Medical Research & Publications

District Medical Group and Valleywise are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals in Arizona through an integrated medical group practice based on a balanced program of patient care, education, research, and community service. The research conducted by our providers and supported by the Valleywise Grants and Research Department is central to our mission. The education provided to residents and medical students helps lay the foundation for a future of innovative care.

Healthcare disparities based on factors such as geography, gender, and race/ethnicity, increasingly require that our medical practices adapt to diverse patient populations. Through the adaptations we verify through research and the practices we teach residents, we have learned that our patients must be empowered. Patients, as well as providers, need to be equipped with the tools necessary to adapt to the changing healthcare environment.

As defined by the Agency for Health Research and Quality, health services research is a  multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately,  our health and well-being.” This is the core of the research conducted by DMG.

DMG and Valleywise support and encourage research with initiatives, projects, and clinical trials designed to advance knowledge and create new treatment modalities. We are involved in dozens of research projects. We mentor residents and medical students on their own research projects. Many of these trials and projects become presentations throughout the country and articles published in national journals.

DMG and Valleywise have a long tradition of collaboration. Through our grants and research partnerships, we help make the community a better place.

Valleywise Health Sciences Library

The Valleywise Health Sciences Library supports the clinical, education and research needs of all Valleywise/DMG residents, physicians and staff. The library maintains an extensive collection of electronic resources through various databases and websites as well as a variety of books, journals and databases. For more information on medical research or publications, please contact the Health Sciences Library.

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A Spotlight on DMG Pediatrics

DMG Pediatrics is a strong partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and MIHS in training resident physicians, and for many years it has been known as the PCH/MMC Pediatric Residency Program...
March 28, 2018/by District Medical Group

Ask a Doc: Do your kids need sunscreen if they’re in the shade?

You may think you’ve got it made in the shade, but you can still be hit by harmful UV rays that bounce off the sand, sidewalk, pool or ocean. They can even bounce off grass...
July 5, 2018/by District Medical Group

BEWARE: Statistics show sparklers cause the most injuries

Sparklers burn at extremely high temperatures. They often become the most frequent cause of injury around the 4th of July Holiday.
July 5, 2018/by District Medical Group

Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) Physical Therapy Department Spotlight

Pediatric physical therapy benefits children and their families/caregivers by promoting activity and participation in everyday routines, increasing functional independence, improving strength and endurance...
April 5, 2018/by District Medical Group

Dr. Elizabeth Ferguson Named Designated Institutional Official of Creighton University

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD, a highly regarded surgeon and educator at Maricopa Integrated Health System, has been named Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of the Creighton University--Arizona Health Education Alliance...
July 13, 2018/by District Medical Group

Engaging Children with Spina Bifida for Increased Mobility

SCOOOT provides an early experience of independence for kids with mobility challenges. It frees them to explore their home, play, chase and race friends and siblings without any help...
April 11, 2018/by District Medical Group

Health Care Hero Award Finalists Announced

Three DMG providers are finalists for the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2018 Health Care Hero Awards. They received a tremendous amount of submissions, so we are very proud...
August 21, 2018/by District Medical Group

Innovative use of EMR helps identify more Make-A-Wish kids

Make-A-Wish Arizona, the local chapter of the international wish-granting organization, and District Medical Group(DMG) are piloting a unique referral process to increase life-changing wish opportunities...
July 13, 2018/by District Medical Group

Make-A-Wish Arizona and District Medical Group to increase wishes for kids

The “Medical Champions” program was created by DMG using their electronic medical records (EMR) system to better identify and track children with critical illnesses who would qualify for a wish experience...
April 10, 2018/by District Medical Group

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Jacqueline A. Chadwick, M.D., has assumed the position of founding executive director of the Creighton University-Arizona Health Education Alliance. The Alliance seeks to expand and improve health care education...
August 14, 2018/by District Medical Group

New physician training alliance launches in Arizona

An alliance between some of the most respected names in healthcare in Arizona will become one of the largest providers of graduate medical education and physician training in the state...
June 21, 2018/by District Medical Group

Winners of 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards are honored

A celebratory crowd filled the ballroom at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Thursday night to honor the finalists and winners of the 2018 Healthcare Leadership Awards...
May 17, 2018/by District Medical Group

Major Valley Healthcare Providers Announce New Health Education Alliance

Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), Creighton University School of Medicine, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and District Medical Group, Inc., have announced a new alliance...
October 22, 2017/by District Medical Group

New Academic Affiliation For Health Education

The board of District Medical Group unanimously voted to create a new partnership between DMG, Dignity Health & St. Joseph’s Hospital, Maricopa Integrated Health System and Creighton University...
August 24, 2017/by District Medical Group

Being a physician is a journey, not a destination

Eighty first-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix will receive the mantle of the medical profession when they don their white coats for the first time...
July 26, 2017/by District Medical Group

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix White Coat Ceremony Class of 2021

The White Coat Ceremony marks the students’ entry into clinical medicine and is a rite of passage in their journey toward a health care career...
July 24, 2017/by District Medical Group

Ross F. Goldberg – Top Doctor in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Goldberg is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and provides surgical treatments for a wide range of conditions...
June 8, 2017/by District Medical Group

CHIME Fall Forum Interview Series: Jeff Weil, CIO, District Medical Group

There is no shortage of projects going on at District Medical Group, where Jeff Weil is CIO. From an integration engine implementation to clinical, business and infrastructure upgrades, and implementation of...
January 10, 2017/by District Medical Group

4 Arizona organizations partner to increase number of physicians in the state

Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System, District Medical Group — all in Phoenix — and Omaha, Neb.-based Creighton University School of Medicine signed a memorandum...
October 31, 2016/by District Medical Group

Multiple Disciplinary Collaborative Partnership – Academic Health Education Programs in Arizona

I am excited to announce a collaborative partnership (Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance) between District Medical Group, Maricopa County Special Health Care District, Dignity Health and Creighton University...
October 26, 2016/by District Medical Group

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