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**PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE WHEN SELECTING A VISIT REASON AND PROVIDE DETAILS IN THE 'NOTES' SECTION UPON BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT!** 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. Dr. Rotella is dedicated to his community and loves to do whatever it takes to give back!
Verified Patient Reviews
My questions were answered in a very professional manner
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.
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 for the 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.
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.
All good. Responsive and problem solved together with me the patient
The entire staff was great. I highly recommend Scottsdale Medical Center
Wonderful people. Very professional and caring Bill
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 thoughtful recommendations, and to top it all off - reasonable wait times. Phenomenal experience!
It was Great!
Great Bedside manner and took the time to talk about things that mattered to me.
Knowledgable and professionally-friendly!
He was fantastic he listen to all my concerns and educated me give me great recommendations I look forward to my next visit
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 she would 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.
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.
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.
Very knowledgeable and helpful! I felt good about my questions being answered when I left
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.
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 really listened intently to my concerns! I finally feel there is a light at the end of my health concern tunnel ??
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!
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 his entire 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.
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 my questions, 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.
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.
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 to help me overcome my health issues. I'm thrilled I found him and look forward to taking control of my health with him.
Awesome! Glad to have a Dr now
Good bedside manner. Thorough and quick appt.
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.... ;-)
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!
Addressed all my issues quickly and completely.
As always, Dr. Rotella is most knowledgeable, great approach and concern for his patients.
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.
Dr. Rotella really listened to my pain and was sincere to help me get better. I feel very hopeful, finally!
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.
Was generally concerned about my health.
Dr Rotella Listens to me and then suggests options. I am continually impressed with Dr Rotella.
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.
Dr. Rotella was thorough, professional and always pleasant. I am happy that I am a patient of his.
very relaxed answered all my questions and advised me on my health and prescriptions i was very happy he has a great personality.
He's great. Listens to the patient, suggests alternative solutions and demonstrates a genuine concern for their physical and well being.
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!
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
Very to the point---exam was `helpful to determeine the problem!
Pleasantly surprised by both the doctor and the staff!
Dr. Rotella is just terrific....in spite of his HIGH forehead Just kidding on forehead Denise his assistant could not be more helpful or considerate HIGHLY recommend Dr. J . Rotella and his staff
Dr. Rotella is fantastic! He is always upbeat and smiling. He takes the time to listen to you and then works with you on ways to fix your ailments/health concerns. His office staff and nurses are fantastic too. I highly recommend Dr. Rotella & his practice.
Excellent Physician that listens and partners with you to find solutions.
Reasonably on time for appt. Able to ask questions and, received clear succinct answers with options. Satisfactory appt.
Dr. Rosella is the best!
He is a very caring doctor.
This visit was for a regular chiropractic adjustment. It was on time and very well done. I definitely felt like a valued patient. And today my body feels great!
I have been cared for by a physician prior to Dr. Rotella for years. I thought that I was receiving quality care and the best care plan for my history of Chronic Kidney Disease. However, my kidneys health continued to deteriorate. I knew I needed to find a different Primary Care Physician even though I still see a Nephrologist. I was being over medicated and just masking the health problems I had until I found Dr. Rotella. He knew immediately that a complete change of my health plan and my paradym was of the utmost concern. Since seeing Dr. Rotella I am finally confident that healing and the proper care is being provided to me. I am spoken to as a person always and given clear and concise discussions about my health and treatment plans upon every visit. I know that Dr. Rotella is a much more qualified doctor who has the utmost knowledge, quality of care for me all the while always meeting and exceeding my personal, health expectations. My health is something that must be monitored VERY closely and I am confident in the care that is always provided to me by Dr. Rotella and Scottsdale Medical Center. His staff is always so professional, courteous and extremely accommodating. The office atmosphere is so beautiful and calming and I actually look forward to my appointments with Dr. Rotella and his personnel. Thank you for this opportunity to express how grateful I am for being a well cared for patient of Dr. Rotella's. I highly recommend him and Scottsdale Medical Center to anyone!
I adore Dr. Rotella. He's always been a wonderful physician. He is always quick to see me and always answers all my questions. I won't go to anyone else!
It is a real experience, not robotic. All of the staff are wonderful.
Dr. Rotella and staff are wonderful - so happy to have him as my doctor!
I liked him very much and felt confident in his recommendations. He was very personable.
Dr. Rotella is efficient, personable, and experienced. His office staff were courteous and ran on time. I would recommend him any time!
As always, the appointment was very direct and to the point, the staff is extremely professional while being personable, and the time with the physicians are always very thorough. Dr. Rotella is very personable and competent in his delivery of care and answering concerns and questions. A Great clinic.
This was my first visit with Dr. Rotella. I appreciated his knowledge and patient care.
My appointment went very well with Dr. Rotella.I highly recommend him to anyone.Thanks for everything. Mike Reno
I think he is one of the all time nicest doctors I have ever met!!!! I am so happy to be one of his patients!!!!!
Good as always.
Oh yes. To. Me he is a more than MD. I am so greatful to my doctor Joseph Rotella.
Dr Rotella LISTENS to his patients and gets it right the first time
Entire staff was very thorough in gathering information as to what the problem was. Doctor treated the condition as sinus infection and not just server allergies. I would see him again if Doctor was needed.
Dr Rotella is a great PCP -- really cares about your well being -- doesn't sugar coat -- always willing to work with you when you've hit a snag -- friendly staff, as well -- highly recommended!!
Amazing and caring nature always makes me feel welcome. Appreciate the time Dr. Rotella takes to listen to me and give his complete attention.
Dr. Rotella and his team provide a first rate experience. The timing is always spot on, they are respectful and courteous, and never any billing issues. As for Dr. Rotella himself, he is very easy to communicate with and shows a definite interest in providing the best possible medical care. The fact that he is also a licensed chiropractor is an amazing bonus. Quality care, quality service.
It's great to have a family doctor that cares about you as much as Dr. Rotella does.
Seems like a good DR. been there three times since getting to AZ in Sept
The office worked me in during a busy Christmas week for just some general issues.
Very pleased. Answered my questions.
He is fantastic, I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Excellant visit with lots of sound advise and help with my back problems.
Dr. Rotella, is just great, along with his staff. (Denise) He takes the time to answer all your questions. And is willing to try all alternatives to fix my problem. He goes out of his way to see that I get my necessary script when needed, even when I am out of town. He knows how important it is that I get a certain script ASAP, Thank You so much Dr. Rotella, Dennis Larson
All items of concern were addressed to my satifaction
i was surprised with his new help and really liked misty , she was great, and the new blonde nurse was refreshing too!! I saw doctor with an injury i had from an accident in a hotel room , I felt he dealt with my injury well, I had an infection from wound , so i received an antibiotic, he removed stitches,my foot swells everyday ,which is a little dis concerning, but I will see him next week and hopefully it will be gone by then.I think he is a great doctor and on top of things! he is great with senior patients, he listens to you, I sincerely appreciate that!
Dr. Rotella always has my best interest at heart. He's thorough, knowledgable and he listens. I feel very lucky to have found such a fantastic doctor. His medical assistant, Denise, is equally fantastic. I've passed his card on to many friends and family, and I will continue to do so. I really can't say enough good things about Dr. Rotella
Every thing excellent . No complain at all.
My visits with Dr. Rotella are always awesome. He is very professional and efficient. He listens to all my concerns without judging or brushing me off like some physicians do. He really listens and is very sympathetic. I am so happy with him as my primary care physician and have referred him to my friends.
Dr. Rotella was very easy going and friendly. I felt very comfortable with him. He was informative and seem to care about my issues. Nice to see a doctor with a great bedside manner for once!
The doctor listened to my concerns and provided very helpful information regarding my condition.
My visit was 100% satisfactory , because he knows what pedant needs. He is very carling person. Joseph Rotella is all respect An extra ordinary person . I am so greatly Appreciate .
Doc is great,passionate and knowledgable. His intern was great too. Very friendly office as well,quick,great listeners
Great, as always
Bright, knowledgeable, I think he will help resolve some of my back issuews.
Always useable advise and very professional. My wife and I feel lucky to have Dr. Rotella as our primary doctor.
Dr. Rotella is a very knowledgeable and caring Doctor. He will always get our 5 star rating when it comes to referrals.
Friendly people and great servic
Dr Rotella is by far the best doctor I have ever gone too and I have been a patient for around 4 years...I truly believe that he is one on the main factors that I have been able to regain my health back. I strongly recommend him as a doctor!!!!!!
He was thorough, and offered several choices.
A true credit to his profession!!
Great as always great guy Thaanks Bob
One of the few left that listens. Looks at all possibilities (not just throwing prescriptions at you) and makes a plan that is rational and cost effective. From NYC where there is supposed to be the best of the best. I will travel back here to see him, as I have to move back there for a time.
He is both professional and very friendly
All visits have been excellent and professional. Office and assistants have also been competent and professional.
I think Dr. Rotella is a great primary care physician. He listens to his patient's and finds multiple ways to improve their overall health. He is always open to the patient's suggestions and is very good at calming a patient's nerves awaiting important results. I appreciate the time he takes to get to know each one of his patient's and make them feel at ease, and help them with all their ailments.
He is absolutley the Best doctor in the US
Dr. Rotella is the best Primary Care Physician I've ever had. He is very caring, and holistic in his approach. Instead of just trying to address the symptoms, he goes after the root cause which results in long term well being. Over the years, he has turned into my family doctor. When my mother was struggling with severe back pain and didn't receive the needed care from other doctors, Dr. Rotella was able to step in and give her the proper care and pain relief she needed. Needless to say, I highly recommend Dr. Rotella. He's also also the best chiropractor I know.
He is very knowledgable and remembers small details about me that makes me feel like he really cares.
More than anything, he takes the time to LISTEN to you
Dr Rotella and the entire office staff are always very friendly and make your visit pleasant. I got right in at my appointed time which makes me really happy since I have to take off work.
It was great! He has a great bedside manner. Very pleasant and understands what you are trying to tell him.
Developed good rappor right away!
First Visit, Getting To Know Each Other At This Point.
Dr. Rotella was friendly and helpful. He recommended an excellent Physical Therapist. He answered all of my questions. I would recommend him.
Enjoyed the visit. He is a good guy. He is very informative. I felt he was very present with me. Not rushed.
I enjoyed meeting Dr. Rotella; he took detailed notes and he took the lead with keeping the dialogue between us going (I am not a great talker). Dr. Rotella quickly identified an issue that has plagued me for years that no other doctor had ever picked up on or offered to treat and prescribed a medication that began resolving the symptoms I was having within 12 hours. I look forward to working with Dr. Rotella in the future to help me be as healthy as I can be.
Dr.Rotella is always personable and professional. He gets right to the root of the problem and has a solution or fix. He often trains med students and I feel they are better off for having him as A mentor. I feel confident in his up to date expertise and the latest knowledge in his profession.
I think he is great. He reviewed every aspect of my lab work and explained why he wanted to try me on a particular medication and why the lab work needs to be retested in a month.
This was my first visit with Dr Rotella. I appreciated his paitence and spending enough time to listen to my issues. I will definitely visit him again.
Great bedside manner! I was very impressed with my visit today. We discussed the reason for my visit and he made some suggestions I hadn't considered before. I will definitely see him again.
Dr. Rotella is always pleasant and you can see he cares about his patients (you). He takes the time to listen to concerns and come up with a plan of treatment that is agreeable to both him and you (the patient). You don't dread having to go to the doctor with him.
Dr Joey ... always concerned, caring and gets to the root of all concerns we may have!!! He truly cares about his patients (and their families as well! Thanks Doctor Rotella!
Great experience and staff.
Def came to the right place for my headaches! Went in with a slight headache that's been nagging me for weeks and left feeling amazing! So happy!
As always, Dr. Rotella gave me excellent care. This, based upon his extensive knowledge, and genuine interest in and consideration of the whole person. He is proactive, thorough and tenacious in his efforts. Those in his care can be sure of receiving help from someone who is as invested in their wellbeing as they are.
Wonderful Doctor. Thorough. Spends the time needed with patients. Well versed on all potential remedies. Develops a solution with the patient.
Dr. Rotella is a very nice Doctor who takes time to listen and seems to genuinely care. I am happy I have found a good doctor as it is not as easy as it sounds to do so now a days!
He was very responsive to all of my concerns. Never had a doctor who didn't overlook a single thing I said.
A refreshingly professional and welcoming environment. I just relocated here, did quite a bit of research, and picked a doctor. I made the right decision with Dr. Rotella.
Dr Rotella was very professional, as well as easy to talk to. He listened to what I had to say, discussed options, and explained everything. His staff was also friendly and helpful.
As usual - Doctor did'nt see me on time.
Dr Rotella was excellent with addressing all concerns and took his time to listen as well as ask questions to help with diabetes, recommend an orthopedic surgeon, discuss pain management and schedule blood work for follow up to access progress. Great personality, all around wonderful experience to find a doctor who care about his patience.
Highly organized and efficient office. No wait time once paperwork is completed and friendly staff. Dr. Rotella was professional with a warm and welcoming attitude. He is efficient, but I did not feel rushed. He answered all of my questions and I was still in and out of the office in 30 minutes.
Dr. Rotella is very attentive, you are more than just 'another faceless patient', and his skills are exceptional. Highly recommended.
He takes dr word over patient
Dr Rotella was super helpful and welcoming to me on my first visit!
Very knowledgable and caring doctor. Will be bringing my children soon as their 18. :)
One of the most polite offices I've been to. My appointment was right on time. Denise the MA was fantastic and Dr. Rotella took care of my sinus infection. I've also been having severe headaches and he took care of that as well. I highly recommend him and his office.
Best ever really
He took the time to explain exactly what is going on with my back and discussed clearly and concisely what my best mode of treatment would be. I did not feel rushed and am hopeful that he will help me achieve some relief from my chronic pain.
My only problem was finding the office, even after calling for directions the directions were not accurate. The Doctor seemed very component and friendly. I did not feel rushed and was happy with the experience and glad to have a family practice physician that takes Medicare insurance.
Very efficent and informative.
I waited 40 minutes for my first chiropractic appointment with Dr. Rotella. Against my better judgement, I made another appointment a month later and again waited 40 minutes for him to come into the room. He spoke with me for a few moments, then he left me waiting to fill out prescriptions before coming back to finish the appointment. When he finally did focus on the appointment, he interrupted me regularly to the point where I was unable to give him important information. Ultimately, his treatment plan wasn't helpful to me because of this. Dr. Rotella should strongly consider taking on fewer patients and focusing on the patients in his office.
Felt a comfortable connection and found him competent and efficient
I thought that it was a very nice comforting office. and I was greeted nicely and got what i needed that i came for and so far its been working out .
He is very nice, am comfortable with him and he seems very knowledgeable.
Great. Answered all my questions to my satisfaction. Arranged lab work with follow-up.
Very nice man and good bedside manner.
great doctor, he listened and is nice, I think i will love him as my doctor.
Seems very competent and listens to the patient. Excellent people skills and knowledge of alternative medical practices.
I was in and out and never before had I had such great service from a doctor. I'm sad that I had to change insurance providers as I loved this Dr. and his team.
Very down to earth and friendly.
HE WAS EXACTLY THE KIND OF DR. IV'E BEEN SEEKING, ESPECIALLY BEING NEW TO THE AREA. I SHALL BE SEEING DR .ROTELLA AGAIN. HOWEVER, IT SEEMS THE STAFF HAD SOME IN HOUSE ISSUES AMONG THEMSELVES. ALSO, THE STAFF DID NOT EVEN SMILE, NOT ONCE. I STILL RECOMMEND THIS DR.THOUGH. I LOOK FORWARD TO MY NEXT VISIT, PERHAPS THE STAFF WAS JUST HAVING A BAD DAY.
Very professional and fast. Answered all my questions and setup everything for me to get better. I actually arrived early and they squeezed me in before my time, wonderful!
Dr. Rotella is a very thorough physician who truly cares about his patients. He is not one to rush through your visit, nor is he just a pill-pusher. His approach is genuine and sincere.
Very impressed. Happy to have found a primary care physician.
Good Dr., up on his stuff!
I appreciate that he takes the time to listen extensively, and comes up with a plan.
Liked him and will return.
Professional and courteous. Would reccomend
Not sure yet. His office was a little cold personality wise. Always greet someone when they arrive with a simple "hello" or, "welcome" not "what's your first name here is your paperwork.." Anyway, I am excited to see if the doctor can help me.
He is professional and always takes the time to answer any questions I have.
No problems, excellent visit. Informative and professional. Recommended.
Satisfactory on all levels
our first visit went quite well. dr. rotella listened to our list of 'wants' in a physician, asked pertinent questions, and had a great sense of humor.
Dr. Rotella is great. He has a great attitude and a sense of humor. This is always welcome when you aren't feeling your best. He has a different view on healthcare which is a nice change from the norm. He seems to have a tight crew, from the desk on back. The office is also attractive which is a plus, but you don't feel like they are going to gouge you because of the nice furniture. His current resident was a real nice kid as well. I don't think you will be disappointed.
He was a very caring attentive professional. Their office came to my aid because my previous physician could not squeeze me in to their schedule for a full 5 days. Can you imagine having to wait that long to see someone when you are not feeling well and unable to function your day to day?
The visit was OK felt a little rushed.
My experience with Dr. Rotella was excellent. The office is beautiful and comfortable. My only suggestion is to improve the bedside manner of the doctor's assistant. She did not introduce herself and frankly, treated me quite impersonally. When moving me from one room to another she simply directed, "Follow me" and walked several steps ahead of me, not looking back. Truthfully, she seems competent but needs a bit of help with her interpersonal skills. Highly impressed otherwise! Dr. Mike Vandermark
Very thorough and a good listener. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a doctor who really cares!
Dr. Rotella is excellent!