Dr. Michele Dodman is a gastroenterologist practicing in Oro Valley, AZ. Dr. Dodman specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Dodman performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues.
Education and Training
Oakland University MBA - Healthcare Management 2001
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree 1988
American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM)
Dr. Michele Dodman, DO, FACOI, MBA's Expert Contributions
Celiac disease, also known as Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy, is an auto-immune disorder that results in the "blunting" of the microvilli in the small intestine, which can lead to malabsorption and a wide variety of symptoms. By avoiding "gliadin," the microvilli literally grow back. This process, depending on the severity of loss (histologically graded as a Marsh score), takes weeks to return to normal. READ MORE
This is a great question! In the nearly 50 feet of GI track, there are close to 30 trillion bacteria! They form an essential function. It's always best to eat a well-balanced diet that contains essential vitamins, nutrients, and essential minerals. READ MORE
Coming up with a diagnosis for pain is difficult, especially for pain that's infrequent. The 'alarming symptoms' in GI are loss of taste (dysgeusia), dysphagia (food getting stuck), black tarry stools (melena), blood in the stool (hematochezia), a change in the size of stool, anemia, unexplained weight loss clearly need investigating. It's always best to discuss this, and other health issues/concerns with your provider. READ MORE
I'm sorry to hear that your daughter has been ill. Vomiting can certainly lead to dehydration, which can have possible consequences, some of which can be severe. Please contact you provider/pediatrician immediately. READ MORE
The bowel, or colon, is 5 feet long. Its "job" is to absorb water from the stool, giving bowel movements solidity. There is a condition called "collagenous colitis," where the collagen layer of the bowel gets thick and the bowel can't absorb anything, thus the patient has diarrhea. This is diagnosed with a biopsy from a colonoscopy. This condition can be easily treated. Remember, it's important to re-hydrate. Also, remember that sugar and fat-free products will increase colonic motility and cause diarrhea. Please consult with your provider and GI specialist. READ MORE
I'm sorry your husband isn't feeling well. It clearly sounds like he needs to follow up with his primary care provider. Dehydration is a potentially serious condition. READ MORE
- Michigan Capitol Medical Center
- Michigan State University/Lansing General Hospital (Internal Medicine)
- Botsford General Hospital Gastroenterology
- Botsford General Hospital (Gastroenterology)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Gastroenterological Association, American Osteopathic Association
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Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. Michele Dodman, who serves patients in Oro Valley, Arizona.
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 story. 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 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.
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