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. We pride ourselves in being an exceptional clinic where children come first. Orange Grove Pediatrics is comprised of five 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.
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.
Mary Gloudemans, MD
Dr. Mary Gloudemans has been a pediatrician in Tucson for 23 years. She spent her childhood in Wisconsin where she attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Upon moving to Tucson to complete a three year residency program at the University of Arizona Medical Center she fell in love with the desert southwest and decided to make it her permanent home.
Dr. Gloudemans says, “I am so grateful that I still love the profession which I chose at the age of 12.” She feels that empowering parents by discussing options for their children’s health care, behavioral management, and strategies for home management of illnesses both major and minor to be the most rewarding and important aspect of her job. “Caring for children is a privilege. I love to watch my patients grow through the stages of childhood and adolescence, and never tire of discussing what is normal and important during different developmental periods.” Dr. Gloudemans is also very interested in nutrition and feels optimizing nutrition during childhood is especially important.
When she is not at work Dr. Gloudemans enjoys spending time with her two children who are now teenagers (yes children do grow up quickly). She is an avid hiker and loves to do just about anything which takes her outdoors. She loves to read, cook, and travel. She also practices yoga and meditation which provides balance to her sometimes hectic life.
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.
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 relationship 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, 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 two daughters (usually keeping cool in the pool), learning to cook, and going to the occasional yoga class.