Caring For Life

“We are here to manage all of your children’s medical needs and answer all of your questions with care, confidence, and experience.”

– Dr. Matthew Bennett, MD

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623.388.3216

9520 W Palm Ln
Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85037

Estrella Pediatrics Phoenix, AZ

Welcome to Estrella Pediatrics

Here at Estrella Pediatrics we welcome you with a loving heart and with confidence that we will be able to treat you or your child to the best of our abilities. Our practitioners provide your child with comprehensive care during all the phases of their early lives – from birth and infancy, through childhood and the changes life can bring. We look forward to seeing you at our location in Phoenix soon.

Recall Notice: US/Puerto Rico

Abbott initiated a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare®, manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan, one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.

Abbott is voluntarily recalling these products after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured in this facility. To find out if the product you have is included in this recall, click here to check your lot number: https://www.similacrecall.com/us/en/product-lookup.html.

Coronavirus Office Restrictions:

The health and well-being of our patients, families and staff is important to us. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have made some changes.

  • We ask if anyone has sick symptoms on the date of your appointment, has been exposed to COVID-19 by close contact, or is awaiting results, please call to discuss first. We may need to reschedule your appointment.
  • Flu vaccine is available through appointment only. We ask that for your nurse visit appointment for flu vaccine, you call us once arrived in the parking lot for further instructions.

We have a well side entrance and sick side entrance. Please utilize the appropriate entrance to help keep our well patients well.

Announcements:

We Have Moved!

Our new office is located at 9520 W. Palm Ln, Ste 100, Phoenix, AZ 85037.

Closed for Thanksgiving!

The office will be closed for Thanksgiving on 11/24 and 11/25.

MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS

Matthew Bennett
Matthew BennettMD
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.
Dorothy Thomas
Dorothy ThomasMD
Dr. Thomas is an Arizona native who grew up in the Phoenix area. She attended Arizona State University for her undergraduate education and the University of Arizona for a dual graduate degree, MD-MPH.
Caroline Finley
Caroline FinleyPA-C
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.

Announcements

AHCCCS Renewals:

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the federal government declared a public health emergency (PHE). For the duration of the PHE, Medicaid programs were required to continue health care coverage for all medical assistance programs, even if a member’s eligibility changed. We expect the PHE to end later this year and when it does, AHCCCS will return to normal Medicaid renewal processes. You can help AHCCCS members prepare for renewal so that all eligible Arizonans continue to be enrolled in AHCCCS or KidsCare.

AHCCCS asks all members to do three things:

1. Make sure your mailing address, phone number, and email address on file is correct in www.healthearizonaplus.gov, or by calling Health-e-Arizona Plus at 1-855-HEA-PLUS (1-855-432-7587), Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2. Check your mailbox for a letter from AHCCCS about renewal of coverage.
3. Respond to any requests from AHCCCS for more information so the agency can accurately determine eligibility.

The Department of Health Services website lists many alternatives for COVID testing:

DHS – Everyone – How to Get Tested (azdhs.gov)
On this website, families can find a location in their neighborhood that will test individuals for COVID-19. They simply enter their ZIP code, and it will display nearby testing sites. Some sites do require appointments, and not every location will test pediatric patients so families should review the information carefully.

If your patient is exhibiting the following symptoms, please refer them to the Emergency Department:
– Trouble breathing
– Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
– New confusion
– Inability to wake or stay awake
– Pale, gray or blue-colored skin, lips or nail beds, depending on skin tone

COVID-19 Vaccination Info

The FDA and CDC have expanded authorization for the use of Pfizer vaccine, making it now available to anyone 5 and up. Search by vaccine type and locations here: Find vaccine. And/or https://coronavirus-vaccine-outreach-tapi.hub.arcgis.com/

Banner Nurse Now

Banner Nurse On-call is a 24-hour hotline staffed by specialty trained Banner nurses to answer questions about symptoms or medications or offer advice about other health and medical needs.

The service is open to all Banner members regardless of plan.

602-747-7990

888-747-7990

The service for Non-Banner members is:

844-259-9494

Flu Shots for 2021-22 season available

Please call our office  623.388.3216 to schedule an appointment!

QUICK LINKS

Baby's First Visit

Your Baby’s First Visit

Your baby has had some injections and tests performed before leaving the hospital. We feel these are essential to your baby’s health and will make sure everything has been completed.

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General Newborn Care

General Newborn Care

Learn the basics of the care your newborn baby needs. From breast feeding, to bowel movements and skin care we cover the main topics that concern your baby’s health.

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Common Questions

Common Questions

There are questions that may come up in the first few days you bring your baby home. Many of these questions can be answered by knowing what is normal behavior for babies.

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Symptom Checker

Symptom Checker

Is your child not feeling well? Use this symptom checker from HealthyChildren.org by clicking on the image above for more information.

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New Parent

New Parent?

Welcome and congratulations on the birth of your new baby! As your children’s healthcare providers, we are very excited for you and look forward to helping you in any way that we can.

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Patient Portal

Patient Portal

Would you like to make an appointment? Have a quick question? Check on medication? Pay a bill? Jump over to our patient portal for all your needs!

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