Former clinic abortionist: Dr. Frederic Stimmell (deceased) Office closed. Confirmed 6/10/2013.
Formerly called “A Woman’s Choice.” Clinic reopened as Desert Star Family Planning, September 2013
Clinic address: 5501 N. 19th Ave. Ste 420, Phoenix, AZ 85015.
PDF check: Articles converted to PDF format. 02-03-2020
Address5501 N. 19th Ave. Ste 420, Phoenix, AZ 85015
PP Arizona 2009 990 Form
I’m an Abortion Provider in a Red State, and I Expect the Attacks on Reproductiv1/16/2017 opinion article written by abortionist Taylor
AZ Desert Star 05312016 ReportCitationsMedical director failed to establish a policy identifying the amount of education and training required before 2 of 6 RNs (#5 & #9) provide counseling to patients. ----- Medical director did not define what constitutes a stable discharge. Failure to define what is a stable discharge may put patients at risk for being discharged before they have not fully recovered from the sedation and abortion procedure. ----- Licensee failed: 1. to ensure the facility autoclave was maintained according to facility policy and manufacturer's instructions for use with documentation; and 2. to ensure the integrity of the loaner autoclave (over 7 calendar days) was verified before the loaner autoclave was used to sterilize equipment used in patient procedures. Failure to maintain equipment poses a risk to the health and safety of a patient as the integrity of the autoclave unit and sterilization process cannot be verified. ----- Licensee failed to notify the Department when 1 of 6 patients (patient #3) had a serious complication post surgical procedure. RN #5 revealed they recently transferred a patient to a local hospital after she suffered a post operative complication following a surgical abortion, a perforated uterus. ----- Licensee failed to ensure current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) training for 3 of 6 registered nurses (RN) (#6, #8, and #9) as required per facility job description. ----- Licensee failed: 1. to ensure 1 of 6 RNs (#8) is currently trained in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); and 2. 2 of 7 Medical Assistants (MA) (#3 and #7) are currently trained in CPR as required per facility job description.
AZ Desert Star 08192016 ReportCitationsStaff failed to monitor and document vital signs and degree of bleeding for 1 of 4 patients
Desert Star Family Planning -- 2017-01-25 Arizona Health Dept Inspection - no deficiencies
Desert Star Family Planning -- 2017-06-30 Arizona Health Dept Inspection - no deficiencies
Desert Star Family Planning - 2019-04-04 Arizona Health Dept Inspection - no deficiencies
Desert Star Family Planning (Phoenix, AZ) -- DeShawn Taylor, MD - photo bio
02-28-2020 - Abortion Clinics Are the Most Challenging Small Business in America -- BloombergIncludes info on DeShawn Taylor and her Phoenix abortion clinic.
ReportCitations-Desert Star Family Planning8/19/2016: Cited for failing to properly monitor post abortive patients.
AZ Desert Star 08232016 Civil Penalty Enforcement ActionLICENSEE AGREED TO PAY $250 FOR FAILURE TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR RELICENSURE AT LEAST SIXTY (60) BUT NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) DAYS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION.
AZ Desert Star 08032018 Civil Penalty Enforcement ActionLICENSEE AGREED TO PAY $250 FOR FAILURE TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR RELICENSURE AT LEAST SIXTY (60) BUT NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) DAYS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION.
Desert Star Family Planning -- 2018-10-16 Arizona Health Dept Inspection - no deficiencies