Dr. Maria Greenwald, MD

Dr. Maria Greenwald, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Maria Greenwald, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Yale University in 1980 and specializes in rheumatology.

72855 Fred Waring Dr Ste A6

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact Information

(760) 341-9638

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Autoimmune Diseases
more than 74% of peers
Rheumatoid Arthritis
more than 66% of peers
more than 65% of peers

Dr. Greenwald's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

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

25  Conditions Treated

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Greenwald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Greenwald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Greenwald to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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  • 1

Dr. Greenwald's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

This doctor refused to see me unless I got Xrays. I went to get Xrays and then she had her receptionist tell me "we don't see anything on your X-rays, so you should just take advil for your pain and exercise. I went to see another doctor who diagnosed me with Ehler's Danlos Syndrome. I have a...more
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Her service and the way she treats her patients has rapidly declined over the last year. She has become easily agitated when pushed for answers. Very defensive and unwilling to compromise. 3 years ago I would have given her 4-5 stars. No longer. It's her way or the highway. Not willing to listen...more
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Incredible bed-side manner. Explains everything clearly. Extremely knowledgable about treatment opportunities. Would highly recommend her!
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