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Dignity Health Medical Group Primary Care

Meet Michael Zgoda, MD

Michael Zgoda, MD, is a Faculty Provider with Dignity Health Medical Group 

She specializes in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine.

 

“My purpose is to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing for my patients.  As a physician leader my goal is that our medical group to be viewed as the first and best choice for care.”

My years of medical training, teaching at residents and fellows and an extensive patient experience taught me how to walk alongside my patients as I look to improve their health, elevate their hope and to advance their healing.

 

About Dr. Zgoda

Education

Executive Leadership for Healthcare Professionals, Cornell University College of Human Ecology and Samuel

Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Masters, Business Administration (MBA) with focus in Healthcare Management. University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Amherst, MA

 

Interventional Pulmonary Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Fellow Physician Pulmonary/Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Resident Physician in Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY

 Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY; Graduated with Distinction, Doctor of Medicine

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Microbiology

Specialties

Dr. Zgoda is Board Certified in four medical specialties including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is one of the few Interventional Pulmonologists in Arizona. His services include diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, COPD, Emphysema, and Asthma. His advanced procedural training includes; Pleuroscopy, Endobronchial Valve Placement, Bronchial Thermoplasty, and Robotic Bronchoscopy. Additionally, he specializes in sleep disorders enabling him to diagnose and treat sleep apnea, narcolepsy, chronic insomnia, and other adult sleep disorders. His advanced procedural training in sleep medicine includes polysomnography interpretation, as well as the utilization and troubleshooting of CPAP, ASV, VPAP, BiPap and home ventilators. 

Biography

Dr. Zgoda says that in his daily interactions with patients he does his best to:

 

Treat every patient as if they are family or friend: “I will treat you with the same time, dedication and commitment I would invest on those closest to me. I will put your best health interests first.”

Never forget that a patient is a person: When you are sick or hurting, so are your loved ones. “I must remember that they are worrying and suffering right along with you.”

 

Be patient-centric, not symptom-centric. “You are far more than a specific injury or chronic condition: you are a complex individual with health, lifestyle, emotional and other factors that must be weighed carefully as part of diagnosis and treatment to gain optimal results.”

Know the standards – and when to deviate: “Guidelines for treatment (including therapy, medications, procedures and pre/post-surgical care) are often standardized for the masses. I examine many factors beyond just your immediate injury or condition before making treatment recommendations. While a "standard of care" approach is faster and more efficient for many practitioners, it may not yield optimal results for you.”

 

Stay open minded: “When your daily comfort, functionality and quality of life are at stake, you shouldn't have to settle for a hasty diagnosis, a by-the-numbers treatment program or anything less than the full range of available options.  Even options that are not entirely embraced Western medicine.”