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Eli Steigelfest, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 666 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

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Steigelfest always explains things in a way I can understand and I value him as my doctor.
Patient | November 20, 2017

He's the best. He chose the right profession. I feel he has my best interest in all ways.
Patient | November 17, 2017

He's great!
Patient | October 23, 2017

This was just a check up to remain an active patient. There were no problems to discuss.
Patient | October 20, 2017

I have recommended Dr.Steigelfest over and over to my friends and family . Several of them have gone and continue to see Dr. Steigelfest .
Patient | October 16, 2017

Great care.
Patient | October 16, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is an exceptional physician!!
Patient | October 16, 2017

Dr.Steiglefest is one of my favorite doctors.
Patient | October 9, 2017

Dr. Stiegelfest is the most caring, compassionate physician I've had in a very long time. He's courteous and friendly while being very professional.
Patient | September 27, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is the best as well as his nurses and staff.
Patient | September 25, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is a skilled and compassionate doctor. He is not only my doctor, but he is my friend.
Patient | September 25, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is a kind and understanding. He is an excellent doctor who always has time for his patient.
Patient | September 25, 2017

excellent provider.
Patient | September 12, 2017

I am always happy with my care from this Doctor, he listens to me and give me instructions when I am expecting a problem
Patient | September 11, 2017

Having seen Dr. Eli Steigelfest for 13 years, he is absolutely the best rheumatologist and doctor in my experience. He is extremely competent and personable.
Patient | September 11, 2017

Recommended many friends & relatives.
Patient | August 28, 2017

I take the Humira shots. greater side effects lately and I decided to stop the shots. Dr reaction was come and see me in couple of months. needless to say, because I have several side effects, I asked for blood test to be sure everything was o.k. and I did get a call saying everything was fine. I have to say, side effects is much less now. up to this day, I have no idea how much arthritis I have because I haven't seen a test or else to determine how bad is my condition. pain is less and swelling still shows on my feet.but is always better in the summer.
Patient | August 28, 2017

His voice is low and soft and fast, so it is sometimes difficult to hear/understand him.
Patient | August 28, 2017

It is rare these days to see the compassion from a doctor. Nothing but respect for Dr. Steigelfest!
Patient | August 24, 2017

I have had the good fortune to be Dr. Steigelfest's patient for several years. EXCELLENT DOCTOR.
Patient | August 24, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is a very caring doctor & great at his job.
Patient | August 23, 2017

I love Dr. Stiglefest, I would be mostly bed ridden had he not helped me at my worst time in my life not knowing what was happening to me and to get me back on my feet and got me on medication to help me with me not knowing what was happening to me so suddenly.
Patient | August 12, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is intelligent, compassionate, listens. doesn't rush you and gives you hope that he has a plan to help you feel better! That is a gift! we need more docs who still put the patient first and really listen and care.
Patient | August 1, 2017

Always treats us like we and our health the most important thing. Always. Thinks outside the box.
Patient | July 31, 2017

Survey long.
Patient | July 10, 2017

I relocated to Texas a year ago, and the Rheumatologist experience was so poor that I decided it was worth it to fly to Nashville to see Dr. Steigelfest - he's that good. I remember the first visit I ever had 3 years ago - I cried when I left because Dr Steigelfest and his team were so patient and understanding of how scared I was with my diagnosis. They answered every question I had and the relief and reassurance I received were unmatched.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is the kindest and the most concerned doctor that I have ever seen.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Has always been a good experience with Dr. Steigelfest. He takes his time with you.
Patient | June 21, 2017

Dr. Steigelfest is one of the BEST doctors I've encountered for awhile! He is very caring, listens, & I trust in his medical knowledge & instructions. He's a model for all other doctors to see what a great doctor should be! He's a rare gem & I feel lucky to have come across him in my medical care!
Patient | June 19, 2017

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