Dr. Debra Michel, MD


Rheumatology | Female

Dr. Debra Michel, MD
Dr. Debra Michel, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Mesa, AZ. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

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Patient Comments (4)
in Mesa AZ |
Debra Michel was my first Rhuematologist I started seeing her in 1997, with our her knowledge and treatment I believe I would not be as healthy as I am now. Thankxox Dr Michel. Carrie Davis
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Michel has done an excellent job teaching me about RA and navigating a frustrating course to finally finding effective treatment. She is experienced, accurate and up-to-date. She takes a direct, no non-sense approach to disease management. I know, after 7 years as her patient, when I get into trouble, she responds quickly and effectively. She is my rheumatologist though, not my psychologist. That works well between us.
Mesa, Az |
She worked very hard to deal with my RA. She is an excellent Dr. I would highly recommend her to any one who has an RA problem. I have been her patient for a number of years now & hope she stays here for a long time to come
in Chandler, Arizona |
I have RA, Sjogrens, hashimotos thyroiditis and fibromyalgia. First appointment she did no exam or indepth interview. Asked me why I was there after I had waited 3 months for appointment. Handed me a paper to read on a drug, left the room, came back, told me take the drug and come back in 30 days. Severe reaction to drug, called, nurse said stop taking it. Waited 3 more weeks,still severe symptoms and when I go in i get, if you can't take the drug I can't help you. Not knowledgeable apparently.
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Dr. Michel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Ohio

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Methodist Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Riverside Methodist Hospital
    University Hospital Of Cleveland
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Hospitals Of Cleveland

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection