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Dr. Tamar Gottfried, MD

OB-GYN

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*By selecting "Pregnancy" as your visit reason, you'll see additional appointment times. Please disregard the pop-up* Tamar Gottfried is an Arizona native, having grown up in Tempe and graduated from McClintock High School. She attended University of Arizona on a Flinn Scholarship, spending summers in Mexico and Central America becoming fluent in Spanish. Dr. Gottfried completed medical school at the University of Arizona in 1994, having received a full ride Dean’s Scholarship and a grant to study women’s health in Fortaleza Brazil during her fourth year. She also completed some graduate classes in medical anthropology during medical school- studying the cultural influences on women’s health and health care. Dr Gottfried did her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the famed LA County/ University of Southern California program, moving back to Arizona afterwards to a job with the Casablanca Clinic in Mesa. In 2001, she started her own private practice in Mesa, providing obstetric and gynecologic care to women of all ages. She serves on her hospital peer review committe and also helps precept University of Arizona- Phoenix medical students as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn Dr. Gottfried practices at both Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert. Her beautiful office is on the campus of Banner Desert and offers in house laboratory, in office surgery, including Essure and Novasure, as well as computerized medical records, video colposcopy and first trimester ultrasound for every new pregnancy. She enjoys taking care of a variety of obstetric and gynecologic conditions from contraception, to heavy bleeding, to abnormal paps, menopausal issues, and basic infertility.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Banner Desert Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Arizona, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Southern California, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • University of Arizona (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1134193873

Office locations

Tamar Gottfried, MD

1520 S Dobson Rd, Suite 316

Mesa, AZ 85202

Tamar Gottfried, MD

1520 S Dobson Rd., Ste 316

Mesa, AZ 85202

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The Medical Assistants were terrific however, Dr. Gottfried simply was not pleasant at all. My daughter is 24 and this is her first pregnancy. She was born of a twin gestation and was 7 1/2 weeks premature. Her twin passed awaywhen they were two months old due to being mono-amniotic twins. Savanna was also involved in a near-fatal car accident six years ago resulting in a severe TBI and fracturing her pelvis in three different places. So, as she gains weight and her hips widen there may be some issues or pain associated with that. There were some additional concerns Savanna had and asked Dr. Gottfried about them. Dr. Gottfried didn’t seem too concerned and I get that being that Savanna is only nine weeks along but Savanna’s concerns were real and warranted. Dr. Gottfried asked, “And you want to proceed with this pregnancy?” She asked the question in a very condescending manner to which I asked her just what she meant by the question. Everything just felt wrong and Savanna was near tears by the time we left. I just want for her to have a pleasant experience with her first baby as mine was a nightmare, on an Army post, along with having mono-amniotic twins and an emergency C-section. We have decided to select another doctor at this point.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Tamar Gottfried was very attentive during our consultation and gentle during the examination. Her recommendations made sense.
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Very professional, everyone was very kind and made me feel at ease.
Less than 1 year ago
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The staff was so kind and helpful!
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Dr. Gottfried is a consummate professional. Timely and thorough, with a friendly yet relaxed attitude that puts her patients at ease.
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Dr. Gottfried and the entire office staff were AMAZING!! Couldn’t have asked for a better environment for our first appointment. So excited for this journey with them!
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Wonderful has been my doctor for many years and she really knows her stuff
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The appointment went perfectly, Dr Gottfried was super friendly and was able to answer any questions I had.
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The office was clean and the wait was short. Dr. Gottfried was patient and answered all my questions, very professional.
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My expectations were not met.
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It was quick and easy and I’m glad I chose her as my doctor for this journey.
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Very pleasant and easy to talk to.
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The only reason I waited so long was due to her being next door at the hospital delivering a baby! Everyone was so friendly!!
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Pleasant
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This was my first visit to Dr. Gottfried's office and it was perfectly lovely! I showed up about 25 minutes before my appointment time to complete new patient paperwork, and I was brought back 10 minutes after my scheduled appointment time.Dr. Gottfried listened to all my concerns and was very knowledgable. Would highly recommend!
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It's been 18 years since I've had a baby. And the physician here is wonderful.
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I will be finding another doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Gottfried was great with my daughter at her first prenatal visit today. She was helpful, informative and patient when my daughter was ticklish during her ultrasound. We were both happy with our visit and will continue to see Dr. Gottfried.
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Was fast, friendly, recommend.
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My first appointment was a particularly busy day for Dr. Gottfried. My husband and I waited for an hour to be seen. She had patients to see before me and also a delivery right when I was called into the patientroom. I didn't mind the wait because of the awesome reviews I read about her. I knew wait time wasn't as important to me than having a good doctor who cares about me. The thing I like about Dr. Gottfried is that she tries hard to go to every one of her patient's deliveries. That is a quality I admire in a doctor.
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Quick, easy, Dr listened to what I wanted and needed. She really understood my request.
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Quick and simple! The staff were lovely and Dr. Gottfried was so kind and helpful. I'll be booking my next appointment soon :)
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Both the staff and the doctor were very professional. I would go again.
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It had been a while since I was in to see Dr. Gottfried (time sure flies for sure); wonderful doctor, wonderful office staff. I was in and out of their pretty quickly and everyone was very friendly and nice. It makesit so much easier/nicer to go to the doctors when you enjoy your experience and you can tell everyone enjoys their jobs.
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She was great!
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Great service friendly staff!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Tamar was so sweet and nice! I loved her. She asked me a lot of really great questions. I will definitely go back!
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Excellent - very thoroughly while being efficent
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Front desk associate, the nurse, and Dr Gottfried were all fantastic. I was a new patient and my paperwork took less than 20 minutes, everyone was friendly and answered all my questiona.
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Dr. Gottfried and her staff are kind, thorough, and professional. I felt comfortable and well cared-for. Can't ask for more than that! I would highly recommend this doctor and office.
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Dr. Gottfried is so pleasant and professional. I love going to her and she always answers my questions and gives great information.
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Amazing staff!
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I've been seeing Dr. Gottfried for years and she is phenomenal. Always does a very thorough exam and is extremely friendly.
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It was a very pleasant visit, they were all so nice and friendly
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Dr. Gottfried was professional and also empathetic, answering all my questions clearly. She was able to full satisfy my expectations of the appointment.
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The doctor was kind and knowledgeable, the office staff was friendly. I plan to return.
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She is very understanding and patient with my countless questions and concerns.
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I really appreciated this doctor because she addressed the things I was concerned about immediately that my last doctor brushed off. Right away, I got to see the baby because the ultra-sound was next to me. No running around to differentplaces, also blood work was done in the next room.
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I really like her and she knew I was nervous and made sure that I was comfortable. She was really gentle but very thorough as you can tell she knew what she was doing. She also listened to the concerns Ihad and even made sure that the tests recommended would be covered by my insurance and also made note that I sure also look into it just so we both get the same answers from the company.
More than 1 year ago
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Muy contenta con la Dra. Tamar y su personal.
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Very friendly. I trust her expertise and knowledge. Answerd all my questions and was professional. Would definately recommend!
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Dr. Gottfried was my dr for my first pregnancy & im so thankful i chose her. Shes very nice & professional. She answered any questions that i had & was patient even if she had a busy day. From beginning toend she was great. I needed a vacuum delivery & i had complete trust in her that she was able to do it without anything going wrong & she did. I have my beautiful baby boy! She also has a great staff. All the nurses that work in her office are so nice & professional & the nurses in the hospital were too. Which made everything so much easier. I couldn't have chosen a better Dr & hospital. I would definitely recommend her & banner desert. Thanks to Dr. Gottfried & everyone involved.
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The doctor was fine, polite, whatever. I did, however, have one major problem: there was a donation box for maternity clothes with a piece of paper that said "support mothers who choose life!" in large print. This is so grossly inappropriatefor a women's doctor; 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime and I'd think an OB-GYN would exercise better judgement. I won't return.
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Dr. Gottfried and her staff were very professional and friendly!
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I thought Dr. Gottfried was very good. Explained things to me plus did a thorough job of looking through my previous tests. For sure I'll be seeing her again.
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Dr. Gottfried was gentle and kind. I had a horrible induction process and she understood my concern with regard to internal exams. She was awesome, even though my little one whined during the visit. Will be back to this office again!
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She is a good doctor not only professional and well versed in her medical field but also caring. She treats you like a person and not just a patient. She delivered all 3 of my babies because of the great jobshe did with my first pregnancy(which was high risk and needed a lot of monitoring) and I still go to her for my woman well check and will continue to go to her! Thanks Dr. Gottfried! Lisa Z.
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She was wonderful. She was quick but not in a rushed sort of way. Very nice and understanding. The wait only took so long because of the new patient information that had to be completed. Im glad I choose her.
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Very nice, she calmed my nerves and the assistants/nurses very nice and helpful.
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Would not recommend. Cant believe this doctor delivers babies. Doctor came across as pretty unfriendly hardly introduced herself, made me feel like I was wasting her time and was rather hard to understand- raise your voice and speak to ME notinto your laptop, this isnt an appoitment on Skype. And to top it off she really didnt address the reason I was there! Ill find another doctor that shows compassion and at least acts like they like their job. Ms gottfried its time for you to retire!
More than 1 year ago
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