John E. Tower, D.O., F.A.C.O.I.

Dr. John Tower received both his undergraduate degree and his medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, completing his fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Upon completion of his Rheumatology fellowship in 1991, he joined the William Beaumont-Troy Medical Staff and has served in a number of roles. He has chaired a number of hospital quality, safety and process improvement committees over the last 10 years. In 2000, he was named the Medical Director of Quality and Chief Patient Safety Officer at Troy Beaumont Hospital. In 2002, he was selected as one of fifty individuals for the inaugural class of the Health Forum’s Patient Safety Fellowship. Dr. Tower has continued to make changes in the national patient safety initiative and works with the Corporate Patient Safety Council at Beaumont. He spoke at the 5th Annual National Patient Safety Congress in Washington DC, relating to system changes, which led to William Beaumont Hospitals’ to be recognized as a finalist for the American Hospital Association’s annual patient safety award, The Quest for Quality Award, co-sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation. More recently, Beaumont, Troy was recognized in quality, safety, and performance improvement for the sixth time in seven years as a Solucient “100 Top Hospital” for teaching hospitals of its size—an additional testimony to Dr. Tower’s leadership and ability to effect change in this area.

He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Arthritis Foundation of Michigan and has been a volunteer with the organization for over 18 years. He is also a member of the task force for revision of the State of Michigan’s Arthritis Action Plan, a collaborative effort the Michigan Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Tower also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan Hospital Association “TAG” (technical advisory group) working to shape the future of the incentive, “pay for performance” plan in Michigan. Dr. Tower’s work and medical leadership were acknowledged in 2008, as he was awarded Health Care Leader of the Year by the Michigan Hospital Association. With Dr. Tower’s background and experience in Quality and Safety, he has accepted a 2-year term on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Peer Review Organization, the state’s quality improvement organization.

Dr. Tower has authored several articles for publications. He also lectures regularly and presents on a variety of rheumatologic topics, as well as in the area of quality and patient safety in both classroom and conference settings, locally and nationally.

Roman I. Czubatyj, M.D.

Dr. Roman Czubatyj was born, raised, and schooled in the Metro Detroit area. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wayne State University and continued on at Wayne Medical School for his medical degree. His next four years were spent on a combined residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, where he was chosen to be the chief resident for the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at the Detroit Medical Center.

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When his chief residency was completed, he started his fellowship in rheumatology at both the Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital. During his fellowship tenure, he presented numerous papers on a wide variety of topics related to his studies. Dr. Czubatyj is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Rheumatology.

Upon completing his fellowship, he joined Dr. John Tower’s medical practice at Arthritis Physicians. At that time, he also became a member of the William Beaumont Hospital (Troy) Medical Staff.

Dr. Czubatyj is currently involved in many organizations and volunteer work. He has always volunteered his time to various organizations including churches, scouting groups, social clubs, and subsidized living facilities for senior citizens and disabled persons. While in medical school, he co-founded the WSU chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and served as its first president.

Dana Rockwell, D.O.

Dr. Rockwell (née Mandel)​ was born and raised in Metro Detroit. She received her Bachelor in Science Degree in Physiology from Michigan State University and continued her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Rockwell completed her three-year residency program in Internal Medicine at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, MI. She then traveled to Cleveland and completed her two-year Rheumatology fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Dr. Rockwell is fascinated by the diversity of disease processes in the field of rheumatology. During her fellowship, she was elected Chief Fellow of her division and published articles on a variety of topics, including her interest in inflammatory myopathies. Dr. Rockwell is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Upon completion of her fellowship, she joined Arthritis Physicians and has become a member of William Beaumont Hospital (Troy) Medical Staff.

Dr. Rockwell is excited to be back in Michigan and to participate in the local Arthritis Foundation chapter as she did in Cleveland. She enjoys spending her time outside of work with her husband, two daughters, and her dog.

Arthritis Physicians, LLC

Our mission is to be a leader in the field of rheumatology by providing exemplary medical care to all with confidentiality, respect, and kindness.

We offer intravenous therapy for a wide range of medications in our in-office infusion suite. Our calming environment will make your infusion experience a relaxing and comfortable one. The infusion suite offers: reclining chairs, wireless internet, Netflix movies, blankets, and snacks to make you comfortable during your time with us. Our infusion suite offers a safe, convenient, and frequently less costly alternative to receiving infusions in the hospital. Our Infusion Nurse maintains close coordination and communication with your doctor throughout the prescribed infusion treatment.

Our office will complete the necessary precertification in a prompt manner to prepare for your visit, should you decide to schedule with us. We have a long-standing reputation in the community for providing quality care means coordinating with your medical health plan to assure accurate benefit information and billing. We will also inform you of any co-pay or drug reimbursement assistance available for the therapies.

Our own qualified clinical specialist performs all clinical monitoring during the infusion to insure safety, continuity of care, and to promote positive outcomes. Our office will provide you with a better alternative to the hassles of going to the hospital or other outpatient center for your infusion. Our goal is to provide a quality infusion experience in our office with safety and convenience for the patients and family.

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Arthritis Physicians, LLC

1701 South Boulevard East
Suite 110
Rochester Hills
MI 48307
PHONE: 248-853-0803
FAX: 248-852-5859


Drs. Tower, Czubatyj, and Rockwell are all Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology