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About Dr. Sara V Kertz
Dr. Sara V Kertz, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Scottsdale, AZ. She has 20 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Kertz is affiliated with Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and Phoenix Childrens Hospital. Dr. Kertz has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Sara V Kertz has the following 1 specialty
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Gastrointestinal Diseases (GI Diseases)
- Pediatric Diabetes
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr Sara recently gave an interview to Fox News condeming a documentary on corruption in the CDC and manipulation of scientific data on an MMR vaccine study without even seeing the movie. That would give me great pause before taking my children to her for any type of vaccine. If she actually read the vaccine inserts, she would know there are some severe risks associated with all vaccines. If she kept informed within the medical community, she would know there is a CDC whistleblower waiting to appear before congress to discuss the CDC deception played out on doctors and the public. Its a sad day when doctors are just too busy and tired to keep an open mind and refuse to investigate valid scientific concerns for the sake of their clients.. Just believe what you are told by the inexperienced drug reps that bombard your office instead of looking at independent science yourself.
Dr. Sara Kertz is excellent. We've been in many times for strep and she knows before they even swab...she smells it. She has excellent bedside manner and "gets it" because she is also a mom to small children. We've also been in for behavior issues and she asks very good questions and makes great suggestions (reading materials, etc). The wait times can be a little long but the care is excellent.
She is so much more perceptive than other doctors. My son had a hole in his heart from birth. He saw his prev ped nearly every two weeks since birth since he was off the chart on weight. The prev ped never diognosed the problem. When he was 7 mos old, we brought him in for an impromptu weight check with our old ped unaware he was on holiday. Dr. Sara was covering. Because our son was so underweight, Dr. Sara insisted on seeing our son personally even though we did not have an appointment and just wanted to check the weight. Within 30 seconds, she listened to his heart and diognosed the hole. She arranged for him to be seen at St. Joseph's Hospital that Friday night (new years eve) and a surgeon came in the following monday and plugged the hole. He starting putting on weight after that and is doing just great now. She is awesome!
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2015, 2008, 2009)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Kertz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
20 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1998
St Joseph Hospital
Dr. Sara V Kertz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Arizona Care Network
- Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
- BCBS AZ Alliance Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsParadise Pediatrics Pc, 4848 E Cactus Rd Ste 620, Scottsdale, AZ
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