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Dr. Joseph Rotella, MD, DC

Primary Care Doctor, Chiropractor

Professional statement

**PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE WHEN SELECTING A VISIT REASON AND PROVIDE DETAILS IN THE 'NOTES' SECTION UPON BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT! IF YOU ARE A NEW PATIENT, KINDLY PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TIME TO ALLOW COMPLETION OF THE CHECK IN PROCESS.** **Please note - Scottsdale Medical Center may/or may not prescribe narcotics, anxiety, depression, ADHD or pain medications as this is provider discretion. Additionally, some prescriptions require prior medical records for review and compliance regulations. Scottsdale Medical Center is a comprehensive family medical facility with a personal dedication to promoting health and wellness, providing a strong emphasis on health prevention, and a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of disease. Joseph A. Rotella M.D., D.C. is the founder and operator of Scottsdale Medical Center, a comprehensive facility offering Family Medicine and Chiropractic services in Scottsdale, Arizona. His special area of interest is in the integration of medical and chiropractic care for headache sufferers. Dr. Rotella received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland College of Chiropractic in Kansas City, MO and a Doctorate of Medicine from the American University of the Caribbean in St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Rotella relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he completed his Residency in Family Medicine at the Heuser Family Medical Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. Whenever Dr. Rotella has any free time, he loves spending it with his daughter; often going horseback riding in the valley and listening to country music. Working out and eating right is extremely important to Dr. Rotella, as he is, devoted to living a healthy lifestyle.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Chiropractor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Scottsdale Healthcare Shea

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Scottsdale Healthcare, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1669656526

Office locations

Scottsdale Medical Center

10117 N 92nd St., 101

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Been going to Dr Rotella for years. Day after my ER visit, office staff squeezed me so I could get referrals for surgery right away. He went over what additional tests were needed and what specialists and surgeons I should see.
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He was very attentive, listened to my concerns and helped my neck and migraines tremendously!
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Very caring professional bedside manner. I highly recommend!
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Great doctor. ??
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No wait. Actually got in earlier than my appointment time probably because I booked online and filled out all of the paperwork ahead of time online. Dr. Rotella is very professional, has a great bedside manner and very efficient. I haven'tseen a doctor in years and had a long list for him. He was very patient and very helpful and even found a way to save me lots of money on a prescription that was not covered under my insurance
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My questions were answered in a very professional manner
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Dr. Rotella, MD is a fantastic physician. Not only is he an excellent clinician, but he also relates very well to his patients. I have referred many happy patients to his practice.
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Most excellent.
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From the minute you arrive in the office, you are put completely at ease with the warm and cheerful staff. Once called back to see Dr. Rotella the welcoming care of the patient is put first. There was no wait forthe Dr. To come in and get down to business. His questions were answered, my questions were answered, and a game plan was explained to me and put into action. I felt very confident in what was decided, and in Dr. Rotella. When I left the office I was so excited to start on a new path of treating controlling my migraines. I even made an out of the way stop to give his card to a longtime friend who suffers from migraines.
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Very organized office. On time and friendly. This was my first visit with Dr. Rotella. He seems like a regular guy. Easy to talk to.
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All good. Responsive and problem solved together with me the patient
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The entire staff was great. I highly recommend Scottsdale Medical Center
More than 1 year ago
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Great service
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Let's face it, finding a new doctor is annoying and nerve-racking. Dr. Rotella and his staff made a normally difficult process easy, and actually quite enjoyable. Nice clean office, a knowledgeable doctor who listens and gives thoughtfulrecommendations, and to top it all off - reasonable wait times. Phenomenal experience!
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Wonderful people. Very professional and caring Bill
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It was Great!
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Great Bedside manner and took the time to talk about things that mattered to me.
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Knowledgable and professionally-friendly!
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He was fantastic he listen to all my concerns and educated me give me great recommendations I look forward to my next visit
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He is was great, always friendly, listens and gives options. The MA was super friendly, the girl at the front was a bit nasty and on her phone when I arrived, she made me wait till she was done, before shewould even look up and check me in. Good thing I has already check-in online, so we didn't have to much interaction after that, but the poor guys after me, got to hear it.
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Felt rushed and not particularly cared for. Spent 5-10 minutes with me to go over blood work but also had some issues needed to discuss but didn't really get a chance to.
More than 1 year ago
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As a new patient, Dr. Rotella took all the time needed to get to know me and my medical needs. He actually seemed to care.
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Very knowledgeable and helpful! I felt good about my questions being answered when I left
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Absolutely magnificent with patients. Dr. Rotella answers every question and goes up and beyond to give additional resources and information regarding your medical issues. Nurses Amy and Christina are absolutely wonderful. A patient feels as if they are special and welcomed.
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I came in on a great recommendation from my good friend Kayla and I was not disappointed. From the check in process to my visit with Dr. Rotella it was top notch! Dr. Rotella had a wonderful bedside manner and reallylistened intently to my concerns! I finally feel there is a light at the end of my health concern tunnel ??
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He was great! I felt he really listened and cared. He even followed up with me to see how I was doing. I really appreciated that!
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Dr. Rotella asked a lot of questions to get a full understanding of my medical history and current situation. He was thoughtful, friendly and made sure to explain why he was providing the specific treatment that he was. Him and hisentire staff made me feel welcome and comfortable. I will definitely be seeing Dr. Rotella again and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a primary doctor.
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The office was well marked and easy to locate. The reception area was clean, bright, and nicely decorated for Halloween. Dr. Rotella was warm, kind, and professional. I never felt rushed by him. He was thorough, took time to answer myquestions, and seemed very genuine. My only complaint is the front office staff. I received multiple emails from ZocDoc, emails from the office itself, and a text reminder the morning of the appointment. Each one said that my appointment was at 9:45. It was not noted anywhere on any of the correspondence that I needed to arrive early. I thought I remember when I booked that I was to arrive at 9:45 for a 10:15 appointment. Apparently, that was not the case. When I arrived at 9:45 (my husband arrived at 9:10 for his appt scheduled for 9:15), the receptionist was quite abrupt. I apologized and explained that I thought 9:45 was my scheduled arrival time. She then rebutted that her office manager even told me on the message that was left that I was supposed to be there at 9:15. I never received any message, so I can't confirm this, but I recommended to them that they put in their correspondence if they want patients to arrive early. Many offices build this time into their calendar, and I don't believe it's my responsibility as a patient to know that I am supposed to arrive at 9:15, when all of the correspondence says 9:45. My husband, whose appointment was 30 minutes prior to mine, had the same experience with the receptionist. As we were leaving, another front office person who checked us out was also less than friendly. I would still recommend Dr. Rotella, but just be forewarned that you may not get the warm welcome that you may from other offices.
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Great all around. I really appreciated that he didn't do the standard, here take some pills. Also was surprised he had a fix for my sports injury as well.
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It was my first appointment but I felt incredibly comfortable and well cared for. He was thorough and listened well. He was upbeat and positive as well as friendly and outgoing. He is committed to taking step by step actions tohelp me overcome my health issues. I'm thrilled I found him and look forward to taking control of my health with him.
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Good bedside manner. Thorough and quick appt.
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Awesome! Glad to have a Dr now
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I would suggest office music that is more relaxing. What was playing when I arrived was "heavy rock". Not music most patients relate to, nor want to listen to, while waiting to see their doctor. Now wonder I had higher blood pressure than normal.... ;-)
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Dr. Rotella spent a good amount of time with me, which I greatly appreciated. Made me feel comfortable and treated me with respect taking time to explain several medical conditions. I am very impressed!
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Addressed all my issues quickly and completely.
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As always, Dr. Rotella is most knowledgeable, great approach and concern for his patients.
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Very knowledgeable.
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Doctor Rotella is the best doctor I have ever known. He listens carefully and provides a customized treatment plan with a holistic approach. I've known him for over 5 years and he has helped me with several health issues I experienced.When I first started seeing him, I had chronic back pain. Fast forward a year from that time, I was no longer in pain and to this date, that chronic pain has completely gone away. I have recommended him to my family and several friends because I have complete faith that even if it is something he cannot treat himself, he has solid referrals throughout the valley who can. There is no question why I selected him as my primary care physician and will continue to recommend him to everyone I know.
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Dr. Rotella really listened to my pain and was sincere to help me get better. I feel very hopeful, finally!
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Dr. Rotella is very knowledgable and personable. He actively listens and responded to every question and concern, and takes his time doing so. I've been looking for several years to find a primary care physician with whom I felt comfortable, and finally had success.
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Was generally concerned about my health.
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Dr Rotella Listens to me and then suggests options. I am continually impressed with Dr Rotella.
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Dr. Rotella is the best. He listens, pays attention to and validates his patients concerns. Not enough doctors anywhere that meet that criteria anymore. Thank you, Dr. Rotella and staff.
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It's great to have a family doctor that cares about you as much as Dr. Rotella does.
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very relaxed answered all my questions and advised me on my health and prescriptions i was very happy he has a great personality.
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Dr. Rotella was thorough, professional and always pleasant. I am happy that I am a patient of his.
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He's great. Listens to the patient, suggests alternative solutions and demonstrates a genuine concern for their physical and well being.
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Dr. Rotella gave me all the time I needed to explain my problem. He was very caring and professional...as he always is! He is No 1 for me and my husband!
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was knowledgeable and helpful. suggested alternatives to my illness and we discussed each in detail. impressed with his knowledge and most of all ..,.he cares. highly recommend
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Very to the point---exam was `helpful to determeine the problem!
More than 1 year ago
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