Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
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Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO
Dr. Gartenberg is originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. She maintains her mid-western values but has made Arizona her home since 2003.

7522 E 1st St

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Contact Information

(602) 363-1631

Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO

Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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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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


  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Edema
  • Emphysema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Laceration
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Periods
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Rash
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • 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
based on 38 total reviews (11 with comments)
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 (11)
Phoenix, AZ |
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 went to normal!!!!!! I'm in my 20's and didn't want to take medication. I need to work on my stress and she is going to help me. I can't give Dr. Gartenberg enough praises! Thank you!
Scottsdale, AZ |
I can't thank Dr. Gartenberg enough for saving my husband's life!!! She is on top of her game and is a very talented physician.
in Mesa, AZ |
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 problem. I can bring my list to Dr. G and she answers all my concerns.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
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.
Thank you!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I went in for a physical. It took so long to fill out medical history that ended up waiting for close to an hour to be seen. I recommend forms be mailed to patients. I liked? her relaxed style. Very knowledgeable. Good listener.
Thank you!
Chandler, AZ |
Be prepared to be charged as much as $650 for just an office visit. Very unaffordable.
We adhere to contracted billing rates with insurance companies. We do not bill any more than any other contracted provider would for the same services. The insurance companies discount the amount paid to us. We ONLY charge the patient according to the contracted rates. We also offer very reasonable cash pay fees for patients without insurance. In the history of the practice, we have never had any one office visit cost 650! This commentary is unfounded. Please call your insurance to explain.
in scottsdale, az |
Nice Doctor! Love the office! It feels like home!
Thank you!
Phoenix, AZ |
I've been seeing Dr. Gartenberg at for several years. I actually met her at a previous office and followed her when she opened Modern Family Medicine. It is so difficult to find a primary care doctor that actually has knowledge of supplements and other types of medicine other than traditional. She has always been a caring and attentive physician.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
It has been years since I have been Blessed to find someone that I can really talk to she is considerate she listens and explains what course to take to getting me to follow and make me the best I can be. If anyone is looking for a Dr. that is doesn't treat you like a number don't hesitate to call her. I would just like to say Thank you! Thank you for taking time with me?? The staff outstanding very helpful. God Bless you all. I'm a female age 62 awesome!!!
Dr. Gartenberg makes you feel very comfortable talking with her about any problems you may have. She is always there when needed and calls back right away. It is so reassuring that there still are doctors out there who genuinely care about their patients. I would highly recommended Dr. Gartenberg to anyone seeking great healthcare!
in Phoenix, Arizona |
Dr Gartenberg was an excellent diagnostician She saved my life She was kind and compassionate She spent time listening to my complaints and addressing the issues. I feel so much better now Thank you Dr Gartenberg
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Dr. Gartenberg accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Gartenberg has admitting privileges

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
7400 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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