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Teresa-Gaither

Teresa Gaither, MSN-E, FNP-C

Lead Clinician

Teresa is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing back in 1998 from Grand Canyon University. She then received her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a focus in nursing education in 2011 from Walden University, and Family Nurse Practitioner Degree in 2015 from Grand Canyon University. Teresa’s work history includes working as an emergency room nurse from 1998-2015. Additionally, she has served as adjunct faculty for the undergraduate nursing program at Grand Canyon University teaching pathophysiology as well as adult and pediatric trauma certification courses for the Emergency Nurses Association and Banner Health. As a nurse practitioner, Teresa has six years of primary care experience, she is trained in bioidentical hormone optimization for both men and women, weight loss management, and specialty wound care management.

Active Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Arizona Nurses Association
  • Emergency Nurses Association
Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner – American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) – Instructor/Provider
  • Trauma Nursing Pediatric Course (TNCC) – Instructor/Provider
Hobbies

Teresa resides in Chandler, AZ with her husband, and is the mother of two sons and one daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, and loves to travel.

Licensure
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (AZ, CO, ID, KY, NV, TX, UT)
  • Registered Nurse
Education
  • Grand Canyon University – BSN
  • Walden University – MSN-E
  • Grand Canyon University – MSN – FNP
Andrea-Kessler

Andrea Kessler, MSN, FNP-C

Lead Clinician

Andrea is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who is an Arizona native. She began her career in healthcare after obtaining her Associate Degree in Nursing from Eastern Arizona College back in 2000. She has dedicated 19 years to working in ICU, poison control, pre-hospital flight nursing, and the emergency department. Additionally, she has served as adjunct faculty at a local university for a master’s entry level nursing program, and taught adult and pediatric trauma certification courses for Banner Health and the Emergency Nurses Association. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in 2014, and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2019, also from Grand Canyon University. As a nurse practitioner, Andrea is heavily experienced in primary care, she is trained in bioidentical hormone optimization for both men and women, weight loss management, pharmaceutical research, specialty wound care management, and hospice and palliative services. Andrea’s main area of interest is the mind, body, and spiritual connection pertaining to their relationship and role in one’s health and healing. She has always enjoyed helping people and finds her work very rewarding.

Active Professional Memberships
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Arizona Nurses Association
  • Emergency Nurses Association
Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner – American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – Instructor/Provider
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Instructor/Provider
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) – Instructor/Provider
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) – Instructor/Provider
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) – Instructor/Provider
Hobbies

Andrea resides in Litchfield Park, AZ with her husband and their two sons, and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Licensure
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (AZ, CO, NV, TX, UT)
  • Registered Nurse
Education
  • Eastern Arizona College: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Grand Canyon University: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Grand Canyon University: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Family Nurse Practitioner
John-Fraleigh

John Fraleigh, MSN, RN, CFRN

Operations Manager - East

John is a full time Lecturer at a local university, where he teaches for a Master’s, Entry Level Nursing program. As an RN of more than 20 years, John’s focus has been in Emergency and Critical Care, and he has worked in hospitals in Milwaukee, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. John’s experience as a paramedic and flight nurse have bridged his understanding of the complexities of pre-hospital care, with transport, and the continuum of treatment provided at the hospital. He is excited to bring some of these services to YOU with the state-of-the art technology, provided by the skilled staff of Patriot IV Hydration.

Professional Awards

Did we mention John’s professional awards? He received “Emergency Department Nurse of the Year” (Banner Estrella, Medical Center 2015), “Daisy Award” (2014), “Contribution to the Profession” (Banner Estrella, 2013), and “Certified Expert Registered Nurse” (Banner Estrella, 2012). Most recently, John was selected as the 2020 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year: Outpatient/Community & Public Health, where he advanced as a finalist. The final selection will be made in mid-September. Good luck John!

Professional Background
  • Emergency Nurse – Multiple facilities including Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona.
  • Forensic Nurse Death Investigator – Harris County, TX
  • Flight Nurse – Arizona
  • University Lecturer – Master’s Entry Level Nursing Education – Arizona
  • Child Fatality Review Committee – Maricopa County
Active Professional Memberships
  • AzNA – Arizona Nurses Association
  • AZENA – Arizona Emergency Nurses Association
  • ENA – Emergency Nurses Association (National)
  • Human Trafficking Task Force – City of Phoenix
  • IAFN – International Association of Forensic Nurses
Certifications
  • ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • CFRN – Certified Flight Registered Nurse
  • PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Licensure

Registered Nurse, Arizona

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Saint Louis University – St. Louis, MO
  • Master of Science in Nursing: University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
Mike-Young

Michael Young, CEP

Operations Manager -West

Michael, an Arizona native, has been in the fire service for 22 years, including over 18 years as a paramedic on some of the valley’s busiest fire trucks. Currently holding the rank of Battalion Chief, Michael understands excellent customer service, especially in the prehospital and mobile setting. Michael has been heavily involved in his community by assisting United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493 with numerous initiatives since 1997, running political campaigns, running non-profit organizations, and coaching youth and high school football. Michael, a graduate of Saint Mary’s High School, resides in the West Valley with his beautiful wife Brianna and their three amazing kids.

 

Raegan-Blake

Raegan Blake

Dispatch

Raegan is a compassionate, service-oriented Medical Assistant and Licenced Nursing Assistant with 5 years of combined experience in long term care, respiratory, and primary care. She aspires to become a registered nurse with an ultimate goal of becoming an advanced practice nurse. In her spare time , Raegan enjoys traveling, attending concerts and music festivals, hanging out with her dogs, and spending time with friends and family.

Yancey-Gaither

Yancey Gaither, MSN, MBA, RN

CO-Owner

Yancey has been in healthcare since 1994, and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1996. He spent most of his bedside career in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units. Yancey is a Veteran with 4 years active duty service, and 12 years of service in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves. He loves working with patients and has a passion for helping others. He has been married since 2001 and has three wonderful children.

Paul-Kessler

Paul Kessler, BS, RT, VI

CO-Owner

Paul has been in healthcare since 2001, and graduated into the field of Interventional Radiology. He spent a large amount of his career working alongside patients specializing in vascular procedures. Following his time in a hospital based environment, Paul joined a prominent medical device organization managing the treatment of complex neurovascular diseases. He currently focuses his time and energy into supporting the needs of the public with Patriot IV Hydration and Telehealth by Novellus Health. Paul is married with 2 boys and enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends.