(Christopher Lee Colglazier, MD)
Education / Training
- Wake Forest University, Rheumatology Fellowship, 2005
- Wake Forest University, Internal Medicine Residency, 2003
- University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2000
- Indiana University, Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry, 1996
American Board of Internal Medicine Certification
- Rheumatology, 2005
- Internal Medicine, 2003
Honors / Awards
- Voted as one of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors in Cincinnati Magazine, more than 10 years in a row
- 5 time recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award
- 3 time recipient of the Most Compassionate Doctor Award
- 3 time recipient of the Arthritis Foundation’s “My Doc Rocks” Award
- American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Distinguished Fellow Award, 2005
- Wake Forest University Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award, 2002
- Graduation with Honors, Indiana University
Dr. Lee Colglazier has been in practice and actively committed to the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati Ohio medical community since 2005.
Dr. Colglazier is an active leader in the medical community. He has served as President of the Kentucky Rheumatology Association, Chairman of the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR’s) Fellow Subcommittee, and on the board of the ACR’s Committee on Rheumatologic Care. He is currently serving on the St. Elizabeth Physician Network Advisory Committee and was a founding board of director member of the Cincinnati Catholic Medical Association. His volunteer activities have included Hospice of Cincinnati and the Good Samaritan Free Health Clinic.
He is active in teaching the medical community, which has included Family Practice Resident Physicians at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Internal Medicine Resident Physicians at Jewish Hospital, and students at surrounding colleges including Notre Dame.
Dr. Colglazier has been active in research work. He has several publications in medical journals including the Journal of Rheumatology, the Journal of Arthritis Care and Research, and the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology. He has been involved in research with the Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America (CORRONA) and the Cincinnati Rheumatic Disease Study Group.
What Patients Are Saying…
Dr Colglazier has been THE most important medical provider to me. He has helped me manage my condition with open conversations, clinical expertise and guidance for 12 years.
Nurses, assistants and office staff are always kind and helpful. – K.K.
The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. I’m warmly greeted at every visit and never have to wait long to see the doctor. Dr. Colglazier is compassionate, thorough, and understanding. He listens to every concern and takes all of my concerns seriously. I’ve mentioned Dr. Colglazier to other doctors and they have unanimously had the highest praise for him; his reputation is exceptional, and deservedly so. I will always be grateful for having a doctor who goes above and beyond. A doctor who is both smart AND compassionate. This practice has earned my highest recommendation. – E.W.
I would like to thank Dr. Colglazier and his staff for the compassionate treatment I have received for over 5 years now. He has demonstrated time and again his excellence in the treatment of my condition. He has reached out to me to check on my health and current condition more than once and is always available if the need arises for immediate treatment. His staff has worked me into (his already full) schedule more than once when I was really hurting. I would recommend him or any of his colleagues for treatment of any rheumatological problems. His knowledge of new drugs and treatment plans shows he really stays on top of all the rapidly changing options available to help curb our problems, I can’t say enough about his tremendous approach to medicine and want to thank him publicly for his service, He is one of a kind and I will always be thankful for the calming effect he has on me during this difficult time in my life. The office has been recently remodeled and they are accepting new patients. If the need should come, you could not find better care out there. Thank you again for all you do and the quality of life you have helped me attain. I wouldn’t be where I am today without your diligence! You’re simply the best. My only downside would be that I can’t see him for all my ailments. – M.H.
It was difficult to become a new patient of Dr. Colglazier, but it was worth the wait and (for me ) the 45 minute drive to his office! I have now been a patient of his for 15 months and it has changed my life! He is the best doctor I have ever seen, as he is very knowledgeable, while still being a compassionate listener. His office staff are responsive and personable, too. During this pandemic, I appreciate their vigilance in keeping the patients safe. I highly recommend this practice! – J.T.
I have been a patient at Tristate Arthritis & Rheumatology for the last 6+ years. I would give a 10+ star rating and highly recommend Dr. Colglazier. He is optimistic, compassionate, listens, and is up to date on new treatments and active in research work. He works “with” you and finds the best treatment for your condition. And if you call him, he gets back to you right away. This organization, nurses, staff and physical therapists are ALL very caring, helpful and friendly. – C.A.
At a time when I didn’t have insurance yet had immense health issues, it was refreshing to see that patients still take priority over money. Dr Colglazier went above and beyond what I have seen in the medical world, he made sure that I had treatment with personal visits as well as receiving the meds I needed. I will forever be grateful! – K.J.
Tristate arthritis is the best ran office! The staff & infusion nurses are amazing. They always make you feel comfortable & their priority. My doctor, Dr. Colglazier, is the best doctor I have ever had! He absolutely cares about you!!! He listens to you and cares. I don’t know what I would do without him. He has helped me when no one else could. Best doctor ever!!!! – S.P.
I cannot say enough about Dr. Colglazier and the staff at Tri State Arthritis and Rheumatology!! Dr. Colglazier has helped me tremendously. He is a very knowledgeable and caring Dr. and has never discounted ANY of my concerns from talking thru the issues for resolution or ordering tests needed. They have on site x-ray and physical therapy as well Quest Diagnostics next door. The staff are always personable and helpful. Everyone I talk with who is a patient of this office has had nothing but great things to say about all of the Dr.s and staff. – K.H.
If I could give this practice 10 stars I would. I’ve been a patient here for 3 years and I am so thankful that I found them. I ALWAYS receive the most professional, compassionate, high quality medical care from everyone I come in contact with… the receptionists, nurses, medical assistants and, of course, my fantastic doctor, Dr. Colglazier. They take the time to make sure I understand my conditions and available treatment options so that I can participate in decisions regarding my care. I’ve referred a number of friends and family members to this practice…including my own mother. If you are in need of a Rheumatologist head straight to Tristate Arthritis and Rheumatology and don’t think twice. – M.B.
I have been a patient at this practice for years. The office staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Colglazier is always aware of new & emerging medicines. He doesn’t rush the appointment & truly cares about his patients. The nurses in the infusion room get to know each patient & provide a comfortable environment. I can’t say enough good things about this practice! – S.L.
I have been going to the Tristate Arthritis Center (Dr. Colglazier) for just 3 months, and what a difference the doctor has made in my life!! I came to him in terrible pain and within 24 hours, I was a new person! I have never met a doctor that was as compassionate, approachable, or knowledgeable as Dr Colglazier!! He spends time with you and listens well. I tend to be the “nervous type” and he puts me at ease. I am very grateful to Dr. Colglazier, and highly recommend his practice! – J.T.
I have been seeing Dr. Colglazier for several years now and I highly recommend him and his care team. He is always pleasant and genuinely takes the time to listen to me. I always walk out of their feeling like we are on the same page with my plan of care! – S.C.
First of all 5 Stars is a joke this office and Dr Colglazier deserve 15 stars, I have NEVER had a problem with them or getting an appointment. Dr Colglazier has been a life saver in my life with, a few years ago I couldnt walk with all the pain and swelling in my knees, I thought I had the flu so my hubby took me to the ER at ST E, they told me there was nothing they could do. The ER doctor did give me Dr Colglaziers number so I got in the next day, he discovered I have the Human stain of Parvo. He is a wonderful dr, he is always there giving you is undivided attention and caring ear. I have told so many of my family and friends if they need a good and caring doctor Tristate Arthritis and Rheumatology this is the place to be. So with all this being said Dr Colglazier and I have finally gotten my RA under control and I know if I have any issues he will be there to help. – C.F.
The Doctors are kind and super caring. I have been seeing Dr. Colglazier for several years and have never been disappointed. Always going out of his way to improve my condition. The staff is super. Ready to make your visit pleasant and their kindness is always to be counted on. You will never find a medical practice any better anywhere. -B.D.
Dr. Colglazier and the rest of the staff at Tristate Arthritis and Rhematology are simply the best! I continue to travel to this practice from out of state because of how wonderful, kind, and compassionate they are. I absolutely recommend them to anyone! – H.S.
Dr. Colglazier is the living, breathing embodiment of compassion and empathy. Thanks to him and his staff, my health problems are under control and for the first time in a long time I feel comfortable completing the activities that daily living requires. – A.P.
Dr. Colglazier went above and beyond any expectations that anyone could be looking for. I have been to many doctors but none like Dr. Colglazier. He took such an interest in my case and never gave up until he found answers. He is very compassionate, and never rushes his patients. He treats you as if you were a family member. Best doctor ever! And the staff, they are all very helpful, polite, and caring. – Mary K.
I cannot thank Dr. Colglazier enough for all that he has done for my son. He has offered to schedule during lunch, double book, and even come in early to assure his well-being. I can predict that all of his patients and their families are as grateful as we are. Thanks for all that you do! -G.C.
I’m writing in regards to Dr. Colglazier. He has been my doctor for several years now and I don’t know what I would have done without him. He listens, listens, and listens – then suggest something to help me. He never gives up on me! I feel that you are so lucky to have Dr. Colglazier on your staff. In my opinion, he is one of the best doctors in the world! Also, your office staff is the greatest! -L.R.
I’ve never before felt compelled to send a thank you note to a doctor, but in this case, I felt it was warranted. Dr. Colglazier showed me compassion and concern at my appointment, he took time to listen to what I was saying, and his kind words were exactly what I needed to hear. -F.C.
I think doctor Colglazier is the most compassionate doctor that I know. He makes me feel like he is really listening to me and that he cares about how I feel. He doesn’t make me feel like he is in a hurry but that he has time to listen to my litany of complaints. I highly recommend him and Tri-State Arthritis and Rheumatology. -J.K.
First of all, let me say that I really dislike going to doctors. I am, at best, a reluctant patient. I experience reactions anywhere from discomfort and unease to a high level of anxiety. And that
happens in just making an appointment! Dr. Lee Colglazier is a person and a doctor who consistently demonstrates a high degree of respect for others. As busy as he is, Dr. Colglazier always takes the time to kindly greet me, make great eye contact, ask thoughtful questions and listen attentively. And… he hears me. Remarkable! Not only that, but I feel he values what I have to say. Amazing! In addition, he treats his staff respectfully. In my experience, all of this is very rare indeed. He is kind, gentle and compassionate. His caring comes through at every visit. I truly believe his is interested in me… I cannot express how much this means to me. I also feel his empathetic nature and extraordinary skills as a physician help the healing process. I have been to Dr. Colglazier’s office over the past few years for anything from a routine check up to being in extreme pain. He is consistently willing and able to help me. Even when he is pressured from time constraints, his manner is unhurried present and attentive. I actually look forward to my appointment with him. Thank you, Dr. Colglazier. You are wonderful! –J.C.
The care I have received by Dr. Colglazier and the staff has been outstanding. As an R.N. myself I am highly impressed with the teamwork and the office staff and the clinical staff. I am certain I am provided the highest level of medical care… I always feel that me concerns are listened to and addressed. -Jeanette
Dr. Colglazier is the most friendly doctor that I ever went to. And his staff is very nice. Dr. Colglazier goes out of his way to help me. Thank you very much! -E.F.
Dr. Colglazier and the Tristate Arthritis and Rheumatology nurses are the best and most caring group of medical personnel in the Tri State area. They have kept my pain under control since I first came here over 2 years ago. -Steve W.
I have found Dr. Colglazier to be very attentive and always listens to the patient and spends as much time as needed. -M.C.
The office staff is polite, helpful, and responsive. Communication is A+. Dr. Colglazier is empathetic and down to earth. He doesn’t just listen, he hears. I recommend this office 100%. -Heather
I am always in so much pain. When I come to Dr. Colglazier he is always able to listen to my complaints and help in any way that he can. He took the time to contact a drug company to help with the cost of me medication, which is very expensive. That is just one of the many things he has done for me. -Laura R.
Dr. Colglazier is a brilliant doctor. He listens and truly cares. He takes the oath to help his patients beyond treatment and researches to find answers. I was crying and could barely walk. He diagnosed my and prescribed medication that reduced my pain and helped me walk again. It helps me function and care for myself. He took me seriously when others dismissed my symptoms. I recommend Dr. Colglazier to anyone suffering with pain and looking for answers. He gave me my life back. -J.E.
I have been going to Dr. Colglazier for a couple of years now. He has helped my with the pain I have had with Arthritis. He is always nice and always friendly. He listens to your complaints about the pain. The staff is also friendly and nice. I would highly recommend Tristate Arthritis and Rheumatology. -L.H.
Dr. Colglazier went above and beyond any expectations that anyone could be looking for. I have been to many doctors but none like Dr. Colglazier. He took such an interest in my case and never gave up until he found answers. He is very compassionate, and never rushes his patients. He treats you as if you were a family member. Best doctor ever! And the staff, they are all very helpful, polite, and caring. -Mary K.
Dr. Colglazier, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate the compassion and concern you showed my at my appointment. You took the time to listen to what I was saying, even though much of it was outside your area of expertise, and your kind words were exactly what I needed to hear. I’ve never before felt compelled to send a thank you note to a doctor, but in this case, I feel it is warranted. I truly appreciate your support. -K.T.
Dr. Colglazier has been my rheumatologist/hero for a little over 10 years. He was the first doctor to take my pain seriously, and from the first visit he made me feel like he truly cared about my overall well-being. Over the years he has worked with me to find the best treatments available for my diseases. He has also helped me find other qualified doctors to help with issues he isn’t able to help with. There has never been a time when I’ve felt that he wasn’t giving me his entire attention. In fact, there have been times that Dr. Colglazier has squeezed me in late in the day when he should have been going home. I’m sure I’m not the only patient he’s done this for. I can’t thank him, the nurses, and office staff enough for their kindness and professionalism. -A.M.
So thankful I have found this practice! Dr. Colglazier is the gold standard of what an amazing doctor should be, and I hold all other doctors to this standard when it comes to my care. Over the last two years he has seen me through some very rough times as I had several health issues arise. Always going the extra mile, being so incredibly thorough, all the while kind, compassionate and encouraging. Blessed beyond words to be under the care of this office and especially this doctor for my long-term RA care. -L.H.
The office workers are always very friendly to everyone that enters. My doctor is Dr. Colglazier and I feel he wants you to be able to do the things you like to do as long as you can. He listens to what you have to say and uses this to develop your medical plan. I respect him highly for this. Honestly, I can't ever imagine going to a different doctor for my RA. This office was developed perfectly, everything can be done here: doctor visits, x-rays, blood work and infusions. I am treated with infusions and the nurses that work in the infusion suite are very knowledgeable and caring. I am so blessed to be able to do the things I do, I thank the employees and Dr. Colglazier for this. Thank you so much! -V.K.
Caring and compassionate staff. Dr. Colglazier is amazing!!!! -M.F.
I have been a patient at Tristate Rhuematology for several years. I was fortunate that a physician referred me to Dr. Colglazier. Dr. Colglazier is an excellent physician, always taking the time to listen and discuss options with patients and never hesitates to let you know he is available if you need him. The staff at this practice are hands down the best I’ve encountered. You are greeted with friendly staff, the nurses are patient, kind and gentle. The financial office and records department are also amazing! Regardless of what you need they answer your questions and documents are sent in more than a timely manner. If you are looking for a rheumatology practice, do not hesitate to contact TriState Arthritis! -M.K.
Dr. Colglazier, I just wanted to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you for the amazing care I’ve received from you over the years. I appreciate your knowledge and professionalism, but also how caring, genuine, friendly, and compassionate you are. I never feel intimidated to open up to you. This disease is hard enough, having a great doctor makes it tolerable! I am very blessed to have you as my doctor. I wish all my doctors were as great as you! -M.J.
Dr. Colglazier, I am truly grateful God put me in your competent and compassionate care. I appreciate the services you provide. You are talented and bright, and your insightful questions always help me focus on the situation at hand. You are such a surprise. When faced with decisions about my condition and treatment, you patiently listen then explain, encourage, and coach me – and you laugh with me, which calms my fears and prepares me for difficult decisions that lie ahead. You convey a deep sense of respect, compassion, and dedication to a thorough understanding of not only your specialization, but also my specific evaluation results and personal concerns. Most importantly, you make me feel confident about your care and my medical predicament, at times when I worry that this condition may restrict my participation in life and even my daily routine. Your focus on identifying the problems and risks, then identifying necessary steps to achieve the best outcomes, grounds me for what my lie ahead. I appreciate the time and consideration you give to teaching me about medications. I believe that you are a competent doctor, and an awesome person. Your God-given talents and intuition, optimism, and engaging personality made uncomfortable discussions less threatening. I believe that your talent, education, credentials and especially your deep ethical commitment to your patient, and the healing work of your hands, are surely connected to your passion for learning, your pursuit in excellence and ultimately, your faith in God. -M.G.
Dr. Colglazier, I want to thank you for returning my call on a late Friday evening when my mom was in the hospital. The severity of her pain was unlike any she has experienced, so I was quite anxious and at the time. We are so thankful for you and your outstanding practice. Every trip to your office is a nice outing for us, and we appreciate the kindness of your staff too. -A.M.
Dr. Colglazier is a fantastic doctor. He listens to his patients, considers, recommends and uses new and updated medical practices and he is always friendly and truly concerned for his patients well being. I have nothing but the highest level of respect for the Dr’s in this practice. They have changed my life for the better. I also highly recommend the physical therapy department, Nikki and Katie are fantastic. I have found that dry needling and cupping have been fantastic treatment options for trigger point pain and fibromyalgia. -J.M.
Absolutely first-rate care. My wife has severe arthritis throughout her body, and had been to many other doctors. Dr. Colglazier and his team were the first that were able to give her some much- needed relief. Outstanding! -B.B.
Dr. Colglazier is a gift! Many of the illnesses that would bring one to a Rheumatologist are invisible. Dr. Colglazier has never made me feel anything less than understood and hopeful. He is mpassionate beyond comparison. When I show up for my appointments, he has been working on options for my care. I have been his patient for many years and I am a living testament to the quality of his care. I am disease and symptom managed! He can not provide a cure, but he provides life enhancing treatments and an assurance that I am not alone on this journey. Dr. Colglazier is smart and up on the latest information. Through a procedure under ultrasound and with a few needle sticks, I have been able to avoid carpal tunnel surgery. I am typing this pain free. The entire staff at TriState Arthritis and Rheumatology are wonderful to work with. When navigating any health problems, it is invaluable to have a wonderful doctor and team on your side. -T.S.