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University Physicians-Medicine Specialty Clinic


To schedule an appointment: (573) 882-8788

University Physicians Medical Building
1020 Hitt Street, First floor next to the Pharmacy
Columbia, MO 65212
Complimentary valet parking is available in the circle drive at the front entrance.

Directions: Click for map and directions

Clinic hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


After hours and holidays: Call University Hospital,  (573) 882-4141, and ask to speak to the on-call physician for the specialty needed.

Pharmacy: University Physicians Medical Building Pharmacy on the first floor next to the clinic.

Laboratory: A full-service laboratory is available at the University Physicians Medical Building on the first floor next to the pharmacy.

About the clinic: The University Physicians-Medicine Specialty Clinic is comprised of these specialty clinics in one convenient location:

  • Center for Rheumatic Disease
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary, critical care and environmental medicine

The clinic also features DEXA capabilities for osteoporosis screening and management, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Our services include testing for patients with:

  • Compromised immune systems
  • Kidney disorders and diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Lung disorders such as emphysema
  • Inflammatory and degenerative diseases of connective tissue, such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus and gout
  • Soft tissue and joint diseases

Center for Rheumatic Disease specialist:
Celso Velazquez, MD

Immunology specialists:
Celso Velazquez, MD
Chokkalingam Siva, MD

Infectious diseases' specialists:
Gordon Christensen, MD
Christian Rojas-Moreno, MD
William Roland, MD
William Salzer, MD

Nephrology specialists:
Ramesh Khanna, MD
Kunal Malhotra, MD
Madhukar Misra, MD
Ravi Nistala, MD 
Kurt Tarwater, MD
Preethi Yerram, MD

Pulmonology, critical care & environmental medicine specialists
Dennis Chairman, MD
Hunter Hoffman, MD
Vamsi Guntur, MD
Yuji Oba, MD
Harjyot (Joe) Sohal, MD
Ramez Sunna, MD

Clinic manager: Lucy Zablow

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