Founder, Dr. Jordi S. Livi, MDis a board certified Family Practice physician in Arizona. Currently practicing in the Urgent Care setting in the Scottsdale area in addition to his house call practice, Dr. Livi was recently appointed an adjunct faculty position through the LCE (Longitudinal Clinical Experience) program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he helps to mentor medical students.
He also participates in the University of Arizona Faculty Development Fellowship, which he will complete in May 2011.Dr. Livi earned double Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations Commerce and Economics at Brown University. He practiced in corporate finance prior to following his true passion for Medicine.
He then returned to Arizona State University where he completed his Post-Baccalaureate training. During that time he also gained licensure as a massage therapist focusing on sports therapy/rehabilitation. Dr. Livi received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and later completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Scottsdale Healthcare.Dr. Livi believes strongly in a practice model that focuses on patient care and high quality service.
Dr. Livi is a native of Arizona who enjoys traveling, reading, and broadening his understanding of various cultures. The son of local restaurant owners Angiolo and Patricia Livi of Avanti. He also enjoys cooking. He is fluent in both Italian and Spanish and enjoys outdoor sports/ activities including golf, tennis, and hiking.
Dr. David Ellsworth is our resident podiatrist. He attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and has been practicing for 7 years. Dr. Ellsworth loves helping people in ways other physicians are unable to. He says he chose medicine for the challenge. “I am inspired by my patients’ ability to fight through difficult conditions.” When he is not helping people with feet challenges he is reading or hiking. He enjoys spending time with my family. When there is a spare moment, he will play his guitar.
Dr. Ellsworth’s favorite quote…
“Success isn’t final. Failure isn’t fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
- Winston spencer Churchill.
Dr. Ellsworth loves Arizona because it feels like home. His passion is finding ways to improve his patients treatment plans.
Tasia was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. During high school, her father suffered a massive heart attack requiring double bypass surgery and several days in the ICU. During the entire process she was in “awe” of the calmness, kindness, and education the nurses gave to herself and her family. She was inspired to go into the healthcare from this life event and during her senior year of high school she volunteered for Hospice of the Valley and was able to partner with the local community college and complete her education to become a nursing assistant. She continued to work her way up the nursing ladder receiving her LPN, RN, and NP license. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Arizona State University in 2015 with a focus in Adult and Geriatric medicine.
Tasia has worked with Dr. Livi since September 2015 and loves that she is able to go to patients and offer primary care when they have no other means to access care.
She currently lives in the Phoenix area with her husband, toddler son, and golden-doodle, Bernie. Her current hobbies include playing all sports with her kiddo while trying to keep her dog from destroying the sport balls. She also enjoys listening to My Favorite Murder podcasts during her drives around the Valley.
Tasia's favorite quotes include Mark Twain’s "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.” and the old adage “Do as I say and not as I do” which relates to both her toddler and her patients.
Her favorite thing about Arizona is having all her family in the area, including her twin brother, older brother and Mom and Dad.
Alice has been a provider since 2005 having graduated from Arizona State University. She feels a real sense of satisfaction from helping others in need and she has dynamic relationships she has fostered with patients and their families. She loves the flexibility of being a mobile provider as it keeps things interesting and fun. Her interest in being a provider stems from her volunteering in a hospital in her junior year of high school. “I have always had an affinity for the sciences and enjoyed interacting with people and I found that I wanted to pursue a profession that involved both,” says Alice.
Inspiration can be found from surrounding herself with positive people in her life such as her family and friends. She loves her personal spirituality, laughter and music. Alice loves to travel, run, snowboard, be a soccer mom and imbibe of her favorite wines.
Alice met her husband at Arizona State University and has been married for over 16 years. She and her spouse have a boy in middle school and a girl in grade school.
Her favorite quote is “Real knowledge is knowing the extent of one’s ignorance.”
What is there to love about Arizona? Alice loves the sunshine, winter weather, beautiful sunsets and the close proximity we all enjoy to lakes, forests, skiing, and beaches.
Deb Bredeson graduated from Grand Canyon University in August 2015; prior to that she was an ICU nurse for almost 20 years. She loves interacting with people and meeting new individuals daily. Her patients and their families have become extensions of her own family.
She remembers thinking from an early age on, maybe around 5 years of age, that she wanted to be a nurse. She has always had a love of helping others and she liked the idea of being an integral part of savings lives. Pursuing another career in lieu of nursing was never a thought or option for Deb.
Deb Says, “My patients inspire me. On those days when I sometimes question myself there will be that one patient that will say something or do something that allows me to re-center myself.”
When she is not traversing the Valley in her car, you can find her hiking – she would hike every day if she could - or running marathons and smaller races.
She is married and has a total of four children - 3 boys and 1 girl. They are all grown adults and living on their own. She also owns a yellow lab that rules her household.
Deb’s favorite quote—"The only thing that stays the same is change.” It reminds her to stay flexible.
What does she love about Arizona? “Of course, it’s the fact we have 7 to 8 wonderful months during the year in which the weather is great for hiking, biking and being outdoors. The fact you can drive less than two hours north and be in the Pine trees for a camping trip or a hike and we are about 5 hours from the beaches in San Diego makes Arizona a great location for short trips with diverse scenery.”
Barbara Williams graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2015 with her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is certified through The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has worked in mobile primary care for geriatrics ever since graduating. Previously, she worked at Banner Thunderbird hospital for almost 10 years as a bedside RN.
She loves working with the elderly and she loves being a patient advocate. “I feel very passionate and protective of my elderly patients because this population can be very vulnerable. A large portion of elderly patients have more than one chronic issue and dealing with multiple chronic diseases and illnesses in the same patient has made me a more well-rounded nurse practitioner. One of my favorite things about being a nurse practitioner for the elderly is hearing about their lives and what they have done and accomplished. History is one of my favorite subjects and I get a very up close and personal history lesson from every patient I see. They all come with a whole life experiences and still have a lot to contribute and pass on to the younger generation. I tell my patients all the time, that it is my job to give them all the information that I possibly can, so they can make an informed decision regarding their health.”
One of her life mottos is “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
In her spare time, she likes to be with her family, go to movies, read historical fiction books, travel, and play with her 4 dogs.
She thinks what makes her a good provider is that she genuinely loves the population that she serves.
Mr. Quirk is a graduate of AT Stills University and has been practicing as a Physician’s Assistant for 21 years. His whole family works in healthcare, so he grew up around medicine. His wife is a physical therapist.
He loves the fact that he can help people in their time of need and that he gets to know both his patients and their families on an intimate level. He is inspired by the strength and endurance his patients have and the wisdom they share from decades of experience.
When he is not working he enjoys golf, brewing and cooking. His mottos is “Don’t worry, be happy.” He grew up in Arizona and he loves Arizona’s desert and beauty and he loves winters without snow.
Raquel has joined us as a recent graduate of Grand Canyon University. She decided to go into Medicine after seeing people need help that really could not find it because they were homebound. She loves her job because she can bring health care to people that otherwise could not receive it. What drives her is a passion for finding solutions for people so that they have a better quality of life. She believes this is what makes her a good provider.
When Raquel is not serving her patients, she can be found spending time with her family; her husband two sons and a daughter. They love Arizona with its proximity to snow during the winter and beaches during the summer. My favorite quote come from her faith as a Christian “Do all things with love.” She strives everyday to do everything with love.