Below is the staff here at Tatum Highlands Medical Associates:
Peter Levins is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has been
practicing in Arizona since 2000. He is our newest member at Tatum
Highlands Medical Associates. He is originally from Southern
California, where he graduated high school and then attended Loyola
Marymount University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from LMU, before
attending the Medical College of Wisconsin for his formal medical
training. It was during medical school that he developed his
appreciation for Family Medicine. The Medical College of Wisconsin
provided varied experiences that served as the catalyst to pursue
Family Medicine as his specialty. After graduating medical
school, Dr. Levins relocated to Phoenix with his wife and two sons,
to complete his Family Medicine residency. He began his residency at
Phoenix Baptist Hospital in 1997, where he then served as Chief
Resident prior to completing his residency in 2000. Upon graduation,
he practiced in the west valley as a member of Union Hills Family
Medicine before moving to Scottsdale, for a practice opportunity in
2001. He spent the past 12 years as a member of a large group
practice in south Scottsdale. There he provided full spectrum Family
Medicine to his patients in both the outpatient clinic and
in-patient hospital setting.
In addition to his group practice, Dr. Levins has spent the last 10 years as an instructor and community faculty member for the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Medicine Residency. In this role, Dr. Levins has supervised the Family Practice residents as they provided hospital care to the residents of south Scottsdale. He is also affiliated with the University of Arizona Medical School where he serves as a faculty member through the Physician Doctoring Program.
Dr. Levins has been married for over 20 years to his high school sweetheart, and they have raised two wonderful sons. They enjoy hiking, sports (especially high school baseball), gardening, and travel. They have grown to love the Valley of the Sun and look forward to many more years in Phoenix. Dr. Levins enjoys all areas of Family Medicine but has a special interest in Geriatrics, Preventative Health, and Pediatrics. He is excited to join Tatum Highlands Medical Associates and he looks forward to many years serving this community. .
Strauss is a graduate of the George Washington
School of Medicine and Allied Health
Sciences. He completed his degree in Allied Health Sciences
in 1977 and has practiced as a
Physician Assistant in Primary Care for the past 32 years. He
maintains a high level of certification after passing his Boards
for Certification. He also
passed his Recertification Boards 6 times as is required by law to
take them every 6-7 years. [
Mr. Strauss' undergraduate studies focused on a major in Psychology and Minor in Sociology also from the George Washington University. While attending the University for his Undergraduate Degree, Mr. Strauss became one of the first six Paramedics to be certified in Montgomery County, Maryland which is roughly three quarters the size of Maricopa. "My experiences as a Paramedic are what allowed me to determine that I wanted to continue moving forward in the medical profession, eventually, becoming a PA".
Mr. Strauss is originally from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, having moved to Arizona in 1990. "Now that I have lived in Arizona for the last 25 years I cannot image living anywhere else, I love it" Mr. Strauss is a devoted father of three grown children and is a big part of their lives.
Sandy Sargent, FNP-C
Sargent, MSN, FNP-C is board certified through the American Academy
of Nurse Practitioners. Sandy started her career by graduating from
Kaskaskia College in 1986 with an AAS in nursing and continued her
advancement by receiving a BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing
in 2008. Her passion for medicine grew until she finally received
her MSN/ FNP through Saint Louis University School of Nursing in
2011 & she is also a Registered First Assistant (RNFA) in surgery.
She received her nurse degree from Southern College of Nevada in
Ms. Sargent has worked as a nurse since 1987--while furthering her education, working in obstetrics, pediatrics, gynecology/urology, operating room nurse, and plastic surgery. In conjunction with working at Tatum Highlands Medical Associates, she also works at the Mayo Hospital, and is currently pursuing her RNFA through the National Institute of First Assists.
Ms. Sargent has known Paul Strauss since 1997 when she worked as their back office coordinator for four years, and then found herself with them again as a student Nurse Practitioner from 2009 to 2011. So it is fitting that she now works side by side with them as part of the THMA's team of Care Providers.
Her love of helping the underprivileged in underdeveloped countries has led Sandy to serve as a volunteer for Medical Missions to the Dominican Republic in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, then to Nicaragua in 2010 and 2012.
Ms. Sargent is the mother to a grown daughter.