Dr. Edward S. Frankel, MD

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Dr. Edward S. Frankel, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Ortho Arizona-Arizona Hand & Wrist Specialists 690 N Cofco Center Ct Ste 190, Phoenix, AZ 85008 Get Directions
(602) 393-1010

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34 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • Arizona PHCS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CRS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual Medical
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Private Small Business Insurance
  • Prudential
  • Sierra Choice
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Sturm Ruger & Co.
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • TPA
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • University Physicians
  • Unum
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Experience with Dr. Frankel
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (26)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (26)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (26)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Frankel's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (27)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (22)
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in Scottsdale, AZ |
Tried to make an appointment for my painful hand but the office personnel were not very friendly or accommodating so I got another appt with another orthopedic specialist. There is no excuse for rude office personnel!!
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Frankel is the most awesome hand and wrist doctor in Arizona. He treated my daughters broken wrist. I was very impressed by his caring attitude and it seemed that surgery was his last resort, he was very conservative and into trying to heal the bone. He fixed her broken wrist in 3 months and now it's perfect. I would highly recommend Dr. Frankel.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Wasn't a big fan, seemed eager to get you into more appointments and into surgery, and to up charge you for anything possible. I've had plenty of surgeries before and got great vibes off all my doctors, wasn't feeing him, but I needed to get my wrist taken care of ASAP. He doesn't understand or realize how people manage pain, so if you don't handle pain well, do NOT go to him. Ive never had a surgeon allow me to stay in pain or anxiety like him
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Kidney Damage - Platinum
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nerve Decompression and Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Rochester School Medicine & Dentistry

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Hand Center of San Antonio

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Stanford University

    Graduated in 1997

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Phoenix Magazine's Top Doctor, 2009
    • Phoenix Magazine's Top Doctor, 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Frankel'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 Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Frankel's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Frankel

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Frankel's Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.