Itziar Quinzanos Alonso, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Rheumatology

Medical School:
  • MD, Anahuac University, Mexico City, Mexico (2003)
Languages: Spanish
Department: Medicine-Rheumatology


  • Hirsh J, Wood P, Keniston A, Boyle D, Quinzanos I, Caplan L, Davis L. Universal Health Literacy Precautions Are Associated With a Significant Increase in Medication Adherence in Vulnerable Rheumatology Patients. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2020 Feb;2(2):110-118. PubMed PMID: 31957348
  • Quinzanos I, Luong PT, Bobba S, Steuart Richards J, Majithia V, Davis LA, Caplan L. Validation of disease activity and functional status questionnaires in spondyloarthritis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015 Mar-Apr;33(2):146-52. PubMed PMID: 25664820
  • Quinzanos I, Hirsh JM, Bright C, Caplan L. Cross-sectional correlation of single-item health literacy screening questions with established measures of health literacy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatol Int. 2015 Sep;35(9):1497-502. PubMed PMID: 25744280
  • Quinzanos I, Davis L, Keniston A, Nash A, Yazdany J, Fransen R, Hirsh JM, Zell J. Application and feasibility of systemic lupus erythematosus reproductive health care quality indicators at a public urban rheumatology clinic. Lupus. 2015 Feb;24(2):203-9. PubMed PMID: 25267076
  • Caplan L, Wolfe F, Michaud K, Quinzanos I, Hirsh JM. Strong association of health literacy with functional status among rheumatoid arthritis patients: a cross-sectional study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Apr;66(4):508-14. PubMed PMID: 24023051
  • Hirsh JM, Davis LA, Quinzanos I, Keniston A, Caplan L. Health literacy predicts discrepancies between traditional written patient assessments and verbally administered assessments in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2014 Feb;41(2):256-64. PubMed PMID: 24334642
  • Hirsh JM, Boyle DJ, Collier DH, Oxenfeld AJ, Nash A, Quinzanos I, Caplan L. Limited health literacy is a common finding in a public health hospital's rheumatology clinic and is predictive of disease severity. J Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Aug;17(5):236-41. PubMed PMID: 21778910
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Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Rheumatology

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Anahuac University, Mexico City, Mexico (2003)
Languages: Spanish
Department: Medicine-Rheumatology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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