Richard Mandel, MD

Infectious Disease Physician

Southern Arizona Infectious Disease Specialists

A fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and full-time infectious disease specialist.

Dr. Rick Mandel received his MD from New York University School of Medicine in 1977. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency, including Chief Residency, at the University Hospital of Cleveland – Case Western Reserve University in 1980. He continued his training as an Infectious Disease Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and completed his Fellowship in 1983. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1980, and board certified in Infectious Diseases since 1984. In 2005 he became a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America.

After a brief stint in private practice, Dr. Mandel was recruited in 1999 to join the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson where he remained until 2009. During this time, he was a clinical educator, practicing clinician, and held administrative roles as Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and Chief Medical Officer for University Physician Hospital-Kino. In 2009 he left the University as an Associate Professor of Medicine to enter a full-time infectious disease practice with the Southern Arizona Infectious Disease Specialists.

Dr. Mandel has been in Tucson since 1984. He is married to Dr. Mindy Fain and a father of three and grandfather to four.


  • “Three other Dr.s, including a specialist in infectious diseases could not stop the runaway valley fever infection I had. Dr. Mandel took over my case and because of his knowlege an”
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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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