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Meet Your Doctors

Mathew Benjamin, M.D.
Dr. Benjamin is a highly-trained board certified Internal Medicine physician
and has been practicing medicine for over 10 years. Dr. Benjamin has additional training in Pulmonology and Emergency Medicine. He is the Medical Director of our Apache Junction location and has been with us for over 8 years. He completed his residency in Chicago, Illinois and worked for the State of Arizona as well as an in-patient hospitalist for a few years before joining Vista Medical Group. Dr. Benjamin thoroughly enjoys being a physician and in his spare time, enjoys music and playing the drums.

Usma Ahmad, M.D.
Dr. Usma Ahmad is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Primary Care physician. She was born and raised in California at Davis. She then went to medical school and graduated Suma Cum Laude from King Edward Medical College. She completed her Internal Medicine recidency at St. Elizabeth's hospital, a TUFT's affiliated hospital in Boston, Massachussetts. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, who is also a physician specializing in Urology, and their three daughters. They love to travel, watch movies and spend time as a family. She has a passion for helping underserved populations which she has done through her educational and professional careers. She has helped in various free health clinics and implemented health policy reforms at the state/government level overseas.

Pamela Meinders, MSN, FNP-C
Pamela Meinders graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelor of Science degree followed by her Master of Science degree in Nursing, and is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She also holds certification as a Nursing Educator. She has been practicing for 14 years in Arizona and joined VMG in December 2009. Pam is an avid bicyclist and she and her husband are dedicated in their sport and enjoy their weekends together on their bikes.

Becky Goodson, FNP-C
Becky Goodson graduated from Kent State University with Bachelors of Science degree followed by Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Arizona. Prior to joining VMG in November 2010, Becky worked in the Mayo clinic and has special interest in working with the geriatric population. Her primary fields of interest are Internal Medicine, Woman’s Health and Cardiology. Becky likes to spend time with her husband and beautiful young daughter.

Paul Lawrence, PA-C
Paul Lawrence graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center and has been practicing as a certified Physician Assistant for over 13 years. In addition to his experience working in Internal Medicine environment, he also has professional experience in ENT, Family Practice and Urgent care setting. Paul joined Vista Medical Group as of January 2011. When he’s not working with patients, Paul enjoys fishing, swimming, and Nascar. He keeps busy helping his wife with real estate and their 10 year old twins.

Jerry Quigley, PA-C
Born in Wyandotte, Michigan, Jerry graduated from Theodore Roosevelt Secondary School High School then moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Once he achieved his Degree in Nursing, Jerry has worked in Canada and throughout the US. Prior to working in the East Valley (past 12 years) he graduated from University of North Dakota as a Physician Assistant. Additionally, Jerry is a licensed Physician Assistant in Canada and has worked as a PA in Psychiatry at Chatham Kent Health Alliance in Ontario, Canada. He adds: “I enjoy being at home with my wife and kids; and I’m also an avid boater.”

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