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About Dr. Mark B Mecikalski
Dr. Mark B Mecikalski, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tucson, AZ. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Mecikalski is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital & Health Center. Dr. Mecikalski has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Mark B Mecikalski has the following 4 specialties
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
- 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.
Dr. Mark B Mecikalski has the following 1 expertise
Dr. Mark B Mecikalski has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Mark B Mecikalski is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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If your looking for a doctor who will the spend time with you it takes to understand your problem, and one who genuinely wants to help you, then Dr. Mecikalski is for you. My wife had been seeing him frequently for almost a year and I observed him to be patient, flexible and caring. I have since made him my primary care physician and drive a long distance to see him. I am very happy that we met!
Dr. Mecikalski has been the doctor for my husband and myself for 7 years. While he does not have the most outgoing personality, we find him to be very smart, thorough and caring. He spend a good amount of time with us each visit and really probes to find out what is wrong with us, including asking about external matters like work and family life. He is clear in his thought process for determining what is wrong, and explains clearly his recommended treatment. It is always easy to get an appointment with him, and he calls back personally when we call in to him, or when he has lab results. We are very happy with him.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Mecikalski is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Ucla Medical Center
Dr. Mark B Mecikalski accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Humana Tucson HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsTucson Internal Medicine, 5265 E Knight Dr, Tucson, AZ
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