Meet JoAnna Taylor, NP-C – A highly skilled and compassionate Nurse Practitioner at Valley Arthritis Care in Arizona. JoAnna has dedicated her career to helping patients with Rheumatic conditions improve their quality of life thanks to her experience and passion for her work. Her path to becoming a Nurse Practitioner was partly inspired by her personal experience with losing her husband to a rare auto-immune disorder that severely impacted his quality of life. JoAnna earned her MSN-FNP degree from the University of Phoenix and is a proud member of both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Southern Arizona Nurse Practitioners Association. To stay up-to-date with the latest research and technological advances, JoAnna frequently attends continuing education programs and symposiums. An Arizona native, she is a proud mother of three successful adult daughters who embody the same passion for helping others as she does. JoAnna’s expert rheumatology care of specialized disorders and therapies makes her an invaluable asset to the patients of Valley Arthritis Care and the healthcare community as a whole. Her dedication and passionate demeanor set patients at ease, and she always goes above and beyond to ensure that each patient receives the best care possible. JoAnna Taylor, NP is accepting new patients at all west valley locations in Peoria, AZ and Sun City West, AZ.
An Arizona native, Dr. Bhalla graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and his Rheumatology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He then went on to serve as an Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at Loyola University Medical Center, a tertiary care center in the city of Chicago, where he managed complex patient cases and had the privilege of teaching trainees of all levels.
As a rheumatologist, his focus in patient care is to have shared decision-making. He informs patients on evidence-based medicine in a clear manner and takes the time to understand individual patient goals, all while maintaining a compassionate patient-provider relationship.
When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Bhalla enjoys spending time strength training, traveling, and cheering on his Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals. He speaks conversational Hindi and Spanish and is continuing to improve his fluency.
Dr. V specializes in treating patients with Rheumatic Conditions in Arizona, such as:
Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disorder
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Giant Cell Arteritis
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)