Dr. Michael Fairfax, DO
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Dr. Michael Fairfax, DO


Rheumatology | Male


Dr. Michael Fairfax, DO is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Gilbert, AZ. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Fairfax is affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center and Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Gilbert, AZ |
Dr. Fairfax's continually declines to reply to fax requests for prescription refills to the point where my husband has gone without medication for days, multiple times throughout the last few years. A nurse provided him with her personal cell phone number as, and I quote, "This office is notorious for ignoring those, call me if you have any problems". This most recent time my husband called the office multiple times with no response or call back. They banned him for getting upset by this behavio
in Gilbert, AZ |
Ridiculous staff. wont answer the phone. didn't send new client packet and then turned me away when I arrived on time because they did not send me a packet to fill out. save your time. find someone that answers the phone
in Mesa |
He seems uncaring. I feel rushed. He says come back in 3 months. Staff gives you a 4 month appointment. Nothing gets better, just come back. He has no personality.
in Gilbert, AZ |
He seems very competent. My main concern is that he didn't give me yearly labs that needed to be done along with the routine labs. I was unable to get my meds renewed until the yearly labs were done. I didn't get notification of this for two weeks after I had called and left messages and talked to someone and got inaccurate info. Once I was informed I immediately did the lab work, which took a week to get back. A full month after I needed my meds I finally got a renewal.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
In my opinion Dr. Fairfax and his staff do not care about their patients. They could care less if you need help. We waited over three months for an appointment, had all the necessary paperwork and ID minus the actual insurance card. They had a picture of the card from the referring physician. They refused to see my daughter. Their belligerence at the counter sent her into a panic attack and they did not make any attempt to help her. Run the other way!
Arizona |
Dr. Fairfax was a wonderful physicians that treated me like a person instead of an X-Ray. After 6 years of treatment I came into his office as a new patient (Silverman retired from patient care) Dr. Fairfax had reviewed my chart new my surgeries, medications, life skills.... He listened to my improvements with change in eating and did not degrade me.... I 100% recommend him to anyone that wants to be treated like an individual instead of a chart.
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top Doc, 2012
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Kirksville College Of Osteopathy and Surgery

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Lansing Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Naval Med Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection