Morning Star Pediatrics

Morning Star Pediatrics Morning Star Pediatrics provides excellent, ethical and compassionate medical care for children. We promote the dignity and well-being of each child by partnering with parents to provide care that respects the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

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Check out our newest blog post on the "Importance of Routine Pediatric Care Well Visits!"If you haven't scheduled your c...
04/09/2021

Check out our newest blog post on the "Importance of Routine Pediatric Care Well Visits!"

If you haven't scheduled your child for their next well visit, call us today and we can help you get that scheduled at a convenient time for your family. (480) 355-8530

Link: https://mstarpeds.com/605-2/

Check out our newest blog post on the "Importance of Routine Pediatric Care Well Visits!"

If you haven't scheduled your child for their next well visit, call us today and we can help you get that scheduled at a convenient time for your family. (480) 355-8530

Link: https://mstarpeds.com/605-2/

Well-known pediatrician and leading ethicist Dr. Ashley Fernandes recently outlined how the concept of social justice ap...
10/30/2020

Well-known pediatrician and leading ethicist Dr. Ashley Fernandes recently outlined how the concept of social justice applies to pediatric medicine in a plenary lecture at the annual Catholic Medical Association conference. He gives a framework for describing how an excellent pediatric practice can ensure the health and well-being of the child within the family. These are principles put into practice here at Morning Star Pediatrics from its inception and guarantee that you will receive excellent, ethical and compassionate medical care.

Dr. Fernandes noted that the “family is the first place for nurturing and decision-making for the child.” The role of the pediatrician is “not to arrogantly usurp parental authority,” but instead to “actively partner with parents and the family to ensure the values and priorities of the family is respected and not replaced.” Our nurse practitioner, Dana Rodriguez, PNP, does just that while caring for her patients.

The other mark of authentic pediatric medicine, according to Dr. Fernandes, is to be in solidarity with the child by seeing the child as a person of equal dignity to ourselves, “regardless of state of dependence, immaturity, physical illness or mental disability.” Similarly, Morning Star recognizes “the dignity of each boy and girl as a unique creation of God and seeks to support them as they develop into adults.”

We are pleased to have the solid foundation of our practice affirmed in such a prominent way. We look forward to serving you and your children sometime soon at Morning Star Pediatrics.

Today is the Town of Gilbert's 100th Birthday!Morning Star Pediatrics is proud to be here to serve the children of our g...
07/06/2020

Today is the Town of Gilbert's 100th Birthday!

Morning Star Pediatrics is proud to be here to serve the children of our growing community!

#100Years
Gilbert Town Hall

07/02/2020

We will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the federal holiday. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

06/22/2020

In an effort to minimize exposure and increase physical distancing, we will continue to ask that parents only bring their child, who has an appointment at our office, into the office. If this is a hardship, please call us to discuss how we can help. Thank you!

05/22/2020

Live Q&A with Morning Star Pediatrics provider, Dana Rodriguez, PhD, PNP-BC

05/19/2020
We are open and here for you and your children!During this time of COVID-19, we are able to offer telemedicine or even s...
03/27/2020

We are open and here for you and your children!

During this time of COVID-19, we are able to offer telemedicine or even see patients curbside, to minimize exposure. So, don't hesitate to call us if you need an appointment.

480-355-8530

03/19/2020

Hello Morning Star Patients & Families!

We want you to know that we are doing our very best to continue to serve you and our community. We clean thoroughly after each patient and we have designated rooms for sick visits and well visits. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office and ask us!

We are open Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm and closed for lunch from 12pm - 1pm.

In an effort to minimize exposure, we are asking everyone to only bring the necessary people to each appointment. If your child is sick, please call our office and we can help you navigate the best course of action before you come into the office.

Please feel free to contact us at 480-355-8530.

We are open for business and ready to serve you!

03/16/2020

We are open for business and here to serve our patients.

During this time we ask for everyone to only bring the necessary people to appointments and have other family members stay home. Thank you!

We are honored to be sponsoring the 5K run this year at the annual Nun Run.  For more information, please visit desertnu...
01/27/2020

We are honored to be sponsoring the 5K run this year at the annual Nun Run. For more information, please visit desertnunrun.com

A Morning Star Pediatrics sticker was spotted on another family vehicle today.  😀  To make an appointment for your child...
12/03/2019

A Morning Star Pediatrics sticker was spotted on another family vehicle today. 😀 To make an appointment for your child, call us at 480-355-8530. We accept most insurances.

Our first month has been filled with fabulous families and wonderful little patients!#STARtreatment ⭐
11/09/2019

Our first month has been filled with fabulous families and wonderful little patients!

#STARtreatment ⭐

Join us today at 4pm!Come meet Dana, our pediatric provider.  All families are welcome!3507 S. Mercy Road, Suite 103Gilb...
11/05/2019

Join us today at 4pm!

Come meet Dana, our pediatric provider. All families are welcome!

3507 S. Mercy Road, Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Come Meet Dana, our pediatric nurse practitioner, on Tuesday, November 5th at 4pm!  All families are welcome!  You will ...
10/23/2019

Come Meet Dana, our pediatric nurse practitioner, on Tuesday, November 5th at 4pm! All families are welcome! You will also be able to see our new fish! 🐠 🐟 🐠 🐟 🐠 🐟 🐠

3507 S. Mercy Road, Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ 85297

* If you are not able to join us on this day, give us a call to set up a private meet & greet at 480-355-8530.

Our first week has been filled with fantastic patients, who have received STAR treatment at our practice! ⭐
10/09/2019

Our first week has been filled with fantastic patients, who have received STAR treatment at our practice! ⭐

10/01/2019
Morning Star was happy to sponsor this year's diocesean marriage conference.  It was wonderful to introduce our new pedi...
09/28/2019

Morning Star was happy to sponsor this year's diocesean marriage conference. It was wonderful to introduce our new pediatric provider, Dana Rodriguez, PNP to the community, along with our new OB/GYN physician, Dr. Erica Kreller. Learn more at MStarPeds.com and make an appointment for your children today! 🌟

We're getting our office ready to meet our patients next month!Schedule an appointment by calling 480-355-8530.
09/19/2019

We're getting our office ready to meet our patients next month!

Schedule an appointment by calling 480-355-8530.

09/07/2019

We are a month away from opening our new pediatric practice and have begun calling the families on our interest list. If you didn't get a call this week, you will definitely get one next week!

08/21/2019

Call today to join our growing interest list. We'll open Oct. 1 and begin making appointments the first week of Sept.
480-355-8530

This Saturday, August 10th our practice manager, Christine Accurso, will be a guest on The Catholic Conversation radio p...
08/09/2019

This Saturday, August 10th our practice manager, Christine Accurso, will be a guest on The Catholic Conversation radio program with Steve & Becky Greene. She will be discussing our big news and expansion plans! Tune in on 1310AM.

It can also be found by podcast at SoundCloud, Libsyn or Apple Podcasts.

Morning Star OB/GYN
Morning Star Pediatrics
The Cradle and the Convert

07/16/2019

To place your family on our interest list, please send us your information through the website or call 480-355-8530. We will open on October 1st!

Meet Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dana Rodriguez!“It is with great excitement that I look forward to serving the local ...
07/16/2019

Meet Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dana Rodriguez!

“It is with great excitement that I look forward to serving the local community and partnering with parents in the health of their children.” - Dana Rodriguez

We will open our pediatric office on October 1, 2019.

Dana was born and raised in Wisconsin. She first attended the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. From there she felt a calling to serve others, especially children, so she returned to school and earned her master’s of science in nursing degree in 2006 from Marquette University of Milwaukee and became a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She later went on to earn her PhD in nursing from Marquette University where she served as a research assistant for the Institute of Natural Family Planning and studied the Marquette Method. She has been a clinical instructor for Marquette University as well as an adjunct professor for University of Phoenix. Dana worked in private practice as a pediatric nurse practitioner for several years and then started a school-based health clinic at St. Anthony School of Milwaukee, a school of 2,000 children in one of Milwaukee’s most medically underserved neighborhoods. She and her family moved to Arizona in 2016 and she worked the past few years in Maricopa and Casa Grande at a rural community health center. She is passionate about partnering with parents to meet the healthcare needs of their children. Dana and her husband Zeus were married in 2005. Dana, Zeus, and their children attend St. Anne’s parish.

Morning Star Expansion Announcement!Morning Star OB/GYN is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming another OB/GYN ...
07/16/2019

Morning Star Expansion Announcement!

Morning Star OB/GYN is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming another OB/GYN physician to our practice. Dr. Erica Kreller will be joining the practice on September 23, 2019.

We are also very happy to announce that we will be expanding and opening a brand new pediatric office on October 1, 2019. Pediatric nurse practitioner, Dana Rodriguez will be providing care in the new office. The mission of Morning Star Pediatrics is to provide excellent, ethical and compassionate medical care for children. We promote the dignity and well-being of each child by partnering with parents to provide care that respects the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

Here is what Dr. Clint Leonard, owner and president of Morning Star OB/GYN, had to say when asked about the news of the addition to his current office and the expansion of the pediatrics office:

“They are great blessings: To be able to expand Morning Star OB/GYN to include an experienced, Napro-trained female OB/GYN physician to our team both to broaden the surgical expertise in the office and to provide much-needed call support for laboring patients at the hospital. To be able to meet the increasing demand of East Valley families for high-quality, dependable pediatric services in line with the professional and ethical standards they have come to expect from our practice. I can’t wait for Dr. Kreller and Dana to start!” - Clinton Leonard, MD

To learn more about our pediatric office please visit our website at mstarpeds.com and to learn more about our new providers please feel free to visit our pages:

Morning Star OB/GYN @morningstarobgyn
Morning Star Pediatrics @mstarpeds

For further questions, please contact the practice manager, Christine Accurso at 480-355-8525.

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3507 S. Mercy Road, Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ
85297

Opening Hours

Wednesday 8am - 12pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(480) 355-8530

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