Arizona Rheumatology Specialist

Rita Gonzalez, NP

Rita Gonzalez, NP

Phoenix Rheumatology Specialist

Rita Gonzalez, DNP, FNP-BC, is a bilingual doctoral-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Rheumatology. She is an accredited Nurse Practitioner through the College of Rheumatology. She has previous experience treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, lupus, and other rheumatic conditions.

She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Arizona in December 2018. She completed her doctoral dissertation on improving patient education through the use of technology in a predominantly Spanish-speaking population. She is board-certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has worked in many different areas in nursing, including medical-surgical, oncology/stem cell transplant, ICU, and cardiac Care units.

She is also a member of:

  • American Nurses Association
  • Arizona Nurses Association
  • Southern Arizona Advanced Practice Nurse – Nurse Practitioner Society
  • Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council
  • American College of Rheumatology Society
  • Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers

She loves trying different restaurants, the outdoors, spending time with her family, and exercising. She is excited to join Summit Rheumatology and is passionate about providing culturally competent care to all her patients.