Dr. Dana Seltzer, MD

Dr. Dana Seltzer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dana Seltzer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Abrazo Medical Group

6565 E Greenway Pkwy Ste 100A

Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American National
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Seltzer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 89% of peers
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
more than 88% of peers
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Seltzer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Seltzer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Seltzer "Dr. Seltzer has been practicing in Phoenix since 1993, after completing residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and yearlong fellowships in sports medicine at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic and shoulder and elbow surgery with Dr. Charles Rockwood. He served as the chairman and residency director of the Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program at Maricopa Medical Center from 2000-2004. He was the chairman of the orthopedic surgery department at St. Joseph's Hospital from 2004-2016, while also serving as the director of orthopedic trauma at both St. Joseph's Hospital and Chandler Regional Medical Center from 2003-2015. He has been the medical director for the Phoenix Coyotes, the Arizona Rattlers, the Phoenix Roadrunners, the Phoenix Mustangs, the Arizona Thunder, and the Phoenix Cobras. He is currently working as an independent contractor with Tenet Healthcare and the Abrazo Medical Group as the Market Director of Orthopedic Surgery."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Seltzer "Orthopedic POCSt. Joseph's Orthopedic Clinic provides quality healthcare for management of injuries related to trauma and sports activities. The Orthopedic Team believes in integrated care and patient management through communication and collaboration with medical staff, clinical staff, administrative staff, support services and the patient and their family. The level of care is in accordance with the specific need of the patient and will vary with diagnosis, patient condition, healthcare and psychosocial status, physician orders, and recommendations of the multi-disciplinary team.St.Joseph's Orthopedic Clinic also maintains a 24 hour physician on call service."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

86  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Disorders


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58  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Pomona College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Jackson Memorial Hosp/U of Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Univ. of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Kerlan-Jobe Ortho Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Univ of TX Hlth Sc Ctr at San Anton
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients Choice Award, 2008, 2009
  • Patients Choice Compassionate Doctor Award, 2010
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Doc, 2010
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors Award, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Seltzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Seltzer is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Seltzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Seltzer to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Seltzer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

He is caring, attentive and excellent at his work.
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Dr. Seltzer is very caring and understanding, he really takes the time to listen and treat each patient. I visited 2 other orthopedic surgeons who told me there was nothing they could do for me other than offer pain management until I was old enough for a knee replacement. Dr. Seltzer is very...more
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I cannot speak too highly of Dr. Dana Seltzer's expertise and compassion. I know that I received the absolute best possible outcome because of his knowledge and skill. I have already recommended him to a student of mine.
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Dr Seltzer is everything you could hope for in a doctor. He listens, he takes the time to really hear you. He never rushes through an appointment just because he is backed up. Each patient recieves the care and attention we all deserve, but rarely get in medicine today. He is brilliant and...more
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Dr. Seltzer is very knowledgeable and professional.
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