Patients In Need
Over 1.2 million people across our state suffer each day with the serious health epidemic created by arthritis. More than 50 million Americans struggle from this complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases of conditions that can affect people of all ages, races and genders. Each year, people with arthritis account for 44 million outpatient visits and 992,100 hospitalizations nationwide. The leading cause of disability in the United States, arthritis is actually a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer, or diabetes.
Outstanding Clinical Care
The University of Arizona’s rheumatology team provides outstanding clinical care to patients from across Arizona, the nation, and from other countries. Our healthcare providers function within the dynamic University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). The University of Arizona Health Network was formed in 2010 as an integration of the University of Arizona Medical Center and University Physicians Healthcare. The UAHN works in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. This entity was created to facilitate better coordination, integration, and promotion of clinical activities to support the College of Medicine’s education, research, and patient-care goals.
The University of Arizona Health Network is Arizona’s first academic medical system. It includes two hospitals, the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus and the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, some 40 clinics, as well as a health plan division and the practice plan for physicians from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
The healthcare professionals who are members of the UAHN interact with more than 100,000 patients each year. Nearly 800 nationally-recognized faculty members make up the University of Arizona physicians, the largest physician group in the state of Arizona. The UAHN’s partner, the University of Arizona College of Medicine, continuously embarks on life-changing research and educating new physicians who touch lives across Arizona, the nation and the world.