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Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Forstner-Barthell

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC

18275 N 59th Ave # M-178 Glendale, AZ 85308

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Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Mayo Medical School in 2000 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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Love her!!!
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I have had three differnt surgeries with Dr. Forstner and trust her with my life if need another operation. You cannot get a better surgeion than she. I highly recommend her. If in doubt, ask hospital nurses and other doctors who is the best and she will be one of the first off their lips. She is a Christian lady, and it makes me feel the right doctor and in good hands.
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Dr. Forstner-Barthell is a wonderful doctor. She explained my condition in a kind, compassionate way. She took the time to answer all my questions. I would never mind waiting or rescheduling an appointment because I know if the doctor is running late, she is giving her time to someone in crisis. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. F-B.
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Leaving my appointment today, I am very upset with how Dr. Forstner handling herself in my visit. From the patient perspective, I have never had a physician speak to me with such a demeaning attitude. She was incredibly rude and insensitive. Needless to say, I felt disrespected, and would not recommend this physician to anyone.
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Being a rape victim I did not want anyone to touch me, Dr. Forstner helped me with my fears, in fact she was amazing. I can't thank her enough.
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I was so impressed with the staff and the doctor as well, they are not just friendly but they really do their best to get you as comfortable as possible. Dr. Forstner sat down and took the time to listen, and gave me the confidence I needed to talk about my health issues. It never felt like she was in a rush. She will be my doctor for life.
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I waited an hr. in the pt room. Nurse didn't ask why I was there, but the reason was in my chart. Doctor entered and abruptly asked me why I was there. When she started explaining the situation I had, she held up her hand when I started to ask a question stating she wasn't done talking. She was extremelyy rude, impatient and uncaring. Her hair was tousled, as if never combed. She was wearing scrubs, though not performing surgery that day, and she looked half asleep.
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I had a procedure and now I'm finding sutures that didn't dissolve and instead of putting the patient first they are putting $$ first and telling me this is a billable procedure. I am a supervisor in a medical facility and that is not something we would ever do to a patient.
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Found out that I had colon cancer on a routine colonoscopy, there is no other surgeon I would want to perform my surgery than Dr Forstner. She is straight forward & truly cared that I was well & had a great outcome to my surgery. I would highly recommend her!!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Forstner-Barthell for years. She is very nice, personable and makes me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. She performs colonoscopies on me annually or bi-annually (depending on what is needed) and I have never had an issue. I would recommend her to anyone. She always spends enough time with me, answers my questions and does not make me feel rushed as I have with other doctors.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2006
Colon And Rectal Clinic Of Orlando
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Mayo Medical School
Residency Hospital
2000
Mayo Medical School
Medical School
2006
2005
2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Near-Total Completion Gastrectomy for Severe Post-Vagotomy Gastric Stasis: Analysis of Early and Long Term Results in 62 Patients,

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(602) 993-2622

Dr. Forstner-Barthell accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Ameriben
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus PPO
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Health Net
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
LifeWise
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
WPS Health Insurance

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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
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Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats Constipation more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colostomy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Laparoscopic Anorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)