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About Us

Dr. DeShawn Taylor MD, MSc, FACOG

Educational Background:
​David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles, California Degree: MD

Fellowship in Family Planning at University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Taylor received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles California. She received her Medical Doctor degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Medical Education Program in Los Angeles, California. After completing her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Martin Luther King Jr / Charles Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Taylor chose to specialize in Family Planning. She completed the Fellowship in Family Planning at University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California where she also obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical and Biomedical Investigations.

Board Certification
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships and Societies
Abortion Care Network

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
American Medical Association
National Abortion Federation
Society of Family Planning

National Committee Service

Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women – ACOG

Board of Directors – Abortion Care Network

Hospital Affiliation
Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix

Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


I founded Desert Star Family Planning in 2013 with a vision to provide abortion care as a fully integrated part of women’s health and wellness care. Our grand opening was September 2013 and we have fully recognized this vision. Our patients feel at home, welcomed, and cared for not only on a physical, but an emotional level as well.

​​My story is a rather interesting one. Although I declared in elementary school that I would be a doctor, I was fascinated by the human brain and thought I would be a brain surgeon! Upon entering medical school, I realized that I was very passionate about the health and well-being of women. I liked the idea of being a primary care physician for women and I loved gynecological surgery. Ob/Gyn was a natural fit.

I relocated to Arizona from Los Angeles California in 2009 to work for a non-profit statewide health care organization as the medical director. That was a very fulfilling job that taught me a great deal about health care delivery in Arizona. I also became more politically active and an advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights. I feel a great deal of fulfillment in the work I do, and it is an honor and privilege to be a trusted partner in the health and wellness of women and their families.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of our patients and community by providing just, dignified, and exceptional care. We are your steadfast resource for comprehensive family planning and sexual health care.

About Desert Star Family Planning

Desert Star Family Planning exists because Dr. Taylor had a vision of patient centered well woman and family planning care.  Stigma surrounds every aspect of women’s reproductive health care and we are here to not only care for our community, but to empower and advocate for our community.

Whether you are looking for family planning, well woman care, diagnosis and treatment of infections, or evaluation of acute gynecological or genital health problems, our friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced staff are dedicated to delivering service with care, comfort, and confidentiality. We look forward to developing a personal relationship with you and addressing your needs. Your health and well-being are our priority.

We offer regular scheduled appointments. Same-day appointments are available as our schedule allows. For your convenience, our paperless environment provides our patients more choices with digital record keeping, allowing ease of access to your medical results, appointment confirmation via phone, text, and/or e-mail, and appointment requests via our website. This allows us to be more efficient and accurate with your medical care and provide the best care at an affordable cost to you. We accept most major insurance plans and offer competitive pricing for self-pay patients. We offer a latex free environment. Hablamos Español.

We Are Always Accepting New Patients

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