About Courtney Medical Group

Courtney Medical Group has been honored and privileged to provide quality medical care to Tucson since 1988.

We are dedicated to understanding and assessing your needs and concerns. Our committed team of medical staff and providers strives to educate, prevent illnesses, and improve your health and quality of life. Your overall health is determined by more than routine exams; we seek a partnership in approaching health concerns and work to establish a lasting connection in a respectful and professional manner. Building a quality lifestyle with you is our priority, understanding that each person brings their own needs and concerns.

You have a choice in your healthcare, and we value you choosing Courtney Medical Group.

News Flash

With so much information available today, we wanted to share important news regarding your health and wellness in a simple, snapshot format. Here is the latest:

Additional Concerns Raised Over Ranitidine

Information continues to expose additional concerns over ranitidine, commonly known as Zantac. The manufacturing process, previously thought to be when medication was exposed to a contaminant was the reason behind elevated levels of NDMA; now, information shows that it may be the actual process that is creating the elevated NDMA levels.

In addition, sources at the FDA shared that they are looking into how ranitidine interacts with the human body, specifically what happens to NDMA levels in the body, after ranitidine has been exposed to acid in the stomach.

Please call your provider or pharmacist to discuss any concerns regarding ranitidine and alternatives if you are currently using a prescription that contains the ingredients in question.

(Updated 11/12/19)

CDC Releases Info: Vaping Illnesses Caused By Vitamin E Acetate

A form of vitamin E has been identified as a “very strong culprit” in lung injuries related to vaping THC, health officials reported on Friday, November 8th, 2019. It is a major advance in a frightening outbreak that has killed 40 people and sickened 2,051. You can read more here about the latest development. The CDC continues to update their page with information as well, and can be found here.

(Updated 11/10/19)

FDA Expands Ranitidine Recall To Even More Manufacturers

The FDA announced that four other pharmaceutical companies were voluntarily recalling various ranitidine-containing products in addition to those that have previously recalled for unsafe levels of NDMA. You can read the timeline and details of the recall here. If you are unsure if a product you are using contains NDMA, contact your pharmacist or provider.

(updated 11/8/19)

Ranitidine Recall Expanded

Ranitidine, more commonly known by brand names like Zantac, Rani 2, and Ausran, was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer (Sandoz Inc.). The lots of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Capsules were recalled in the U.S. because of confirmed contamination with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above levels established by the FDA. To check whether a batch is part of the recall, you can check the FDA website or call your pharmacist or provider for information.

UPDATE: This week, the recall was widened- you can find more details here.

(Updated 10/15/19)

Vaping Illness Reported In 49 States

Concerns over vaping and the lung injury caused by it continue to grow. Now named EVALI, the vaping related illness has spread to over 1,300 people in 49 states. You can read the latest from the Centers for Disease Control, here.

Flu Season Kicks Off- Here’s What To Know

A flu vaccination is important not only for those that receive the immunization, but for all those around them. People with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and very young are especially at risk for complications and may not be able to receive the immunization; but if those around them are immunized, it can offer a layer of protection. You can read more about why immunizations are important, here. The 2019 flu season has officially started- here is some important information about this flu season .

What’s New at Our Practice

We Have Moved To A New Location!

We are excited to announce that Courtney Medical Group has moved! Our new office is located at 1671 W. Ina Road, Ste 101, Tucson AZ, 85704. You can read more about our new location here.

CBD Products Now Available

Courtney Medical Group now offers CBD infused products! What is CBD? It is a component of marijuana called a cannabinoid. CBD does not cause a high, but does appear to exert pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects and reduce anxiety. For more information, read here. You can also see what products are available for purchase here.

Read Our Latest Blog Post

We add a new blog post daily- topics range from general wellness information, local events and activities throughout Tucson, Arizona, weight loss information, Dr. Courtney’s personal perspective on a variety of topics, and an in-depth look into living with chronic pain. You can find our most recent posts below, and you can search our archives here.

Berries Can Boost Weight Loss
There’s confusing and misleading weight loss advice everywhere, leaving people at a loss to know what works and what doesn’t.
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Exercise Of The Week: Kneeling Twist Using A Wobble Cushion
As you've likely noticed in the last several exercise posts, using a wobble cushion makes any exercise more difficult. It
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Honoring Our Veterans
All of us at Courtney Medical Group would like to take the time to honor our nation's Veterans. Through carrying
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I have never met a doctor or person in the medical field that has impressed me as much as Dr. Courtney. At first I thought she was a bit brusk and dismissive, but as I continued appreciating her expertise in my examination, I discovered that her demeanor was better described as efficient, thorough and deliberately extensive. I became a huge fan because of her ability to immediately address every concern of mine, assess causes and related conditions that I was unaware of and to an extensive follow through on each and every detail. She has been so complete in her interviews and referrals that I have literally found her to be responsible for possibly saving my life by determining that I may have lung cancer, which I do, and that finding out this early has given me a greater chance for survival. When all the assessment was done during our last encounter she took the time to talk to me on a more personal level and came across as one the most caring and emotionally supportive individuals I have ever encountered. I read some of the other reviews and it quickly became obvious to me that any negative reviews were most likely from individuals attempting to cast her in an inappropriate negative light, rejected patients that I can only conclude were weeded out due to their drug seeking, not for legitimate medical reasons. She is brilliant, she is kind and she is not going to waste valuable time on false premises presented by disingenuous claims. She is too smart for that. I can’t praise her enough, thank you Susan from the bottom of my heart.

Thank You, From The Bottom of My Heart!

We have been seeing Dr. Courtney and staff for over a decade, she is a very caring and concerned about our health. I know she may come across as terse to some people because of her ‘Just the facts’ questioning so she can get to a root of the medical issue and a correct diagnosis.
I totally trust Dr. Courtney and her staff and would definitely recommend her practice to friends and family and everyone.

-George G.

Gets To The Root Of The Medical Issue!