Before you swallow that pill, make sure you need it

Dr. G (special to the Independent)

Dr. Elissa Gartenberg (special to the Independent)

Dr. Elissa B. Gartenberg is modernizing medicine with her new practice, Modern Family Medicine in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.

She is combining traditional medicine with holistic care in a unique setting. The new office utilizes old fashioned care with modern technology, according to a press release.

“Although I prescribe traditional medications, I am not a pill pusher,” stated Dr. Gartenberg in the release. “Pills are not always the answer to most common medical issues. I work with patients to explore the holistic side of one’s health by incorporating traditional evidence based medicine and alternative modalities by treating the mind, body and spirit.”

Same day and next day appointments, online appointment scheduling, personalized comprehensive care, medical acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, longer appointment times, meditation atrium, lab drawing services onsite, adult coloring books, complimentary self-hypnosis sessions, holistic minded classes, medical aesthetics, massage therapy and a Breathing Bar TM with oxygen and natural aromatherapies, are among services offered at Modern Family Medicine.

While most private practices are being taken over by the big conglomerates, Dr. Gartenberg took a brave step and invested her life savings into building her dream to help her patients heal in a multi-functional way, the release stated. The facility is located on a quiet semi-residential street in Old Town Scottsdale, and open its doors about a year ago.

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Modern Family medicine

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