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PTPN’s regional office in Phoenix coordinates services for providers, payers and patients throughout Arizona. Our network, which is made up of more than 150 independent rehabilitation clinics, is contracted with most of the area’s major health plans, as well as workers’ compensation carriers, TPAs and employer groups.

Contact the Arizona office at:

7000 N. 16th Street Phone: 602-482-1331 or 800-280-7711
Suite 512 Fax: 602-482-1311
Phoenix, AZ 85020 E-mail:

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Meet the Arizona management team

Dawn Ripa, Executive Director
Dawn Ripa has played a key role in the development of PTPN since 1997, expanding the network from 25 clinics in 1997 to more than 150 clinics today. As Executive Director, she is responsible for the day‐to‐day operations of the region, including payer and provider contracting, marketing, provider relations, claims processing, overseeing of the Quality Assurance and Credentialing programs, and budgeting and analysis of overall network performance.

Yadira (Yadi) Lopez, Referral Coordinator

Briana Ripa, Credentialing Provider Services Representative

Quality Assurance and Utilization Review
Rhea Cohn, PT, is the independent Quality Assurance and Utilization Reviewer for Arizona. She is responsible for all PTPN provider documentation and chart reviews. She also reviews and monitors utilization of therapy services for PTPN worker’s compensation clients.

Arizona Board of Directors

Helene Fearon, PT, President Cynthia Driskell, PT, Vice President
Owner of Fearon Physical Therapy Owner of Carefree Physical Therapy
Phoenix, AZ Carefree, AZ
James Miller, PT, DPT, Secretary Laura Markey, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CSCS, Treasurer
Owner of Miller Physical Therapy Owner of the Center for Physical Excellence
Scottsdale, AZ Prescott, AZ
Board Members:  
Karen Bustillo, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT Blair Packard, PT, MS
Owner of Bustillo Physical Therapy Owner of East Valley Physical Therapy
Gilbert, AZ Mesa, AZ
Pablo Ruiz, PT John Utz, PT, MS
Owner of White Tanks Physical Therapy Owner of Utz Physical Therapy
Goodyear, AZ Tucson, AZ

Centralized scheduling

Our Arizona office offers centralized scheduling for our workers’ compensation clients. Scheduling is done out of the Phoenix based office, affording easy access to over 135 PTPN providers statewide.

To utilize PTPN’s centralized scheduling, simply call the PTPN office at 602-482-1331 or 800-280-7711, or fax the patient’s information and therapy prescription to 602-482-1311.