Robert W. Phillips, MD, FACOG, is retiring from medicine after a long and wonderful career. Since 1987, he has cared for many patients, delivering thousands – even some second-generation – babies of those he delivered. He was also a driving force behind Desert West OB/GYN and served as its president for many years. For the past few years, he has limited his practice to surgical assisting.

The son of a smallish town OB/GYN, he grew up with families stopping his father around town saying to their kids, “That’s the doctor who delivered you!” In medical school, Dr. Phillips kept his specialty options open, but after having a very busy OB rotation and the thrill of delivering babies, he knew that he had found his home.

“There are very few specialties where you get to see and reconnect with patients year after year,” he said. “Sometimes patients return after 3, 5, and even 10 years but it seems time has flown by and it hasn’t really been that long.”

Along with all his former patients, we celebrate Dr. Phillips’ career and legacy!