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As a pediatrician, Tanya L. Horner, MD, FAAP, provides care for her patients' physical and mental health. In addition to well visits and treatment for illnesses, Dr. Horner specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. I enjoy helping children and families so the child can grow up to be all that they want to be," says Dr. Horner.She believes connecting with patients and their families and building relationships are vital to collaborating on health decisions that work for the family. "I want to know their stories," she says. Based on her own challenging childhood, Dr. Horner understands how people's stories can impact their lives. She considered being a child psychologist as the best way to follow her dream to help children. During college, however, she decided becoming a pediatrician would give her a more comprehensive range of ways to care for children's physical and mental health. "I want to help children be well and successful," says Dr. Horner.Before joining Phoenix Children's, Dr. Horner cared for patients in private practice. She appreciates being part of an organization that values honesty and follows the most appropriate medical guidelines.Finding a balance between family, work and play is important to Dr. Horner. Time with her husband, two daughters, and their cats and dogs is her top priority. She gives hobbies time too, enjoying hiking, baking, crafting and tackling do-it-yourself home improvement projects."