Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD
Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, AZ. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Forstner-Barthell is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

Colon & Rectal Center of Arizona

18275 N 59th Ave # M-178

Glendale, AZ 85308

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Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • 15 More

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Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.
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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Experience

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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Mayo Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Colon and Rectal Clinic Of Orlando
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Near-Total Completion Gastrectomy for Severe Post-Vagotomy Gastric Stasis: Analysis of Early and Long Term Results in 62 Patients,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forstner-Barthell to family and friends
4.0
based on 24 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Peoria, AZ |
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.
in Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in Peoria, AZ |
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!!
in Phoenix, AZ |
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.
Glendale, AZ |
The surgery was not a success, doctor was more concern regarding payment that the fact that I needed a repair surgery as her surgical performance was very poor.
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Dr. Forstner-Barthell accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Forstner-Barthell has admitting privileges

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
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Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W Thunderbird Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85351
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