Cari Montoya is Board Certified in family practice through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and has been providing healthcare for 8 years in the valley.
Cari is a native Arizonan and is proud to call Phoenix home. She obtained a Bachelor Degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University in 2010. She then went on to pursue and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2012. Cari worked for Honor Health, formerly known as Scottsdale Healthcare, for 8 years where she took care of patients and went on to becoming a certified medical-surgical nurse. Cari’s desire to provide exceptional patient care and to further her education led her back to Grand Canyon University where she completed her course of student to become a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Cari enjoys spending time with her husband and new baby, who was born in September, and her two dogs. She enjoys traveling, hiking the Arizona trails and exploring local coffee shops and restaurants.
Cari has a special interest in wellness, preventative health, and women’s health. She looks forward to being part of the Tatum Highlands Medical Associates team and meeting her new patients.
Dr. Peter Levins is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has been practicing in Arizona since 2000. Dr. Levins joined Tatum Highlands Medical Associates in 2013 as a partner and as the Medical Director.
Dr. Levins is originally from Southern California where he attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dr. Levins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola, before attending the Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. 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 served as Chief Resident prior to completing his residency in 2000. Upon graduation, he practiced medicine at Union Hills Family Medicine before moving his practice to Scottsdale. Dr. Levins was a partner at Scottsdale Family Health for 12 years, where he provided full spectrum Family Medicine to his patients in both the outpatient clinic and in the hospital setting as well.
In addition to his group practice, Dr. Levins worked for 10 years as an instructor and community faculty member for the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Medicine Residency. In this role, Dr. Levins supervised 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 for the Physician Doctoring Program.
Dr. Levins is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have raised two wonderful sons, who attend Arizona State University. They enjoy hiking, sports, gardening, and travel. The 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 be a partner at Tatum Highlands Medical Associates, and looks forward to many years serving this community.
Nicole Fields is Board Certified in family practice through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and has been practicing in Arizona since 2012. She joined Tatum Highlands Medical Associates in October, 2016.
Nicole Fields is originally from Maine, where she attended University of Southern Maine in Portland. She graduated in 2002 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She relocated to Scottsdale in 2004 and worked at Scottsdale Healthcare for 7 years. She obtained her Masters in Nursing and degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011 at the University of Phoenix.
Nicole Fields resides in Cave Creek, AZ with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and loves to travel. Nicole is mostly interested in wellness and disease prevention. She is excited to join Tatum Highlands Medical Associates, and looks forward to meeting her new patients.
Mr. Strauss has been with Tatum Highlands Medical Associates since its inception in 2001. He was one of the founding partners with Dr. Royal Anspach. Prior to opening their own practice, both Dr. Anspach and Mr. Strauss worked for Scottsdale Healthcare. They worked together for eighteen years before Dr. Anspach’s retirement in 2013.
Mr. Strauss has an interest in clinical research and has been involved with research since 1992. He was responsible for bringing the Radiant Research into Tatum Highlands Medical Associates. “I have always been interested in where the advances medicine are headed, and this is a way for me to remain on the cutting edge”.
He is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Allied Health Sciences. He graduated from the Physician Assistant Program in 1977 and has been in practice for 38 years. He is Board Certified and has Recertified per law every six years since his graduation. Prior to entering the PA Program he was doing his undergraduate work at George Washington University where he majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology.
While attending GWU, he became one of the first paramedics in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he grew up. “I think this is where I realized that I wanted to advance in my medical career and the PA Program seemed like the perfect fit”.
Mr. Strauss is originally from the Washington D. C Metropolitan area and moved to Phoenix in 1990. “I just got tired of the cold weather. I can’t imagine living anywhere else”. He has three grown children, who are an integral part of his life