Scottsdale natives open ‘Doc’s Place’ assisted living facility

Opening January 2020, north of Cave Creek


Justin Wight, MD has been nicknamed “Doc” since he was a small child.

Dr. Wight always wanted to be a physician like his grandpfather and uncles, and for the past 12 years he has practiced family medicine in central Arizona, with 10 of those years spent at Dynamite Creek Family Practice in Cave Creek.

Dr. Wight’s family has deep roots in Arizona, not only in medicine but in the world of Arabian Horse Industry. Both his mother and grandmother have been an integral part of the production of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show for the past 40 years, according to a press release.

Over time, Dr. Wight has seen thousands of patients; so many of whom are old friends, having known him since his childhood. Dr. Wight is locally a graduate of both the U.of A. and Chaparral High School, where he met his longtime friend and business partner, Josh Brimhall.

Mr. Brimhall has his own strong Arizona heritage; his family is heavily involved in local business and development including a Phoenix staple, Castles and Coasters.

Together, Dr. Wight and Mr. Brimhall have spent the past two years working on their shared vision of creating a small, family-feel assisted care home where seniors could live in a comfortable, warm and dignified community.

Dr. Wight’s beloved, late grandfather, Dr. William McCrea MD, depended upon assisted living when his health began to decline, and Dr. Wight has never forgotten the peace of mind that care gave to his family.

“I feel strongly that our elders are an underserved community. I see their needs everyday in my clinic. By giving them the extra support they need, I want to create an environment where seniors can feel alive and engaged, and also have a sense of home. That’s really the genesis behind Doc’s Place,” said Dr. Wight in a prepared statement.

Doc’s Place is slated to open in January 2020, with 10 bedrooms and an open-plan living and kitchen area. This all-inclusive home sits at the base of Apache Peak Mountain, offering a peaceful desert oasis. The facility’s staff includes Dr. Wight’s experienced medical assistant from his daily clinic, Bilynda Neal, who lives onsite.

Doc’s Place manager, and registered nurse, Kathy Turner brings over 30 years of eldercare experience. In addition, Taylor Mason will bring culinary and hospitality expertise the team, while therapy horse, Keia, will be of service as well.

Because of Doc’s Place unique model, the staff is physician-directed and residents can choose Dr. Wight as their primary care physician, creating a standard of care and nurturing an interconnected community.

The facility’s all-inclusive plan includes a daily enrichment schedule, alongside wellness and salon services, the press release stated.

Doc’s Place is located 1722 E. Tamar Road, Phoenix. An open house will be held 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4.