Dr. Sarah Siddiqi is the newest family practice physician to join the outstanding team at Saguaro Physicians. Tucson Medical Center would also like to extend a warm welcome to her as she begins accepting new patients.
Why is it so important to get established with a physician BEFORE you get sick?
Dr. Siddiqi works hard to build a strong foundation of trust with her patients, and chose family practice so that she can care for an entire family instead of just one or two members.
Learn more about Dr. Siddiqi and find out if she’d be a good match to provide exceptional care for you and your family during every phase of life:
▪ What is your background?
I grew up in the Dallas metroplex, where I attended the University of Texas at Dallas. I then went on to Ross Medical School and completed my clinical rotations in New York City. I completed my Family Medicine residency at the prestigious University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas where we primarily rotated through Parkland Hospital where the Medicare bill was signed into effect.
▪ What inspired you to go into primary care?
I earnestly believe that health maintenance and preventative care is the foundation of good medicine, and I want to be on the front line caring for patients to help prevent complications of their diseases. I enjoy working with patients and their families to incorporate healthy standards in their life to improve their health. I’ve always wanted to take care of the whole family, and I believe primary care allows for that.
▪ What made you decide to come to Tucson?
My husband’s job brought us to Tucson, along with the love for a slower pace of life and the outdoors.
▪ What do you think is the biggest health risk facing Southern Arizonans?
The greatest health risk facing Southern Arizona, and the United States, is obesity. Obesity is a leading preventable condition that contributes to many diseases processes such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and heart disease.
▪ Do you have any areas that are of particular interest to you, both in medicine and also outside of work?
In medicine, I particularly enjoy geriatrics and women’s health. Outside of work, I enjoy reading, shopping, and time with family and friends.
▪ Why is it so important for people to get established with a PCP before they get sick?
Having a PCP is important for many reasons. A PCP is someone you should trust to help take care of you. Your PCP should be able to help you keep up with your health and preventative maintenance. It’s important to have a PCP before you get sick so that there is a physician who knows you at your baseline as well as to be able to walk you through whatever it is you’re going through.
▪ What has been your most valuable life experience that has impacted your medical career?
I’ve been involved with medicine since I was very young and that has helped me to empathize with patients in ways that is unique to them. I’ve encountered medicine in several different countries and states, which has brought a special understanding of cultural needs of different patients.
▪ How do you approach your relationship with your patients?
I work hard to build a strong foundation of trust with my patients. It’s important for patients to know that I like to work as a team with them, and they are the ones leading their own care. I strive for a well-rounded approach to health care that includes education and lifestyle modification.
Dr. Siddiqi is located at Saguaro Physicians, 105 S. Houghton Road, #101
She is accepting new patients! Call (520) 324-4403 to make an appointment.