The Team

Agave Pediatrics has developed a clinically successful, evidence-based, compassionate, and thorough program for the treatment of oral ties. Our team offers an inter-disciplinary and comprehensive management of tongue tie in children of all ages, including non-surgical and surgical management. The surgical management includes: pre-surgery consultation, laser surgery (also called a frenectomy), and post-surgery care (including breastfeeding support and bodywork as needed).

With well over a decade of experience and thousands of successful corrective procedures (frenectomies), we are the leading experts for the management of tongue tie - not just in the Phoenix area, but all over the country.

Meet the members of the tongue tie team at Agave Pediatrics (click anyone's name for more information)

Rajeev Agarwal, MD

Founder & Frenectomy Provider

Katie Neuer, DO

Osteopathic Manual Medicine Specialist

Laurie B. Jones, MD

Pediatrician & Lactation Specialist

Stephanie Poterack, FNP

Evaluation & Care Specialist 

Penny Lee, DNP

Evaluation & Care Specialist

Tiffany Zook, DNP

Evaluation & Care Specialist 

April Vanderford, FNP

Evaluation & Care Specialist 

Damara Vasquez, DNP

Evaluation & Care Specialist

Ramya Kumar, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sharon Olson, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Specialist

Michelle Hottya, IBCLC, RLC

Breastfeeding Specialist 

Michaela Zach, IBCLC

Breastfeeding Specialist 

Heather Evans, IBCLC, ISE

Breastfeeding Specialist

Mona Waheed, IBCLC, CLC

Breastfeeding Specialist & Patient Liaison