Estrella Pediatrics PractitionersOur Doctors Make All The Difference
Dr. Bennett has practiced pediatrics in the Valley since 2001. Seeing the need for pediatricians in the southwest valley, he started Estrella Pediatrics in August 2005, shortly after the opening of Banner Estrella Medical Center. Raised in Wisconsin, he completed his undergraduate, graduate and residency training through the UW system and their academic campuses.
In addition to his busy office work schedule, he frequently helps out in the Emergency Department at Banner Estrella Medical Center during the busy cold and flu season.
Caroline Finley, PA-C joined Estrella Pediatrics in 2009. She has over 15 years of experience in pediatric and emergency medicine. Born and raised in Michigan, she earned a Bachelor degree in Health Science and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, both from Grand Valley State University.
Physician Assistants diagnose and treat illnesses, write prescriptions, perform procedures and assist in surgery. They are licensed under the supervision of a physician. They are required to maintain their license by logging 50 hours per year of continuing education and passing a national board exam every 6 years.
It is easy to see Caroline loves caring for children and educating parents. She is passionate about nutrition and early literacy and has a special place in her heart for exhausted new mommies. As a mother of two she knows first-hand what a challenge and a blessing parenting is. This is obvious in the relationships she builds with our families. She spends her free time running marathons and hiking.
Dr. Greenberg has been practicing pediatrics for over 30 years, in St. Louis, suburban Chicago and the Valley of the Sun. He has learned to love the desert, though his real passion is taking care of children. He strongly believes that the best medical care involves the patient and his or her family taking an active role in health care decision-making, in consultation with their provider.
He enjoys his wife’s cooking, sports, running, history and travel. He and his wife Jan have two adult daughters living in Chicago and New York, and are awaiting their first grandchild someday.
DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Michelina Stazzone is a Nationally Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of experience working in pediatrics. She attended the University of Arizona completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit prior to returning to school at Arizona State University, where she completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing with focus on Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She later obtained a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Arizona State University. She can speak Spanish in the clinical setting. She loves working with children and families to promote development and healthy lifestyles.
Dr. Sheryl ZImmerman
Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman is a 5th generation Arizonan who loves children. She attended the University of Utah for medical school and pediatric residency, then lived in Texas, and is now back in Arizona for good. Her areas of interest are promoting breastfeeding, good nutrition, and exercise. Dr. Zimmerman has collected several nicknames over the 25+ years she’s been a pediatrician including Dr. Cinnamon, Dr. Superman, and Dr. M & M. She has 2 sons and spends her free time Contra dancing, playing pickle ball, and going on medical missions to Africa.
Samantha Albrecht is a pediatric nurse practitioner from Denver, CO. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and her Master’s of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. During her time at Vanderbilt she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and is a current member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Samantha’s medical interests include nutrition, adolescent health, and establishing a relationship with patients and families that addresses physical, mental, and emotional health. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, and Dodgers baseball.