Dr. Fairfax is a Rheumatologist in private practice in the State of Arizona since
1987. Dr. Fairfax earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeast Missouri State
University in 1973, and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Kirksville
College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977. From 1978 until 1985, Dr. Fairfax served
our country as a General Medical Officer for the U.S. Navy. From 1978 through 1980
as a member of the staff for Internal Medicine for the Naval Hospital in San Diego.
Dr. Fairfax was a member of the staff of Internal Medicine for the Naval Hospital
in Charleston, South Carolina from 1983 to 1985. Once Dr. Fairfax completed his
military term, he returned to St. Louis and served his Fellowship of Rheumatology
at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division
of Rheumatology, between 1985 and 1987.
Dr. Fairfax has been involved in hundreds of research trials for many of the major
pharmaceutical companies specializing in medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis and
Osteoarthritis. He has held Staff Appointments for E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing,
Michigan as the Chairman for the Infection Control Committee and for Banner Baywood
Hospitals in Mesa, Arizona as Consulting Staff.
Dr. Fairfax has received many accolades during his career such as Outstanding Education
at Mesa General Hospital, Fellowship Research Grant at St. Louis University School
of Medicine, Active Teaching Certificate for the American Academy of Family Practice
and the Distinguished Public Service Award by the Arthritis Foundation. He is a
Fellow Member with the American College of Rheumatology, a Member with American Osteopathic
Association and a Member with the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
W. Richard Horn, FNP-C
W. Richard Horn is a licensed /nationally certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
He received his Master of Science Degree in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner from
the University of Phoenix in 2004. Richard also received his Bachelor of Science
Nursing Degree from the University of the State of New York, Regents College (now
Excelsior College) in 1999. Richard has spent many years serving our military in
management and medical capacities such as a Career Advisor, Battle Stress Counselor
in Operation Desert Storm. He served as a medical technician for the emergency room
and intensive care units for the US Army Hospital, and he served 4 years as an order-of-battle
analyst for active and reserve US Marine Units. From March 1992 through November
2004, Richard served as a Medical Administrator Officer for the US Air Force Reserves.
From 1992 until 2009 Richard held positions as Emergency Room Nurse, Family Nurse
Practitioner and Staff Nurse Practitioner for Clinics and Hospitals within the State
of Arizona. Richard has received many accolades during his career and is currently
participating as a member of many professional membership organizations, such as
the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners,
Reserve Officers Association and the Emergency Nurses Association.