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Dr. Michael Podraza, MD

OB-GYN

Memphis, TN

About Dr. Michael Podraza

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Podraza does not prescribe any type of birth control. Michael Podraza is a patient-oriented and reliable OB-GYN providing care to patients in Memphis, TN. Dr. Podraza attained his undergraduate degree at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in Chemistry. He later attained his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX and went on to complete his residency at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo NY. Pap Smear consultations and annual GYN Exams with Dr. Podraza typically last about 45 minutes.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Allwell
  • Ambetter

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
  • Saint Francis Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Texas, Houston, Doctor of Medicine
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Bachelor’s)

Awards and publications

  • Academic All-American Football 1997
  • Outstanding Senior in Chemistry 1998
  • Patent applications for processes involving the production and refining of 2-ethyihesyl acrylate while employed as a process chemist
  • Fertility and Birthrates after Hysterosalpingography – a double-blinded randomized control study. I have recruited patients and analysed data for this study - that attempts to determine the effect of steroid enhanced solution in improving fertility rates after HSG
  • Suma Cum Laude in Chemistry 1998

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1255566824

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
He's very thorough, spends as much time as you need answering questions, very kind. The wait can be long for thisreason or if he's delivering a baby, but it's worth it.
He's very thorough, spends as much time as you need answering questions, very kind. The wait can be long for this reason or if he's delivering a baby, but it's worthit.
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I wanted to find a new obgyn that actually listened to me and didn't zip in and out of the roomafter 2 minutes. Dr. Podraza was very nice and so was his staff! Front desk was nice and his nurse was as well. Having worked at a dr.'s office before, I know it can be a stressful job dealing with many personalities. Very impressed with all the staff and their upbeat attitudes. Definitely glad I am making a switch to this doctor.
I wanted to find a new obgyn that actually listened to me and didn't zip in and out of the room after 2 minutes. Dr. Podraza was very nice and sowas his staff! Front desk was nice and his nurse was as well. Having worked at a dr.'s office before, I know it can be a stressful job dealing with many personalities. Very impressed with all the staff and their upbeat attitudes. Definitely glad I am making a switch to this doctor.
Kimberly D. · July 5, 2018

Dr. Michael Podraza's office location

Saint Francis Women's Health & Fertility

6005 Park Ave, Suite 828 B

Memphis, TN 38119

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He's very thorough, spends as much time as you need answering questions, very kind. The wait can be long for this reason or if he's delivering a baby, but it's worth it.

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I like Dr. Podraza. He is very light-heart and has a sense of humor, so it makes you feel at ease.

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I wanted to find a new obgyn that actually listened to me and didn't zip in and out of the room after 2 minutes. Dr. Podraza was very nice and so was his staff! Front desk was nice and his nurse was as well. Having worked at a dr.'s office before, I know it can be a stressful job dealing with many personalities. Very impressed with all the staff and their upbeat attitudes. Definitely glad I am making a switch to this doctor.

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Dr. Podraza really takes his time with you! He is super patient & addresses all your concerns. He will not leave you stranded and will let you ask all of your questions. He is really caring & wants to find the right solution for your health.

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If I could give Dr. Podraza 6 stars out of 5 I would!!!

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Loved him. Beside manner wonderful. Very knowledgeable. Nursing staff is great!

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He was very engaging and very informative. He asked if I had any questions or concerns and was very helpful and listened very well!

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Dr. Podraza and his team made me feel comfortable and supported, and they took their time to fully answer my questions and address my concerns. I didn't at all mind the wait time to be seen, as they obviously put a lot of thought and care into the treatment of each patient. Today was my first appointment, and I feel really good about continuing to work with Dr. Podraza.

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I love the staff and doctor but the wait time is too long. Something needs to change with the scheduling.

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I am so pleased that I was recommended to Dr. Podraza. After previous experiences w other OBGYNs, him and the staff were all excellent.

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I love him cause he listens to me and gave the thing that can up with my care

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Very personable and great bedside manner!

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Very thorough and explains everything. Takes his time with you and seems like he truly cares.

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I'm so glad I went to Dr. Podraza for a second opinion on my uterine fibroids. I left his office with so much weight off my shoulders and relief knowing that I was in his hands.

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I was impressed with Dr. Podraza and the health solutions he offered me. He uses several treatment modalities which is not common in mainstream medicine.

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First time pt - I had some concerns over bleeding and was able to come in right away. (My original appt was for tomorrow) The staff was at lunch and I thought I would have to wait more than I did luckily I did not. Very excited to continue my pregnancy with Dr. Podraza.

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He was very nice and took the time to listen to my concerns.

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A wonderful experience from the people at check in, all the way to checking out and scheduling my next appointment. So happy to have found this doctor and his staff!!

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He is a wonderful Dr very specific and attentive. I plan on making him my primary physician

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The wait time was long, but I understand they got busy and with only one doctor it makes sense, but it was worth the wait. I have never had an exam before and Dr. Podraza and his nurses made me feel comfortable.

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He wasn't interested in helping me. He actually suggested I see someone else that does what he can do but only that. I was very disappointed.

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I went to the office for endometriosis and PCOS (which his facebook says he treats) and it turned into a fertility appointment (I never once mentioned wanting to get pregnant). I felt like they didn't listen to me at all. I just wanted to find out what I could do to improve my health because I am in pain non-stop. If you are not trying to conceive steer clear.

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Very Polite, looking for Options to help

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Very thorough and caring

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We saw the nurse practioner. She was very thorough and took her time to understand and adress the issues. This was really appreciated.

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My visit was amazing. Everyone was friendly, attentive, and happy. Crystal did my blood work and she really knows what she's doing. I hardly even felt it. All of my questions were answered and I left with some unexpected, great news. Dr. Podraza is excellent! So glad I found them!

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Dr. Podraza and the staff were exceptionally nice. They made me feel very comfortable and I was able to ask the questions I needed to without feeling weird.

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I will see him again & would definitely recommend him to family & friends.

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Very through and professional. Liked the fact that I did not feel rushed and was given adequate time to discuss and have my questions answered.

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Excellent! I just moved here and needed an OB right away. Was able to get right in and felt like I had been apart of their practice. I was nervous but that quickly dwindled away and felt so comfortable almost immediately after meeting both the nurse and the Doctor. Would recommend this office to anyone. Can't wait to go back in 4 weeks :D

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Dr. Podraza is very nice! And Jennifer is really nice too!:)

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I loved the visit..

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My husband and I are very pleased with Dr. Podraza, and his staff is the friendliest we've ever known!

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It was great. Very pleasant and informative. Reassuring and I was comfortable the entire visit, thanks to the receptionist, nurse, physician.

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It was great! I made a great choice by choosing Dr.Podraza

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HE IS AWESOME....

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Jennifer, Dr. Michael Podrazas' Nurse was very thorough and so kind. She knew what to ask and how to address every need I had. Jennifer even brought up ailments that I had forgotten to bring to the doctors attention. She knew what I needed before I did. I felt more comfortable with Dr. Podraza than I have ever been with a Dr. In my adult life. He interacted with my son and made me feel at ease. Making it easier to open up to him about my very personal medical problems. He not only listened, understood, showed empathy and gave the best medical advise I could've asked for. I thank his office. And I am proud to say that this is my Dr. I recommend any Woman that is need of an exceptional OBGYN to contact Dr. Podrazas' office ASAP. You will NOT regret it. God Bless his team.

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My visit to Dr. Podraza's office was good for my first time. I was nervous when I made it to my appointment late that there was a chance that I might not get seen. I was their last appointment of the day. However, they saw me anyway and showed no signs of annoyance. I realize as I sat in their waiting room that everyone has a life outside of work and they probably were ready to go home, but I did appreciate the fact that no one appeared to be in a rush to put me out of the office. The doctor took his time and attentively listened to my concerns and offered some insight on the issues I presented. Overall, Dr. Podraza and his staff was excellent. Fast with the service, but slow with the care.

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It was a very pleasant visit. All of the staff were great. The nurse was nice to speak with and made me feel very comfortable. The doctor was great as well. They are definitely personable and that definitely made me feel glad to be there.

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I found exactly what I was looking for in this visit. I really enjoyed the entire staff and Dr. Podraza's humble and down to earth way of speaking. I could tell he was genuinely concerned about us and wanted to be sure to answer all of our questions. I am definitely going to recommend him to anyone I know that is struggling with infertility.

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Ive never been so succesful in finding a good doctor!

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