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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:14 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Dr. Michael Gooden, a board-certified vascular specialist with experience in diagnosing and treating vascular disease, has joined Northwest Allied Physicians.

His practice encompasses both medical management of and surgical options (including minimally invasive procedures and open surgery of the vascular system) for treatment of vascular conditions, a release said.

Dr. Gooden’s particular expertise is treating peripheral artery disease and preventing limb loss with angioplasty/stents as well as surgical bypass; both open and stent graft repair of aortic aneurysms; renal, mesenteric and carotid artery disease, dialysis access, varicose veins, and diabetic foot wounds and infections.

“I am particularly interested in patients with leg pain, difficulty walking, diabetics, smokers, and those with a family history of aortic aneurysms,” he said.

Dr. Gooden grew up in Catalina and graduated from Canyon Del Oro High School. Prior to attending medical school, he served in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman.

“I’m excited to be returning to my hometown of Tucson with my wife and 2-year-old,” he said.

Appointments with Dr. Gooden may be made by calling 229-2578. His practice is located at 6060 N. Fountain Plaza Drive, Suite 270, Tucson. He is on the medical staff of Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital.

Northwest Allied Physicians is a medical group affiliated with Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital. NAP includes physicians specializing in cardiothoracic surgery, family medicine, gynecology, infectious disease, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and vascular disease. The website is www.nwalliedphysicians.com.

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