Caring for Arthritis and Other Disorders
The comprehensive services of the University of Arizona Health Network address all aspects of living with arthritis and other rheumatologic diseases. These include
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Pain management
- Quality-of-life education and exercise
- Disability assessment
Our rheumatology team of physicians, phlebotomists, nurses and other healthcare staff works to bring relief to adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bone and connective tissue diseases such as
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Autoimmune diseases
We offer many new therapies, including complementary (non-invasive) and alternative therapies to help people with arthritis and related conditions find relief.
Our full-service, state-of-the-art infusion clinic delivers biologic therapies and intravenous osteoporosis medication. These include
The clinic also provides
- Bone density measurements
- A full-service phlebotomist
- Comfortable recliner chairs, television and videos to help the infusion time pass quickly
- Patient monitoring by rheumatologists, nurses and nurse practitioners.
Living Healthy With Arthritis
A lecture series and an exercise series aim to improve the lives of people living with arthritis. The monthly lecture series focus on healthy lifestyle education and patient empowerment. The Active Series guide participants through useful exercises.
For more information: (520) 626-5040
Disability Assessment Research Clinic (DARC)
The clinic 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.
The University of Arizona Health Network conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials with a commitment to improving patient care. View examples of our work by clicking below.