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Practice Philosophy: Dr. Maximov believes in partnering with his patients.He generally knows more about medicine than they do, but they know more about their lifestyles and bodies than he does. He spends more time listening to patients than talking to them. He strongly believes in educating patients about their illness and the variety of choices they have in treating them.
He welcomes questions from patients, including questions about why he recommends a particular form of treatment.

Bio: Dr. Maximov received both his BS (chemistry) and MD at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He then completed his internal medicine residency and two separate two-year fellowships at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. The first of these was in clinical pharmacology, the study of how medications act in people, and he earned a master's degree in pharmacology. The second fellowship was in clinical cardiology.
Dr. Maximov then opened a cardiology practice in Tucson with Dr. John F. Carroll, where he practiced for over twenty five years. Following a brief trial of retirement, he again opened an internal medicine practice and currently practices at Quality of Life Medical Center. He also serves as the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Tucson Medical Center as well as being a medical consultant to their Senior Services division. He regularly produces lectures and seminars about various medical and social topics of interest to seniors.

Public lectures and seminars: As part of the Tucson Medical Center's Senior Services to the Community, Dr. Maximov regularly presents educational lectures and workshops on medical topics. Future events will be posted as they’re scheduled. Recent Tucson Medical Center talks include the topics of heart health, medications, brain health, thyroid disease, diabetes, depression, lung diseases, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Maximov also recently spoke on brain health at Desert Sports and Fitness in Tucson.

Medical Topics: Brief overviews of some common issues.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypertension is known as the "silent killer" because it produces no symptoms. The first "symptoms" of hypertensive patient experiences are actually the symptoms of its complications, including blindness, stroke, erectile dysfunction, heart attack and kidney failure. These are often irreversible.
Since so many different medications are available to treat hypertension it is relatively easy to find the right medication for everyone.

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Heart attack occurs when one of the three arteries supplying the heart muscle completely blocks off, thereby depriving the muscle of oxygen. It is often preventable.

Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which the body lacks a sufficient supply of insulin, which is required to supply energy (glucose) to the working cells of the body. In older adults it is frequently caused by obesity and thus can often be reversed (partially or completely) by weight loss. Many of the dreaded complications of diabetes can be prevented or delayed by good diabetes care which can be achieved by exercise, diet, weight loss, and the proper medications.

Michael J. Maximov, MD, FACC
Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology
Email: DrMaximov@qlmc.com
Quality of Life Medical and Research Center
5350 East Erickson Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 733-2250
Fax: (520) 733-2270

To contact Dr. Maximov for an appointment please call (520) 733-2250.