Best Doctors

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has been compiling a database of top doctors for more than 20 years. We’re pleased to reproduce their list of the Best Doctors in Tucson, and to profile some of the physicians on the list.

Best Doctors commissions an exhaustive, biennial peer review survey of the medical profession that contacts more than 45,000 doctors who were identified in previous research as the “best” in their specialties and asks the following question: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” Each doctor surveyed has the opportunity to comment confidentially on other physicians listed in his or her specialty, and to make additional nominations. All doctors in the Best Doctors database are checked for licensing and certification requirements, clinical activity and for any disqualifying disciplinary actions. Best Doctors employs a combination of high-technology methods and confidential correspondence to encourage more complete and candid responses.
Best Doctors never takes compensation of any kind from doctors or hospitals in return for listing doctors in its database, nor does Best Doctors pay doctors to participate in its survey process.
No list could ever include every outstanding local physician, and we’re certain that some of you may have favorite doctors who are not mentioned here. Nonetheless, we believe you’ll find what follows to be interesting reading and an invaluable reference for you and your family.

 These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America® 2014 database, which includes more than 45,000 U.S. doctors in over 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties.  The Best Doctors in America® database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by e-mail at research@bestdoctors.com. Please note that lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors Web site.  Best Doctors, Inc., has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person or other party for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.  Copyright 2014, Best Doctors, Inc.  Used under license, all rights reserved.  This list, or any parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Best Doctors, Inc.  No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without the permission of Best Doctors, Inc.  No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.  BEST DOCTORS, THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA, and the Star-in-Cross Logo are trademarks of Best Doctors, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries, and are used under license.

Allergy and Immunology

Martin H. Bartels
Southern Arizona Allergy Associates
6565 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 335
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-722-2202

Heather Cassell
Alvernon Allergy and Asthma
2902 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-322-8361

David J. Friedman
Allergy Partners of Arizona
1661 N. Swan Rd., Ste. 300
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-797-3111

Randy J. Horwitz
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Integrative Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

George J. Makol
Alvernon Allergy and Asthma
2902 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-322-8361

Kudagal Murthy
Alvernon Allergy and Asthma
2902 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-322-8361

Anesthesiology

Elizabeth S. Almli
Oro Valley Anesthesia
12995 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 141
Tucson, AZ 85739
520-577-2246

Matthew Atlas
Old Pueblo Anesthesia
2810 N. Swan Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-2030

Steven J. Barker
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-626-7221

R. Dennis Bastron
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-7221

Michael W. Bracht
Old Pueblo Anesthesia
2810 N. Swan Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-2030

Jenny Brick
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Alan Reid Bullock
Pain Institute of Southern Arizona
4582 N. 1st Ave., Ste. 170
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-318-6035

Brian J. Cammarata
Old Pueblo Anesthesia
2810 N. Swan Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-2030

Jeffrey D. Dowling
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Rhesa Screven Farmer
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Stanley E. Foutz
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Brenda A. Gentz
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Surgery Center
Department of Anesthesiology
750 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-626-7221

Stuart Roy Hameroff
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-7221

Michael L. Hecht
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Jeffrey L. Hellbusch
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Wayne K. Jacobsen
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Surgery Center
Department of Anesthesiology
750 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-626-7221

Peter R. Lichtenthal
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-7999

Robert G. (Butch) Loeb
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Surgery Center
Department of Anesthesiology
750 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-626-7221

David C. Lorenz
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Annette Monterrosa
Oro Valley Anesthesia
12995 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 141
Tucson, AZ 85739
520-577-2246

Wallace M. Nogami
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-7221

Craig M. Palmer
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-626-7221

David S. Sheinbein
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-626-7999

Tim Smith
Oro Valley Hospital
Department of Anesthesiology
1551 E. Tangerine Rd.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-901-3500

Sally J. Vetter
Oro Valley Anesthesia
12995 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 141
Oro Valley, AZ 85739
520-577-2246

Dimitri S. Voulgaropoulos
Southern Arizona Anesthesia Services
3390 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-795-7650

Travis Warner
Old Pueblo Anesthesia
2810 N. Swan Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-2030

Alan E. Zehngut
Old Pueblo Anesthesia
2810 N. Swan Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-2030

Cardiovascular Disease

Stephen Stewart Algeo
Pima Heart Associates
1238 W. Orange Grove, Ste. 103
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-297-9060

Joseph S. Alpert
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Eric A. Brody
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Native American Cardiology and Medical Service Program
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 4622
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-7000

P. Dennis Citron
Western Cardiology
5210 E. Farness Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-325-3326

Paul E. Fenster
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Adult Medicine Clinic
Department of Cardiovascular Disease
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-3766

Mark J. Friedman
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Sarver Heart Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Steven Goldman
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Department of Cardiology
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Julia H. Indik
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Sarver Heart Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Elizabeth B. Juneman
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Karl B. Kern
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Sarver Heart Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Laryenth D. Lancaster
Pima Heart Associates
445 N. Silverbell Rd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-624-8935

Timothy M. Marshall
Marshall Cardiology
5170 E. Glenn St., Ste. 160
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-298-7900

Peter Ott
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Sarver Heart Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Hoang M. Thai
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Section of Cardiology
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Sergio G. Thal
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Section of Cardiology
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

William J. Thomas
Pima Heart Associates
445 N. Silverbell Rd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-624-8935

Mihai Marius Wagner
Pima Heart Associates
4729 E. Camp Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-321-4800

Jerrold A. Winter
Pima Heart Associates
Tucson Heart Center
2404 E. River Rd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-696-4780

Clinical Pharmacology

John W. Bloom
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4045

Timothy C. Fagan
Camp Lowell Medical Specialists
Village Offices
3190 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-547-9700

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Stefanie J. Schluender
Southwestern Surgery Associates
Bldg. 2
1951 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-5845

Critical Care Medicine
C. Mark Bazzell
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-7999

John W. Bloom
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4045

Steven R. Knoper
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 2401
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4045

Kenneth S. Knox
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 2401
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Jerry McCoy
Oro Valley Anesthesia
1551 E. Tangerine Rd.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-577-2246

Laura Meinke
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
502-694-4000

Charles W. Otto
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Anesthesiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-7221

Linda S. Snyder
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 2401
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4045

Michael R. Waldrum
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Dermatology

Clara N. Curiel
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Dermatology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Gerald N. Goldberg
Pima Dermatology
5150 E. Glenn St.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-7729

Joseph A. Hud, Jr.
Associated Dermatologists
6369 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-290-8555

Michael Jerome Huether
Arizona Skin Cancer Surgery Center
5980 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-887-3333

Alan Jay Levin
5190 E. Farness Dr., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-4442

Norman Levine
5639 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ85712
520-615-3444

Nancy Silvis
Adobe Dermatology
5155 E. Farness Dr., Ste. 111B
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-3800

Duane C. Whitaker
Pima Dermatology
5150 E. Glenn St.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-7729

Tamra J. Whiteley-Myers
5190 E. Farness Dr., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-4442

Emergency Medicine

Burton Bentley II
Northwest Medical Center
Northwest Tucson Emergency Physicians
6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-469-8014

Daniel L. Beskind
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-874-5600

Lisa Chan
University of Arizona Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Cardiovascular Disease
Q & A
Peter Ott, M.D.
• Graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany
• Residency: The University of Arizona College of Medicine
• Fellowship: University of Colorado
• In Practice Since 2001
• Name of Practice: Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Arrhythmia Service at UAMC; Holder of the Peter Ott Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at UA Sarver Heart Center
• Faculty Position: Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at The University of Arizona

Q: What is an electrophysiologist?

A: Cardiologists who specialize in electrophysiology diagnosis and treat disorders associated with the heart’s electrical systems are called electrophysiologists. These disorders include atrial fibrillation, bradycardia (slow heart rhythm) and tachycardia (fast heart rhythm).

Q: Why did you decide to specialize in this area?

A: Ever since medical school, I have been fascinated by the electrocardiogram. Learning how to read these tracings and interpreting the findings opened for me the area of normal and abnormal heart rhythms, pacemakers and defibrillators, as well as catheter ablation.

Q: Describe some of the procedures that you do.

A: In addition to seeing patients in my arrhythmia clinic and in consultation on the hospital floors, I do invasive procedures that include implantation of pacemakers or defibrillators as well as catheter ablation to treat arrhythmias. Since the 1950s, pacemakers have undergone a tremendous amount of technological advancement. They are used in patients

with a slow pulse rate. Defibrillators are advanced devices that include pacing capabilities, but more importantly, the ability to recognize fast, potentially life-threatening arrhythmias and treat these arrhythmias by shock therapy.
In carefully selected patients with advanced heart failure, biventricular pacing/ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) devices are able to provide protection against cardiac arrest and improve heart function and quality of life.
Other arrhythmias such as SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) and atrial flutter can be cured with catheter ablation procedures.
Several arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, can be stopped/reverted back to normal rhythm by electrical cardioversion. This process, however, does not address why the arrhythmia occurred in the first place. Therefore, additional drug therapy may be required. The electrical cardioversion is done under conscious sedation, so the patient is unaware of the shock. The electrical shock is delivered through skin patches placed on the anterior and posterior chest area.
Many arrhythmias initially are treated with medication to suppress the abnormal heart rhythm; this is particularly true for atrial fibrillation.

Q: What’s the role of an EP specialist in the follow-up care of a patient who has a defibrillator or pacemaker implanted?

A: Pacemakers and ICDs are complex medical devices that require careful programming. Follow-up on the programming parameters is based on a patient’s clinical condition. Having a detailed understanding of the patient’s particular situation, as well as the programming specific to the device, are required to provide optimal patient outcomes. These devices also record potential arrhythmias the patient may have and analysis of these arrhythmias may lead to more specific therapy and therefore improved quality of life.

Q: What are new options for treating atrial fibrillation?
A: Atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm abnormality, affects 2 to 3 million people in the United States, a number projected to increase to 12 million by 2050 as the population ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Atrial fibrillation also increases stroke risk, which usually is mitigated by anti-coagulation medicines, unless the patient is at high risk for bleeding and unable to tolerate these medicines. Cardiologists specializing in interventional and electrophysiology procedures and cardiothoracic surgeons now have a new option for reducing a-fib-related stroke risks, designed for patients who can’t tolerate anticoagulation medicines.
The left atrial appendage (LAA), a one- to two-inch long windsock-like structure, which extends off the upper chamber of the left side of the heart (left atrium), is the most common site for clot formation inside the heart of patients with atrial fibrillation. If a blood clot forms here and breaks off, it can travel through the bloodstream and lodge in the brain, causing a stroke, or lodge in other parts of the body.
Surgical and new, less-invasive catheter options have been developed to tie off the LAA. One option is a surgical clip that is particularly good in cases where the cardiothoracic surgeon is doing open-heart surgery for another reason. Another option is the LARIAT procedure, in which a catheter is guided through the heart chambers into the left atrial appendage and meets up with a catheter inserted under the chest bone into the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart, traversing on the outer surface of the heart to the outside tip of the left atrial appendage. The LARIAT snare then follows this outer catheter and is positioned to tie off the LAA at its base, thereby excluding the LAA from the body of the heart and the bloodstream.

Q: Explain the new 3-D computer model to educate students and patients about what various arrhythmias look like.

A: This is something I developed in collaboration with a colleague in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Although the electrocardiogram is the clinical tool we use to diagnose arrhythmias, the electrical activity inside the heart travels in a three-dimensional space. A complete understanding of arrhythmias requires a comprehension of this arrhythmia mechanism inside the heart chamber. A three-dimensional computer model with superimposed arrhythmia propagation enhances our understanding of the arrhythmia and indication for therapy, particularly catheter ablation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristina K. Erickson
Northwest Medical Center
Northwest Tucson Emergency Physicians
6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-469-8014

Albert B. Fiorello
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Samuel Keim
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6312

Harvey W. Meislin
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6312

John C. Sakles
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6312

Arthur B. Sanders
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6312

Frank G. Walter
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6312

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Jonathan R. Insel
Western Endocrine Associates
6365 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-886-5534

Mitchell S. Parker
Western Endocrine Associates
6365 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-886-5534

Family Medicine

Kenneth Adler
Desert Star Family Health
5300 E. Erickson Dr., Ste. 108
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-721-5330

Brad Barnett
Casas Adobes Family Practice
5880 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 150
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-751-3602

Abraham R. Byrd
Sonora Family Practice
6236 E. Pima St.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-6874

Colleen Cagno
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Clinics
Family Medicine Clinic
707 N. Alvernon Way, Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-8888

John Kevin Carmichael
El Rio Special Immunology Associates
1701 W Saint Mary’s Rd, Ste 160
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-628-8287

John Z. Carter
Arizona Community Physicians
6130 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-4159

Anthony P. Catinella
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Family Medicine Clinic
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-742-4159

Michael E. Duperret
Bldg. 18
1601 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-795-8186

Marty D. Giles
Tanque Verde Family Medicine
7395 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-547-2311

Paul R. Gordon
University Physicians Family Practice
707 N. Alvernon Way, Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-1611

Melvin (Mel) G. Hector
IPC The Hospitalist Company
3945 E. Paradise Falls Dr., Ste. 201
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-615-6200

Darren Paul Hee
Arizona Community Physicians
6130 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-4159

Cynthia C. Johnston
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Saguaro Clinic
Department of Primary Care
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Violet R. Juodakis
1701 W. Saint Mary’s Rd., Ste. 103
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-882-8037

James P. Kerwin
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Family Medicine Clinic
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-694-8888

Randa M. Kutob
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Clinics
Family Medicine Clinic
707 N. Alvernon Way, Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-8888

Patricia Lebensohn
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Clinics
Family Medicine Clinic
707 N. Alvernon Way, Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-8888

Harold Doidge Lowry, Jr.
Arizona Community Physicians
6130 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-4159

Victoria Hope Maizes
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 6th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-8888

Lawrence M. Moher
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Bldg. 204
1450 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-626-7435

Michael Moynihan
Desert Star Family Health
5300 E. Erickson Dr., Ste. 108
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-721-5330

Myra L. Muramoto
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Family Medicine Center
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-694-8888

Victoria E. Murrain
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Family Medicine Clinic
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-874-4800

Tejal M. Parikh
University of Arizona
Campus Health Service
Highland Commons
1224 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
520-621-6490

Thomas C. Rothe
Arizona Community Physicians
6130 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-4159

Edward J. Schwager
Carondelet Medical Group
Department of Family Medicine
6567 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 555
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-885-3588

Sara Vazquez
El Rio Special Immunology Associates
1701 W. Saint Mary’s Rd., Ste. 160
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-628-8287

Gastroenterology

Paul Butler

1521 E. Tangerine Rd., Ste. 123
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-901-6336

John Thomas Cunningham
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Craig G. Gross
Desert Sun Gastroenterology
7140 E. Rosewood St., Ste. B
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-547-4900

Paul Bryan Hudson
Arizona Gastroenterology
7566 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. A
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-4139

Sam Moussa
Adobe Gastroenterology
2585 N. Wyatt Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-721-2728

Douglas S. Peterson
Adobe Gastroenterology
2585 N. Wyatt Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-721-2728

Geriatric Medicine

Marlene Bluestein
Saguaro Physicians
5300 E. Erickson Dr., Ste. 116
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-3940

Mindy J. Fain
Arizona Center on Aging
1821 E. Elm St.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-5800

Robert B. Leff
Personal Primary Care
1200 N. El Dorado Pl., Ste. I-900
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-298-8127

Hand Surgery

Timothy A. Beer
Southwest Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center
4727 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-290-4263

Thomas E. Butler, Jr.
Southwest Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center
4727 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-290-4263

Joel R. Goode
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Steven A. Shapiro
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at Saint Mary’s
6320 N. La Cholla, Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-382-8200

David Ben Siegel
Southwest Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center
4727 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-290-4263

Joel Dale Thompson
Southwest Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center
4727 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-290-4263

Derrik F. Woodbury
Saguaro Independent Medical Examiners
2224 N. Craycroft Rd., Ste. 103
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-546-5710

Hepatology

Thomas D. Boyer
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
General Medicine Clinic
Division of Hepatology
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 6th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Infectious Disease

Neil M. Ampel
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Department of Infectious Diseases
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Stephen A. Klotz
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Infectious Disease
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85734
520-626-6887

Lawrence J. Lincoln
Tucson Medical Center Hospice
Peppi’s House
2715 N. Wyatt Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-1205

Richard M. Mandel
Southern Arizona Infectious Disease Specialists (SAIDS)
5230 E. Farness Dr., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-318-9681

Internal Medicine

Robert J. Armbruster
Rincon Internal Medicine
1500 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. B250
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-721-7886

Carlos J. Borras
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Internal Medicine
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

Howard Brown
Manzanita Internal Medicine
7317 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-547-0574

Norman R. Epstein
El Dorado Internal Medicine
1500 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. A110
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-886-4181

Timothy C. Fagan
Camp Lowell Medical Specialists
Village Offices
3190 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-547-9700

Paul Gee
University of Arizona Medical Center - Orange Grove Campus
Arizona Cancer Center
1891 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8900

Kathleen E. Gibson
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Department of Internal Medicine
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

David A. Gortner
University of Arizona Medical Center - Orange Grove Campus
Orange Grove Clinic
Department of Internal Medicine
1891 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8900

Robert Ross Johnson
Arizona Community Physicians
Tucson Internal Medicine
5265 E. Knight Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-5911

Robert B. Leff
Personal Primary Care
1200 N. El Dorado Pl., Ste. I-900
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-298-8127

Dawn P. Lemcke
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Internal Medicine
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

Robert E. Lending
Arizona Community Physicians
6292 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-4291

Stephen Kuang Liao
2181 W. Orange Grove Rd., Ste. 185
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-575-5766

Donald H. Lieberman
Camp Lowell Medical Specialists
3190 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-547-9700

Martha R. Miller
5300 E. Erickson Dr., Ste. 120
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-382-6506

Kevin Moynahan
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of General Internal Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Alan K. Rogers
El Dorado Internal Medicine
1500 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. A110
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-886-4181

Anthony M. Stazzone
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Internal Medicine
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Q & A
Stefanie Schluender M.D., F.A.C.S., C.R.S.
• Graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine
• Residency/Internship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
• Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
• In Practice Since 2007
• Name of Practice: Southwest Surgery Associates

Q: Why did you choose this specialty?

A: I chose colorectal surgery because I felt I could make a large impact helping patients, offering specialized surgical care. Colorectal surgery allows me to treat patients with diverse problems including life-altering diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer, as well as common anorectal complaints. Surgeries range from office procedures for hemorrhoids to complex multidisciplinary surgeries for advanced colorectal cancers or inflammatory bowel disease.

Q: What is the Number One condition you treat.

A: Colorectal carcinoma. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Dependent upon the staging, most colorectal carcinomas are treated with surgical resection, allowing me to make a significant impact in helping to cure patients.

Q: How do you help your clients get over the “ick” factor of dealing with their colon or rectal issues, especially in patients who have colostomies?

A: I think the most important component is making patients feel comfortable by creating an environment of trust and understanding to discuss very private problems with the shared goal of finding the best medical treatment for each patient. Another important step is educating patients about the conditions and options for treatment; sometimes, this includes difficult discussions concerning limitations
of treatment as well.  Colostomies or ileostomies are rarely the patient’s first choice, but they can offer the hope of cure or improved quality of life depending on the situation. I often ask my previous patients with colostomies to counsel current patients facing the possibility of living with an ileostomy or colostomy.

Q: Have you seen a rise in colon and rectal problems in the general population over the past 10 years?

A: Although the incidence of colon and rectal cancer has decreased since implementation of increased screening programs in the 1990s, rates have risen in younger Americans between 20 and 49, specifically for rectal cancers. Obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking have been implicated as contributing factors in developing colon and rectal cancer, especially in young patients. Diverticular disease and its complications have become more prevalent, and higher numbers of younger adults also are requiring surgical treatment for diverticular disease.

Q: Do you have any recommendations that you would offer about how to avoid colorectal problems?

A: Sixty-five percent of colon cancers can be prevented with adherence to screening programs that include colonoscopies starting at age 50 or even earlier for those with a history of colon polyps or cancer. Patients also should feel comfortable discussing changes in their bowel habits or rectal bleeding with their primary care physician, so that appropriate treatment recommendations can be made.  

Q: What are the advantages in using robotic surgery techniques?

A: Robotic surgery offers many technical surgical advantages for minimally invasive surgery, including better visibility with up to 10 times the magnification, a three-dimensional camera allowing depth perception, and enhanced dexterity with high precision wrist movements built into the instruments. The advances in technology more recently have made colon and rectal surgery possible with the robot, specifically surgeries deep in the pelvis that are difficult to perform laparoscopically. These advances potentially can offer patients faster recoveries with reduced discomfort and shorter hospital stays.
“Sixty-five percent of colon cancers can be prevented with adherence to screening programs.”

Q: What one thing would you like people to know about your specialty?

A: As fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons, my partner Dr. Cybil Corning and I strive to offer patients specialized surgical care with extensive experience in treating colon and anorectal complaints. I believe sub-specialization allows us to provide our patients with contemporary surgical care that may offer better functional outcomes or avoid colostomies.

Q: What do you consider to be the most significant advances in your field over the last 10 years?

A: Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery has become widespread. Minimally invasive techniques are now being used to excise colon and rectal lesions, reducing the number of open abdominal procedures performed. This has allowed colon and rectal surgeons to dramatically improve peri-operative care resulting in shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.

Q: Are there new techniques or any treatments in the pipeline that you expect to see in the next 10 years?

A: As in other surgical fields, the push towards performing surgeries through less invasive techniques will continue as robotic surgery becomes more widespread for colorectal surgery. NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery), meaning operations performed in the abdomen through another organ such as the vagina, colon, or stomach, is a promising technique on the horizon that may gain more widespread acceptance. Endo-luminal surgery, operating in the lumen of the colon, also may become more applicable as trans-rectal techniques are translated into more complex surgeries.

Jennifer L. Suriano
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Internal Medicine
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

Carol A. Wolfe
Arizona Internal Medicine
Bldg 3
1951 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-9573

Steven A. Wool
Southern Arizona Internal Medicine
5210 E. Farness Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-4100

Mark Zaetta
New Pueblo Medicine
6365 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-290-0300

Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine

Cathy K. Aspinwall
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
Department of Internal Medicine
1601 W. Saint Mary’s Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-290-5888

Homeira Baghdadi
Northwest Medical Center
Hospitalist Group
6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-9000

Michael Boren
Northwest Medical Center
Hospitalist Group
6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-9000

Dana M. Kageyama
Northwest Medical Center
Hospitalist Group
6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-229-2565

William Odette
Tucson Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-290-5888

Medical Oncology and Hematology

Frederick R. Ahmann
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

David S. Alberts
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Michael A. Boxer
Arizona Oncology
603 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 151
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-886-0206

Donald J. Brooks
Arizona Oncology
2070 W. Rudasill Rd., Ste. 130
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-797-4468

Laurie L. Chen
Arizona Oncology
2070 W. Rudasill Rd., Ste. 130
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-797-4468

Lee D. Cranmer
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Christopher Di Simone
Arizona Oncology
603 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 151
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-886-0206

Evan M. Hersh
Arizona Cancer Center
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-8888

Robert B. Livingston
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Ana Maria Lopez
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Thomas P. Miller
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Daniel O. Persky
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Richard K. Rosenberg
Arizona Oncology
2070 W. Rudasill Rd., Ste. 130
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-797-4468

Alison T. Stopeck
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Raymond Taetle
Arizona Oncology
603 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 151
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-886-0206

Neurological Surgery

Hillel Z. Baldwin
Western Neurosurgery
St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza 2
6567 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 305
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-881-8400

Richard V. Chua
Northwest Neuro Specialists
5860 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-7890

Jack H. Dunn
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Division of Neurological Surgery
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Allan J. Hamilton
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Neurosurgery
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 2215
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-8585

G. Michael Lemole, Jr.
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Neurosurgery
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Rm. 4303 C
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-2164

Thomas F. Norton
Center for Neurosciences
2450 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-795-7750

Abhay Sanan
Center for Neurosciences
2450 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-795-7750

Eric Sipos
Western Neurosurgery
St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza 2
6567 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 305
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-881-8400

Neurology

Geoffrey L. Ahern
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Neurology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6524

Harvey W. Buchsbaum
University of Arizona Medical Center - La Cholla Physician Offices
Neurology Clinic
6261 N. La Cholla, Ste. 131
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-694-8888

Bruce M. Coull
University of Arizona Medical Center - La Cholla Physician Offices
Neurology Clinic
6261 N. La Cholla, Ste. 131
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-694-8888

Hemant S. Kudrimoti
Western Neurosurgery
St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza 2
6567 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 305
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-881-8400

David M. Labiner
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Neurology Clinics
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Steven Z. Rapcsak
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Section of Neurology
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

David Randolph Siegel
Western Neurosurgery
St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza 2
6567 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 305
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-881-8400

Francisco R. Valdivia
Center for Neurosciences
2450 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-795-7750

Jeanette K. Wendt
Northwest Neuro Specialists
5860 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-742-7890

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Heather F. Andrews
Genesis OB/GYN
Crossroads Ob/Gyn
4881 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-8080

Maryam Beheshti
Genesis OB/GYN
Ironwood ObGyn
2300 N. Rosemont Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1977

C. Paige Brainard
Copperstate Ob/Gyn Associates
5550 E. Hampton St.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-721-8605

Joseph Buscema
Arizona Oncology
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
603 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 151
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-886-0206

Setsuko Chambers
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-626-9285

Victor Chen
Genesis OB/GYN
Generations Healthcare for Women
2171 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-877-3800

Stephanie Chin
Genesis OB/GYN
Crossroads Ob/Gyn
4881 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-8080

Lynn Marie Coppola
University of Arizona Physicians
University of Arizona Medical Center
Women’s Health and Resource Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 8th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-6010

Gayle A. Dean
Genesis OB/GYN
Crossroads Ob/Gyn
4881 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-8080

Mary Kay Durfee
Genesis OB/GYN
Generations Healthcare for Women
2171 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-877-3800

Howard M. Eisenberg
Genesis OB/GYN
Generations Healthcare for Women
2171 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-877-3800

Victoria R. Fewell
Genesis OB/GYN
La Dea Women’s Health
7494 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-544-0906

Francisco Garcia
Pima County Health Department
3950 S. Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ85714
520-243-7931

Katherine L. Gillaspy
Genesis OB/GYN
Generations Healthcare for Women
2171 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-877-3800

Cynthia C. Goldberg
Genesis OB/GYN
Ironwood ObGyn
2300 N. Rosemont Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1977

Laurene E. Goll
Camp Lowell Medical Specialists
Village Offices
3190 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-547-9700

John P. Graziano
Genesis OB/GYN
Crossroads Ob/Gyn
4881 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-8080

Alton Venson (Hank) Hallum III
Arizona Oncology Associates
Bldg. 2
1845 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-531-8967

Kenneth D. Hatch
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Women’s Health and Resource Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 8th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-6010

Jennifer Howell-Welle
Genesis OB/GYN
Ironwood ObGyn
2300 N. Rosemont Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1977

Lori B. Hudson
Genesis OB/GYN
Catalina Ob/Gyn
1871 W. Orange Grove Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-498-5000

Jennifer S. Hutchison
Sunflower Women’s Health Care
310 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 207
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-547-5692

Scot M. Hutchison
Reproductive Health Center
4518 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-733-0083

Robert James Kahler
Genesis OB/GYN
Generations Healthcare for Women
2171 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-877-3800

Martha E. Laird
Genesis OB/GYN
La Dea Women’s Health
7494 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-544-0906

Steven R. Lindheim
Arizona Reproductive Institute
1775 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 175
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-222-8400

James E. Maciulla
University of Arizona Physicians
Women’s Health and Resource Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 8th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-6010

Nicholas J. Montalto
Genesis OB/GYN
Crossroads Ob/Gyn
4881 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-8080

Thomas F. Purdon
United Community Health Center
Continental Family Medical Center
1260 S. Campbell Rd.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
520-407-5900

Kathryn L. Reed
University of Arizona Physicians
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Women’s Health and Resource Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 8th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-6010

Jennifer L. Reinhart
Genesis OB/GYN
Crossroads Ob/Gyn
4881 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-8080

Judith E. Riley
310 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 306
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-325-0865

Nicole Schalk
Genesis OB/GYN
Ironwood ObGyn
2300 N. Rosemont Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1977

Amy J. Schneider
Genesis OB/GYN
La Dea Women’s Health
7494 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-544-0906

Katherine A. Schuppert
Genesis OB/GYN
Ironwood ObGyn
2300 N. Rosemont Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1977

Vicky E. Sherman
Genesis OB/GYN
Harmony Ob/Gyn
St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza
6565 E. Carondelet Dr., 3rd Fl., Ste. 300
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-323-0333

Christopher A. Sullivan
Maternal Fetal Medicine of Arizona
6060 N. Fountain Plaza Dr., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-392-7500

Linda S. Turner
Genesis OB/GYN
Ironwood ObGyn
2300 N. Rosemont Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1977

Janet P. Warner
Genesis OB/GYN
Generations Healthcare for Women
2171 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-877-3800

Elizabeth Weisert
Copperstate Ob/Gyn Associates
5550 E. Hampton St.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-721-8605

Catherine Westerband
Genesis OB/GYN
Catalina Ob/Gyn
1871 W. Orange Grove Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-498-5000

Occupational Medicine

Caryl S. Brailsford-Gorman
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Ophthalmology

Brock Kuehner Bakewell
5599 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-293-6740

Dean C. Brick
Cornea Associates
6422 E. Speedway Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-325-9400

John Byron Christoforidis
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Clinics
Department of Ophthalmology
707 N. Alvernon Way, 3rd Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-694-1460

Kathleen M. Duerksen
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
5979 E. Grant Rd., Ste. 115
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-751-8030

William J. Fishkind
5599 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-293-6740

April Elizabeth Harris
Retina Associates Southwest
St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza
6561 E. Carondelet Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-886-2597

Henry L. Hudson
Retina Centers
6585 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. A
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-742-7444

Cameron G. Javid
Retina Associates Southwest
St. Joseph’s Medical Plaza
6561 E. Carondelet Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-886-2597

Leonard Joffe
Retina Specialists of Southern Arizona
4753 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1400

Laurence D. Kaye
Tucson Eye Care
4709 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-722-4700

Ann Z. McColgin
Cornea Associates
6422 E. Speedway Blvd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-325-9400

Richard R. Ober
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Ophthalmology Service
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Reid F. Schindler
Retina Specialists of Southern Arizona
4753 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-1400

Robert W. Snyder
4711 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-2020

Orthopaedic Surgery

Eric P. Anctil
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Jeffrey M. Baron
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Timothy A. Beer
Southwest Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center
4727 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-290-4263

James B. Benjamin
University Orthopaedic Specialists
1555 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-321-9850

Kevin W. Bowers
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at Oro Valley
1521 E. Tangerine Rd., Ste. 101
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-544-9700

Russell Glen Cohen
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Stephen L. Curtin
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Joel R. Goode
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Stephen E. Hanks
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-382-8200

Lawrence R. Housman
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Gerard K. Jeong
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Jay A. Katz
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Geoffrey S. Landis
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-382-8200

John A. Maltry
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-382-8200

Michael D. Miller
University Orthopaedic Specialists
1555 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-321-9850

Jon K. Nisbet
University Orthopaedic Specialists
1555 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-321-9850

Michael A. Parseghian
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

William D. Prickett
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-382-8200

William J. Quinlan
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-382-8200

Murray F. Robertson
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

John T. Ruth
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Clinics
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
707 N. Alvernon Way, Ste. 205
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-8000

Steven A. Shapiro
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute at Saint Mary’s
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-382-8200

Scott V. Slagis
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Joel Dale Thompson
Southwest Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center
4727 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-290-4263

Todd J. Tucker
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

John J. Wild, Jr.
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

John J. (Jesse) Wild III
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Derrik F. Woodbury
Saguaro Independent Medical Examiners
2224 N. Craycroft Rd., Ste. 103
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-546-5710

Steven C. Zeiller
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ85741
520-382-8200

Otolaryngology

Alexander Chiu
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Rm. 4326
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-1000

Robert B Cravens, Jr.
Tucson Ear, Nose and Throat
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 300
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-575-1272

Abraham Jacob
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 5th Fl. OPC
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-1000

Pathology

Osama M. A. Abdelatif
Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital
Department of Pathology
350 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-873-3929

Anil Prasad
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
Department of Pathology
1601 W. Saint Mary’s Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-872-1132

Richard E. Sobonya
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Anatomic Pathology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-7879

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Michael O. Daines
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Department of Allergy and Immunology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Michael F. Teodori
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Surgery
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-9752

Pediatric Cardiology

Brent J. Barber
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Department of Cardiology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9966

Stanley J. Goldberg
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and
Lipidology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9966

Scott E. Klewer
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Department of Cardiology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-964-9966

Daniela Lax
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
535 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9966

Ricardo Samson
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Department of Cardiology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9966

Pediatric Critical Care

Marc D. Berg
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-5485

Hillary A. Franke
Diamond Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-0111

Robyn Meyer
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-5485

Andreas A. Theodorou
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-5485

Katri Typpo
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-5485

Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Problems

Sydney Rice
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Developmental Pediatrics
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 3rd Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-9988

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Kathryn A. Bowen
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Children’s Center
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-807-0736

Dale P. Woolridge
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Emergency Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6312

Pediatric Endocrinology

Mark D. Wheeler
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Rm. 3324
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-8888

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Fayez K. Ghishan
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Gastroenterology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

H. Hesham A-Kader Hassan
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Gastroenterology
535 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Andrew M. Yeager
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-626-3191

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Sean P. Elliott
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease
Arizona Health Sciences Center
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-9988

Ziad M. Shehab
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Infectious Disease
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Joseph M. Miller
University of Arizona Medical Center - Alvernon Clinics
Department of Ophthalmology
655 N. Alvernon Way, 3rd Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-1460

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Brian B. Nielsen
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Luis A. Piedrahita
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Kent A. Vincent
Children’s Orthopaedic Specialists
1605 E. River Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-296-5437

Pediatric Otolaryngology

David A. Parry
Tucson Ear, Nose and Throat
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 300
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-575-1272

Pediatric Pulmonology

Mark A. Brown
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology
535 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Cori L. Daines
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Pulmonology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Roni Grad
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Pulmonology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Fernando D. Martinez
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Pulmonology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-9988

Radiology
Q&A
• Graduate of George Washington University
• Internship: George Washington University Medical Center
• Residency: Tufts – New England Medical Center
• Fellowship: University of Utah Medical Center
• In Practice Since 1999
• Name of Practice: Radiology Ltd.

Q: What led you to choose your
specialty?

A: I always knew I wanted to be a physician, but when choosing which specialty, I realized that I wanted to be on the leading edge of new advancements in medicine. The opportunity to be one of the first 50 physicians in the United States to be trained in the new subspecialty of interventional neuroradiology was exciting. The procedures I learned represented a whole new frontier in minimally invasive techniques to treat brain malformations that were literally life-saving and life-changing for patients.

Q: What are the most common conditions you detect?

A: The two most common conditions the neuroradiologists of Radiology Ltd. diagnose and treat are brain aneurysms and acute strokes.

Q: Have you seen a rise in any particular conditions over the past 10 years, and to what do you attribute that?

A: Improved imaging techniques with better sensitivity to evaluate acute stroke has been the one of the most important developments during the last 10 years. This has allowed those in our specialty to perform more advanced procedures for the treatment of acute stroke.
Another exciting procedure that has been used increasingly during the past 10 years is called vertebroplasty. Fifteen years ago I was the first physician to perform this procedure in Tucson and it has been literally life-changing for many patients.

Vertebroplasty is a procedure that may be performed for outpatients or inpatients for the stabilization of compression factures of the spine. It is recommended for patients who have collapsed vertebrae due to osteoporosis or other conditions that cause the vertebral body to fracture. In this procedure, we inject a special type of cement into the vertebral body, effectively stabilizing the fracture and the spine.
I’ve seen many patients come in for this procedure in enormous pain, hunched over and unable to walk, drive, or even rise from a seated position. Many times a patient who is wheelchair-bound is able, after this usually relatively quick procedure (about 30 minutes), to walk out the door, pain free. Very few procedures in medicine have such dramatic results.

Q: What would you like people to know about your specialty?

A: That Radiology Ltd. only hires fellowship-trained neuroradiologists to read brain and spine advanced imaging exams. All of our neuroradiologists are medical doctors with expanded and highly specialized education including fellowship post-residency training that focus exclusively on the study of diseases involving the brain and spinal cord. Interventional neuroradiologists are subspecialists with additional extensive training to become familiar with the intricacies and nuances of treating diseases of the blood vessels of the brain, neck and spinal cord.

Q: What do you consider to be the most significant advances in your field in the last 10 years?

A: The development of advanced blood flow diverting systems for treatment of brain aneurysms is relatively new. Flow diversion is a technique used to treat very large, wide-necked brain aneurysms. A device is placed in the parent blood vessel rather than directly in the aneurysm sac. Once implanted, these diversion devices restore original, natural blood circulation while providing permanent long-term occlusion of the aneurysm. During the procedure, the device (a braided cylindrical mesh tube) is implanted across the aneurysm neck. This slows the flow of blood into the aneurysm, which allows the diseased vessel to heal.
The development of embolization coils is another method for treatment of brain aneurysms. This procedure involves
the threading of hair-thin platinum coils through a catheter up through the body and into the affected area of the brain, filling the aneurysm, which is a weakened, expanded portion of a blood vessel. Once in place, the body responds by forming a clot around the coils, further reducing the pressure within the aneurysm. Without treatment, brain aneurysms may rupture causing bleeding that commonly leads to permanent disability or death.
There also are liquid embolic agents for treating vascular malformations and aneurysms that are injected very near the vessel to be closed. These liquids polymerize (harden) almost instantly to seal off the vessel. I was honored to perform the first case for the FDA trials in the United States for the use of one of the most advanced liquid agents now used routinely to treat brain aneurysms.
Also the development of mechanical blood clot retrieving systems for acute strokes is a transformative development. Mechanical clot retrieval aims to restore normal blood flow by using a special device such as a stent retriever, which traps clots for removal from the artery. The device is inserted into the blocked artery using a thin catheter tube. Once deployed the device compresses and traps the clot, and the clot is then pulled back through the catheter and withdrawn, reopening the blocked blood vessel in the process.
I also want to note that the days of using hard copy film and digital CDs quickly are being replaced with straight-to-your-laptop, encrypted, three-dimensional images within hours of the patient’s procedure. This greatly reduces the time to diagnose and treat patients. Radiology Ltd. was the first practice in Southern Arizona to provide web-based access of imaging studies to the community’s physicians.
Anesthesiology
Q&A
Elizabeth Sheftel Almli M.D.
• Graduate of the University of Arizona School of Medicine
• Residency: University of Arizona Medical Center
• In Practice Since 1999
• Name of Practice: Physician Partner, Oro Valley Anesthesia, PLLC

Q: Will my anesthesiologist be with me throughout surgery?

A: Absolutely. Anesthesia can affect your heart, blood pressure and breathing, so it is critical that your anesthesiologist continuously monitors you throughout your entire operating room stay. The more complicated your surgical procedure and medical history, the more specialized and extensive your monitoring.
Once you are asleep under anesthesia, a combination of IV drugs and inhaled anesthetic agents are used to safely keep you asleep. Anesthesia also relaxes the muscles, so you may need breathing assistance from the anesthesia ventilator to maintain safe levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Blood and fluid losses are monitored and replaced as needed to optimize perfusion to your brain, heart and kidneys.
From the pre-op area, through the OR, and on to the recovery room, every protocol and piece of anesthesia equipment is designed to provide you with a safe and comfortable anesthetic experience, while your surgeon focuses on a successful operation.

Q: Why do I have to stop taking my
natural supplements before surgery?

A: It’s important to recognize that these can be biologically active substances with medicinal properties that may interact with anesthetic drugs.
Many of our modern-day drugs are derived from natural sources: aspirin — a pain reliever from willow tree bark; digoxin — a heart medication from the foxglove plant; and the narcotics morphine, codeine, and heroin — all from the opium poppy. In fact, ingesting poppy seeds, eaten on bagels or muffins, actually can produce a positive drug test.
Inform your anesthesiologist of all supplements you are taking. Some can act as blood thinners and have been implicated in bleeding complications. Others can cause unstable changes in blood pressure and heart rate under anesthesia that may be difficult to treat. To be safe, the American Society of Anesthesiologists recommends that patients stop all herbal supplements at least two weeks prior to surgery.

Q: You aren’t going to give me that Michael Jackson Drug, are you?

A: As a matter of fact, we are. Propofol, the “Michael Jackson Drug,” is an intravenous sedative-hypnotic that is commonly used in the induction of general anesthesia. It also is used for sedation during minor procedures such as colonoscopies and cosmetic surgeries. It is a short-acting drug with rapid onset and quick recovery. As a bonus, it won’t make you sick.
Despite the bad press associated with Jackson’s at-home use, Propofol is safe and effective when administered by an anesthesiologist in a professional medical setting.

Q: Will I get sick from anesthesia?

A: Maybe. No one likes to feel nauseated. If fact, patients who were surveyed would rather have pain than nausea.
Approximately 35 percent of surgical patients will experience nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia. That number increases in high-risk categories: obesity, young women, patients with motion sickness, and certain types of surgical procedures.  
Fortunately, many anti-nausea drugs are available for use in the operating room, providing your anesthesiologist with an effective arsenal to combat nausea. Additionally, some patients may benefit from a motion-sickness patch, while others have found success with alternative therapies such as acupressure wristbands and herbal teas.
Depending on your surgical procedure, there may be appropriate alternatives to a general anesthetic (spinal, nerve block, sedation), which carry a lower risk of nausea. Your anesthesiologist will be able to guide you through your options to determine which anesthetic is the best choice for you. Always inform your anesthesiologist if you have previously had post-operative nausea or if you tend to experience motion sickness.

Q: Can I get paralyzed from spinal anesthesia?

A: No. Spinal anesthesia does not lead to paralysis.
Spinal anesthesia is always performed in the low back, or lumbar spine, below the level where the spinal cord ends. It is not possible to injure the spinal cord at this level.
Just above the level of your hipbones the spinal cord ends but the fluid-filled sac that surrounds it continues downward for several more vertebral segments. A small dose of local anesthetic is injected into that fluid and everything from about your waistline down temporarily goes to sleep.
Spinal anesthesia is not appropriate, or the safest option, for everyone. Some patients have spinal deformities that make the procedure technically difficult. It also is important to tell your anesthesiologist if you are taking blood thinners or have any heart valve problems.

Q: Why is my throat so sore after
surgery?

A: Some minor throat discomfort is normal after a general anesthetic and can be attributed to a procedure called intubation. After you are asleep, a soft plastic tube is placed, with the assistance of a lighted laryngoscope, through your mouth and into your trachea (windpipe). The end of the tube that is outside of the mouth is attached to a ventilator to assist your breathing and deliver anesthetic gases and oxygen directly to your lungs.
Sometimes, due to a patient’s anatomy (obesity, arthritis, jaw problems) placement of the endotracheal tube is very difficult and can result in significant throat irritation. If your anesthesiologist tells you they had trouble placing your breathing tube, be sure to get a copy of your anesthesia record to bring with you should you ever need anesthesia in the future.
Not everyone who has general anesthesia needs to be intubated, and not everyone who is intubated ends up with a sore throat. If you do experience discomfort, it is treatable with over-the-counter sore throat remedies and should resolve within a day or two.

Q: Can sleep apnea cause a problem with anesthesia?

A: There definitely are special anesthetic considerations to address potential risks in patients who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
OSA occurs most commonly in obese men. During sleep, the muscles of the tongue, throat and neck relax, collapsing the soft tissues into the airway and blocking the flow of air into the lungs. Except for loud snoring reported by family members, patients often are not aware of the poor quality of their sleep, but may experience symptoms of daytime sleepiness, trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, irritability and depression.
Because of chronic sleep deprivation, patients with OSA can be overly sensitive to the respiratory depressant effects of the sedatives and narcotics commonly used by anesthesiologists. Obesity can make intubation a challenge and anesthetic agents that cause muscle relaxation can make it very difficult to breathe for patients once they are asleep. Depending on the surgery, alternatives to general anesthesia may be an option.
Without treatment, the sleep deprivation and lack of oxygen caused by sleep apnea increases health risks such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and depression. It is important to see your primary care doctor if you think you may have sleep apnea.

Q: What you can do to optimize your surgical and anesthetic outcomes?

A: No smoking, limit alcohol, good nutrition, healthy weight, and regular exercise.
• Visit your primary care doctor prior to surgery and take your medications as prescribed.
• Complete any preoperative labs or testing that have been ordered. (The time to have that Stress Test your cardiologist ordered for your chest pain is before you schedule surgery.)
• Create a comprehensive list of all surgeries, hospitalizations, medications and supplements you are taking. Bring them with you.
• Be sure your stomach is empty the day of surgery. Aspiration is a devastating anesthetic complication.
• Follow all pre-operative instructions carefully and let your anesthesiologist know if you or a family member has ever had an adverse reaction to anesthesia.


Stephen J. Metz
Pediatric Pulmonary Associates
5155 E. Farness Dr., Ste. 111A
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-1787

Wayne J. Morgan
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
Division of Pulmonology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Diane Neddenriep
Pediatric Pulmonary Associates
5155 E. Farness Dr., Ste. 111A
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-327-1787

Pediatric Specialist/Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Richard A. Wahl
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Children’s Multi-Specialty Center
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-9988

Pediatric Specialist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Carrie Kay Freedheim
2102 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. 4
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-325-6633

Kevin Leehey
1980 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Ste. 150
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-296-4280

Ann B. Lettes
6837 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 14
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-297-7001

Caroline F. Miner
River Road Behavioral Health
2200 E. River Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-577-0081

Herschel D. Rosenzweig
Independent Behavioral Health Associates
430 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-325-4837

Pediatric Specialist/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Alan D. Bedrick
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Section of Neonatology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6627

Carlos A. Flores
Tucson Medical Center
Newborn Intensive Care Unit
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-319-0727

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, Epilepsy

Dinesh Talwar
Center for Neurosciences
Pediatric Division
2450 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-326-2661

Pediatric Specialist/Neurology, General

Nadia Akhtar Fike
Center for Neurosciences
Pediatric Division
2450 E. River Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-326-2661

John C. Gray
Center for Neurosciences
Pediatric Division
2450 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-326-2661

Dinesh Talwar
Center for Neurosciences
Pediatric Division
2450 E. River Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
520-326-2661

Pediatric Surgery

Catherine Marie Cosentino
Arizona Pediatric Surgery
5166 E. Glenn St.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-5338

Pediatrics/General

Andrew W. Arthur
El Rio Community Health Center
Congress Clinic
839 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-670-3909

Tracy M. Baser-Decker
Orange Grove Pediatrics
1925 W. Orange Grove Rd., Ste. 302
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-797-3888

Henry E. Bianchi
Casas Adobes Pediatrics
7600 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-751-3675

 



Conrad Clemens
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Pediatric Outpatient Clinic
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-7432

Mary E. Cochran
Mesquite Pediatrics
2350 N. Kibler Pl., Ste. 1
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-648-5437

Misty Colvin
Northwest Urgent Care
3870 W. River Rd., Ste. 126
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-219-6616

 


Kevin H. Concannon
Cholla Pediatrics
2167 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-544-7650

Jeffrey M. Couchman
Mesquite Pediatrics
2350 N. Kibler Pl., Ste. 1
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-648-5437

Karen M. Davenport
University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
Children’s Center
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
520-874-4750

Keith R. Dveirin
Clara Vista Pediatrics
7340 E. Speedway Blvd., Ste. 104
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-547-7045

Martha L. Eicher
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Pediatrics
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

Ariana B. Foster
Catalina Pediatrics
3085 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-323-3099

Steven Paul Goldberg
Catalina Pediatrics
3085 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-323-3099

Susan McMahon
Mesquite Pediatrics
2350 N. Kibler Pl., Ste. 1
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-648-5437

Jennifer B. Moher
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Pediatrics
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

 

 

Amy J. Montgomery
Tanque Verde Pediatrics
7265 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-722-2585

Sosan L. Moussa
Catalina Pediatrics
3085 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-323-3099

Mimi M. Peterson
Tanque Verde Pediatrics
7265 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-722-2585

Scott T. Radomsky
Tanque Verde Pediatrics
7265 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-722-2585

Eve Shapiro
Orange Grove Pediatrics
1925 W. Orange Grove Rd., Ste. 302
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-797-3888

Barbara Lucille Smith
Tanque Verde Pediatrics
7265 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-722-2585

Philip J. Starceski
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Pediatrics
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

Carol Ann Swanson
Casas Adobes Pediatrics
7600 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-751-3675

Maria S. Theodorou
University of Arizona Medical Center - North Hills Clinic
Department of Pediatrics
265 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-694-8100

Pamela G. Villar
Oro Valley Pediatrics
1856 E. Innovation Park Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-825-7111

Rickey L. Williams
Tanque Verde Pediatrics
7265 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-722-2585

Pediatrics/Hospital Medicine

Sandra B. Herron
Tanque Verde Pediatrics
7265 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 121
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-722-2585

Rodrigo G. Villar
Neonatal Specialists
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-319-0727

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Scott D. Goorman
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Jon M. Larson
Physiatry Associates
2102 N. Country Club Rd., Ste. B
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-795-8371

Eugene Y. Mar
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
5301 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-784-6200

Plastic Surgery

Peter P. Kay
Perfection Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
2355 N. Wyatt Dr., Ste. 111
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-323-7100

Christopher T. Maloney, Jr.
Maloney Plastic Surgery
3170 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-298-2330

Frederick J. Menick
1102 N. El Dorado Pl.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-881-4525

Jerold J. Olson
Foothills Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery
7418 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-731-1110

Kurt R. Reinke
Plastic Surgical Specialists
4721 E. Camp Lowell Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-8700

Pychiatry

Richard T. Bradley
1980 E. Ft Lowell Rd., Ste. 150
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-296-4280

Daniel S. Cohen
5425 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 115
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-742-9166

Lawrence R. Cronin
7333 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-751-8500

Randall W. Fehr
10371 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 204
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-877-3336

Mark D. Gilbert
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Psychiatry
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6254

Kevin S. Goeta-Kreisler
The Aleph Center
6408 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-885-5558

Harry D. Goldwasser
Sierra Tucson Hospital
39580 S. Lago del Oro Pkwy.
Tucson, AZ 85739
520-624-4000

James S. Gray
5425 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 115
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-742-9166

Dawn E. Gunter
3136 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-320-1990

Steven T. Herron
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Psychiatry
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-626-6255

Dianne Keller
6280 E. Pima St., Ste. 110
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-298-7121

Marianne N. Klugheit
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Department of Psychiatry
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Richard D. Lane
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Psychiatry
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6254

Kevin Leehey
1980 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Ste. 150
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-296-4280

Ann B. Lettes
6837 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 14
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-297-7001

John Misiaszek
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Psychiatry
1501 N Campbell Ave, 7th Fl
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6255

Francisco A. Moreno
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Psychiatry
1501 N. Campbell Ave., 7th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6255

Bernard Martin Morenz
University of Arizona Physicians
Department of Psychiatry
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6812

Timothy I. Mueller
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Department of Psychiatry
3601 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

Patricia S. Nye
Indian Health Service
Tucson Area Office
7900 S. J Stock Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
520-295-2469

Richard S. Popeski
Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Associates
6375 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 140
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-885-4679

Marla A. Reckart
7333 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
520-751-8500

Kathy W. Smith
Crisis Response Network
2802 E. District St.
Tucson, AZ 85714
520-301-2308

Karen Weihs
University of Arizona Cancer Center - North Campus
Department of Psychiatry
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-694-2873

Dennis C. Westin
5240 E. Knight Dr., Ste. 120
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-0309

Pulmonary Medicine

John W. Bloom
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4045

Scott Phillip Bronnimann
Catalina Chest Clinic
2055 W. Hospital Dr., Ste. 175
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-575-6944

Steven R. Knoper
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 2401
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4045

Kenneth S. Knox
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 2401
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Richard D. Lane
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Psychiatry
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6254

Franz Rischard
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Linda S. Snyder
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 2401
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4045

Michael R. Waldrum
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4000

Radiation Oncology

Marilyn K. Croghan
Arizona Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology
2625 N. Craycroft Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-324-4214

Shona T. Dougherty
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Radiation Oncology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6724

Curtis F. Mack
Arizona Oncology
Bldg. 1
1845 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-544-2919

Michael R. Manning
Arizona Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology
6567 E. Carondelet Dr., Ste. 185
Tucson, AZ 85710
520-546-1778

Andrew Neuschatz
Arizona Oncology
Bldg. 1
1845 W. Orange Grove Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-544-2919

Baldassarre D. Stea
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Radiation Oncology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-6724

Radiology

Raymond F. Carmody
University of Arizona Physicians
Department of Radiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-694-4034

Andrew Gyorke
Radiology Limited
Division of Neuroradiology
677 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-733-7226

Theron W. Ovitt
University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus
Department of Radiology
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
520-626-7368

Mark Peterson
Radiology Limited
Wilmot Center for Diagnostic Imaging and
Treatment
677 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-733-7226

J. Bernardo Rebeil
Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital
Arizona State Radiology
Interventional Radiology
395 N. Silverbell Ave., Ste. 115
Tucson, AZ 85745
520-722-8994

Amy Tempkin
Radiology Limited
677 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-733-7226

Julie M. Zaetta
Radiology Limited
677 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-733-7226

Rheumatology

Laurie Ann Bergstrom
Catalina Pointe Arthritis and Rheumatology Specialists
7520 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 10
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-408-1133

Eric P. Gall
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Rheumatology Clinic
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-4000

Donald H. Lieberman
Camp Lowell Medical Specialists
3190 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-547-9700

Jeffrey R. Lisse
University of Arizona Medical Center - Wilmot Clinics
Wilmot Adult Health Clinic
Division of Rheumatology
535 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-694-4000

Michael J. Maricic
Catalina Pointe Arthritis and Rheumatology Specialists
7520 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-408-1133

Deborah Jane Power
Catalina Pointe Arthritis and Rheumatology Specialists
7520 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-408-1133

Sleep Medicine

Robert M. R. Aaronson
Pulmonary Associates of Southern Arizona
Bldg. 4
1951 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-318-1114

Philip S. Eichling
Southern Arizona Sleep Medicine
3142 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-323-7000

Surgery

Katie S. Artz
Southwestern Surgery Associates
Bldg. 2
1951 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-5845

James Balserak
Southwestern Surgery Associates
Bldg 2
1951 N. Wilmot Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
520-795-5845