New Faculty Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine

Dec 12, 2018

The following faculty have joined the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine.

Ashley Krauser, DO, clinical assistant professor

Dr. Krauser will provide family medicine care to patients of all ages at  the Banner – University Medicine Multispecialty Clinic at Pantano. Dr. Krauser completed her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and her family medicine residency at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Michigan. Her clinical interests are in preventive care, psychiatric care, international medicine and ambulatory office procedures. To make an appointment with Dr. Krauser, please call 520-694-5437.

Ana Mendez, MD, MPH, assistant professor

Dr. Mendez will provide outpatient care to patients of all ages at Banner – University Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon and Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Banner – University Medical Center South.  Dr. Mendez completed her medical degree at the University of Monterrey (Mexico) and completed her family medicine residency at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. She also completed a master’s of public health degree at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with a concentration in international health and development. Her clinical interests include chronic disease management, obesity medicine, immigrant and refugee health, travel medicine and tropical medicine. To make an appointment with Dr. Mendez at the Alvernon clinic, please call 520-694-8888; to make an appointment at the Banner – UMC South clinic, call 520-874-2250.

About the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine

The UA Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is one of the top-ranking family medicine programs in the country. The department is known for outstanding pre- and post-doctoral education, groundbreaking research and innovative community outreach programs designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in the region and beyond. The department places strong emphasis on research, particularly in the fields of tobacco cessation, substance abuse, obesity and related diseases, cancer survivorship, behavioral health and disabilities. In collaboration with the UA Department of Psychiatry, the department opened the Banner – University Medicine Whole Health Clinic, an integrative care clinic for patients living with serious mental illness, putting the department at the forefront of behavioral health care.

About Banner Health

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit BannerHealth.com.

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