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About Dr. Debra K Michel

Dr. Debra K Michel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tucson, AZ. She has 36 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Michel has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Debra K Michel is Good. Dr. Debra K Michel has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Debra K Michel is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Banner University Medical Center South

2800 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
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Specialties

Dr. Debra K Michel has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Gout

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don't waste your time or money.

Very militaristic. Disappeared in middle of Visit times I saw her. Dismissive and rude.

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Dr. Offered No Help

I did not feel that Dr Michel placed sufficient value on what I said, regarding my symptoms. I've suffered from an apparent auto-immune disorder, with frequent attacks, for the last two years, each lasting months. She was amiable, but dismissed my condition, offering no meds or treatment. I'd waited for about six weeks to see her, looking forward to getting some help. In minutes, she dismissed what I reported. I felt left out in the cold.

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Wouldn't waste my time or money.

Rude and disappears with no explanation. Book smart obviously but practical knowledge not impressive. Sjogrens, RA, hashimotos thyroiditis and fibromyalgia. Tried 1 medication with severe reactions. Was told if I can't take that medicine there's nothing she can do. Not good with autoimmune issues and comes across as arrogant.

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DIABOLICAL DR!

until I had the second worst experience with dr. Michel I reviewed her reviews by patients. I find that I am NOT the only one that finds her insensitive uncompassionate unprofessional downright rude and unprepared even on a follow up visit. she had the nerve after making me wait nearly an hour and a half after her interrogation of me she left the room without summation nor prognosis to find out she was in with another patient! Even her assistant didn't even know why or where she had gone. last time I will ever tolerate such nonsense. She needs to see someone professional about her mental state and attitude towards patients. This woman is dangerous!

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Five Stars

DR MICHAEL IS MORE THAN A DOCTOR. MAKING SURE THAT HER PATIENTS ARE HER #1 PRIORITY. STAFF IS EXCELLENT. GOOD DOCTOR, GOOD STAFF = HAPPY PATIENTS

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Riverside Methodist Hospital

    Residency

Locations & Directions

Banner University Medical Center South, 2800 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ
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