Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO

Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO is a family medicine specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002 and specializes in family medicine.Read her story

7522 E 1st St

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Contact Information

(602) 363-1631

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Gartenberg's Experience

Dr. Gartenberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Gartenberg's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gartenberg "Dr. Gartenberg is originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She maintains her mid-western values but has made Arizona her home since 2003."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gartenberg "Dr. Elissa B. Gartenberg is a board-certified family physician and medical acupuncturist who practices complete medical care for the whole family including children, teens, adults and senior citizens. Dr. Gartenberg is a professional speaker and soon-to-be author! Dr. Gartenberg practices medicine in a holistic way; incorporating alternative therapies in addition to traditional medicine. "I treat my patients, as I would treat my beloved family members. I believe there is more to healing than just taking pills." Dr. Gartenberg believes that while medications may be important for the treatment of many diseases, there is more to healing than indicated in her medical text books. Dr. Gartenberg offers a new perspective on chronic illnesses. Dr. Gartenberg believes in preventative medicine and routine health care screening. Dr. Gartenberg diagnoses and treats a variety of problems including acute infections and injuries, cancer screening, diabetes care, management of chronic illnesses, gynecological issues, etc. Dr. Gartenberg also performs many procedures including skin biopsies, joint injections, trigger point injections, osteopathic manipulation, Chinese cupping, and medical acupuncture.""
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1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

73  Conditions Treated

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28  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Fatigue Correction 
  • Alternative Therapy
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Joint Injection
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Mole Removal
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preventive Care
  • Primary Care for Adolescents
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Special Needs Patients-General Care
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Male Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Henry Ford Health Systems Acgme/Aoa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Helms Institute For Medical Acupuncture
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gartenberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gartenberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gartenberg to family and friends
41 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Gartenberg's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Not very professional and poorly organized. She is a 'holistic' doctor and doesn't believe in medication, which is perfectly fine, but when an individual has family history of high cholesterol, stroke and heart attacks, medication should be given upon seeing the full blood panel. She loves to talk...more
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I was seeing a PA at my old office and didn’t realize how little she knew. My visits were 7 minutes max and I always left feeling like she didn’t address my real issue. So, I switched to Dr. G - a real doctor! She spent quality time getting to know me and trying to order the right tests to figure...more
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She treated me as a whole person not just a problem! I went in with high blood pressure and left with normal blood pressure!!! I thought for sure she would put me on medication but she proved to me my anxiety was making my blood pressure high! She had me do a self-hypnosis and my blood pressure...more
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This is a great innovative doctor. Staff is caring. I like that the care is personable - long non-rushed visits and you don't wait for hours. I can email the doctor directly. I went to a hospital run group before and waited over an hour to see the doctor for 5 minutes! They only let me discuss one...more
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Very thorough and caring physician. The staff is very friendly. My insurance covered the visit. I heard the cash pay prices are really reasonable. You can make appointments online.
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