About Dr. Monterrosa
Over the last 18 years as an anesthesiologist, I’ve cared for thousands of patients. I have witnessed first-hand how stressful and sedentary lifestyles, poor eating habits and lack of adherence to preventive measures plague many patients, leading to chronic diseases and poor health. This is especially true for men which is why, on average, men die five years earlier than women and have poorer health in their later years resulting in less quality of life.
Fortunately, I have a father who has always had a great relationship with his doctor. I’m certain that this led to an early cancer diagnosis that allowed him to receive timely treatment and be cured. My dad’s comfort with his doctor is, sadly, not the norm. A 2019 survey by the Cleveland Clinic showed that over 72% of men would rather do chores or go shopping with their significant other than go to the doctor. The stereotype that men don’t go to the doctor is true. This is what inspired Dr. Piercecchi and me to dedicate our time to creating an atmosphere where men feel comfortable and empowered to make their health a priority.
Tucson is my hometown. I am a graduate of The University of Arizona (1996), The University of Arizona College of Medicine (2000), and its Anesthesiology Residency program (2004). I completed my board certification in 2005. I’m the proud mom of two awesome teenagers and three adorable mutts. Spanish is my native language. This allows me to participate in at least 2 medical mission outreach trips every year and reach more patients in need. When not working, I enjoy reading and taking advantage of our amazing desert terrain by hiking, running, mountain biking, and bike packing.