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Dr. Brian Gruber, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Brian Gruber is a Sports Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a wealth of experience. He began his training at Newman University in Kansas, where he was an academic All-American in Baseball. He continued his training at the University of Illinois-Chicago for medical school where he graduated with honors and received Alpha Omega Alpha recognition. He completed a 5-year Orthopaedic Surgery program at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He continued on to St. Louis and performed an additional year of Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University. Dr. Gruber has a wealth of sports related training. He has been involved with University of Michigan team sports, including Wolverine Football. While in St. Louis, he was an integral part of the medical team for the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club and the St. Louis Rams Football Organization. He was also involved with the March Madness Basketball Tournament and Team USA Development Hockey. Dr. Gruber performs arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. His specific interests are rotator cuff disease and anterior cruciate ligament injury to the knee. Research has always been a passion for Dr. Gruber. He has been published in the premier orthopaedic journals Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gruber takes pride in providing the best of orthopaedic care to all of his patients.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Health System, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Published
  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery - Published

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1588695761

Office locations

Integrated Orthopedics

20940 N Tatum Blvd, Suite #B290

Phoenix, AZ 85050

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This was my daughter's first visit to Dr Gruber. Her one piece of feedback is that she wanted him to speak more to / with her rather than primarily with us (mom & dad).
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Very efficiently run office. Very short wait before being called. X-ray was done and about 5 minutes later I saw Dr. Gruber. He's very professional and friendly. In fact, all of his staff were very friendly. Definately glad I made my appt!
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The staff were courteous. Dr. Gruber was professional and took care of my ailment wuickly. However, the 1 and 1/2 hour wait was ridiculous - no reason to make anyone wait that long. No one came in with any explanation either- pretty presumtious that any patient has that much time to just waste sitting in a room.
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Brian Gruber is the consummate professional. I know I am in good hands.
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Excellent. Dr Gruber addressed my shoulder issues and lined me up with a physical therapist.
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Dr. Gruber is professional, knowledgeable and pleasant. His staff is excellent and his facility is state of the art. I received much better care and advise that expected.
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Dr. Gruber did not take the time to explain terms and treatments he brought up. I had to ask various follow-up questions to get even the most basic information. His bedside manner was terribly disappointing.
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Best appointment I have ever had!
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Great as always!
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He was thorough honest and had a great relaxed bedside manner
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Best ortho I’ve ever seen. Wonderful staff.
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Friendly but professional & direct which I greatly appreciated
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Dr. Gruber was great. Actually I should start with the staff, they were all fantastic. Between the front desk gal, to the x-ray tech, and scheduling gal, they were all very nice, super helpful, not at all rushed, and made sureto be clear with everything and give me options to ask any questions. Dr. Gruber was the same way, didn’t feel like he was trying to brush me off and get to the next person but really give me the opportunity to ask any questions I may have about my issue (torn meniscus).
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I have been seeing Dr. Gruber at Integrated Orthopedics for almost 6 years for some chronic orthopedic issues. I rarely stay with a provider for that long, but I have always been exceptionally pleased with his attention and care. His entirestaff is professional, kind, and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
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Dr Gruber has been my doc since I moved to AZ and he is wonderful.
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This was the first consult, but Dr. Gruber was pleasant, clear in his communication, and seemed genuinely interested in resolving my issue. The staff were all friendly and helpful as well.
Less than 6 months ago
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I have been seeing Dr. Gruber for several years, he is the best in my opinion!
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Front office staff was kind- doing all forms on Zocdoc prior was helpful! No waiting, in out within an hour and that included Onsite Xrays and a cortisone shot! He is great, no non sense Dr. with a GREAT (happy friendly and courteous) staff working for him!
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Dr. Gruber was an Amazing and friendly doctor. Came from Missouri for a second opinion and was very impressed. The office staff were all friendly and had smiles on their faces. Definetly well worth the trip, and I highly recommend Dr. Gruber!
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I'm a return client. He did my ruptured biceps tendon repair 4 yrs as a workman's comp claim and now I'm going back as an independent client. He's great at what he does.
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He listened to my concerns, asked questions, he seemed to be truly interested in helping me feel better. Gave me choices if there were any so that I felt I was still in control of my treatment. This is my thirdtime (broken leg twice & now my current issues) of having Dr. Gruber get me back on the road to wellness. He's terrific!
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Dr. Gruber was great! Very knowledgeable and pleasant to speak with.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very pleased with the whole process.
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Staff was great. Busy place. Brian was super in asking about my history/problem, explaining what was going on the laying out the therapy steps that were likely. The therapy was short and sweet, and I was on my way and on the mend shortly.
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Excellent
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Dr. Gruber listened to my concerns and addressed them with conscious individualized treatment program designed for me, not standardized plan. He asked questions in an effort to understand my needs and we agreed on a conservative path. It was my first visit - impressed!
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Brian Gruber is very professional. He really tells you like it is and I always appreciate the honesty even if I didn't want to hear it.
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Once he arrived, the visit was fine. Was surprised to experience a 75 min wait time for an 8:30 am appt
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He was professional, courteous friendly. But most of all I felt that I am finally on the right track to begin healing. He took his time and explained everything. I felt comfortable and left feeling very optimistic. His staff was exceptional like the doctor. Thank you doctor Gruber!
Less than 1 year ago
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I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Gruber's office staff and medical staff. They were well organized and flexible with my needs. They were able to take an x-ray right there during my appointment. He gave me reasonable suggestionsfor treatment and took plenty to time talking with me. I felt like they actually cared about me as a person. I would definitely go back.
Less than 1 year ago
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I like the direct and to the point approach
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Consistently great treatment.
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Dr. Gruber was great to work with. He explains things well and offers several suggestions and ideas as far as therapy is concerned. I highly recommend him. MG
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Great doc. Dr. Gruber was a referral from a friend and hes awesome! My last surgeon was a butcher with a huge ego and no soul. Dr. Gruber could be like my successful but down to earth older brother. No complaints at all.
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I found Dr. Gruber to be personable and focused on the patient and took the time to understand my case.
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Arrived 10 mins early. Longest wait ever in the waiting room. One hour. Then 1/2 hour in room for X-rays. Then 18 more mins for PA. Never saw Dr. Gruber. Then 12 mins for cortisone shots. In office over 2 hours.I thought I was spending the night. But loved the PA. She was fantastic, so nice, caring and knowledgeable. Wish they would have at least explained the long wait.
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Great Dr.
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Dr. Gruber is an outstanding surgeon. He takes time to answer questions thoroughly and listens to all of your concerns. Great demeanor.
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I felt theDr gave me the opportunity to explain why I was there. He explained everything to me so I understood.
Less than 1 year ago
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The office visit was great, however his staff neglected to order my mri. I called back a week later and explained the MRI wasn’t ordered. They assured me it would be ordered that day and someone would be in contact. Again,It wasn’t ordered and nobody called me back. Inexcusable, repetitive dropping of the ball.
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Professional. To the point. Clear options. Amicable and pleasant.
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Dr. Gruber put me at ease right away and he has EXCELLENT knee injetion skills.
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He's fantastic. I'd go to him all the time if I could...
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Dr. Gruber's team is very professional, his assistant was very Thorough and was able to answer any questions I had! I would definitely recommend his practice and his staff!
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Very professional office and staff.
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Very intuitive, informative and professional.
More than 1 year ago
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I haven't been treated yet, but so far, so good!
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Excellent svc
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He listened to my concerns and gave my options for my care.
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Very professional and personable. Started treatment of my knee right away.
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