Staff Members

Foothills Neurology Staff


Stuart Hetrick, DO

Dr. Hetrick is a Board Certified neurologist with a subspecialty in the treatment of headaches. After obtaining his medical degree from Western Uni...

  • Head injury
  • CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy)
  • Dementia
  • Memory Loss
  • Dizziness and Lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Brain tumors
  • Myasthenia
  • Nerve Pain
  • Numbness and tingling
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Scot Fechtel, MD

Dr. Fechtel started his career in Chiropractic Orthopedics graduating from Western States Chiropractic College. After practicing in chiropractic fo...

  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Narcolepsy
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Pritish Pawar, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Pritish Pawar, M.D., Ph.D. is Board Certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. He attended B.J. Medical College in India. He did his ...

  • EEG or electroencephalography
  • Ambulatory EEG
  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy
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Padma Mahant, MD

Dr. Mahant is a Board Certified Neurologist specializing in Movement Disorders. She graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and complete...

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Movement Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

Timothy Visser, ND

Dr. Visser is a Naturopathic Physician who offers alternative therapies to conditions such as chronic daily headache, fibromyalgia, and chronic fat...

  • Acupuncture
  • IV Vitamin Therapy
  • Fatigue
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Lauren Bowen, DO

Dr. Bowen specializes in the treatment of difficult to treat headaches, migraine, cluster and facial pain.

Dr. Bowen currently sees Foothill...

  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Cluster headache
  • Facial Pain
  • Botox
Eric Eross

Eric J. Eross, DO

Dr. Eross is the Director of The Phoenix Headache Institute, Founder & President of Gila Sciences, INC; Assistant Clinical Professor at Midwest...

  • Dr. Eross specializes in headaches and has seen over 15,000 headache consultation patients.
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Obada Subei, M.D.

Dr. Subei obtained his doctorate in medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He pursued his interest in Neurology at the University of Ar...

Charles Andrew Sales, MD

Dr. Charles Andrew Sales is a board-certified neurologist with expertise in neuro-otological disorders. After obtaining his medical degree from the...

  • Migraine/Headaches
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Meniere Disease
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Melinda Preston, DNP

Dr. Preston provides evaluation, medication management, and psychotherapy for individuals, and provides couples or family therapy if indicated. Her...

  • Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Heather McCoy, DNP

Dr. Heather McCoy is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with the advanced degree of Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She is the founder and clinical directo...

  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Post-Traumatic headaches
  • Medication Overuse headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Cervicogenic headache
  • Hemicrania Continua
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Leigh Gressley, MSN FNP-BC

Leigh is a nationally board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a registered nurse. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing/ Family Nurse P...

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Susan Hawrylkiw, MSN, FNP

Susan is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with her Masters of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner. Susan has p...

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Lauren Siniscalchi, FNP

Lauren Siniscalchi is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nash...

  • Neurology
  • Cognitive Disorders
Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson, FNP-C

Before joining Foothills Neurology as a Nurse Practitioner, Lisa worked in cardiology and intensive care nursing in Chandler, AZ and Hartford, CT. ...

  • Headache
  • Migraines

Amber McLouth, PA-C

Amber received her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.

Before becoming...

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Christine Simons, PA-C

An Ahwatukee native, Christine received her undergraduate degrees in genetics, psychology, and sociology from Arizona State University. She went on...

Dr. Mary E. Diedrich

Dr. Mary E. Diedrich, PT, DPT

Dr. Diedrich has 35 years of clinical experience in Physical Therapy, and has utilized Osteopathic Manipulative Treatments for most of those years ...

  • Physical Therapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
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Catherine O’Neill, MSN, FPN

Catherine O’Neill, MSN, FPN, received her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix. As a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, ...

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Kristin Plyer, PA-C

Kristin received her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. She recently m...

  • Migraine
JoAnn Richi

JoAnn Richi, MC, LPC

JoAnn Richi is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Specializes in treating Anxiety.

JoAnn received her Master’s Degree in Counseling at ...

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Reduction
  • Emotion effects caused by other conditions
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McKenzie Millner, MS, RDN

McKenzie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who sees patients at Phoenix Headache Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. She provides nutritio...

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Weight Management
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Ryan Ibarra, MA, LPC

Ryan graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He did his graduate work in community counseling, earning his Mast...

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Reduction
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Chronic Diseases
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Yolande Eckrich, MMS PA-C

Yolande Eckrich received her Master’s degree in Medical Science as a Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University. She is passionate abo...

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