Dr. Lester Mertz, MD

Dr. Lester Mertz, MD

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Age 63
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Dr. Lester Mertz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology.

5881 E Mayo Blvd

Phoenix, AZ 85054

Contact Information

(480) 301-8000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Test
  • Assurant Health
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Mertz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wegener's Granulomatosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mertz treats Wegener's Granulomatosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Mertz treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mertz treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Mertz treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mertz treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Mertz treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Mertz's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Amyloidosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arthritis
Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
Behçet's Disease
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
Cryoglobulinemia
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Difficulty With Walking
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Familial Mediterranean Fever
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Goodpasture's Disease
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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
Plantar Fasciitis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Pyogenic Arthritis
Raynaud's Disease
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Chondromalacia
Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic Vasculitis
Takayasu's Arteritis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lester Mertz, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 1987
    Mayo Grad School Med
    Fellowship Hospital
    1987
  • 1984
    Med College Wisc Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1984
  • 1981
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical School
    1981

Awards

Dr. Mertz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mertz

3.4

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(3)

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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...Read More
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Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
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