John R. P. Tesser, MD

John R. P. Tesser, MD, FACR

Rheumatologist in Phoenix, Arizona

John R. P. Tesser, MD


  • B.S. – Yale University – New Haven, CI
  • M.D. – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry – New York
  • Residency in Internal Medicine – Maricopa Medical Center – Phoenix, AZ
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology – Bowman Gray School of Medicine – Winston-Salem, NC
  • Clinical Lecturer – University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine – Midwestern University – Phoenix, AZ
  • Fellow of American College of Rheumatology
  • Fellow of American College of Physicians
  • Member of American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • Member of International Society of Clinical Densitometry

Dr. Tesser is actively involved in performing multiple clinical research studies, including all rheumatic diseases, emphasizing rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. He has been the principal investigator on over 600 clinical research trials. He has published over 100 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Arthritis & Rheumatism. He actively serves as a speaker and consultant for many groups. Prior to joining AARA, Dr. Tesser was Chief of Rheumatology at Maricopa Medical Center between 1982 and 1992.

  • Telehealth Appointments Available

  • Accepting New Patients

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Insurance Accepted

Dr. Tesser is contracted with all major insurers, including Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, TriCare, Aetna, United Healthcare, and Anthem.

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Dr. Tesser's Locations

9520 West Palm Lane
Ste. 220
Phoenix, Arizona 85037