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Joseph Nemeth


Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Meet Dr. Dixon


My name is Joe Nemeth and I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner here in Ahwatukee. My practice is focused on medication management of a wide variety of illnesses including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and more. I have experience working with patients in both hospital and office settings who are struggling with their mental health. My goal is to have a truly collaborative relationship with my patients as we work together to address the issues that trouble them.

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Rush University

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Pracititioner

Indiana University

Bachelor of Science, Nursing


How Can I Help You?

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, my goal is to work with you to properly diagnose your mental health issues - something that may be challenging without the help of a specialist in psychiatric care. We will discuss your symptoms and identify the most effective medication(s) and other treatments to help manage your health and improve your overall quality of life.

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders may have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.


Depression is more than just sadness. People with depression may experience a lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities, significant weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive sleeping, lack of energy, inability to concentrate, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.


Bipolar disorder causes changes in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. People with bipolar disorder experience intense emotional states that typically occur during distinct periods of days to weeks, called mood episodes. These episodes are categorized by an abnormally happy or irritable mood or a depressive, sad mood. 


Psychosis is a mental disorder characterized by a disconnection from reality. Possible symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, talking incoherently, and agitation. The person with the condition usually isn't aware of his or her behavior.


Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.

attention deficit disorder


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) is an anxiety problem that develops in some people after extremely traumatic events, such as combat, crime, an accident or natural disaster. They may relive the event via intrusive memories, flashbacks and nightmares; and have anxious feelings they didn’t have before that are so intense their lives are disrupted.

post-traumatic stress disorder


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations that make them feel driven to do something repetitively. The repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing, checking on things or cleaning, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions.

obsessive compulsive disorder


In many cases, psychiatric medications like anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, stimulants, or anti-anxiety medications are indicated in order to help manage symptoms. We can work together to find what works for you. In addition, if you are currently on medications that don’t work well or want to discontinue using benzodiazepines or other substances, I can help you meet that goal as well.

medication management

Patient Info
Patient Information


Yes, I do take insurance and am currently an in-network provider with United Healthcare, Aetna and Cigna. New insurance carriers are being added on an ongoing basis and recommend that you call the office at (480) 704-8585 for the most up-to-date information. If I am not contracted with your particular insurance company, you may be eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. If you would like to use this benefit, you should call your insurance company and ask them if you have out-of-network mental health benefits. I am happy to provide you with paperwork so you can submit your own insurance claim if necessary.


There are two main types of sessions: (1) a new patient evaluation which typically is a 1-hour appointment and (2) ongoing 20-30 minute follow-up appointments depending on the individual situation. Follow-up  appointments may in certain cases be conducted either via video conference through or by telephone on a case-by-case basis. Generally, the rate for adult patients is $330 per hour with shorter visits charged based on time spent (e.g. a 20 minute appointment would be $110). Please call the office at (480) 704-8585 for the most up-to-date fee schedule.

Cancellation/No-Show Policy

As a courtesy to those who may be on a waitlist for an appointment, please call at least 24 hours or one business day before your appointment to cancel. For example, if your appointment is on Monday at 4 p.m., please call no later than the previous Friday at 4 p.m. to cancel.​If you cancel or reschedule a visit without one business-day notice, the cancellation fee is $50. ​

Late Arrivals

If you arrive late for your appointment, I will able to see you only for the allotted time left of your scheduled appointment. At such times, it may be necessary to schedule an additional appointment to ensure that all of your treatment concerns are addressed. Arriving more than 10 minutes late for an appointment will result in a late fee and the need to reschedule your appointment for a later time.


Medication Refills

If you need a refill of your medication, please call the pharmacy where you initially had the prescription filled and they will contact me with your request. I will either refill the prescription through your pharmacy or contact you to make an appointment to have the prescription filled. Please plan accordingly. It is your responsibility to request refills at least 7 days before running out of medications. These requests can only be evaluated during regular business hours.​​ Please note that certain medications, such as controlled substances, will not be eligible for a refill without a follow-up visit. Since I am not in the office on Friday, I encourage you to contact me by Monday of each week for any refills needed by the weekend.

Contact us

If this is an emergency or crisis situation,
please call 911 or get immediate help through the services listed HERE

We are not a crisis center, which means we only provide services during regular business hours. If you are an existing patient and have an urgent matter than cannot wait until the following business day, you will likely be better served by calling 911 or crisis services.


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Monday-Thursday: 9am to 4pm

Friday-Sunday: Closed

Foothills Psychiatry & Wellness

15215 S 48th Street, Suite 152

Phoenix, AZ 85044

(480) 704-8585

Click HERE if you have a video appointment.

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