Our Medical Providers


Dr. Jack McGettigan

Dr. John "Jack" McGettigan

Dr. Jack McGettigan is the founder and driving force behind Qualify of Life Medical Center (QLMC) and Quality of Life Medical & Research Center. A graduate of Emory Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Tucson, Dr. McGettigan attended the University of Arizona, where he trained as a General Surgeon before specializing in Emergency Medicine. Later, at Thomas Davis Medical Center, Dr. McGettigan was one of the first doctors added to the staff, working in the Urgent Care clinic.

It was in 2000 that Dr. McGettigan branched off into private practice and launched QLMC, specializing in Men’s Health and General Medicine. Then, in 2001, Dr. McGettigan attained synergy by adding a research division – QLMC – to his medical practice, Dr. Jack is also a certified provider of BioTE Pellet Hormone therapy.

Dr. Jack McGettigan


Dr. Richard Gerhauser

Dr. Richard Gerhauser

Dr. Richard Gerhauser is board-certified in Preventive Medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine. He holds masters degrees in both Exercise Physiology and Public Health. He arrived at QLMC by way of the world-famous Canyon Ranch, where he practiced Preventive, Sports, and Nutritional Medicine for over 12 years.

Dr. Gerhauser has performed fellowships in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Arizona, and is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is trained in Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy, Neural prolotherapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma injections), and Stem Cell Therapy.

Dr. Richard Gerhauser

Dr. Maximov

Dr. Michael Maximov

Dr. Michael Maximov has been practicing medicine in Tucson for over 30 years. He specializes in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, and is board-certified in both specialties. Dr. Maximov is a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine. His internship, residency, and fellowship are in Clinical Pharmacology and Cardiology, which were completed at the University of Iowa.In addition to his private practice at QLMC, Dr. Maximov is the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Tucson Medical Center, where he also serves as the Medical Consultant for Senior Services.Dr. Maximov practices patient-centered medicine.

Dr. Michael Maximov

Dr. Brian McCabe

Dr. Brian McCabe

Dr. Brian McCabe received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Indiana University in 1986. In 1991 he obtained his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine, and spent 3 months gaining surgical experience at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Swaziland, Southern Africa.

Dr. McCabe moved to Tucson in ’91 and completed his internship at TMC and Anesthesia Training at the University of Arizona from 92-95. He was initially in private practice with Rincon Anesthesia specializing in Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Pain Management before accepting a position at the Tucson VA Medical Center as a director of Cardiothoracic and Pain Management Services.

Dr. Laurel Kittrell

Dr. Laurel Kittrell

Dr. Laurel Kittrell is an Arizona native. She was born in Prescott, Arizona and graduated from Williams High School in Williams, Arizona. She graduated cum laude with a dual degree Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Photography at Northern Arizona University in 1994. She moved to Tucson, Arizona in 2013 and completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson with completion of four distinction tracks: Distinction in Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare, Distinction in Community Service, Distinction in Rural Health Professions with American Indian Healthcare Concentration and Distinction in Integrative Medicine. In 2018, she completed her internship at University of Arizona in Internal Medicine. She practices primary care and pain management.

Advanced Practitioners / Physician Assistants

Betsy Whitesel, ANP

Betsy A. Whitesel, ANP

Betsy A. Whitesel, ANPattended the University of Arizona and received certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1987. She was lead nurse practitioner for the national study “Women’s Health Initiative” at the University of Arizona, and research study specialist for a colposcopy study through the telemedicine department at the University of Arizona. In addition, she has experience in internal medicine, women’s health and chronic pain management.

She has also studied and practices several alternative therapies such as Jin Shin, cranial sacral therapy, Therapeutic touch, Emotional Freedom Release Technique, and stress reduction using harp and guided meditation. She incorporates integrative approaches to health in her practice, including suggestions of homeopathy and herbals.

Betsy Whitesel
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Cindy Finch Benoy

Cindy Finch Benoy (Cindy Benoy) MSN, FNP-C

Cindy Finch Benoy, MSN, FNP-C is a Board Certified, Nurse Practitioner who has been in private practice in both Chandler, AZ and now Tucson, AZ. She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership and her Post-Masters Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.

Her clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner has been in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Disease and treatment, and Primary Care. Her Primary Care focus is Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through early diagnosis and life style modification through diet and exercise.

Her RN experience before completing her Nurse Practitioner training includes 30 years of Critical Care Experience ranging from Adult Trauma and Liver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant in Miami, Florida to Medical and Cardiac Care Nursing in Maryland, Georgia and now Arizona.

Energetic, effective, and collaborative, Cindy has an engaging communication style and the ability to think critically in a vast arena of both critical care and primary care situations.

Cindy is not only accepting new patients, she also works closely with all providers here at Quality of Life, and welcomes one-time visits to provide continuity of care when your usual provider is unable to see you immediately. She will also be conducting Annual Wellness Visits.


Patricia Jalomo

Patricia Jalomo, DNP, WHNP-BC, BCB-PMD

Patricia Jalomo is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Pelvic Physiotherapist. She completed both her Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice degrees at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to providing general women’s health care, she specializes in female urology and sexual health. Patricia is uniquely qualified as the only Nurse Practitioner in Arizona to be board certified by the highly recognized Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD). As the sole clinician in a successful pelvic floor rehabilitation program, she has gained valuable experience using surface electromyography, anorectal manometry, electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, and myofascial release techniques to treat a wide variety of female pelvic disorders. By combining non-surgical therapies and behavioral modifications with the option of pharmaceuticals, women who suffer from urinary and fecal incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction have seen significant improvements in their quality of life. Additionally, she has had training in visceral mobilization, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation and yoga for pelvic pain.

Patricia is an adjunct faculty member and instructor for the University of Phoenix, as well as a student preceptor for the University of Arizona’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. She has developed a women’s only educational forum called “Girl Talk” that addresses topics including urinary incontinence, bowel disorders, sex after menopause, chronic urinary tract infections, overactive bladder, bioidentical hormone therapy, and sexual assistive devices. She believes in lifelong learning and is very passionate about helping women to realize that these issues do not have to be an accepted part of life.

Additionally, Patricia is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer and health coach. In her free time, she enjoys weight training, cycling, running, and traveling with her two grown children and granddaughter. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Arizona Nurses Association, Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.

Ida Heath, RNP

Ida Heath, RNP

Ida was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  After high school, she received a bachelor of science in mathematics and taught high school mathematics for 9 years.  She then went of nursing school and received a bachelor of nursing degree and a master of science in nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.  She worked as a medical/surgical nurse in hospital settings starting in 1982 until she obtained her first full time nurse practitioner position at St. Mary’s Hospital Occupational Health in 1999. She moved to Tucson, AZ in 1994 and received a postgraduate certificate as a nurse practitioner from the University of Arizona in 1996.

As a nurse practitioner, Ida has worked in internal medicine, occupational health, and has been practicing in pain management since 2010.

Ida Heath, RNP
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John VonVerksburg

John VonKersburg PA-C

John vonKersburg PA-C is a native of Durango, Colorado and has been in Tucson for the past 12 years. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand College University in human biology and exercise physiology. John received his degree as a physician’s assistant from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

In his years of medical practice John has taken a holistic approach to treating patients’ symptoms and working to counsel the patient to get back to their optimum health. John has an extensive background in internal medicine.

John’s passion in medicine, circles around the field of bariatric medicine, medically supervised weight loss, and Lap Band surgery. He currently provides Lap band adjustments, as well as post operative care,counseling & exercise protocols.

John vonKersburg
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Dave Stevens, PA-C

Dave Stevens. PA-C

Dave Stevens began his career as a physician assistant in 1997 in Yuma, AZ working with an orthopedic spine surgeon. He has extensive experience evaluating and treating all types of back and neck pain. This background has made him familiar with all types of conservative treatment options as well as the risks and benefits of surgical treatments.

In 2009,  he began working with an interventional pain management specialist. In pain management he found a niche that suited his compassionate personality. His knowledge and expertise allows him to help people have an enjoyable and productive life in spite of their chronic pain. He tries to show people other ways to control their pain besides pain medication implementing referrals to physical therapy, psychology, psychiatry, stress reduction and even surgery when indicated.

Dave Stevens