Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO

Family Medicine •  Female • Age 50
  
Dr. Gartenberg
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Sobel Family Medicine

4550 E Bell Rd Ste 114 Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Dr. Elissa Gartenberg, DO is a Family Medicine Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gartenberg to book an appointment.


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If you need a doctor who cares, pick Dr.G!
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Sep 10, 2020
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Great doctor!
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John – Jul 20, 2020
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They are so accommodating!
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May 17, 2020
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Whatever you do, never mention that you take medical marijuana. She'll lecture you up the wazoo about all of the negatives, and she goes by the old claims that it is a gateway drug, and it's highly addictive, and damaging to the brain. I don't know if she is a good physician. That one visit sent me south, and there is no way I could go back just to be hounded.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Barbara L. – Nov 13, 2019
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We love Dr. G and staff at Modern Family Medicine. They truly care about patients. They know who I am when I call and take extra time to make me feel comfortable. The new staff is great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Sep 20, 2019
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Doctors office is in a neighborhood, no one seems to know what going on, the billing lady is only in on Fridays and many Fridays shes not there. So if you have any sort of billing issue, it could take weeks to resolve. They don't respond to emails. Most phone calls go to voicemail even during business hours. Their website is made from a blogging template...literally nothing about this place is professional. When doing a test, I asked the lab guy why I was doing a certain thing and he was like 'lady, all I know is that I mix this with that and I have no idea why...but it supposedly tells us if you have something or not'. What a joke, seriously! I highly doubt this place will be in business very long and unless there is literally no one else available, I'd avoid this place at all costs!
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Unhappy with Gartenberg – Sep 15, 2019
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Compassionate and caring.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Decided – Jun 17, 2019
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This office is great! We love the new staff! The doctor is brilliant. Our visits are always fun. Plus, they have yummy organic lollipops!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joy in AZ – Jun 05, 2019
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Great doctor!
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May 13, 2019
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I was looking for a new doctor in the area, and thought this one sounded good. Other doctors were scheduled 2 weeks out. I got into Dr. G the same day I called (clue). The first thing I received when walking into the office was a LIST of charges that I could face as a patient: $25 for changing an appointment, $50 for cancelling an appointment, $75 for bounced check. That she could charge for a 2nd appointment, if you get more than a wellness check on your visit, etc. All of the cards definitely stacked FOR the doctor's benefit. I went in to get an annual check up and pap smear. I paid $125 for my visit, $300+ for the blood tests. (They did not provide a receipt for the $300+ I paid). I was then told that I needed to make an appointment to come back and see the results of my blood test. I asked if I could get a copy of the lab results, "Not without making an appointment and paying another $125". (What happened to patient rights!?) I ended up calling the lab and getting a copy
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May 08, 2019
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This office is great! The staff makes you feel like you are part of the family. They know my name and offer me water. The wait is usually not very long. I was nervous to do my blood but they made me comfortable and gave me a lollipop. If you have to go to the doctor, this office makes it enjoyable. There I said it! I actually enjoyed going to the doctor!
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Apr 01, 2019
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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 and seems to suffer from some sort of ADD because she has a tough time focusing on one subject. The last time I was there, I could hear her in the other room carrying a personal conversation for 1hr.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Mirza Jasarevic in Scottsdale, AZ – May 22, 2018
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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 out my problem. Before, I would just google my problems and tell the PA what to do and she did. Dr. G is very smart and understands medicine. She is nice too.
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Dec 03, 2017
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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 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!
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Phoenix, AZ – Jul 27, 2017
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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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Carson in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 13, 2017
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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.
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Graciela Pacheco in Phoenix, AZ – May 12, 2017
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Be prepared to be charged as much as $650 for just an office visit. Very unaffordable.
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Nice Doctor! Love the office! It feels like home!
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B in scottsdale, az – Apr 02, 2017
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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.
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Phoenix, AZ – Jun 28, 2016
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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!!!
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Lynn Peck in Scottsdale, AZ – Mar 29, 2016
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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."Less...

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Acupuncture

Education

2007
Helms Institute For Medical Acupuncture
2005
Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Residency Hospital
2003
Henry Ford Health Systems Acgme/Aoa
Internship Hospital
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Dr. Gartenberg accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Self Pay
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Gartenberg's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Fatigue Correction 
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Allergies
  • Alternative Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Chronic Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Edema
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Joint Injection
  • Laceration
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Mole Removal
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Periods
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Tests and Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Physical Examination
  • Pneumonia
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preventive Care
  • Rash
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Diseases
  • Special Needs Patients-General Care
  • Stitches
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Male Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Locations

Sobel Family Medicine

Sobel Family Medicine4550 E Bell Rd Ste 114 Phoenix, AZ 85032
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

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