Midwestern University Partners with Abrazo Health for Family Medicine Clinic


Midwestern University has partnered with Abrazo Health to operate the Abrazo Family Medicine Residency clinic located on the Abrazo Central Campus in north central Phoenix. Clinic ownership and operation was transferred to the University effective Jan. 2, 2023, and it has been re-named Midwestern University Comprehensive Care Clinic – Central Phoenix, training site of the Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program.

Abrazo will continue to sponsor the hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program, which has been located at Abrazo Central Campus since 1978, while faculty and clinic staff will now be employed by Midwestern University.

“Midwestern University is an established healthcare and educational leader in the community that offers a patient-centered approach infused with healthcare innovation. Abrazo partners with organizations that are the best of the best in each of our programs and Midwestern’s commitment to primary care is what attracted us to this partnership with them,” said Dr. William Ellert, Chief Medical Officer for Abrazo.

Continuity of patient care will be unaffected by the new partnership, according to clinic officials, and the doctors at this clinic that patients have come to trust with their care will remain at this location.

“Midwestern University is pleased to be a part of the North Central Phoenix community and provide families with a great place to go for their healthcare needs,” said Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., Midwestern University President and CEO.  “Operating this clinic is an important part of our mission to train the highest quality healthcare providers and provide exceptional and affordable patient care in our community.”

Abrazo Health and Midwestern University have enjoyed a longstanding collaborative partnership.

“We have welcomed Midwestern medical students into all of Abrazo’s graduate medical education programs,” said Dr. Ellert. “Midwestern University also partners with Abrazo for medical research as a contracted Clinical Research Organization.”

The Comprehensive Care Clinic, located at 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd., Suite 200, will offer new opportunities for Midwestern University clinicians and students to provide patient-centered family medical care to the north central Phoenix community. The clinic’s location at the Abrazo Central Campus also provides expanded hospital rotation opportunities and experience for students and residents.

The clinic originally began operation in 1978 as the Phoenix Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program. It offers a full range of family medicine services, including obstetrics, behavioral medicine, sports medicine, pediatrics, and geriatric care to a diverse socio-economic population.

The Midwestern University Comprehensive Care Clinic joins Midwestern’s existing busy community healthcare clinics, including the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, the Midwestern University Dental Institute, the Midwestern University Eye Institute, the Midwestern University Animal Health Institute, and the Midwestern University Therapy Institute. For more information on the Midwestern University Clinics, visit .

Abrazo Health is one of the leading health systems in Arizona, serving the greater Phoenix area with advanced programs in cardiovascular, neurosciences, orthopedics, spine and sports medicine, trauma and emergency services, surgical robotics, general surgery and maternity care. The Abrazo system includes Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, Abrazo Surprise Hospital and Abrazo West Campus – along with freestanding emergency centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and graduate medical education programs. For more information, visit .

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