Swing For the Kids

All children are SPECIAL, but how about children with special needs and rare diagnoses… At Agave Pediatrics we are striving hard to support our very special children who have rare diagnoses and need a little bit more care and research, for their continued care....
Jessica Dang, PA

Jessica Dang, PA

Jessica Dang is a nationally certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. She is also a graduate of Arizona State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree of Science...
Nichole Thomas, DO

Nichole Thomas, DO

Dr. Nichole Thomas was raised in Northbrook, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Thomas’s philosophy is that every child deserves the highest quality of care and all children...
Diane Smith, CPNP

Diane Smith, CPNP

Ms. Diane is a Nationally Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters of Science degree from ASU. Diane is an Arizona native and has lived with her family in the northeast Phoenix area for twenty years. Diane is the proud parent of two young...
Rachael Blumenthal, DO

Rachael Blumenthal, DO

Dr. Rachael Blumenthal is excited to join the thriving and growing Agave Pediatrics team. She brings years of experience in pediatric emergency medicine, urgent care, as well as private practice . She graduated from University of Arizona in 1999, earning bachelor...
Rajeev Agarwal, MD

Rajeev Agarwal, MD

Dr. Rajeev Agarwal worked in the Eastern Shore of Virginia for eight years in general pediatrics before moving to the Valley of the Sun to establish the Desert Ridge Children’s Center in 2005. Amidst all the challenges of running an independent practice, Dr. Agarwal...
Marisa Farinella, DO

Marisa Farinella, DO

Dr. Farinella is a native of New Jersey where she practiced for 25 years before moving to Arizona in 2016. She maintained a solo pediatric practice for 21 years before merging her practice with a nearby colleague. She worked part-time in that group practice for 4...
Brita Overly, PA-C

Brita Overly, PA-C

Brita Overly started with Agave Pediatrics in October 2008. She graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies with a clinical emphasis in Pediatrics. She has a special interest in asthma and allergies...
Penny Lee, FNP-C

Penny Lee, FNP-C

Penny Lee is a nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in pediatrics. Penny is a member of Agave’s Tongue Tie Program and has several specialty interests including child welfare, helping new mother’s overcome breastfeeding obstacles,...
Melissa Jones, MD

Melissa Jones, MD

Dr. Melissa Jones is a valley implant. She’s a native of Wisconsin, but has trained throughout the Midwest. After completing residency, Dr. Jones developed a passion for caring for underserved populations and particularly for children in foster care. She went on...