26224 North Tatum Blvd        Office (480) 663-9632
Suite 15A                             Fax (480) 419-6782
Phoenix, AZ  85050               www.tatummedical.com
Staff

Below is the staff here at Tatum Highlands Medical Associates:

Peter Levins, MD

Peter LevinsDr. 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 8 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. .


Paul D. Strauss, PA-C

Dr. Paul StraussPaul 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 18 years I cannot image living anywhere else, I love it"  Mr. Strauss has three children ages 21, 19 and 16 and a great deal of his time is spent participating in their lives. His two younger children are boys and are heavily into sports, which keep him quite busy.
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Sandy Sargent, FNP-C

Sandy SargentSandy 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.

Sandy's 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.

Sandy has known Dr. Royal Anspach and 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 25 year old daughter, and also has a God niece.     [ Top ]