Patient Care

The Division of Rheumatology provides comprehensive treatment for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and conditions, taking a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care that may involve other clinicians from within the UA Department of Medicine and beyond. That can include biomedical engineers, dermatologists, dietitians and nutritionists, geriatricians, medical imaging specialists, occupational and physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, pharmacologists and others.

Whatever your needs, we will work with you to help with your condition—striving always to improve your quality of life.

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Our team of rheumatologists, nurses and other health-care staff offer a multidisciplinary treatment approach for inpatient and outpatient evaluations and treatments for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

Comprehensive Care includes:

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Infusion services
  • Quality-of-life education and exercise
  • Disability assessment

We work to bring relief to adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bone and connective tissue disorders such as schlerodoma, systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

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Infusion Clinic

Our full-service, state-of-the-art infusion clinic at the Rheumatology Physician Offices at Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) South campus delivers biologic therapies and intravenous osteoporosis medication. We also offer bone density measurements and a multidisciplinary team including nurses, phlebotomists and rheumatologists to serve you.

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Disability Assessment Research Clinic

The Disability Assessment Research Clinic (DARC) helps disabled persons in their efforts to receive public and private benefits that improve their quality of life. If you would like an assessment, contact your doctor for a referral.

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Living Healthy with Arthritis

These monthly lecture and exercise series — as well as the annual conference (every January) of the same name — aim to improve the lives of people living with arthritis through healthy lifestyle education, patient empowerment and useful exercises. For more information, please call (520) 626-5040.

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Additional Programs

Other programs and services we offer through our primary clinical partner, Banner – UMC, include the following:

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Where We Practice

Not including health-care partner organizations, affiliated community practices and providers, and mobile clinic services offered by our physicians, these are the major facilities where our physicians practice and teach:

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 694-4000

Banner – University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 874-2000

University of Arizona Cancer Center – Orange Grove Campus
1891 W. Orange Grove Road, Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 694-2873 (CURE)

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How to Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please call (520) 694-8888. You can also request an appointment online here. Or, if you already are a patient with us, you can log in to to schedule or request an appointment.

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How to Make a Referral

If you’re a health-care provider and want to make a patient referral with one of our physicians, please contact Physician Resources at (520) 694-5868 or toll-free 1-800-524-5928. You can also use the HealthLink online referral tool to make a physician enquiry.

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