About Stephen R. Anthony, M.D.
I was born and raised in the Phoenix area, specifically, at Good Samaritan Hospital, and attended Arizona State University. I majored in chemical engineering, but I knew early on that I wanted to be a physician. My first experience in the medical field was as a volunteer EMT for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Posse for several years during college (many years ago, before Sheriff Joe). My hobbies also began early, becoming a “car guy” in high school. I bought my first car before I had a license, by working with my father, who is still a roofing contractor here in the Phoenix area (Anthony Roofing). My first car was a very used, 1970 Chevelle SS, with a four speed and 454 big block (you car guys, or gals, know what that is!). Don’t I wish I still had it!
I married the love of my life, who I met here in Glendale, when we were growing up. Our first child was born in Milwaukee, during my first year in medical school, at the Medical College of Wisconsin. My daughter, Larissa, now works with our group as a physician assistant. Her husband, Matt, is also in the medical field, performing cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at Banner Thunderbird. At the end of medical school, my son, Christopher, was born and he is now earning his PhD at Purdue in chemical engineering.
After training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (GSRMC) and Phoenix Veterans Hospital as an intern, resident, and pulmonary fellow, I was fortunate to join the group that trained me, Pulmonary Associates, P.A. The group continues to train medical students, residents and pulmonary fellows from all over the Valley. Our group prides itself with maintaining our skills by practicing cutting edge pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders medicine, and by conducting research. I enjoy working with everyone in the group and feel all of our employees are family, and are the backbone of the practice.
Outside of medicine, I am still a “car guy”. I am the caretaker of an old Corvette and Firebird Trans Am (you never really own them). Getting outdoors and bicycling keeps me busy, when I stay upright. I love spending time in the pines, specifically in the Pinetop area, where I spent many summers in my youth. I may retire up there some day, if I can talk my wife into it! I spend every minute I can get with my family, especially with my granddaughter, the new light of our lives!