Three Bilingual Family Physicians join UPI Women's Health Center at Kino

Three Bilingual Family Physicians join UPI Women's Health Center at Kino

Three Bilingual Family Physicians join UPI Women's Health Center at Kino

Three family physicians specializing in women's health have joined the Women's Health & Resource Center, an outpatient clinic on the Kino Community Hospital campus managed by The University Physicians.
Tamsen Bassford, MD, Myra Muramoto, MD and Victoria Murrain, DO, began seeing patients this month at Kino, 2800 E. Ajo Way. All are board-certified in the specialty of family practice and speak Spanish.

Dr. Bassford is head of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and an associate professor of clinical family medicine and clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the UA College of Medicine. She is principal investigator of the Arizona site of the Women's Health Initiative, a landmark federal study of preventive intervention in post-menopausal women.

Dr. Muramoto is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In addition to her medical degree, she holds a Master's in Public Health.

Dr. Murrain is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Community Medicine.

The addition of these three bilingual primary care women's specialists represents the first step in expanding the UA National Center of Excellence in Women's Health onto the Kino campus, said Francisco Garcia, MD, medical director of the Women's Health & Resource Center. The UA is one of only 19 National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Cornerstones of the UA National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, which was created in November, are clinical care, research, community outreach, education, leadership and evaluation.

The Women's Health & Resource Center at Kino is an outpatient clinic dedicated to caring for women of all ages and their families. Appointments can be made by calling 807-1333.

In addition to the Women's Health & Resource Center, UPI manages outpatient clinics in pediatrics, internal medicine, infectious disease, dermatology, HIV, cardiology, gastroenterology, kidney disease, neurology, urology, ophthalmology and obstetrics/gynecology on the Kino campus. In an agreement reached with the Pima Country Board of Supervisors earlier this month, UPI also will manage Kino's inpatient care.