People in the News

People in the news 4.20.18


EDWARD J. SCHWAGER, M.D., FAAFP was honored April 6 as the Arizona Family Physician of the Year by the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians during its annual clinical education conference in Carefree, Arizona.  A native Tucsonan, Schwager graduated with honors from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1984. He affiliates with St. Joseph’s Hospital and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in many medical groups including El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Center. His office was among the first in Southern Arizona recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. He has served in many positions in the AAFP, including as president. He also served on the Arizona Medical Board for six years and was its chair. Schwager has precepted medical students for many years and is an associate clinical professor of family and community medicine at the UA. He is a regional medical director for Carondelet Medical Group and medical director for Concierge Choice Physicians.