Dr. Steve Fanto, MD

Dr. Steve Fanto, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Steve Fanto, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

7320 E Deer Valley Rd Ste 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Contact Information

(480) 502-0250

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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very high
more than 95% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Other (7/12/2017)
    Action Taken: Practice Restriction
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Arizona


  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Nassau University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Fanto has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Fanto has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fanto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fanto to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Fanto's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Munds Park. AZ |
When I was referred to Dr Fanto I had been in bed for two years in a fetal position with pain. He gave me my life back with pain treatment and medication. I still have pain but it is managed and I have a pretty full life now. I’m forever grateful to Dr Fanto.
in Phoenix Arizona |
This is Robert Cieslik again Dr Fanto is the best doctor i ever had always treated me like a person a patient very respectable and never like a pay check he is a wonderful doctor and very worth going to he is always happy to see you and he has a wonderful staff working for him there is just so many good things i can say about Dr Fanto but there isnt enough room in this section but like i said you want good caring doctor go to see Dr Fanto he is worth your time and travel
in Arizona |
Dr Fanto is a knowledgeable, compassionate & honest doctor. If you have questions, he answers them & not with Dr jargon & language you don't understand. Beyond that, he explains how things work between Dr's, insurance companies, pharmacies & now the governmental interference in pain management. I have seen many Dr's in my 20+ years of illness & have been shuffled around from one Dr to the next with little regard for how it affects me, the patient, & Fanto cares. He cares about his patients.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Fanto is very caring and articulate. He is very thurough and makes sure that Im as comfortable as possible. He always listens to my concerns and makes sure that I understand the situation. I have and would continue to reccomend Dr Fanto to friends and family. Best of all Dr Fanto has always been prompt for the appointments.
Mesa, AZ |
Absolutely amazing Dr who truly cares about his patients & how their pain affects them & also their families! He's not a stuffy old Dr & is an expert & current in his knowledge of pain management & treatments. If you're looking for a "legal drug dealer" or don't intend to follow your contract, go elsewhere. But if you want a caring, understanding Dr to work WITH you not ON you, get in with Dr Fanto. It takes some time to get your 1st apt, but he's worth it. His staff are great as well.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
If you are looking for an intelligent pain management physician and you are willing to be completely honest I would highly recommend Steve Fanto MD. Dr. Fanto is knowledgeable and understanding of my rare chronic medical condition. He's intelligent, kind, sympathetic, asks pertinent questions and listens to me and respond accordingly at every appointment. He has referred me to other excellent physicians. We work as a team trying to improve my quality of life. I feel he always has my back.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Best Doctor ever. Knowledgeable on all the latest information. Listens to your needs and devises a plan best suited for your needs. Kind. Caring. Compassionate. Rare qualities in todays health professionals.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Fanto is very caring, understanding, compassionate and Energized. He's a great listener and is extremely proactive to demolish pain or at least makes sure his patients are comfortable and are able to function with their daily routines. Dr. Fanto is definitely one of the Best doctors I've ever known. I highly recommend Dr. Fanto and if distance from your location to his office is an issue, believe me, an office visit is well worth the drive and/or time involved to see this 5 Star Doctor.
in Phoenix, AZ 85024 |
Dr Steve Fanto is an awesome doctor and I would (and have) recommend him to anyone. He truly listens to you and your problems and actually cares. He is not afraid to order tests: Xrays MRIs @ or CT scans if he feels you need one to better assess and get you feeling better. He always has a smile and NEVER overbooks so if you wait more than 15 mins that's long. ROBIN VITTORE,MA is truly awesome too. She keeps the office running smooth and will truly drop what shes doing to assist you(Knowledgable
in Chandler, AZ |
I have moderate to severe Chronic spine pain and spine muscle spasms. Dr. Fanto provides qualified patients with treatment to life a semi normal life. If your in pain you want to see a Board Certified Pain management like Dr Fanto. GP's are not qualified to dispense pain meds and will more often than not deny you treatment and extend your suffering. Pain meds are a last resort but if you need meds remember NSAIDS destroy kidney function whereas opiates do not.
in Scottsdale, AZ |
I wish I would've found Dr. Fanto when I first moved to Phoenix last summer! But instead, I wasted an entire year with a horrible pain doctor because I had no reference to go on until I finally left her and thankfully found Dr. Fanto. He is above & beyond one of the best doctors I have ever seen! Appointments are always on time, the staff is super friendly and knows you by name and the best part is that Dr. Fanto is more concerned about your well-being rather than just following 'the rules'.
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