Our Mission

To provide high-quality care at low cost to each child, each family, every time.

Our Vision

Our provider's and staff will be recognized for compassion, experience, knowledge and a commitment to excellence.

Our Values

  • Compassion

  • Excellence

  • Integrity

  • Collaboration

  • Transparency

Message from our President

Welcome to Pediatric Healthcare Associates. We are excited that you are considering us for your healthcare needs. Our practice was formed due to the recognition of the need for low-cost medical care which does not compromise on the quality of care delivered. We work with the best board-certified pediatricians and subspecialists with years of experience who serve on our panel of experts. We also leverage technology to provide care and focus on telemedicine as a strategy to prevent and reduce emergency department visits which can be long and sometimes unnecessary.

We believe and integrate in our practice-

  • Empathy for patients, their families, and staff. We do more than treat the child; we practice family-centered care as the cornerstone of compassion.

  • Follow the highest standards of quality and safety and expect accountability from each other.

  • At all times, we approach our work with openness, transparency, and humility.

  • We work in partnership with patients, their families, staff, and providers. This spirit of respectful cooperation extends beyond our walls to our business partners and the community.

  • We embrace and find strength in the diversity of our patients, their families, staff, and community. We believe all children deserve exceptional care, the best outcomes, respect, and a safe environment.

  • We continually seek new and better solutions. Because of innovation springs from knowledge, we foster learning in all disciplines.


You will experience a friendly and supportive staff that is there to serve you. We welcome you to come, explore our practice, and allow us to be part of your family!

-Shel Dhir, President

Our Team

Shel Dhir, BS, MSc, MBA

Shel has been in the healthcare industry over the past 7 years. She has been a business consultant for over 15 years and worked as a senior executive for fortune 100 companies. She completed her bachelor's in engineering from the University of Arizona, followed by a master's in engineering management with a focus on healthcare technology from Case Western University, Weatherhead School of Management. She also has an MBA from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Management. Pediatric Healthcare Associates started when she was driven by her passion and a vision to provide accessible healthcare to all children in the United States and across the world. A mother of two children herself, she realized the importance of cost-effective, good quality, and convenient health care. This made way for the foundation of Pediatrics Healthcare Associates.

Dr. Rahul Bhatia, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Bhatia is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. He has been practicing pediatrics for over 15 years and has worked at various hospitals, emergency departments, and pediatric intensive care units. Dr. Bhatia has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and presented at national and international scientific societies. Dr. Bhatia completed his residency from the University of Tennessee, followed by a fellowship in pediatric critical care from the Thomas Jefferson University. He has been involved in public health and obtained a Masters's degree in Public Health (MPH). He is currently pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Management (MHCM) from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and Society for Pediatric Sedation (SPS). Dr. Bhatia is also a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance. In Dr. Bhatia's words, "I am compassionate about delivering family-centered, high-quality care by optimizing the use of technology in healthcare.  It is vital to reduce the time families have to spend in the doctor’s office and reducing emergency department visits. My public health and preventive medicine training helps me provide care that fosters disease prevention and health maintenance". He has extensive experience in managing children with complex medical conditions. Dr. Bhatia promises to treat your child and family as a part of our family.

Michelle Garner, RN, MBA

Michelle is our Practice Manager. She grew up in Rhode Island, New York. She completed her Nursing school in New York, followed by an MBA in healthcare administration. She worked as an office manager for a few years before moving into the healthcare malpractice sector and worked for a healthcare law firm. She has extensive experience in practice management. She lives in Arizona with her 3-month-old baby and her husband, Mark who works for a legal firm.