Canyonlands Healthcare

Canyonlands Healthcare
827 Vista Ave., Page, AZ 86040
(928) 645-9675
(928) 645-2626 fax

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Canyonlands Healthcare Safford

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2016 West 16th Street
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: 928-428-1500
Fax: 928-428-1555

Medical: Monday Friday 7:00am to 6:00pm Closed for lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Dental: Monday Thursday 7:00am to 6:00pm Closed for lunch 12:00pm to 1:00pm



Providers at Safford Community Health Center


Jo-Ann Draper, FNP
Jo-Ann graduated in 1976 from Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing. After graduating, Jo-Ann worked in a private practice office with an obstetrician/gynecologist until 1977. Next, she began working at Mesa Community Hospital in Mesa, Arizona as a Registered Nurse on the medical/surgical floor. In 1990, Jo-Ann was hired by Mount Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, Arizona where she continued to work as a Registered Nurse on the medical/surgical floor. Jo-Ann, later continued her education with the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She continued attending the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona and graduated in 2007 with a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Practitioner degree. She is licensed by the Arizona State Board on Nursing. In October 2007, Jo-Ann joined the staff of Canyonlands Healthcare in Safford, Arizona.

Richard Albery, MD

Dr. Richard Albery received his M.D. degree, cum laude, from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1959. His sophomore year was highlighted by receiving the Hoffman-Roche award as the outstanding sophomore medical student. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in his junior year. While a medical student, he completed a Masters program in pathology. After completing his postgraduate education, he entered private practice in Toledo, Ohio and participated in the teaching program for family practice residents at the Medical College of Ohio. In 1978 he moved to Phoenix where he joined a group practice and was a preceptor for the family practice residents at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was also the medical director for a health plan in Phoenix, and was the medical director of a national pharmaceutical research company. He was voted by his peers as one of Phoenix's "TOP DOCs." Since retiring from those positions, he has enjoyed being a staff physician for Canyonlands Healthcare where he has a special interest in diabetes care.

Dr. Benjamin Gardea, Jr.
Dr. Gardea attended the New Jersey Dental School receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine in May 2010. Upon graduation, he completed a one-year residency at El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, AZ. He completed his residency in June 2011. Dr. Gardea received his license from the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners in August 2010. Dr. Gardea relocated to Safford, Arizona and joined the staff at Canyonlands Healthcare in July 2011.

Marie Rodriquez, Dental Hygienist

Marie attended Arizona State University, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts inSociology. While attending ASU she worked as a dental assistant, making this her career for 6 years. She soon realized she wanted to expand her education and love for dentistry. She then attended Rio Salado, receiving her Dental Hygiene degree in 2011. She is a Safford, AZ native and has a passion for her community and the public's health. Marie relocated to Safford when joining the Canyonlands Healthcare team in 2012.

Matthew Marshall, FNP

Matthew was born in Southern Colorado and raised in a small farming community where he was taught the value of hard work and love of family and nature. Several moves in his childhood between Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah taught Matthew the value of flexibility and learning to meet new people quickly. At the age of 17, he and his mother moved to Hawaii where he wanted fo follow a dream of being an oceanographer. Unfortunately, he came to find out that he and sharks did not get along very well, so he abandoned the plan and continued his eduation at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. It was there that he met his wife. He then wanted to become a teacher and took classes to become and elementary school teacher. He served a full time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Montreal, Canada and Billings, Montana. After two years, he returned to home in Provo, Utah and commenced working while attending school to become a teacher. A job presented itself as a nurse's aide with a home care agency. From the first day, Matthew felt a type of fulfillment which he has never felt before. Serving others who were sick or afflicted and easing their pain and suffering was a new calling. He re-met his to-be wife and then started to pursue nursing as a profession. After becoming a nurse, a series of events took place where he knew that he needed to continue schooling. Four and a half years later he graduated as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He has been led throughout his life by his Heavenly Father and appreciates his guidance in preparing him for his vocation. He has been blessed with a loving wife, and five wonderful children. They really enjoy spending time outdoors and want to pursue having a small hobby farm. They home-school their children and enjoy having them in their home. His wife is a Registered Dietician, which makes it easy to eat well. He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, golfing, gardening, and swimming. He is looking forward to stability and a place where his kids can grow up.




Canyonlands Healthcare
827 Vista Ave
PO Box 1625
Page, AZ 86040
Phone: 928-645-9675
Fax: 928-645-2626 fax
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