Dr. Michael Maximov
Dr. Michael Maximov

“Understanding Diabetes” will be the subject of the monthly wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (March 18), presented by Tucson physician Dr. Michael Maximov.  Open to the public free of charge, the talk begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the ASA Building.

In his talk, Maximov will help his listeners understand the prevalence and seriousness of diabetes which he describes as an epidemic that follows the epidemic of obesity in this country.

Affiliated with The Saguaro Physicians group, Maximov has practiced internal medicine and cardiology in the Tucson community for more than 30 years.  He serves as Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Tucson Medical Center and is medical consultant to their Senior Services Division.

Maximov received a B.A. degree in chemistry and his M.D. degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago.  He completed his internal medicine residency and two 2-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 the second in clinical cardiology.  He also earned a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology at that university.  He ran a diabetes clinic for the Air Force for two years.

After moving to Tucson, Maximov maintained a cardiology practice with Dr. John F. Carroll for more than 25 years.  After a brief “trial retirement,” he again opened an internal medicine practice and currently practices at the Quality of Life Medical Center.

He regularly gives lectures and leads seminars about various medical and social topics of interest to seniors.  Additionally, he’s an avid hiker and nature lover.

Written by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer

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Diabetes – the Epidemic That Follows Obesity: March 2015
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