Desert West News

Desert West OBGYN Voted Best of Peoria!

Desert West OB/GYN was voted Best of Peoria in the Peoria Times readers' choice for 2020. The newspaper directed readers to an online link during the month of March to nominate their top choices in numerous categories. The top three in each category and the number one vote-getters were announced [...]

May 6th, 2020|

We are proud to welcome Rebecca Ludwig, MD to our team!

Rebecca Ludwig, MD joins Desert West in May at the Anthem office. Dr. Ludwig earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Arizona, Phoenix Campus. “My philosophy is to develop an individualized care plan for [...]

April 20th, 2020|

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Desert West Obstetrics & Gynecology continues to closely monitor and process the outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. New information is being presented daily including updates and directives from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arizona Department of Health Services, and Maricopa County [...]

March 19th, 2020|

What to know about your Banner Health delivery

During this time of heightened alert, Desert West obstetric patients should know that Banner Health is working hard to ensure a safe experience for your delivery. Banner Health hospitals are following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for controlling COVID-19 in inpatient obstetric healthcare settings – triage, labor and [...]

March 19th, 2020|

Dr. Robert Phillips Transitions to Surgical Assisting and Teaching

Beginning March 2020, Robert Phillips, MD, enters a new phase in his professional career in which he’ll focus solely on surgical assisting and teaching. While he will be missed by patients and staff alike, his patients will be transitioned to Laura Matlock, D.O. With a passion for women’s preventive care, [...]

January 27th, 2020|

New Sonoran Crossing Location Opening October 3rd

Desert West will open our fifth location on October 3, 2019. Located at Sonoran Crossing in North Phoenix at 33423 N. 32nd Ave. Suite 2200, Phoenix, Arizona 85085. Desert West OB/GYN – Sonoran will be part of the HonorHealth Sonoran Crossing campus. Lisa Jaacks, MD and Laura Matlock, DO will [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Welcome Laura A. Matlock, D.O. to our team!

Laura Matlock, D.O. has joined Desert West. She will begin working as a hospital-based physician and then start caring for patients at both the Anthem and new Sonoran location this fall. Dr. Matlock returns to the Valley after earning her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Midwestern University College of [...]

August 2nd, 2019|

New Desert West Flagship Office Opening June 9th

Women’s health care in the northwest Valley will take a big leap when the Desert West Obstetrics & Gynecology building is completed. Located on the northeast corner of 67th Avenue and Thunderbird Road, it will become the new flagship office of the practice that now has five locations. The 16,000 [...]

May 30th, 2019|

New Glendale Ordinance Prohibits Texting and Driving

As a reminder to our patients, the City of Glendale's distracted driving ordinance, which took effect Thursday February 7, 2019, prohibits the use of handheld electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. This is a considered a primary offense meaning officers can pull you over for this violation alone. The [...]

February 13th, 2019|