1396 N. Wilmot Road
Carla Kelly was born and raised in northeast Ohio and relocated to Tucson in 1994. She began her nursing career in Ohio in 1990 and worked in various hospital units. She went on to further her education and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix graduating with honors.
She spent 12 years in Nursing Management with the University of Arizona Health Network in the areas of Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care and Employee Health. Prior to joining Saguaro Physicians, Carla worked as a Registered Nurse at the University of Arizona Medical Center South Campus Emergency Department. It was during her tenure as an Emergency Department nurse where she was touched by the many patients who were in need of basic health care. She returned to the University of Phoenix where she completed a Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2013, and was honored with receiving the Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Graduate Student award.
Carla has a strong belief in disease prevention through health education and health promotion activities. She has a special interest in Women’s Health and empowering women of all ages through education. Carla looks forward to partnering with patients to achieve the highest level of health and well-being possible through compassionate, professional, and respectful care.
Jaclyn Mahlstede is a native of Pittsburgh and has lived in Arizona for 20 years. She holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and nursing from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Saguaro Physicians, Jaclyn was a registered nurse in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at University of Arizona Medical Center for 8 years. She has experience in caring for patients with heart and lung diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disordersand many other chronic illnesses.
She also served as adjunct faculty in the nursing department at Pima Community College where she was awarded a Faculty Standards Teaching Award in 2009. Her passion for patient care and teaching led her to the University of Phoenix where she completed a Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2013. She hopes to help patients maintain health and prevent disease through education in a positive, caring environment.
“I love taking care of people. I promise to treat each patient with respect and to deliver high quality, comprehensive healthcare. My goal is to partner with patients to achieve wellness of body, mind, and spirit.”
Kathy McLeod is a native Tucsonan who has been practicing as a family nurse practitioner locally since 2001. In addition to having her master of science degree in nursing/family nurse practitioner, she has more than 20 years of hospital experience which concentrated primarily on emergency and trauma, and flight nursing. Having graduated with the Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Student Award from the University of Phoenix, she has also received the Distinguished Faculty Award for education of nurse practitioner students.
As a nurse practitioner, Kathy provides a full range of service and is trained in ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests; diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as prescribing medications and managing patients’ overall care. Special interests include preventive medicine and the full spectrum of family care from children to elderly. Through comprehensive and compassionate care, this office will strive to team up with you to meet your and your family’s health care needs.
Same-Day Access Provider
After completing his three-year internal medicine residency training program at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut (a Yale affiliate), Dr. Abraham spent an additional year of training in Pulmonary Medicine (lung diseases) at the University of New Mexico. He is board-certified in internal medicine.
In addition to being skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of innumerable medical conditions and diseases, Dr. Abraham is particularly interested in preventive medicine and believes that a physician should play a major role in educating patients about their health and medical problems. The more knowledge patients have, the more they can be involved in their own care and therefore become healthier. Open communication is also an essential element in his relationship with his patients.
Dr. Abraham is dedicated to patients who need same-day appointments. His focus is on patients who cannot get into see their regular practitioner or who need quick access to care after being discharged from the hospital.