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Eli Steigelfest, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 553 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Board Certificates

Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine,
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine,


MD - Yeshiva University
Fellowship - University of Miami Health System
Internship - University of South Florida College of Medicine
Residency - University of South Florida College of Medicine


Vanderbilt Rheumatology Cool Springs
Vanderbilt Medical Group Franklin
2001 Mallory Lane
Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37067

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Patient Comments

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treated with extreme respect as an older adult. That is rare today
Patient | June 17, 2017

love him
Patient | June 3, 2017

Just love Dr. Steigelfest!!! He is the best in every way!!! Thank you for helping me get my life back.
Patient | May 23, 2017

he's an outstanding and caring dr
Patient | May 22, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is a kind, compassionate, and competent physician.
Patient | May 22, 2017

I have RA - I go to see him every 6 months. I take Humira shots. He look at me - sees I'm not swollen and sent me to lab test.
Patient | May 20, 2017

Very nice experience.
Patient | May 19, 2017

Dr. Steiglfest is ALWAYS very kind & sweet. ALWAYS takes time to answer my questions.
Patient | May 19, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is wonderful across the board. I am thrilled he is my care provider!
Patient | May 18, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is the BEST.
Patient | April 29, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is an amazing doctor! He has high quality credentials & just as importantly a deep sense of caring for his patience.
Patient | April 28, 2017

very good experience.
Patient | April 24, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Steigelfest for a long time. He has always been very professional, very caring , always concerned about me and my family. I wouldn't trade him for any other Doctor . He is like part of my family.
Patient | April 22, 2017

He has been my provider since 2008. The difference in how I feel is amazing, my disease is not something that will simply go away but my quality of life has improved tremendously. With his guidance, I know I can deal with this and I am not at all certain that I could without the direction he gives me. I am blessed to have him and his staff caring for me.
Patient | April 17, 2017

Dr. Sreiglefest is one of my favorite doctors. He always spends time talking with me about my health. I never feel rushed. Even if he's running behind he still takes his time with me. He is a caring doctor who listens to concerns.
Patient | April 17, 2017

Very pleased.
Patient | April 10, 2017

An absolutely wonderful doctor. He is very knowledgeable and very eager to help with any problems. He takes time to talk to and listen to and concerns/questions one may have. He is definitely one if the BEST physicians I have been to.
Patient | April 10, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is great!
Patient | April 4, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is a very good doctor, my husband wants to become his patient.
Patient | March 30, 2017

He showed genuine care and concern for me and my quality of life.
Patient | March 29, 2017

Always a good experience to speak with Dr. Steigelfest as a compassionate doctor.
Patient | March 27, 2017

All pleasant.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Very personable and knowledgeable.
Patient | March 22, 2017

dr steilgelfest is very understanding and understands the problems his patients may have with their arthritic condition
Patient | March 14, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is the best.
Patient | March 14, 2017

Wonderful provider !
Patient | March 13, 2017

My care provider, Dr. Steigelfest, is excellent. I would never want anyone else.
Patient | March 13, 2017

I have the hightest confidence in, and respect for Dr. Steigelfest. He has been my rheumatologist for about 15 years. When he changed his location, even though it is much less convenient for me at his new location, I have continued to go to him. He has always demonstrated his concern for my welfare as his patient.
Patient | March 6, 2017

I did have one moment where a routine symptom of my condition the provider actually attributed to an entirely different condition, which made no sense whatsoever and gave me a moment of doubt.
Patient | March 2, 2017

Dr. Steiglefest is the only doctor I trust with all my questions about Sjogren's Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Patient | February 27, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is always kind, considerate, caring, personable, knowledgeable and professional.
Patient | February 23, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is very intelligent and always shows genuine care and concern. I feel very confident I will have quality care.
Patient | February 22, 2017

Probably the most caring dr. I have ever had.
Patient | February 9, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is the BEST!
Patient | January 23, 2017

Best specialist I have ever seen.
Patient | January 9, 2017

He is an excellent provider. I appreciate his care.
Patient | January 2, 2017

very responsible and Dr
Patient | December 22, 2016

Always confident in Dr. Steigelfest. He is pleasant and caring and professional.
Patient | December 19, 2016

outstanding extremely pleased
Patient | December 13, 2016

I.m very please with the care I get from this group.
Patient | December 12, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is an extremely caring doctor who takes his time with you and shows deep concern for your welfare. It ended up that I had stress fracture in my femur. He sent me immediately for x-rays, set me up w/orthopedist and called to check on me that night.
Patient | December 4, 2016

Doctor is awesome.
Patient | November 18, 2016

He always listens to what I have to say. He has very good bedside manners. 1. Eli Steigelfest.
Patient | November 17, 2016

I felt like the doctor blew me off because I looked okay in the office that day and did not believe that I had any problems and only kept asking the same questions about depression which I do not have and continuously repeated to him.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is excellent. I trust him implicitly with my health care.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Very good
Patient | October 17, 2016

I so appreciate Dr. Steiglefast. He has made a huge contribution in helping me with all matters of concern.
Patient | October 14, 2016

absolutely wonderful! honest, easy to talk to, takes time to listen and answer all questions
Patient | October 10, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is wonderful. He is my hero. How blessed I am to have him taking care of me,
Patient | September 27, 2016

Dr. Stieglefest was very professional while also being very understanding. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I will return to see him again with my health care needs and will recommend him to friends and family.
Patient | September 22, 2016

Great Doctor !
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Patient | September 4, 2016

There are no words to possibly describe just how highly I now regard Dr. Stigelfest. He is quite possibly the best physician I have ever had the pleasure of being cared for by. I have already told everyone I know just how wonderful he is as well as how amazing his entire office staff is. Vanderbilt is VERY lucky to have someone like him on their team.
Patient | September 3, 2016

This provider is always very optimistic and seems to have a genuine caring heart. I am sure he has a very busy schedule but he never appears rushed.
Patient | August 30, 2016

Have recommended him already .
Patient | August 28, 2016

Dr. Eli is very kind.
Patient | August 20, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is one of the best doctors I have visited. He always takes the time to explain things and is very professional.
Patient | August 10, 2016

I went in to see him before having my hysterectomy because of the medications I am on and needed to know how & what to do about controlling my symptoms during my recording from surgery. He was great!
Patient | August 8, 2016

I have been going to Dr. Steigelfest since 2001. Since going to him, my condition has progressively improved. I think he's a great doctor.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Very nice doctor!
Patient | July 29, 2016

Sometimes he speaks so low, it is hard to understand him.
Patient | July 26, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is a very friendly and caring doctor. He makes sure I understand. I have the utmost confidence in what he tells me.
Patient | July 26, 2016

Doctor Steigelfest has excellent manners with the patient.
Patient | July 18, 2016

He is wonderful. I drive 1 hr. 45 min. each way. It is well worth it.
Patient | July 6, 2016

I have seen him for many years. he is a kind, gentle man.he has always shown great concern and has always taken thetime and care to fully explain all aspects of my visit.
Patient | June 27, 2016

Patient | June 14, 2016

Dr.. Steiglefest at staff are WONDERFUL!!
Patient | June 14, 2016

I had the impression that my provider trivialized things that were of concern to me. Perhaps he was trying to make me feel better, but it felt a little condescending. When I asked about possible side effects from a medication, I was told that it is unlikely, but anything is possible when it comes to meds and side effects. Not exactly reassuring. Also, the physical exam, as usual, was a joke. The provider placed the stethoscope very quickly in three different areas on my back without asking me to inhale/take deep breaths. The same was done on my chest. Why bother?
Patient | June 13, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is an incredible addition to your staff!
Patient | June 11, 2016

Very pleasant & informative, felt good about my future!
Patient | June 10, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is the best!!
Patient | June 5, 2016

All good
Patient | May 29, 2016

Dr. Eli is always great. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
Patient | May 26, 2016