Dr. John Gietzen, DO

Dr. John Gietzen, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Gietzen, DO is a family medicine doctor who practices in Yuma, AZ. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

2189 S Avenue A Ste A

Yuma, AZ 85364

Contact Information

(928) 276-4381

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
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Dr. Gietzen's Experience

Dr. Gietzen'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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gietzen "Good health care is more than just a focus on symptoms. They may be both wellness and physical causes for what ails a person.We realize that your time is important and place a strong emphasis on timely visits and quickly addressing your concerns. We are open to education in whatever form it comes. Patients frequently expend great efforts to learn about their health through many sources. We respect this right and work with our patients to provide excellent health care."


  • Family Medicine
  • Diabetes Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Goiter
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Allergy Drops
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Skin Grafts

Background Check

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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.


  • Mi State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Riverside Osteo Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Sparrow Hospital Sparrow Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gietzen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gietzen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gietzen to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Gietzen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Yuma, AZ |
I have seen Dr Gietzen for 5yrs now and he always makes me feel great about the care i received from him. The girls are very nice specially Lindsey and Olly.
Yuma, AZ |
He was good at first, then he became more and more disengaged with the patient process. Hired a high-schooler for his asst. Constant turnover on the front desk. No one would help if you had a simple quest. --Had no interest doing proper insurance coding--and wouldn't make corrections. --Their answer was to always make an office apptmt (more $$ for them). --They wrote a prescription for thyroid incorrectly; and would NOT correct it even with pharmacy--told me to make an apptmt--I was out of state
in Yuma, AZ |
Dr Gietzen is very professional, knowledgeable, and takes the time to listen..He is an excellent Doctor...BUT his staff is absolutely horrible. Poor customer service. They never return calls, and when it comes to insurance information, I was not given the correct information numerous of times. I just can't express how bad his staff is....
Yuma, AZ |
He is absolutely wonderful. He will take his time to explain everything from medications, different options, any questions. He truely cares about his patients. If you make a appointment and not a walk-in you'll wait maybe 10-15mins before being called back depending on how busy they are. His office is very peaceful,clean and smells amazing(essential oil diffuser). Overall 5/5 rating every time. GREAT DOCTOR!!
in Yuma, AZ |
Dr. Gietzen himself is good, but it's not worth it because of his staff. They used the wrong charge code when submitting the bill to the insurance, and it has been a nightmare trying to get them to fix it. What should have been a $6 copay has become a $400 bill and a ding on my credit. The insurance tired calling them to get it fixed. Lady from the insurance said she got hung up on three times, and was treated poorly. I've been trying to get them to fix this for 3 months! Never going back.
in Yuma, AZ |
Hospital said I had a spot on my lung to follow up and he didn't know what thee hospital was talking about and said maybe it was my kidney????? Had to make an appt. to get a prescription refill and then it wasn't called in so had to call another 4 times. Told me Medicare is forcing death for elderly by not allowing necessary meds and tests. I need to find another doctor.
in Phoenix, AZ |
He was very rude and could not answer my questions, he did not want to take the time to speak to me. I understand he is busy with patients but he needs to pretend he cares. I will never go back!!
in Yuma, AZ |
Three visits to his office and each time was a minimum 40 minute wait. One visit was to follow up some labs I had done. Turns out they scheduled me to see an assistant who confirmed they received the labs and asked if I wanted to schedule an appointment for the doctor to go over the labs with me. What??? Almost an hour wait only to schedule another appointment. Totally ridiculous. I can't say how decent the doctor is because over three visits I didn't spend more than 10 min with him.
in Yuma, AZ |
Office staff COULD CARE LESS about my son!! They are rude, they do not want to help and they do not follow up when they are asked to! TERRIBLE!!!!
in Yuma, AZ |
I have been a patient for four years. At first I loved him and his PA's but now it's just a rush to get you in and out.
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Dr. Gietzen accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Gietzen has admitting privileges

Yuma Regional Medical Center
2400 S Avenue A
Yuma, AZ 85364
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