About Us

The MD Companies have been a trusted provider of home health services in the greater Phoenix area since 1985, and represent one of the largest and most experienced agencies in Arizona. Very few agencies offer the full range of services provided by MD. Non-medical, supportive services such as companions and assistance with tasks of daily living are offered through MD Home Assist, and medical-based/skilled home health services, such as nursing and physical therapy are offered through State Licensed & Medicare Certified MD Home Health.

This “full service” element of our companies is a special benefit to our patients, knowing that should their service needs change or expand, the transition is seamless and they will not have to search for another agency when that time comes. We call that “continuity of care”.

Since our inception, we have provided medical and non-medical care to over 60,000 individuals in the Valley including the elderly, developmentally disabled, chronically ill and children with disabilities. Last year alone, we provided care to over 4,000 patients. Our source of patients has come through referrals from physicians, insurance companies, state and county agencies, schools, case managers and private parties. We receive periodic audits of our operations from many of these referral sources as well as by the Arizona Department of Health Services. We continue to earn their trust through our high standards and excellent track record of quality care, business practices and ethics.

Meet our team

Debbie Carmichael, RN, BSN, Administrator

Debbie oversees the clinical and administrative operations of both MD Home Health and MD Home Assist. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing and has been a Registered Nurse for 33 years and the Administrator of MD since 2005. She sits on the Professional Advisory Committee and is an active member of the Arizona Home Care Association where she is currently a member of its Board. Debbie has developed several community programs and continues to make home visits to make sure she stays connected with the community needs.

Alicia Horne, Assistant Director of MD Home Assist

Alicia Horne

Alicia is responsible for the day to day operations of MD Home Assist. She hires, trains and manages the paraprofessional staff who perform housekeeping, custodial and personal care. Alicia is a Certified Direct Care Worker (DCW) and Article 9 Instructor and has been with the Company for 10 years.

Nichole Hampton, Director of Human Resources

Nichole is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of licensed personnel, as well as insuring the Company’s compliance with Federal, State and contractual requirements pertaining to wages, licensure and continuing education. She joined the Company in 2006.

Lorre Hindman, RN, BSN, PHN, COS-C, Director Quality Assurance

Lorre implements, evaluates and maintains a company wide data-driven Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement program (QAPI). This program monitors the adequacy, appropriateness, and effectiveness of selected indicators related to client outcomes, client safety, and quality of care. She has been with the Company 5 years.

Michael Franklin,
Controller
Billings, Collections, Payroll

Michael oversees all Billing, Collections, Payroll, A/P and A/R processes. He earned his BS in Accounting and Computer Information Systems at Arizona State University. Michael started with MD in 2001.

Clinical Managers

The Clinical Manager’s function is to guide, instruct, and supervise the clinical personnel in the provision of home health care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Agency.

Casey Kulp – Clinical Manager Therapy Division – PT, DPT

Bridget Clark – Clinical Manager Long Term Care Division- RN, BSN

Georgine Owens . Clinical Manager Acute Division- RN, BSN, WCC, BSIM


Our Credentials

MD Home Health is a State Licensed/Medicare Certified Home Health Agency.

Member: Arizona Home Care Association

Arizona Association for Home Care

Member: Home Health Quality Improvement

Industry Resources

Industry Resources

Additional information on home care can be obtained from many of the following companies and agencies. Just click on the link to be connected to their web site.

AARP
www.aarp.org


Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org


American Academy of Home Care Physicians
www.aahcp.org


Arizona Association for Homecare
www.aahomecare.org


American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org


American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org


Area Agency on Aging
www.aaaphx.org


Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org


Center for Disease Control (CDC)
www.cdc.gov


CMS – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
www.cms.gov


National Association of Home Care (NAHC)
www.nahc.org


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
www.nhpco.org


National Institute of Health
www.nih.gov


National Parkinson Foundation
www.parkinson.org


Northeast Valley Senior Resources
www.nevalleyseniorresources.com


Spotlight Senior Services
www.spotlightseniorservices.com