Welcome to our family medicine office.  We are committed to serving you with excellence, courtesy and respect.

 As we care for you, please feel comfortable asking us questions.  We look forward to many years of service in the Northwest Valley.

Dr. Heidi Banister, MD, co-owner of Arizona Family Care, PLLC, grew up in the Seattle, Washington area.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at Washington State University.  She spent a few years working in the bio-medical field.  She then went on to Pennsylvania State University for medical school and completed her residency at St. Joseph's here in Phoenix, Arizona.  She participated on the Physicians Leadership Counsel.  She is currently Chair of the Family Practice Department and is an active participant of the Credentialing Committee at Arrowhead Hospital.  Her special interests are pediatric medicine, preventative medicine for all ages and being an active athlete herself, an interest in sports medicine.  She has been board certified in Family Medicine, since 2002.  In her spare time she likes to hike and spend time with her family and pets.  

Dr. Bonnie McDonald Watson, DO, co-owner of Arizona Family Care, PLLC, earned her BS in Biology from Grand Canyon University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1997 followed by her medical degree from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.  She completed her internship and Family Medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and was nominated as Arizona’s Outstanding Second-Year Family Practice Resident during her tenure at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She is a diplomate with the American Board of Family Medicine since 2004.  She is Chair of the Family Practice Department and is an active member of Medical Executive Committee at Arrowhead Hospital.  She previously held leadership roles on the Physician Leadership Counsel, Credential Committee and was Vice Chair of the Family Practice Department.  She enjoys all aspects of medicine, caring for the young as well as the aging population.  When not caring for patients, Dr. McDonald Watson enjoys the beach, hiking, fishing running and spending time with family and friends.

Emily Brooker, PA-C, is a St. Louis native who moved to the valley first in 2006 and then again in 2012. She couldn’t wait to return to the sunshine. She attended Truman State University in Kirksville, MO graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She worked in critical care nursing for a year before beginning her PA training and graduated in 2006 with honors from St. Louis University Physician Assistant Program with a Master’s Degree in Medicine Science. Her professional experience includes working in family medicine, endocrinology and pain management. She enjoys all aspects of medicine particularly working in family medicine, developing long lasting relationships with patients and their families. She is excited to be working in the West Valley, the community in which she also lives.  Emily is a wife and mother of two children. She enjoys spending time with her family by the pool, walking nearby trails, watching and playing sports, cooking and trying new healthy recipes.

18555 N 79TH Avenue
Suite B-108
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Tel: 623-773-2848
Fax: 623-773-0370

Monday-Friday: 8am - 4:45pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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