Dr. Lester Mertz, MD

Dr. Lester Mertz, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(9)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lester Mertz, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

13400 E Shea Blvd

Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Contact Information

(480) 301-8000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Wegener's Granulomatosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Med College Wisc Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mayo Grad School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mertz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mertz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mertz to family and friends
3.4
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Mertz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Bisbee, AZ |
I have had RA since the early 80's. And when it changed, my RA doctor fussed around for over 8 months, and could not figure out what was wrong. I finally made an appointment with the Mayo Clinic, with Dr. Mertz and within 20 minutes he diagnosed me with Rheumatoid Vasculitis . But unfortunately the damage was done by then. Dr. Mertz then started treatment. I am still recovering, but if it were not for Dr Mertz, I am sure I would have died. Wonderful doctor.
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Dr. Mertz accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II

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Hospitals where Dr. Mertz has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
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