Dr. Dana Seltzer, MD

Dr. Dana Seltzer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

Dr. Seltzer has been practicing in Phoenix since 1993, after completing residency training at the...Read more

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136 Insurance Carriers 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
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Benesight
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Broadspire
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Care Credit
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • Carrington
  • CHAMPVA
  • Christian Care
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CNA
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Concentra
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • Delta Dental
  • EBMS
  • El Paso First Health Plan
  • Employers Dental Service
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Life and Health Insurance
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Global Excel Insurance
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Healthcare Connect
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • HealthSmart
  • Indian Health Service
  • Integra Physician Network
  • Ironwood Cancer and Research Center
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Lincoln
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Marsh Affinity Group Services
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • MedPartners
  • Mercy Care
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Pinal/Gila LTC
  • Portamedic
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Prime Health Imaging
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Private Small Business Insurance
  • Prudential
  • Pyramid Life
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Secure Care Indemnity
  • Self Pay
  • Sierra Choice
  • Sliding Scale
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Sturm Ruger & Co.
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • TPA
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • University Physicians
  • Unum
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Yavapai Long Term Care
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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in Phoenix, AZ |
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 knowledgeable and professional, he took the time to listen to the issue and offer solutions. He was able to repair my cartilage damage and now I have no pain and couldn't be happier! Highly recommend!
in Tempe, AZ |
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.
in Phoenix, AZ |
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 thinks outside the box, helping you to cope with pain and discomfort in more ways than just medication or surgery. He is an outstanding surgeon. I can not recommend him highly enough. I
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Seltzer is very knowledgeable and professional.
Chandler, AZ |
Had multiple pelvic fractures and wanted to be treated conservatively. The healing time is longer but his professionalism and great bedside manner puts me at ease every time I go in. I am so grateful for Dr. Seltzer and the staff for what they have done for me- we live quite far from his office but well worth the trip. Although a surgeon, he respected my decision in treatment and didn't treat me less than. I am treated with respect with care, compassion and understanding.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Seltzer fixed my husband's broken patella. He performed the surgery just hours after the fall. We have had a GREAT outcome. Dr. Seltzer was very kind and caring in addition to being a good surgeon.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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 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 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
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • 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
  • 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

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Southern California

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Jackson Memorial Hosp/U Of Miami

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Univ. Of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Kerlan-Jobe Ortho Clinic

    Completed in 1992

    Univ Of Tx Hlth Sc Ctr At San Anton

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Pomona College

    Graduated in 1981

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
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Seltzer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Seltzer's Office & Staff

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Dr. Seltzer says...

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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Dr. Seltzer's Care Philosophy

It is my goal to provide you with the information that you need to help you make informed decisions about your orthopedic health care. I will take the time necessary to answer your questions  and help you understand your orthopedic problems and the treatment options. I believe that the patient and the surgeon form a team to obtain the best outcomes, and each of us must do our part to assure optimal end results.