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Dr. Michael J. Fairfax, D.O.


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 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 in the United States Navy. From 1978 through 1980 he was a member of the staff for Internal Medicine for the Naval Hospital in San Diego. From 1983 to 1985, Dr. Fairfax was a member of the staff of Internal Medicine with the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.  Having completed his military service in 1985, Dr. Fairfax returned to St. Louis and served his Fellowship of Rheumatology with the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, until 1987.  


Dr. Fairfax has been involved in a great many research trials for many major pharmaceutical companies specializing in medications for Arthritis.  He held a Staff Appointment for E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan as the Chairman for the Infection Control Committee.


Many awards have been presented to Dr. Fairfax over the years such as Outstanding Educator at Mesa General Hospital, a TOP DOC award, the Distinguished Public Service Award by the Lansing Arthritis Association, an Active Teaching Certificate for the American Academy of Family Practice and a Fellowship Research Grant from the St. Louis University School of Medicine.  He is a Fellow Member with the American College of Rheumatology and a Member of the American Osteopathic Association.