DOCTORS Here is a list of doctors that we know are well informed on Valley Fever and know what they are doing. All doctors who have graduated from the U of AZ in Tucson, have had to take extensive courses on Valley Fever and should know it, and be able to treat you. It is the same for doctors who have graduated from some California medical schools. You should feel comfortable regarding treatment from anyone of them.
Arcot S. Premkumar, MD (has had Valley Fever himself) 5090 North 40th Street, Suite 122 Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-264-5685
Janis E. Blair, MD(excellent knowledge of the disease) Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases Mayo Clinic Arizona 5777 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054 480-342-0115
Dr. John Galgiani Director of Valley Fever Center for Excellence Medical Research Building, Room 124 1656 E. Mabel St. P.O. Box 245215 Tucson, Arizona 85724 Director, Professor of Medicine Phone: (520) 626-4968 Leave a voice message at: (520) 626-6517 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (520) 626-4971
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR: 1) What is his or her knowledge regarding Valley Fever; 2) How confident is the doctor in treating Valley Fever; 3) How many years experience does the doctor have in treating Valley Fever; 4) How many patients does the doctor treat annually and how many in total: and, 5) If not comfortable diagnosing or treating Valley Fever, does he know of a doctor who does? These questions are standard interview questions of any doctor for any illness. You must be proactive. If the doctor gets hostile, he is not the right doctor for you or anyone, and you need to find a doctor who will communicate with you. Your health is in your hands when it comes to Valley Fever, as most doctors and medical communities in Arizona are unaware of this disease as you are.
CLINIC/PHYSICIAN/PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY DISCLAIMER This directory of physician’s services is provided by Arizona Victims of Valley Fever, Inc. These providers listed in our directory are well-known providers in dealing with Valley Fever in the NW Valley and Maricopa County. There are probably others; however, these are the ones we are familiar with. These physicians and providers do not pay to be listed in this directory.