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Member Benefits

Your membership in AzAAP offers you a wide range of benefits to advance your practice and influence the health and well-being of Arizona’s children. Whether you are considering joining the Chapter or renewing your membership, we would like to make sure you can take advantage of all the programs and services available for your use.


  • Be part of a unified voice for the pediatric profession, the success of medical practices and the health and well-being of the clients we serve.
  • Serve as a spokesperson or advocate on behalf of Arizona children and pediatricians at the state and national level. Read more about AzAAP's Media and Marketing Committee.
  • Receive timely notification of important legislative updates and instructions on how pediatric providers can help advance or defeat proposed legislation that can impact your business or the children you serve.
  • Through the Pediatric Council, help educate health insurers on issues impacting pediatric practices.
  • Provide the Chapter and its leadership regular updates and input so that we can maintain regular communication with state agencies that impact children and pediatricians.
  • Learn the "how tos" of advocacy to boost the success of you and your peer's practices, as well as the health of your patients through conferences, timely legislative updates, regular communiques from the Chapter and its website.

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  • Lead and participate in Chapter programs and committees, including on regional and national AAP committees, task forces or at state or national conferences.
  • Help develop special advocacy projects.
  • Serve as an expert in the media. Thanks to a special partnership with Raising Arizona Kids, members are regularly featured in articles about community health issues, as well as positioned with other Arizona media.

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  • Connect with your peers on committees comprised of members and expert guests who have similar areas of interest.
  • Receive invitations to attend chapter CME conferences, social events, and the Chapter’s annual luncheon and meeting.
  • Connect with members through the Chapter's email ListServs, news magazine, directory and website.

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  • Access to member-only educational content.
  • Discount registration to attend the Arizona-focused CME conference, Pediatrics in the Red Rocks, each year in June.
  • Invitations and discounts to other CME activities (live conferences and online at
  • Participation in the discussion of important child health issues through Open Forums involving pediatricians, state government officials and child health advocates.
  • Receive a bi-annual Chapter news magazine with articles of local interest.
  • Receive regular email updates on timely issues important to Arizona pediatricians.
  • Access to web-based educational materials including CME and non-CME activities and toolkits online at the Arizona PediaLearning Resource Center.
  • Receive important resources, including practice management tips and other tools.
  • Participate on ListServs focusing on practice management and childhood obesity
  • Access to certification review courses in CEN and CPEN for nurses. Special discounted rates for all Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care member facilities. View the current offering here. For more information contact Doreen Pollack at

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Insurance Benefit Plans

The Argus Group, a full service organization in the areas of health insurance, long-term care insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement plans, offers a specialized Benefit Program for our association. Through your membership, you can access these benefits for yourself, your employees and your family.

In addition to a discounted health plan (through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona), the Argus Group is also making available to our members a discounted disability and long-term care plan.

The Argus Group has a representative available for a personal interview anywhere in the state, and they are readily available to take your call. For more information, please contact Dave Perolis at 602-863-0080, ext. 106 or Jim Groff at (602) 863-0080, ext. 105.

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Collection Services

J.R. Brothers Financial, Inc. Medical and Dental Collections Specialists provide a reduced collection rate of 25 percent to AzAAP members. Additional benefits include:

  • Review collection accounts through JRB's real-time client view program from your office
  • Collections seminars for practice/office managers
  • Credit Reporting
  • Designated Customer Representatives
  • Status Reports
  • Electronic skip tracing
  • On-site Collection Training Program
  • Monthly Email Management Bulletins
  • Special Projects
  • Bilingual services
  • Dedicated account representatives 

For more information please contact Jeff Dahl at (602) 371-1001, ext. 220 or visit

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Office Supplies

The Staples Business Advantage Program affords Chapter members discount purchasing. Benefits include:

  • Dedicated Account Manager responsible for the needs of each AzAAP member.
  • Deep discounts on a market-basket of items available through
  • Fast and easy internet ordering.
  • Reduced costs and overall savings with a total program including:
    • Printing – customized website providing exclusive  items (letterhead, business cards, notepads, stationery).
    • Retail Convenience – Receive the lower of your contract or retail pricing at any of our 1900 Staples Retail stores nationwide.
    • Promotional Products that communicate your logo or message.
    • Our "Family of Catalogs" includes office supplies, furniture, advertizing specialty, printing, business machines, janitorial and technology products
  • Next day delivery on all in-stock items for all orders transmitted by 4 p.m.

Please contact Stephanie Fazzone at (623) 432-3200, ext. 6325 to take advantage of the Staples Business Advantage program.

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Executive or Private Banking

National Bank of Arizona offers Chapter members exclusive benefits and invites you to open an Executive Banking or Private Banking checking and experience the NB/AZ Advantage.  As a thank you, NB/AZ will donate $200 on your behalf to the AzAAP.


  • Exclusive home financing for physicians
  • Specialization in niche markets including the medical industry and nonprofits
  • Premium banking services and benefits
  • Convenient, one-on-one personalized service at your home or office
  • Expedited responses to all banking and loan requests
  • Financial team to support your long term financial goals to build, manage, preserve and transition wealth
  • Local responsiveness- Office in more than 50 Arizona communities statewide
  • Strong, stable banking partner with over a quarter century of success

To learn more, contact:
Paula Wichterman
VP, Executive Banking Medical Banking Specialist
7375 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
P: 480-384-5049
C: 602-399-0968

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:30 PM • main campus of Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:00 AM • Tucson, AZ JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd Tucson, AZ 85745
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 AM • Black Canyon Conference Center 9440 N 25th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85021

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