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Apricus Health Opens Two New Primary Care Centers in Fountain Hills, Sun Lakes
By Christina Caldwell - Thursday Apr 14, 2022
Apricus Health, a physician-founded health care provider based in Scottsdale, has opened two new primary care centers located in Fountain Hills and Sun Lakes.

Based in communities with a diverse range of needs, the two locations are designed to ensure greater access to high-quality care through a direct one-on-one relationship with health care providers. Apricus Health patients also have the advantage of patient care navigators, who are accessible from any location to monitor a wide range of medical conditions.

“The Valley’s burgeoning population is driving the need for high-quality, responsive wellness resources that begin at the community level with patient-centric primary care,” said Efram Peller, COO of Apricus Medical Group. “Our new primary care centers in Fountain Hills and Sun Lakes will provide patients with access to exceptional health services in the communities where they live and work within a framework that improves health outcomes while significantly lowering costs for both patients and payers.”

Located at the northwest corner of E. Palisades and N. Saguaro Blvds (16838 East Palisades Boulevard, Ste 107, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268), the 2,408-square-foot Apricus Medical Group Fountain Hills care center is led by Shanyn Lancaster, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Lancaster is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, which is a perfect complement to the thriving, active community. She is joined by her medical assistant and front office staff who will oversee the center, which has nine examination rooms in the newly updated facility.

Apricus Medical Group Sun Lakes is located on the southeast corner of E. Riggs Road and S. Sun Lakes Blvd. (25229 S. Sun Lakes Blvd, Suite 101, Sun Lakes AZ 85248) and led by Stephanie Whiting, MSN, APRN, FNP-C. With nearly two decades of healthcare experience, including acute, skilled nursing, assisted living and primary care focused primarily in geriatrics, Whiting is uniquely positioned to deliver quality patient care for a wide variety of health care needs in Sun Lakes’ booming active adult community. The centralized location of the 1,235-square-foot medical office, which has two examination rooms, allows patients to experience quick, easy and personable visits.

Founded by Arizona physicians on the principle of creating meaningful patient-first, one-on-one relationships with providers to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, Apricus Health’s network of primary care and specialist providers pride themselves on shifting the focus from reactive, episodic care to a continuous care relationship. This approach translates into better health outcomes by incorporating preventative and chronic care, therefore optimizing specialty care referral channels and care management.

With in-person and telehealth appointments available at both locations, the addition of the Fountain Hills and Sun Lakes locations are part Apricus Health’s strategic expansion, which will bring its unique health care model into growing communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout the state.

“The pandemic provided many Arizonans with an eye-opening perspective on the importance of well-being,” Peller said. “This new take on preventative and chronic care management is at the heart of our strategic growth trajectory as we continue to bring our unique health care model to new communities in Arizona.”

For more information about Apricus Health, including booking appointments at the new primary care centers, and for updates on expansion across Arizona, visit or follow Apricus Health on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Apricus Health
Created by Arizona physicians, Apricus Health is a health care company providing members a direct one-on-one relationship with health care providers and Care Navigators who are accessible from any location to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. Through robust technology, 24/7 care management, and near real-time analytics, Apricus Health is changing the care delivery model to help physicians who work in Value-Based Care environments improve care outcomes while reducing health costs. For more information, visit