Dr. Michael Fairfax, DO

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Michael Fairfax, DO
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 Desert Medical Center, Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Banner Baywood Medical Center.


2451 E Baseline Rd

Gilbert, AZ 85234

Contact Information

(480) 834-6576

Dr. Michael Fairfax, DO

Dr. Michael Fairfax, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Fairfax's Experience

Dr. Fairfax's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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


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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathy and Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Lansing Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doc, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Fairfax has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fairfax's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fairfax to family and friends
based on 51 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Fairfax's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
San Tan Valley, AZ |
The office staff was super rude over the phone. Once my PCP sent them all the information they asked for in order to even schedule an appointment they then told me that I couldn't make an appointment because they didn't think I needed to be seen based off of the office notes from my PCP. I am currently seeing two other specialist who both suggested that I need to see a Rhumatologist and they wouldn't even accpet my records or notes from those offices. Don't waste your time with this office.
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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Dr. Fairfax accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Phoenix Standard
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Fairfax has admitting privileges

Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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