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meet the team

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Tracy Burns, CNM

Meet Tracy Burns, Board Certified Nurse Midwife. Tracy graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2003 with her bachelor's degree in nursing. After graduation, Tracy spent a year in labor and delivery as a bedside RN and then took a job in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Tracy spent the first 13 years of her career taking care of premature infants and mothers before pursuing her advanced practice career in Women’s Health.

 

Tracy graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017 with her Master’s degree in Midwifery. With a big heart for women, Tracy is an advocate for midwifery care for women and the continuity of care model. Tracy has been an active team player in bringing midwifery services to Banner Estrella and Abrazo West. Tracy is passionate about health and wellness. She believes in using a functional/integrative approach to health promotion/disease prevention through an early introduction to nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, and community. Tracy is committed to caring for women by collaborating with other like-minded providers who are as committed to changing the way we care for women in America.

 

Tracy is married and has two teenage daughters. She enjoys Crossfit, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. She is a co-owner of Crossfit Fury, CrossFit Trainer, and BirthFit professional. Tracy and her husband are actively involved in changing maternal and neonatal outcomes globally through Helping Babies and Mothers Survive Campaign.

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Morgan West, DO

Morgan West is a Board Certified Osteopathic Physician practicing holistic Obstetrics and Gynecology here in the West Valley. She attended SUNY Binghamton in upstate NY for her undergraduate degree, then received her medical school degree at A.T.Still University in Mesa, AZ. She completed her residency in Brooklyn, NY at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where she practiced alongside midwives on Labor & Delivery.

 

She has spent her entire life honing in on the way she desires to serve her community, and aims to offer a comprehensive experience to her patients by bringing different philosophies and approaches to common ailments. She is skilled in surgery should it be necessary, but she individualizes her treatments to take logical and conservative steps toward whole health. Her main focus is on education, allowing her patients the opportunity to fully understand themselves and their bodies. She is continually educating herself on CAM (comprehensive and alternative medicine) techniques, and has surrounded herself professionally with providers of all fields that she trusts. 

“When we combine Western Medicine with the knowledge and expertise of ALL healers, we can provide more inclusive care.”

 

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Erica Mclaughlin, MD

Erica Mclaughlin is a Board Certified OBGYN. She is a scientist, a physician, and a surgeon by profession but a fundamental caregiver by nature. She received her Bachelor's and Master of Science at the University of Nevada Reno and her Doctor of Medicine at the Nevada School of Medicine. She trained in Phoenix, Arizona for medical residency at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, and is now at Banner University Medical Center. She graduated residency as a General OB/GYN and worked in traditional practice for 7 years. She is a full-time OB hospitalist for Valley Perinatal and has gained experience as a Critical Care Laborist.

 

She approaches life and clinic based on 4 main principles: education, motivation, accountability, and communication. She is steadfast in her continued study of allopathic medicine and alternative therapies. She is also a huge proponent of identifying social and lifestyle factors that can have an impact on health and working on incremental changes that will allow one to thrive, not simply survive. She believes strongly in the principles of patient autonomy, patient choice, patient education, and shared decision-making between patient and physician. It is her honor and privilege to care for women in all stages of life with the knowledge and skills she has gained and refined over the years. She looks forward to meeting and serving the community of MDM.

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