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Eli Steigelfest, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 685 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 Medical Group Franklin - Rheumatology
Vanderbilt Medical Group Franklin
2001 Mallory Lane
Suite 100
Franklin, TN 37067

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Patient Comments

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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

Patient | April 1, 2016

My visits with Dr. Steigelfest are always very reassuring. I am so fortunate to have been referred to him in 2002 when I was biopsy diagnosed with Giant Cell Arteritis. I am getting the best care possible.....anywhere!
Patient | April 1, 2016

I have complete confidence in the care I receive from Dr. Steiglefest ad his staff.
Patient | March 15, 2016

Dr Steiglefest is one of my favorite Drs. He is always helpful and friendly. I didn't have to wait long. Even if he is delayed he always takes the time he needs to with me and other patients.
Patient | March 7, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest, has been my dr. for many years. He has helped me so much. He cares about me. #1. Eli Steigelfest MD.
Patient | March 3, 2016

Dr. Steigelfest is the best doctor I have ever had.
Patient | February 15, 2016

Patient | February 11, 2016

Very attentive and never rushes,always helps me in any way possible
Patient | February 9, 2016

The Doctor is very good, he exolains in a clear and concise manner, the condition/ medicines involved . He is referimg me to another specialist for my condition.
Patient | February 9, 2016

I am very pleased with my provider and have referred many friends and family to him and ever person has been as pleased with their care as I am with mine.
Patient | February 9, 2016

I would not travel the 60 mile round trip if I did not feel well cared for by this provider.
Patient | February 8, 2016

I love Dr. Eli. I drive three hours out of state to continue his care because he is such a great doctor.
Patient | February 8, 2016

The Doctor took time to explain all the question I had and I did not feel rushed at all.
Patient | February 2, 2016

I have recommended Dr. Steigelfest to several of my friends.
Patient | February 1, 2016

The doctor was great! For the first time I feel good about my medical issue!
Patient | January 25, 2016