Meet Our Pediatric Provider Dana Rodriguez, PNP, PhD
Dana Rodriguez is our local pediatric provider. She was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she first attended the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse and earned a Bachelor degree in Spanish. From there she felt a calling to serve others, especially children. So, she returned to school and earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2006 from Marquette University of Milwaukee and became a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She later went on to earn her PhD in nursing from Marquette University where she served as a research assistant for the Institute of Natural Family Planning and studied the Marquette Method. She has been a clinical instructor for Marquette University as well as an adjunct professor for University of Phoenix.
Dana worked in private practice as a pediatric practitioner for several years and then started a school-based health clinic at St. Anthony School of Milwaukee, a school of 2,000 children in one of Milwaukee’s most medically underserved neighborhoods. She and her family moved to Arizona in 2016 and she worked the past few years in Maricopa and Casa Grande at a rural community health center. As a parent herself, she is passionate about partnering with parents to meet the healthcare needs of their children.
Dana and her husband Zeus were married in 2005. Dana, Zeus, and their children attend St. Anne’s Parish here in Gilbert.
A Local Pediatric Office on the Cutting Edge
As your pediatric provider, Dana is proud to be at Morning Star Pediatrics because she wants to be part of the changing landscape in healthcare. She knows that today’s parents want different options – immediate answers, knowledgeable personnel, convenient times and a variety of ways to conduct appointments and communicate with staff.
Here at Morning Star Pediatrics, we want to change the way the pediatrics industry operates. We want to offer the Phoenix area a new home for pediatric care, a fresh perspective and an efficiency that won’t make you dread the all-too-common waiting room delay. We want you to feel comfortable with the way we operate. So, if there’s any way we can help, please speak up before, during, or after your appointment. The only way we can improve is by feedback from you. Thank you for choosing Morning Star Pediatrics of Gilbert, AZ for your local pediatrician.