Our Team Takes a Whole Person Approach to Health & Wellness
Founded in 2010, DeRosa Medical is a rapidly growing practice with offices located in Scottsdale, Chandler, and Glendale. Treating our growing numbers of patients effectively requires a large number of supporting staff members, including providers, clinical assistants, and an administrative team. Each of our healthcare providers undergoes extensive, intensive training with Dr. DeRosa and senior staff members, as well as a lengthy monitoring period to be certain they uphold Dr. DeRosa’s high standards for patient care.
DeRosa Medical often includes medical students, or physicians in training as part of our active staff. Seeing patients is a vital part of their learning experience, and we appreciate patients who are open to empowering and teaching the next generation.
ANGELA DEROSA, DO, MBA, CPE
Dr. DeRosa’s ability to see and treat individual patients is very limited, so provider training and patient education have become her top priorities. She is reaching and educating more women through her book “How Your Doctor is Slowly Killing You: A Woman’s Health Survival Guide”, special events like Hormonal Happy Hour™, and through teaching and training the next generation of healthcare providers.
Why did you choose to work in healthcare? I wanted to live my life in service to others. One of my greatest joys is being able to positively affect patient’s lives through preventive medicine.
Do you have a personal health philosophy? Patients must be the captain of their own ship, but I’m truly happy and honored to be their first mate. Ultimately, the decision for taking charge of their health lies with them. I’ll be there to help chart the course and guide them along the way.
Who is your hero? Actually, I have two – my parents. They taught me the importance of hard work, perseverance, and above all else, kindness. They have never stopped supporting or inspiring me.
What’s your favorite movie? Right now, I’m immersed in the Wonderful World of Disney. Movies like Frozen, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid are in constant rotation at my house. After a long day at work, it’s wonderful to unwind. I love to cuddle with my three-year-old daughter – she becomes so engaged and imaginative as she watches. Through her, I can experience the magic of seeing the world through fresh eyes all over again. It inspires me to try to give my patients the same gift.
Mary sees patients in our Glendale and Scottsdale offices.
Why did you choose to work in healthcare? I have two older sisters who are nurses, so I got lots of inspiration and encouragement from them I love being able to help people and make a difference in their lives and their sense of wellbeing.
Do you have a specific career goal? Strive to always keep an open mind and never stop learning. Medicine is constantly changing and evolving, and it’s up to me to stay current on research and medical advances – patients’ lives and health depend on it!
Do you have a personal health philosophy? Balance is the key to feeling better and living better – we have to honor and tend to our mental, physical and emotional/spiritual wellbeing.
Do you have any words of wisdom that you live by? Treat others like you want to be treated – with respect, kindness, good humor and dignity.
Who is your hero? My mom. She is the most loving, caring and giving person I know. She’s the best role model I could ever ask for – thanks, Mom!
What’s your favorite movie? Sleepless in Seattl
Why did you choose healthcare as a career? I’ve always dreamed of helping people. It makes me feel great to know I’ve made a difference in someone’s life.
Do you have a specific healthcare goal? To continue to learn and grow every day.
What’s your personal philosophy about health? Health is a lifelong commitment. Make the effort to take care of yourself now and you’ll be healthier later in life.
What advice or words of wisdom have stayed with you? Always do the right thing and be the best person you can be.
Who is your hero? My mother. She taught me to be kind to everyone, and to always be myself.
Do you have any hobbies? I love biking, running and yoga and I also have a passion for decorating.
Jennifer sees patients at our Glendale office.
SARAH DeRUBEIS, FNP-C
Why did you choose healthcare as a career? To me, healthcare offered endless possibilities. It’s the perfect career choice if you enjoy science and people. One must like the reality of always needing to keep up with the constant changes within medicine. I enjoy learning and wanted to choose a career that demanded a continual learning environment. I see each patient presentation as a puzzle. I get the privilege of putting the pieces together and solving the puzzle
Do you have a specific healthcare goal? The role of the family nurse practitioner in my opinion offers the best of both worlds. There is a combination of compassionate care blended with science and modern medicine. I am eager to learn and grow within medicine.
What’s your personal philosophy about health? Disease prevention and optimal health should be obtainable for all Americans. It is my goal to assist patients in achieving comprehensive quality health care. As a family nurse practitioner my main objective is to optimize the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of each individual.
What advice or words of wisdom have stayed with you? I was told that life is what you make of it. You only have one life to live so you better make is good. Always do your best and give 150 percent every time.
Who is your hero? My Grandmother for her strength and perseverance even in times of struggle. Mother Teresa for her selflessness nature and her compassion to the poorest of the poor.
What’s your favorite movie? Gone With the Wind, The Notebook, and This is 40.
Do you have any hobbies or a special cause? My hobbies include watching my children grow, seeing new places, and trying new foods. I support Feed My Starving Children and Meals on Wheels.
Sarah sees patients at our Chandler office.
ALICE McCORMICK, DO
Why did you choose healthcare as a career? I truly enjoy helping people and believe my calling in life is to serve others. The Osteopathic philosophy emphasized the mind/body/spirit approach.
Do you have a specific healthcare goal? I have achieved my healthcare career goal by becoming a physician who concentrates on preventive health.
What’s your personal philosophy about health? Take care of yourself with regular exercise, healthy nutrition, controlling stress, and proper hormonal balance.
What advice or words of wisdom have stayed with you? The Desiderata. ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’.
Who is your hero? My parents – who taught me to be a giver.
What’s your favorite movie? The Emperor of All Maladies [PBS] by Siddhartha Mukherjee M.D.
Do you have any hobbies? Exercise, Dressage, and Reading. Special causes I support: Animal Assisted Therapy: Volunteer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Dr. McCormick sees patients at our Scottsdale office.
CHRISTINA MARIE SOTO, RN-BSN, FNP-C
Why did you choose healthcare as a career? I chose to work in healthcare because I truly have a passion to work alongside people to make a difference in their lives in any way that I can. I have decided to make it a lifelong commitment to improve the lives of others and I feel blessed at the opportunity to do so.
Do you have a specific healthcare goal? My healthcare career goal at this time will be to venture back to school when the time is right in order to get my Doctorate as a Nurse Practitioner.
What’s your personal philosophy about health? My personal philosophy about health encompasses the notion that a patient-provider relationship is one that may be best described as a partnership. It requires that both parties be invested in striving for a quality of life that is appropriate to each individuals need. I believe that as provider and patient we are a team looking after whatever goal you have in mind for your own personal individualized healthcare needs.
What advice or words of wisdom have stayed with you? “This too shall pass.” This simple phrase has helped keep me grounded in many challenges and obstacles that I have encountered and always serves as a reminder that what we go through is only temporary and there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Who is your hero? I would have to say that I have a few people in my life that I have and always will look up to. My grandparents were a huge influence on work ethic and personal drive to always seek and want more out of life. They both taught me to never settle and to reach for the stars. My mother has also been extremely influential on me as a person and our experiences together as mother and daughter have helped shaped the person that I am today.
What’s your favorite movie? I’d like to believe that my taste in movies is pretty eclectic and enjoy all types of genres. I love Disney movies, comedies, romantic comedies, action/adventure, drama, and even some good old scary movies.
Do you have any hobbies? A hobby of mine that I would love to invest more time in and explore more would be photography. In my undergrad program I took a few photography classes and found it to be a hidden passion of mine. I look forward to being able to explore this side of myself and see what comes to fruition.
Christina sees patients at our Glendale office.