About AOA

The joys of motherhood are never fully experienced until all the children are in bed.
- Unknown


Meet the AOA Family - Valerie Sorkin-Wells, MD

Valerie Sorkin-Wells, MDValerie Sorkin-Wells, MD 
Arizona Wellness, Scottsdale 

How long have you been with Arizona Wellness? 25 years

Where did you attend medical school? Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo Health Campus)

Who are your family members? Married to Joseph Wells MD (pediatrician with Maryvale Pediatrics); 3 children, Nicole (attorney in San Diego), Justin (recent grad from U of A, starting to work Oct 3 for Aetna), and Michael (sophomore at U of A)

Do you have any pets? Yes, Lily, a Pekingese, age 10 

What instrument do you play? Piano

What languages do you speak? English (although sometimes my family thinks I speak Greek)

Do you have any hobbies? Movies, eating out, reading great books

Awards: Top Docs - Phoenix Magazine (2003, 2007,2008,2009), Super Docs - AZ Magazine 2012 issue)

Favorite movie: Steel Magnolias and Somewhere in Time (I love chick flicks)

Favorite food: Hard-shell Maryland crabs with bay seasoning (YUM!)

What do you do for fun? Visit my kids, Zumba, play piano

What do you enjoy the most about your field of medicine? The day-to-day interaction with my wonderful patients

Why did you go into ob/gyn? I spent a significant amount of my early life in hospitals due to my mother’s illness. I saw the care and compassion of the hospital staff and her physicians, and I wanted to feel that same level of intimacy and empathy with another human being. I felt most comfortable experiencing that in the profession of medicine. While in medical school, I was on my OB rotation, and got to do my first delivery. That experience touched me so much that I realized that I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. I’ve loved being in the field ever since.

What is your favorite quote or saying?  “Life is relationships; the rest is just details.” --Gary Smalley