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Dr. Bradley Folkestad, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Male • Age 59

  
Dr. Folkestad

Arrowhead Obstetrics & Gyn Ltd

18699 N 67th Ave Ste 320 Glendale, AZ 85308
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Dr. Bradley Folkestad, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson in 1988 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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(623) 561-7250

Dr. Folkestad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Phoenix Standard
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Obstetric Care

Obstetric care specialists focus on the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy and through labor and delivery, including prenatal screening, treatment of complications, and vaginal or C-section delivery.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folkestad performs Vaginal Delivery and VBAC more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Folkestad performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

C-Section
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folkestad performs C-Section more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Folkestad performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folkestad performs Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Folkestad performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Folkestad's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Maternal Hypotension Syndrome
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thrombosis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy

Dr. Folkestad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Folkestad

4.0

Based on 58 reviews

5 Stars
70.6896551724138%
(41)
4 Stars
5.172413793103448%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(2)
1 Star
20.689655172413794%
(12)

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Dr. Folkestad delivered my son 25 years ago. I named my son after him because he was such an amazing dr. Glad to see he is doing so well.
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Melissa – Dec 02, 2019
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I find it very concerning that a previous review is conveniently missing. I thought this site was a place for patients to honestly rate their Dr. He was very unprofessional in handling the birth of my child. He induced several women at the same time, and then left. He broke my water and left. Nurses delivered my son and I was left needing to be sewn for over an hour after my delivery. Also, every office visit was very quick and he didn't want to answer any questions. He wanted us in and out. I wish I knew then what I know now. I was very disappointed in his behavior.
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Apr 23, 2019
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Being a first time Mom, I was eager to find a great Ob. I was that person who would write down questions prior to my visit and he would answer absolutely every single one. He was very professional when it came to having a high risk pregnancy. I could not of asked for a better Obgyn.
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Yvette in Glendale, AZ – Feb 22, 2019
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Dr folkestad is a phenomenal doctor! His bed side manner is amazing he has delivered all of my kids, there may be a wait sometimes because he runs back and forth between the hospital delivering babies, but that's his job! Totally worth the wait wouldn't go anywhere else!
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Ashten in GLENDALE, AZ – Nov 06, 2018
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Dr. Folkedtad is amazing. He knows his stuff. He saved my baby and my life. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Melanie Elmer in Buckeye, AZ – Jun 16, 2018
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Amazing doctor!! Always took the time to answer all my concerns/questions and never made me feel rushed!
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Nancy in Phoenix , AZ – Jul 18, 2017
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I love Dr F! He is very caring and knowledgeable! I have complete trust in him! I had my kids before being referred to him when my previous obgyn moved away. I never had any issues with him or the staff or NP for regular gyno visits. I recently had a supra-cervical abdominal hysterectomy so quite a few visits before and after the surgery and I really have no complaints! Dr Folkestad is the best!
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Ann in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 20, 2017
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I love you dr folkwstad. You are an absolutely amazing person. And one of the best drs ive ever met there needs to be more people in this world like you . And i wouldn't trust any other dr in this world with the life of my kids other then you. Thank you for being you. See you in 4 weeks for the check up of my baby girl your soon going to help me bring into this world Amanda Hernandez
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Amanda Hernandez in Peoria AZ – Apr 01, 2017
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My first pregnancy and everything went so smoothly! Dr Folkestad delivered my 3 younger sisters and I knew I wanted him as my Dr when I got pregnant. I never had issues and he answered all my questions and went more in depth for me. He and the office staff are amazing, I can't wait to come back with my next pregnancy! I live further on the west side, so worth the drive!
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Ashley in Goodyear, AZ – Mar 20, 2017
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He delivered my daughter 3 years ago and I am seeing him again for this pregnancy with my son. He is SO friendly, takes his time to answer ANY and ALL questions. Goes above and beyond to make you feel as comfortable as possible. He is incredible. They also do complimentary ultrasounds throughout your entire pregnancy including 3D for free. He truly cares about his patience. I wouldn't trust or go to anyone else. I LOVE Dr.Folkstead
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Brikuhl in Peoria, AZ – Jan 24, 2017
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Dr. Folkestad is an amazing doctor, and I would recommend him to anyone. He was my doctor when I was pregnant for my daughter. Being a first time mother I didn't know what to expect but he explained everything along the way. I ended up needing an emergency C-section which he preformed and both my daughter and myself were safe. Although the wait times in the office were long unless you got in before 11 am it was well worth the wait. Staff was very informative and friendly.
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Jane in Peoria,AZ – Jan 08, 2017
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Awesome doctor.
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Kelsey in Peoria AZ – Nov 15, 2016
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I first met Dr. Folkestad and Dr. McKernan (now retired) when I was only 16, during my first womanly exam. After many years, and four children later, I am still very satisfied with Dr. Folkestad. He has an awesome bedside manner, is informative, and is very personable.
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Tina N in El Mirage, AZ – Aug 28, 2016
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First time to see Dr Folkestad for annual gyn appointment. It was obvious that the doctor didn't take the time to look over my medical history before coming into room. After asking me two questions he said I won't renew your hormones because the WHO says they don't work and aren't necessary. When I said I wanted to stay on them he didn't ask why or give me a chance to tell him my medical history. He spent maybe 5 minutes with me and gave to worse overall exam I've ever experienced.
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Bonnie in Buckeye, AZ – Jun 15, 2016
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I absolutely love each Dr . Folkestad. He's an amazing doctor that reassured me when I was having a complicated pregnancy. I will continue seeing Dr.Folkstad for any future pregnancies.
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Stephanie R in Glendale Arizona – Apr 20, 2016
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His staff was horrendous! Because of his impatience I was forced to have a c-section. He never explained why I had to have it he just didn't want to wait anymore I was only in labor 16 hours and got to 9.5 cm. I will not recommend him or that hospital to my worst enemy
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1992
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Medical School

Locations

Arrowhead Obstetrics & Gyn Ltd

Arrowhead Obstetrics & Gyn Ltd18699 N 67th Ave Ste 320 Glendale, AZ 85308
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