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Meet Dr. Wheeland

Dr. Dale Wheeland was born and raised in Tucson Arizona.  After graduating from Tucson High School, he followed the legacy of his father and both siblings and attended the University of Arizona.  He graduated from the U of A with a Bachelors Degree in Biology and continued on to earn a Masters Degree in Toxicology.  It was during this period that Dr. Wheeland was first introduced to Osteopathic Medicine. 

“I was drawn to the idea that you are more than just the sum of your body parts.  I liked the ‘whole person’ approach to healthcare.  Instead of just treating specific symptoms, I wanted to help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don't just fight illness, but help prevent it.  And I was very interested in how osteopathic manipulative treatment was used to encourage the body's natural ability to heal itself.”

Dr. Wheeland graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Northeast Missouri and is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.  After Medical School, he decided to return to his hometown of Tucson and went on to start his own practice.   Dr. Wheeland is married to his wife, Christine, of 36 years and has grown twin daughters and four grandchildren.  In his spare time he loves to cycle and participate in the El Tour De Tucson.


Foothills Family Practice

Foothills Family Practice was established by Dr. Wheeland in 1988.  He is the sole practitioner so you can count on always being seen by him. 

Foothills Family Practice is a Membership Based Practice.  Limiting the number of patients Dr. Wheeland cares for enables him the luxury of time with each of his patients.

It also allows Dr. Wheeland the ability to bring in more of the ideals of Osteopathic Medicine.   He practices a more holistic approach to healthcare; emphasizing preventative medicine and the body’s natural ability to heal and regulate itself when the systems within it are working together in harmony.

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Membership Medicine

When you join my membership medical practice, you will experience a premium wellness "partnership", focused on your overall health through an intimate relationship with me as your OWN personal physician, not a Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.  It's designed to provide you the best possible service and convenience with highly individualized and attentive care to meet your specific health needs and goals.  It's like having your own doctor in the family!

The conveniences of membership may include:

  • Personalized wellness planning and Health Coaching which may not be paid for by regular insurance plans 
  • Individualized Patient Education opportunities determined by your needs including diabetic education  
  • Demonstrations and Seminars addressing such topics as: 
    • Cooking for diabetics
    • Exercise that is right for you
    • Acupuncture and Reflexology
    • Yoga and exercise for pain relief
  • Increased physician availability
    • After hours cell phone, text and email communication
    • No time spent in the waiting room with appointments that routinely start on time
    • Appointments that give you my undivided attention for as long as YOU need

The ability and desire to be your Heath Coach and Partner in wellness!