Meet our friendly, experienced pediatricians and staff! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. Orange Grove Pediatrics is comprised of four independent physicians. All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics. We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated.
Please read our Vaccine Policy Statement here.
Tracy Baser-Decker, MD
Tracy Baser-Decker, MD, aka Dr. Decker, grew-up right here in Tucson. At every opportunity to leave, she has chosen to stay. “My family is here and I despise rain, cold, and snow, so it’s been an easy choice”. She graduated with honors from the University of Arizona, earned her M.D. from the College of Medicine and was inducted into the prestigious medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.
After her pediatric residency she stayed on at the University of Arizona Health Sciences center to serve as the Pediatric Chief Resident from 1999-2000. Shortly after, she worked urgent care for an emergency room group at a local underserved community hospital. Within a year she slowly began her private practice career. Dr. Decker is married to an obstetrician, has three children ages elementary school through high school- and a house full of pets.
Her favorite piece of parenting advice – “Save your battles for the big issues!” (But never compromise on safety or morality issues). She believes the most important and lifesaving advance in medicine has been the development of vaccines. “During my own career in medicine alone, I have seen significant reduction in morbidity and mortality- all thanks to vaccines. As a mother, not only a physician, I sleep much better at night knowing my children are not susceptible to these devastating and fatal diseases.”
Beth Sachrison, MD
Her favorite part about working in this practice is the continuity of care. “I have patients I have been seeing for almost 14 years now- it has been amazing watching them grow, and I have had several older patients bring their kids here as well!
Hailing from Chicago, she was quick to realize the benefits of the Tucson winter, and decided to never leave. She enjoys hiking and camping, and can usually be convinced to go along on most outdoor activities. She has been involved in martial arts since the age of 18, and continues to teach and take lessons though, “I am getting older and slower.”
Her true love is playing drums in a local bagpipe band- she states, “Don’t get me started on Bag pipes; you will probably learn more than you ever wanted to know.”
Gwenn Santoro, MD
Dr. Gwenn Santoro truly loves caring for children. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their parents and takes time during visits to do so. Her favorite part of being a Pediatrician is watching children grow and helping parents navigate the challenges of parenthood.
As parents, we want our children to grow up to be happy and healthy individuals, and it brings her great joy to help parents work through the individual challenges of infancy, early childhood and adolescence. As a mother with young children, she understands the stresses and challenges of everyday life. As a Pediatrician, she believes it is her job to provide high quality medical care to each of her patients and do her best to have all of their needs met. Dr. Santoro also believes in taking the time to thoroughly explain all care and treatment options to her patients and their parents. She aims to ensure all questions have been answered during her visits.
Dr. Santoro grew up in New Jersey where she attended Rutgers University for her undergraduate degree in Philosophy. During time living and working oversees in Peru, Dr. Santoro discovered a passion for medicine and working with children. She completed her medical school and pediatric residency training at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. It was in Buffalo where she met her husband and they began their family. After practicing Pediatrics in Buffalo, Dr. Santoro and her family decided to make the move to Tucson to enjoy the year-round outdoor lifestyle and beautiful weather.
When not in the office, Dr. Santoro can be found spending time outdoors with her family and dog. They enjoy traveling, hiking and swimming in the pool. Dr. Santoro also enjoys reading and baking whenever she has a spare moment.
Sherman Scurry, MD
Dr. Scurry has been practicing pediatrics since 1995. She grew up in the Southwest and decided to return after completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and pediatric residency at the University of California at Davis. She joined Orange Grove Pediatrics in 2011 after a career as a pediatric hospitalist because she missed the ongoing relationships with families.
In her spare time, she spends it with her family hopefully outside and advocating for increased public funding and improvement of education for children in the state of Arizona.
Sierra Wensman, MD
After personally experiencing the challenges and joys of breastfeeding, she undertook continuing medical education coursework in breastfeeding to better support nursing mothers in her practice. She is a board-certified pediatrician. It has been her lifelong dream to be a pediatrician, so needless to say she is very excited to meet your families and care for your children!
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters (usually keeping cool in the pool), learning to cook, and going to the occasional yoga class.