Always There For You

Edward J. Schwager, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine & Geriatrics


Dr. Schwager is a native Tucsonan, practicing medicine since 1986. Throughout his career, patient’s well being has been at the forefront of his practice. In recent years, he helped lead the effort putting systems in place allowing his office to be one of thefirst NCQA recognized Patient Centered Medical Homes in southern Arizona. For at least 15 years, Dr. Schwager has been listed in the annual reporting of Best Doctors, Pacific Region, in Tucson Lifestyle magazine. Dr. Schwager is a leader in medicine, serving many positions in the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians including its presidency. He also served on the Arizona Medical Board for six years and was its chairman. In addition to practice, Dr. Schwager has precepted medical students for many years and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona.  He has served as the medical director for Carondelet Medical Group and is currently one of its regional medical directors and the medical director for Concierge Choice Physicians. 

Dr. Schwager received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Arizona. He has maintained Board Certification in Family Medicine since completion of his residency and has an additional Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics from the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Schwager has been married for more than 33 years and has three grown children. Free time is best spending time with family and his collie. At one time, he was an avid handball player. He continues to enjoy regular exercise including cycling.