and keeps me dedicated to lifelong learning in medicine.
I have a wonderful wife and three children that are more important to me than anything else in my life. Family physicians are often considered the "Jack of all trades" in medicine. I take pride in this, and also apply this to the rest of my life in trying to be a well-rounded person. For example, I volunteer as one of the team doctors for the varsity football team of Westwood High School, I serve in volunteer positions in my church, participate in a church choir, enjoy athletics/camping/hiking, play the piano, read a lot, speak Spanish, juggle, like yard work, and enjoy learning about personal finance.