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We are proud to be the caretakes of our earth's greatest resources, our children.

Desert Pediatrics was founded by Dr. Richard F. Weiner in 1994.  We are currently a seven provider group with two locations. 

Our goal as medical providers is to help you feel comfortable using your "parental instincts", along with our expertise and guidance, during times of health and sickness. We hope to develop an alliance with you, a special relationship of trust and confidence, as you embark on this challenging and rewarding journey.


Richard F. Weiner, M.D.

Richard F. Weiner, M.D.
       
Franklin and Marshall College,  9/1962 - 6/1965
Stanford University Medical School,  9/1965 - 6/1971
Bellevue Hospital, New York City, Internship 7/1971
Ebasco Services, Inc. 1/1972 - 6/1974, Administrator for Environmental Impact Statements.
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City, 7/1974 - 6/1976, Internship and Residency.
University of California, San Francisco, CA, 7/1976 - 6/1979, Residency and Fellowship.

Private Practice in Behavioral Pediatrics, 7/1979 - 6/1980
San Francisco, CA

Practice in General Pediatrics, 7/1980 - 3/1982
Arcata, CA
ACI Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 4/1982 - 6/1988
Akogyeram/ Weiner, General Pediatrics, 6/1988 - 8/1994
Desert Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 8/1994 – present

Awards: 

2004/2005  Top Doctors of Las Vegas
2010 Patient's Choice Award
2010 Top Pediatricians
2013 America’s Top Physicians

Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics

Hobbies and Interests:  Cars and baseball


Maria Roliza Muyot, M.D.

Maria Roliza Muyot, M.D.

University of the Philippines, BS in Biology, 9/1980 - 6/1984
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, MD, 9/1984 - 6/1988
Manila Doctor's Hospital, 5/1988 - 4/1989, Rotating Internship
University of Illinois at Chicago, 6/1993 - 6/1996, Residency

General Pediatrics, Healthcare Associates, Ripley, Mississippi, 12/1997 - 4/1999
General Pediatrics, Ripley Medical Clinic, Ripley, Mississippi, 6/1999 - 7/2001
General Pediatrics, Desert Pediatrics, Las Vegas, NV., 7/2002 - present

Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics
Fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics

Hobbies: Enjoying movies and concerts


Christy A. Hess, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Christy A. Hess, MSN, APRN, FNP-C


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, ROTC (Distinguished Military Graduate), 05/2008
Belmont University, Nashville, TN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Cum Laude), 05/2008
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, Master of Science in Nursing, 12/2015

Tripler Army Medical Center, Adult Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse, 2nd Lieutenant US Army, Honolulu, HI,
10/2008 – 08/2009

Tripler Army Medical Center, Pediatric Registered Nurse, 1st Lieutenant US Army, Honolulu, HI,
09/2009 – 12/2010

Combat Support Hospital, Emergency Room Registered Nurse, 1st Lieutenant US Army, Forward Operating
Base Al Asad, Iraq, 05/2010 – 12/2010

Tripler Army Medical Center, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Case Manager, Captain US Army, Honolulu, HI,
01/2011 – 10/2011

United States Army Health Clinic Kaiserslautern Primary Care, Chief Nurse, Captain US Army, Kaiserslautern,
Germany, 10/2011 – 07/2014

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Student Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV 08/2014 – 12/2015

Sunrise Pediatrics, Family Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV, 02/2016 – 08/2016

Desert Pediatrics, Family Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV, 02/2017 – 02/2018

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Henderson, NV, 02/2018 – 02/2019

Desert Pediatrics, Family Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV, 01/2019 – Present

Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, hiking, and spending time with my husband and fur babies


Danelle Kessler, FNP

Danelle Kessler, FNP

University of Nevada, Reno, NV, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 12/2009

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner, 04/2014

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Nurse Intern, 06/2009 – 12/2009

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Registered Nurse, 02/2010 – 06/2013

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Registered Pediatric Nurse, 06/2013 – 09/2014

CVS Minute Clinic, Family Nurse Practitioner, 10/2014 – 03/2017

College of Southern Nevada, Nursing Clinic Adjunct Faculty, 10/2016 – 12/2016

Roseman University of Health Sciences, Nursing Clinic Adjunct Faculty, 03/2017 – Current

Foundation for Positively Kids, Family Nurse Practitioner, 09/2018 – 01/2019

Desert Pediatrics, Family Nurse Practitioner, 02/2019 – Present

Hobbies and Interests: Country line dancing (my husband and I love to two step), interior design, working out and spending time with my husband and two little kids


Tisha Fujino, APRN FNP-BC

Tisha Fujino, APRN FNP-BC

University of Hawaii, HI, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, 06/1997
UNLV, Las Vegas, NV, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 12/2002
UNLV, Las Vegas, NV, Masters of Science in Nursing, 06/2007

Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Nurse Apprentice, Las Vegas, NV, 2001 – 2002

Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Registered Nurse, Las Vegas, NV, 01/2003 – 07/2007

Children’s Urology Associates, Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV, 07/2007 – 09/2016

Desert Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioner, 09/2016 to present

Member of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
Member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Hobbies and Interests: Reading, cooking and watching sporting events with family


Tina Kastner-Galvin, FNP

Tina Kastner-Galvin, FNP

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1995-2000
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Master of Science in Nursing, 2002-2007

Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas, NV, Pediatric RN, 1999-2007
St. Rose Hospital, Las Vegas, NV, Adult/Pediatric RN, 2000-2003
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Associates, Las Vegas, NV, Nurse Practitioner, 2007-2008
Take Care Health Services, Las Vegas, NV, Nurse Practitioner, 2008-Present
Anthem Pediatrics, Las Vegas, NV, Nurse Practitioner, 2008-2011
Sahara Family Practice, Las Vegas, NV, Nurse Practitioner, 2010-2011
ITT Technical Institute, Las Vegas, NV, Faculty Instructor, 2011
Desert Pediatrics, Las Vegas, NV, Nurse Practitioner, May 2011

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Victoria Funmi Sijuade, CPNP

Victoria Funmi Sijuade, CPNP

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2009

University of South Alabama, AL, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 2014

Lake Point Medical Center, RN/Med Surg/Postpartum/Nursery, Dallas, TX, 06/2009 – 08/2011
Interim Pediatric Home Health, RN-Per Diem/Pediatric Care, Dallas, TX, 06/2010 – 08/2011

UMC Children’s Hospital, RN/Pediatric ER, Las Vegas, NV, 09/2011 – 08/2012

Summerlin Hospital, RN-Per Diem/OBGYN, Las Vegas, NV, 12/2011 – 02/2012

Centennial Hills Hospital, RN/Nursery, Las Vegas, NV, 08/2012 – 01/2015

Centennial Pediatrics, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV, 04/2015 – 11/2015

Children’s Heart Center, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV, 12/2015 – 05/2018

Horizon View Medical Center, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV 05/2018 – 12/2018

Desert Pediatrics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 02/2019 - Present

Hobbies and Interests:  Hanging with my family, shopping and dancing

 

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