Quality of life Medical Center (QLMC) was founded by Dr. Jack McGettigan in the late 1990s in Tucson, Arizona. QLMC is Dr. McGettigan’s vision to create a single-facility medical practice focusing on both the patient experience and the total health of each person under a doctor’s care.
A Unique and Multi-Speciality Practice
The mission at QLMC is to provide superior care to our patients, to create a lasting relationship with our patients and to embrace the individuality of our practitioner. Our providers are encouraged to practice medicine around their interests. We have Doctors, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants that have specialized in sports medicine, hormone and age management, thyroid management, men’s health issues, pain management with interventional pain blocks, well women and gynecological sub-specialties and much more. Each of our providers is different and unique and they are welcomed at QLMC.
QLMC providers function in the following areas and specialties:
- General Medical Care
- Internal Medicine
- Diabetes Care
- Interventional Pain Management
- Sports Medicine
- Age Management
- Hormone Therapy for Men and Women
- Thyroid Management
- Sexual Medicine
- Cardiovascular Care
- Weight Management and Bariatric Medicine
- Early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension
- Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator
- Hivamat 200 soft tissue and sprain treatment
- Endo-Pat 2000 endothelial dysfunction diagnosis
- Sports Physicals
- Well Women and Gynecological care
- Sexual Medicine for Men and Women
- Family Medical Care
- Stitches and basic wound care
QLMC is a multi-specialty medical practice working closely with our research division (QLMRC) in patient management and recruitment. QLMC’s 25,000 active patients – widely diverse in both age and condition – receive routine care in a variety of specialty areas. This sizable multi-specialty practice allows our research providers to maintain a constant presence on the front lines of patient care.
Because we are so heavily involved in cutting edge device and pharmaceutical research our practice is always learning always challenging and always looking at the latest ideas in medical care. Our research page goes into depth how clinical research works. Click HERE to visit our research department and learn about enrolling clinical trials that may be of benefit to you or a family member.
QLMRC, is Tucson’s premier research facility that has conducted over 100 clinical trials. Our operations and staff are qualified to handle a wide variety of Phase 1-4 studies, ranging from 1-1,000 study participants, and our research-patient population includes a cross section of ethnic backgrounds, ages, and medical conditions.
QLMC Research is committed to world-class research results and the development of assurance programs via rigorous staff education and internal audit programs. Continuous quality improvement, an ongoing effort, involves QLMRC’s entire staff, and weekly training meetings at a study’s start are mandatory, as the key to quality research is constant training. And constant communication between CROs, monitors, and QLMC staff helps maximize the proper results.
QLMC Research has conducted studies in numerous areas, including:
- Diabetes care and management
- Migraine medications
- Cardiovascular (hypertension)
- Hormone therapies (male and female sexual health)
- Vaccines (including zoster, influenza, and rotavirus)
- Weight-loss therapies and drugs
- Pain therapies and pain management (osteoarthritis, chronic pain)
- Urological (including prostate and cancer)
- Gynecological health
- Healthy management
- Cholesterol management
- Sports medicine and injury care
At QLMC we believe in addressing the whole you, which includes feeling good on the inside and looking your best on the outside. Our Aesthetics & Wellness Department is located on premises for your convenience.
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Some of the procedures and services offered at Quality Aesthetics include:
- Anti-aging Skincare
- Dermal fillers, Radiesse® & Juvederm®
- Botox® & NeuroModulators
- Erbium & Fractional Laser
- Spider Vein treatments
- PRP & Collagen Induction Therapy
- Acne Treatments
QMed Weight Loss Clinic, located in Tucson, Arizona, was developed because we saw the struggles of our medical practice patients and felt we needed a dedicated program that maximizes success, draws on our research and expertise and provides short and long term success.
Medical Weight Loss Clinics
In today’s busy medical practice we found it difficult to truly roll up our sleeves and work hand in hand with our patients to get the weight off and improve their overall health. The current medical insurance fee for service market didn’t allow our providers to partner with our patients in their weight loss program.
We started QMed because we realized that telling our patients on their annual well exams to ‘work on losing some weight’ just didn’t cut it. Our patients needed education, more time with our providers and a series of research backed options to get the weight off and to keep it off.
This program is based upon years of medical practice, knowledge from multiple medical disciplines and scores of medical studies. Our weight loss program hopes to get to the core reason why problems like diabetes, hypertension and obesity occur.
The obesity epidemic in America and in Arizona is straining all aspects of the health care system. In order to truly help change patients lives, physicians needed to build a program that attacks the problems of obesity from many angles and with the latest technologies.