Katie S. Artz, MD, FACS

General Surgeon

Southwestern Surgery Associates

Dr. Artz received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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Originally from Tucson Dr. Artz is a graduate of Sabino High School. She enjoys volunteering, movies, reading, running and soccer. She also participates in Medical Missions to Bolivia and Honduras. She volunteers at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center whose clinic focuses on treatment and care for the uninsured and the underserved. After moving away from Tucson to complete her surgical training, Dr. Artz moved back to Tucson to join Southwestern Surgery in 2006. She is married to Timothy Dixon, MD an orthopedic surgeon, her son Austin was born 2010, her daughter Scarlett was born in 2013.

Dr. Artz received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her residency for general surgery at Texas A & M College of Medicine and an Internship for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Artz shares her love of medicine as she mentors high school students in both the Tucson and Vail school districts aspiring to be doctors and surgeons. As an associate professor at the University of Arizona she teaches medical students on the path to becoming physicians. Participating with most major health plans, Dr. Artz is accepting new patients. She is affiliated with St. Joseph’s hospital, Tucson Medical Center and Camp Lowell Surgery Center.

Dr. Artz is now also available in NW Tucson on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
at Pusch Ridge Family Medicine

7390 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741


  • “Dr. Artz is honestly one of the best Doctors I've ever had... She really cares about her patients well being and constantly follows up.”
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Certifications and Memberships

Insurances accepted

AARP Medicare Complete HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna HMO, PPO, EPO, Select, Banner
Aetna Medicare
Alignment Health Medicare Advantage (Amerivantage Caremore)
American Indian Health - AHCCCS
Amerigroup/Amerivantage - Caremore
Amerigroup P3 Health Partners
AZ Complete Health - Complete Care Plan - AHCCCS
AZ Complete Health - Ambetter
Banner University Family Care - AHCCCS
Banner University LTC - AHCCCS
Banner UFC Medicare Advantage - AHCCCS
BCBS Neighborhood Plan
BCBS Federal/Anthem/SW Services
BCBS Medicare/P3/Pathway: M2K/M3V
BCBS Medicare Journey: M3P
Bright Health Plan
Cigna Medicare
Golden Rule - UHC One
Humana HMO, POS, Choice
Humana Medicare
Medicare Part A&B
Medicare RailRoad
Mercy Care ALTCS and DDD - AHCCCS
Mercy Care Medicare Advantage - AHCCCS
Meritain ASBAIT
SCAN Desert Health
Tricare HealthNet Prim/Select
UHC Community Plan - AHCCCS
UHC Dual Complete Medicare - AHCCCS
UHC Choice/Plus/Options PPO
UHC Navigate
UHC Medicare Complete HMO
UHC MC Life1 Optum Care
TriWest VAPC3-VA
Wellcare by AHCCCS
Wellcare by Allwell
Workers Comp - all carriers

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