The Valley Fever Clinic was started by Dr. Rundbaken in 2003 due to the increasing epidemic. His clinical expertise in this field is the well earned result of continued education,certification, and unsurpassed experience. Although treating this disease is already an integral part of practicing medicine in Arizona it is important to Dr. Rundbaken to offer his patients and the community something more by supporting the institutions responsible for Valley Fever research, educating the public, and by raising funds for continued studies such as the vaccine project.
Dr. Rundbaken is a founding member of the Valley Fever Alliance of Arizona which assists patients with referrals and physicians requesting advice with more challenging cases. This statewide referral service was created by the University of Arizona’s Valley Fever Corridor Project and also focuses on creating awareness and initiating research. He is also a board member of “Victims of Valley Fever.”
Dr. Rundbaken has been interviewed by the Arizona Republic, the Cronkite School of Journalism, and local community newspapers in response to local outbreaks and the continued epidemic. He was a contributor to the book, “The Valley Fever Epidemic Book” by David and Sharon Filip. He has lectured on the topic at Rotary Clubs, fundraisers, churches, recreation centers, and Glendale Community College to raise awareness. Please contact our office if you are interested in arranging a lecture for your local group.