Michele Dodman, DO, FACOI, MBA, a Gastroenterologist with Northwest Allied Physicians, practicing in Oro Valley, AZ

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Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. Michele Dodman, who serves patients in Oro Valley, Arizona.

New York City, New York May 13, 2021 (Issuewire.com) - Dr. Dodman is a practicing gastroenterologist with Northwest Allied Physicians - Oro Valley, which is a part of Northwest Primary & Specialty Care. 

"Helping people has always been my passion. I strive hard to listen, which seems to be a lost art. I encourage my patients to tell their stories. As a consultant, it's my goal to partner with primary care providers and patients, to present relevant, up-to-date information, and help patients make informed choices about THEIR healthcare. I'm a strong patient advocate. I'm direct and honest. I encourage and teach my patients to advocate for themselves" expressed the doctor.

Following the completion of her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988, Dr. Dodman went on to perform her residency at Michigan Capitol Medical Center in  Lansing Michigan,  and her fellowship in gastroenterology at Botsford General Hospital. She then earned her Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management at Oakland University in 2001. In addition, she has two teaching fellowships from Michigan State University, a fellowship in Patient Safety, and one in Health Policy. 

A Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (FACOI), she is board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM). The AOBIM is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in adults.

With a diverse background, Dr. Dodman started her professional journey in the army, where she served as a combat medic. She was the first female to complete the GI fellowship in her program. She had the privilege of studying liver disease in London at the Royal Free Hospital, under the tutelage of Professor Dame Sheila Sherlock.

She has designed educational programs for medical students and has served as program director for a large internal medicine residency program. She values education and loves to teach and learn. She has worked extensively creating and implementing quality/performance initiatives, which have all been patient-safety centered. 

"I truly believe a speak-out culture helps build a safer culture, with improved outcomes and higher quality. I empower all those I work with and serve to find and use their voice. Trust is earned, never given. I hope to earn yours" stated Dr. Dodman.

Dr. Dodman is licensed to practice medicine in Arizona, Michigan, and Maine.

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

Learn More about Dr. Michele Dodman:
Through her findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3302718-Michele-Dodman-Gastroenterologist or through Northwest Primary & Specialty Care, https://www.nwalliedphysicians.com/doctors-providers/dodman-michele-do-facoi-mba-6064 

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