Gary Auxier

Doctor Auxier was born and raised in the Phoenix area. He married his high school sweetheart, Annette, and has been happily married for 42 years. He has 5 children and 15 grandchildren. He went to medical school at the University of Arizona, did his specialty training as a pediatrician in Phoenix, and was the Chief Resident at the Maricopa County Hospital his last year. For 10 years he was a solo pediatrician in a small town in Colorado, but moved back to Arizona in 1990. He has been with Gilbert Pediatrics for the past 17 years. He is a certified instructor in mountaineering, has served twice as a scoutmaster, loves the outdoors, and is teaching his grandchildren to ski. He also loves playing bluegrass and folk music, and plays mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, and fiddle (sort of). He has been a volunteer at the Chandler Care Center free clinic for the past 15 years, and was awarded the Coy Payne Lifetime Achievement Award by the Valley of the Sun United Way for his volunteer work there and internationally. He loves his job as a pediatrician, and loves to help parents navigate the terrifying and wonderful world of parenting.

Name: Gary Auxier

Age: 60

Occupation: Pediatrician

Children: Laura, age 35; Daniel age 33, Bethany age 31, Patricia age 29, and Annie age 27 , 15 grandchildren

Family: married 43 years to Annette, my high school sweetheart Hobbies: bluegrass and folk music, skiing, mountain climbing, playing with grandchildren

Currently Reading: Guide to the Old Testament

Fascinated By: new parents

Favorite Food: Mexican

Born: 1953, Phoenix AZ

Raised: Phoenix, AZ

Education: Medical school: U of Arizona, Internship and residency Phoenix Hospitals Affiliated Pediatric Program, chief resident Maricopa County Hospital

Pet Peeve: parents who neglect their kids

Dream: I know a lot of people say this sort of thing, but I’m actually living it -I have a happy family, and love my job; I guess I’d love to ski more and be a scoutmaster again, and want to serve a mission for my church.

Current Favorite Quote: No success can compensate for failure in the home