EMpower Emergency Physicians is committed to providing integrated and exceptional health care to acute care hospitals and patients.

About EMpower Emergency Physicians

EMpower Emergency Physicians was founded in 2003 as a democratic physician managed group with eight original partners. The focus of the group was to help restructure and analyze business practices to improve patient care and satisfaction. Over the years the group has grown exponentially and now contracts with four medical centers in Arizona.

Our medical providers have a long history of both patient satisfaction and provider satisfaction. In addition, MDs and DOs are board certified or board eligible through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

EMpower’s Emergency Physicians excel at improving the quality of care patients receive while increasing hospital revenue and standing in the communities they serve.

St. Joseph's Hospital Emergency Department

Saint Joseph's Hospital

350 W Thomas Rd,

Phoenix, AZ 85013



Westgate Hospital Emergency Department

Westgate Medical Center

7300 N 99th Ave

Glendale, AZ 85307

Dignity Healthy ER - Glendale, AZ

Dignity Health - Glendale

17040 N. 51st Avenue, Ste. 100

Glendale AZ, 85038

Dignity Healthy ER - Litchfield Park, AZ

Dignity Health - Litchfield

4975 N Dysart Rd.

Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Our Leadership

Anne Burns, MD

Anne Burns, MD

President of EMpower

Dr. Anne Burns has has been on the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Westgate since 2004.  She attended college and medical school at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA respectively.  She chose emergency medicine as her specialty, completing a residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. 

After a year as chief resident and a short stint on the academic faculty at Harbor-UCLA, she returned to her hometown of Phoenix and joined Empower Emergency Physicians.  She is currently the Emergency Medicine Chairperson and the Medical Director of the SJHMC ED.  Dr. Burns is active in her community as well, participating on the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board,  St. Joseph’s Community Board of Directors as well as the Board of Visitors charitable organization. 

While not working, Dr. Burns enjoys hiking, travelling, cooking and spending time with her teenage sons and golden retriever. 

Dan Bishop, MD

Dan Bishop, MD

VP of EMpower

Dan graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication. He went to Oregon Health and Sciences University for medical school and graduated in 2005.

After a one year internship in internal medicine, he completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida, Jacksonville Hospital. Since that time, he has been with EMpower Emergency Physicians.

Dan is married with 3 kids. He spends time doing service with his family, enjoys trail running, hiking and general adventuring.

Join Our Team

We are looking for talented physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants who share our commitment to patient care to join our team.

Why EMpower


LEAN-based Solutions

Using strategic LEAN-based solutions has allowed us to optimize hospitals’ key metrics like patient flow through rate.


Patient-Centric Care

The patient comes first. We are committed to improving the patient experience and decreasing the “left without being seen” rate.



Personalized care includes core metrics and quality indicators such as “door to doc time”, the length of stay in the emergency department and admission rates.

For Patients

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(800) 225-0953

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