Dr. Elizabeth Cruz, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Cruz, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
51 y/o
35 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

Devoted to your digestive health.Read more

Dr. Cruz's Experience

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Dr. Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cruz to family and friends
3.7
based on 35 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Cruz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Peoria, AZ |
Love this Dr and have full confidence in her after having my 2nd colonoscopy, My first with her, my prior one was in NY. Dr Cruz was there to answer any questions I had after removing a very large polyp, which she had to cortorize, I developed minor complications, and required antibiotics and further tests, however nothing was wrong, and by a few weeks and back to a slow normal diet I was back to normal. I trust this Dr completely, and highly recommend her.
in Peoria, AZ |
I have been a patient of Dr Liz Cruz for about 1 year. I had a colonoscopy with her last year, and unfortunately do to the large polup she had to remove and cortorize I developed some minor complications. However she was there to answer any questions that my husband and I had. Thankfully after a couple of weeks and finally being able to eat solid foods I was back to myself. I have another appointment with her next week, and a rescheduled appointment for another colonoscopy. Thumbs up Dr. C.
in Buckeye, AZ |
Love this Dr. She is kind and has a personality. She will listen to you to find out your pains not just tell you her thoughts. I wish all my Dr.s where like her.
in Avondale, AZ |
I wanted to make an appointment with Dr Cruz but was only able to get in to see the nurse practitioner. She was not very interested in my history and was rushed. I met Dr. Cruz less than 5 minutes prior to being put under for two procedures. The results of the procedures were given to me by the nurse practitioner and again she was rushed. I have issues with IBS and she never gave me any guidance other than writing prescriptions.
Jen, sorry you did not have a good experience with our office. We pride ourselves in taking great care of our patients. Dr. Cruz along with her Nurse Practitioner Maureen are extremely thorough and caring. I'm sorry that didn't come through in your apts. In addition, we offer a whole wellness approach that was available to you while you were in the office. It's worked miracles for people suffering from IBS. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more, 623-772-6999 x102. Thank you! Tina
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Dr. Cruz's Care Philosophy

Devoted to your digestive health.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Oakland Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    UCSF Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCSF Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Southern Adventist University

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment