Gout Center of Excellence

Arizona’s Gold Standard for Gout Treatment

Our patients receive care designed to best fit their lifestyle and goals. Our gout specialists have years of experience treating patients and developing gout treatment plans.

If you experience frequent flares of gout pain or have struggled to lower your blood uric acid levels, our team at Summit Rheumatology offers treatment to help prevent flares and reduce painful gout symptoms.

Take Control of Chronic Gout

Summit Rheumatology is an established Gout Center of Excellence for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of gout and its symptoms.

Gold Standard for
Gout Treatment

  • Appointments Within 24 Hours
  • Dedicated Gout Specialists
  • Decades of Experience Treating Gout

Patient Results

“I have been suffering with gout-related symptoms for many years. I’ve had extreme pain and swelling in all of my joints. I had elbows that looked like softballs and joints expanding with fluid. After dealing with a string of gout doctors, I happened across Dr. Panico through my primary doctor.

The initial appointments were exploratory, but she ultimately suggested infusible care as a possible solution to my symptoms. Her suggestion proved to be the most successful medication for me. KRYSTEXXA® has been my miracle treatment.

Dr. Panico is a fine member of your amazing group of professional practitioners at Summit Rheumatology. My positive experiences with her have given me the best success I’ve had in defeating gout.”

– Former gout patient of Dr. Panico

Have more questions or want to learn more about gout?

Click the button below to view our Complete Guide to Gout: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Meet Our Gout Specialists

Dr. Brittany Panico Rheumatology

Dr. Brittany Panico, DO

Chief of Rheumatology

“[Dr. Panico’s] guidance in my healthcare journey gives me great independence in my treatment...I look forward to the insight each appointment brings and am so grateful to be under her care.”

“Dr. Panico is a thorough, thoughtful, and kind rheumatologist...She takes time with you and is empathetic to your concerns...I appreciate her calm, encouraging manner.”

“...Dr. Panico takes the time to educate you...I know more about my condition in the 6 months I’ve been with [Dr. Panico] than I’ve understood in the 10 years with my previous practice...She is a breath of fresh air!”

Dr Richard Horn

W Richard Horn, NP

Rheumatology Specialist, Lupus and Fibromyalgia Specialist

“Richard is absolutely wonderful and I truly cannot recommend him enough! He genuinely cares and is very observant and patient...He also keeps up on new treatments and uses alternative therapies to provide well-rounded treatment.”

“Richard Horn has been my rheumatologist since day one of being diagnosed with Lupus...He listens and [ensures] you get the answers to all of your questions... He is wonderful.”

“I’ve been seeing Richard Horn for over 10 years...He’s helped me through flares and medication changes...I highly recommend him.”

Peter Hennis, NP

Rheumatology Specialist

Peter Hennis, NP is an accredited nurse practitioner through the American College of Rheumatology. He received his  degree from Case Western Reserve University and has clinical experience in the Medical and Neurological Intensive Care Units. He has a specific interest in gout, connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis, and other rheumatic conditions.

Peter has a holistic approach to treatment and values respect and dignity in his patient relationships. His ultimate goal is to help patients regain their functionality and foster education so patients can manage their autoimmune diseases with lifestyle changes.

Schedule Your Gout Appointment

If you’re experiencing symptoms of gout, give us a call directly at (480) 494-2770 or submit the form below to schedule an appointment. A member of our team will get back to you shortly.

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