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Jose "Joel" De Ocampo, MD


Dr. Jose "Joel" De Ocampo, MD has been a practicing board certified neurologist for nearly two decades.  After completing his education at the De La Salle University medical school in 1992, he went on to finish his Internal Medicine internship at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.    


Dr. De Ocampo was the Chief Resident in Neurology at Allegheny General Hospital (formerly affiliated with Hahnemann University).  He was accepted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he completed a full year as a Fellow in Cerebrovascular Diseases. 


Wishing to expand his expertise, he went on to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for another Fellowship year in Neurophysiology learning how to evaluate and treat epilepsy and neuromuscular diseases.  This was followed by a third Fellowship year studying and researching Sleep Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH.


The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes his expertise in the Specialties of Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, and Sleep Medicine.  He is also preparing for certification in Vascular Neurology.  


He has been published in neurology journals and has participated in numerous clinical trials in stroke, sleep medicine and even multiple sclerosis.  He has given numerous lectures on a variety of neurological disorders such as migraine, Alzheimer’s dementia, and stroke.


He was the medical director of The Sleep Center at Oaktree Medical Centre (2001-2005) and The Sleep Center at Southwest Neuroscience Institute in affiliation with Scottsdale Neurological Consultants (2006-2009) where he was also Attending Physician.  He continues to serve as a Board of Director at Independence National Bank in South Carolina.


Dr. De Ocampo moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006 and established the Arizona Neurology and Sleep Center in 2010.


Board Certifications:


  • American Board of Psych & Neurology                         Neurology
  • American Board of Psych & Neurology                    Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psych & Neurology                    Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Psych & Neurology                    Neuromuscular Disorders
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine                          Sleep Disorders
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties               Headache Medicine



Present Appointments:


  • Phoenix Magazine - Top Doctors 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • - Top Doctor 2017
  • Phoenix Super Doctors - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • International Association of Healthcare Professionals - Top Neurologist in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Consumers' Research Council of America- America's Top Physician 2011
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Member, American Headache Society
  • Member, Narcolepsy Foundation
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Arizona Neurological Society
  • Staff, Scottsdale Healthcare System (Shea, Thompson Peak)- Top 5 Hospital in Arizona (US News)
  • Staff, Banner Baywood Medical Center - Top 5 Hospital in Arizona (US News)
  • Board of Directors, Independence National Bank
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology -The University of Arizona, College of Medicine -Phoenix

Kristi Husk, Psy.D., CBIS


Dr. Kristi Husk is a neuropsychologist, practicing since 2006. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology  at Argosy University in 2005. She completed her postdoctoral residency at the Boston VA Consortium in Neuropsychology and Geropsychology where she held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Boston University as a Teaching Fellow in Psychiatry. Dr. Husk became licensed in the state of New Hampshire in 2006 and practiced at Elliot Hospital as a neuropsychologist. Dr. Husk was also Assistant Professor at St. Anselm College from 2006-2008. She moved back to Arizona in 2008 to join St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Institute where she worked in neurorehabilitation for 10 years. Dr. Husk is as Associate Professor at the University of Phoenix, adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University in the College of Doctoral Studies, and adjunct faculty at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Dr. Husk served as Associate Professor in the Doctoral program at Argosy University from 2014-2016.



Dr. Husk is currently a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology,

Arizona Neuropsychological Society, and the Brain Injury Alliance.


Dr. Husk has the following publications:
Husk, K.; Perumparaichallai, K.; Klonoff, P & Myles. S.  (2014) The Relationship of Attention
and Processing Speed to Driving Status Following Holistic Neurorehabilitation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.5: 56.
Klonoff, P.; Olson, K.; Talley, M.; Husk, K.; Myles, S.; Gehrels, J.; & Dawson, L. (2010). The Relationship of Cognitive Retraining to Neurological Patients’ Driving Status: The Role of Process Variables and Compensation Training. Brain Injury. 24 (2) 63-73.
Dr. Husk served as Dissertation chair for the following Doctoral Dissertations:
Haines, M.; Husk, K.; & Baca, L. (2016). Longitudinal Effects of reading intervention on below grade level, adolescent, title I students. Argosy University, Phoenix.
Norbeck, S.; Husk, K.; & Wechsler, F. (2016). The role of the MMPI-2 FBS Scale, along with effort and symptom validity measures in independent medical evaluations in a forensic neuropsychology population. Argosy University, Phoenix.
Shellack, K.; Husk, K,; & Koban, A. (2016). The role of childhood abuse in the development of vomiting behaviors versus restricting behaviors.  Argosy University, Phoenix.

Rachel Mickevich, RN, ANP-BC


Rachel is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with over 8 years of experience. She received both a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Master’s degree in nursing from the Accelerated Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in which she received honors. The University of Massachusetts Medical School has repeatedly been ranked in the top 5, in Primary care. She worked as a registered nurse during graduate school, and after graduating, she worked on several medical/surgical trauma, orthopedic, cardiology and neurology floors at numerous hospitals. 


Once board certified, Rachel specialized in neurology. She became the first nurse practitioner in the history of the practice in North Carolina to start a pilot treatment program, funded by Medtronics, to treat patients with a baclofen pump to treat spasticity. At that time, Rachel was the most praised and respected nurse practitioner at the practice. She saw all types of neurological conditions such as several types of dementias (Alzheimer's, frontotemporal, Parkinson’s, Vascular, etc), obstructive sleep apnea, developmental disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraines, strokes, Parkinson’s, neuropathies, ADHD, and muscle and nerve disorders.  During this time, she gained invaluable experience diagnosing, prescribing, interpreting diagnostic tests (EEG, MRI’s, and laboratory studies) and treating patients with chronic and episodic neurological conditions.


After practicing neurology, Rachel decided to explore dermatology, most notably cosmetic dermatology, in which she was extensively trained and experienced in advanced techniques using neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) and fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero, Artefill, and Radiesse). In addition, she also was extensively trained in performing a variety of laser treatments, and was recruited to become a national laser educator. 


Realizing her passion was in neurology, she went back to neurology, focusing primarily on neuropathies. She worked at a neuropathy clinic treatment center, treating patients with various neuropathies and migraines. She was the head clinician/manager at the Phoenix location and later the Lake Havasu location. 


She has now joined Arizona Neurology and Sleep Center where she will share her extensive neurology skills and experience with the patients and staff.


Board Certification:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Professional Organizations:

  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honors Society
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association


Barbara B. - Office Manager

Merisa M.  - Insurance Specialist

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