Dr. Maria Fondal, MD

RheumatologyFemaleAge 57

Dr. Fondal
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Arthritis Research/Treatmnt Ctr

1101 Hospital Dr Ste 200 Stockbridge, GA 30281

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(678) 289-5488

Dr. Maria Fondal, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Stockbridge, GA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Wash U, School of Medicine medical school in 1991. She is affiliated with medical facilities Northside Hospital and Piedmont Henry Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fondal to book an appointment.


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Dr. Fondal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fondal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fondal treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Fondal treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fondal treats Arthritis more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Fondal treats this condition more than 92% of her 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
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fondal treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Fondal treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist

Dr. Fondal's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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 Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Fondal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fondal

2.6

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
35.8974358974359%
(14)
4 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
1 Star
56.41025641025641%
(22)
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She is horrible. She told me my diagnosis with no compassion and quickly told me what meds she was going to give me and that was it. She rushed in and out without even asking me if I had any questions. I advise her my pain was horrible and I need to be on STD until the meds started working her exact words to me were "I don't do short term disability that is just too much paper work" I died mentally when she said that. I knew it was time for another doctor.
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YF in GA – Nov 03, 2018
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First visit was okay. After that staff rude, never answers phone, lost records, wait time of 45 minutes or more, won't get authorizations says to let pharmacy do it . Fondal is aware of and participates in this behavior. Just bad.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Patient W in Thomaston, GA – Aug 02, 2018
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I would not recommend this provider as I feel that she lacks integrity. From my personal experience with her, she is only in it for the money. I was billed a copay for a visit that never took place, due to an error made by her front office, and then when I returned to the rescheduled appointment she would not see me until I paid another copay, which I refused to do since I had already paid at the last visit that never happened. I left her office never to return.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Jonesboro GA – May 14, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Fondal by my old PCP.. thought she was arrogant, somewhat argumentative in the beginning. Seems scatterbrained and forgetful, told me to call back to get results but never got a call back. I had to call the office 4 times each time telling nurse I never got a call back. She took me off meds for a time but ofc or she never called me back to say if I should continue or not. Still waiting and I have SLE. Looking for another Dr!!!
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Mar 03, 2018
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I was recommended to Dr. Fondal by my internal Med Dr. She gave me answers when no one else could. I’m sorry to see that all of you have had a bad experience. I’m glad that you’re putting your opinions because it helps. I did try to call the office today they answered the first time However the 3 other times I called it said” the Verizon customer is not available right now?? I didn’t understand that? Overall she has been Amazing
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SL in Griffin, GA – Nov 17, 2017
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Very knowledgeable but arrogant and combative. Phones don't work most of the time. Staff changes constantly and never for the better. I think she needs to hire someone to organize the office and staff. Wait times are ridiculous. I'm never confident it's my information she's looking at because it will end completely different than what she said when I call in for la results.
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Stockbridge, GA – Oct 03, 2017
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Find another dr !!! The first visit ok the second visit was a disaster . I never met a doctor that is so aloof combative and down right arrogant . These diseases are serious conditions and if she dont care about her patients she should not be a doctor. I wish I would have read reviews about her before going . She didn't want to explain to me why she was putting me on meds , she don't know her patients , she spends her time staring at the computer, rather give u a print out instead of explaining
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Birmingham, AL – Oct 17, 2016
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If they had A minus 5 stars that would be my choice.I think she is A good Doctor but scattered late for appointments .I got to A appointment to start A med and they said they had samples and they did not ,the doctor was more concerned about her vacation then Patients needs.After doing all the test and X rays 2 weeks went by no med no calls so I called 2 times since 8-1-16 and have not got A return call back .So my rating for this Doctor Is HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Chris in Hampton – Aug 03, 2016
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I have systemic sclerosis, my blood work was off the charts high, I was recommended to see a rheumatologist, Went to see Dr. Fondal, I was told you don't have Lupus (I knew that before I went) , can't help you, follow up with your PCP within the year. She knows nothing about anything else. I went to Emory Rheumatology Clinic in Atlanta, getting the help I need. The doctors there could not believe she knew nothing about systemic sclerosis.
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M. J. – May 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Maria Fondal, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Stockbridge, GA and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Wash...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

U MO
Fellowship Hospital
Deaconess Hosp-St Louis U
Residency Hospital
Deaconess Hosp-St Louis U
Internship Hospital
1991
Wash U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Maria Fondal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fondal frequently treats Autoimmune Diseases, Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fondal treats.

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Dr. Fondal's office is located at 1101 Hospital Dr Ste 200, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arthritis Research/Treatmnt Ctr

Arthritis Research/Treatmnt Ctr1101 Hospital Dr Ste 200 Stockbridge, GA 30281
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Piedmont Henry Hospital

Stockbridge, GA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average