Core & Key Faculty

Core & Key Faculty

EDWARD J. SCHWAGER, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Schwager is a Tucson native who joined the El Rio Family Medicine residency in 2017 because of his passion to teaching residents and students. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics.  Dr. Schwager’s multi-year career encompassed a variety of situations from solo and family medicine group practices to administrative medicine.  He is a past-president of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians and a former board chair of the Arizona Medical Board.  Throughout most of his career he practiced broad spectrum family medicine including maternity care, in-patient medicine and office-based care.

Dr. Schwager’s special interests include medically complicated patients, office dermatologic and gynecologic procedures and practice management.  He is the faculty lead for our developing Point of Care Ultrasound training, didactics, and geriatrics. His hobbies include recumbent trike cycling, music, time with family, and fine dining.

LORI HILL LANDES, MD, PHD

Pat Landers is a native Tucsonan born at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, then consequently travelling the world through her father’s Air Force assignments. After landing back in Tucson she attended Pima College and The University of Arizona, majoring in Industrial Recreation. After school her career path took a turn and she spent 21 years serving the people of Arizona while employed at the Arizona Department of Corrections. She held many positions within the Department of Corrections and retired as a Sergeant at the Correctional Officer Training Academy. She has held security positions at a local hospital and at El Rio. In 2016 she joined the Family Medicine Residency Program as the local coordinator and as she likes to say…”the rest is history!”

Her interests include family fun, music, camping (actually ‘glamping’), and anything that can be done outdoors!

Message from El Rio Health Chief Clinical Officer? – Did we want to also add this here or leave on front page?

Larry Wong, Wright Center Resident I chose El Rio because I wanted to practice community-based medicine with a caring and supportive residency. My colleagues are excellent, Tucson is a great place to be, and I find my work as a resident physician to be meaningful. While I enjoy the full scope of family medicine, my particular interests are in adolescent and adult medicine. I enjoy playing golf, video games, reading books, searching for delicious foods, listening to podcasts, and spending time with loved ones.

 

 

 

 

Teaching Sites

El Rio Health Cherrybell Health Center

Tucson Hospital Medical Education Programs

St Mary’s Hospital