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Eli Steigelfest, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 869 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 is the best! i am blessed to be his patient. Several of my friends love him too. He is awesome!
Patient | July 16, 2018

very good
Patient | June 30, 2018

Dr Steigelfest is a very compassionate doctor. He was informed about the latest medicine that I was interested in trying.
Patient | June 26, 2018

I just recommended my daughter to him because I felt he was compassionate and a great diagnostician.
Patient | June 25, 2018

Of all the Vanderbilt physicians I've seen since 2001, Dr. Steingelfest is the very best in every way.
Patient | June 19, 2018

I really like this provider. But again, I just don't feel like I was successful in conveying to him the severity of my pain. it was the worst i'd ever had.
Patient | June 18, 2018

Dr. Steigelfest has always treated me with care about my condition.
Patient | June 18, 2018

very impressed
Patient | June 6, 2018

This staff was has always been the very best I could ask for. He's been my doctor for many years. He is the best.
Patient | June 5, 2018

I recommend them all to anyone that needs a rheumatologist. they are all great!!
Patient | May 29, 2018

Dr. Steigelfest is GREAT!
Patient | May 29, 2018

Always treats you with kindness and willing to listen.
Patient | May 29, 2018

We may have to change doctors only because it's a two hour trip to Cool Springs.
Patient | May 12, 2018

Dr. Steigelfest goes above & beyond, I cannot say enough about him, his nurse & his team.
Patient | May 2, 2018

Always an excellent experience. I have recommended Dr. Steigelfest to several in just my two years of living here; and that speaks volumes coming from a patient that has been through multiple highly regarded Rheumatologists from the Cleveland Clinic to the U of M. He is an outstanding provider and a genuinely good person. His level of care and compassion for his patients, his staff and his team is very rare quality to find in a health care provider. His colleagues could learn a lesson or two from him when it comes to emotional intelligence.
Patient | April 23, 2018

Dr. Steigelfest was very kind, professional, and thorough. I felt like he was fully focused on our visit, and his evaluation both took my concerns and symptoms seriously while also setting my mind at ease. I felt like he listened to me and also explained things clearly. I wish all doctors applied Dr. Steigelfest's level of care and attention to their patient appointments.
Patient | April 16, 2018

excellent experience
Patient | April 9, 2018

Always shows concern for my condition and for my well being in general. The most caring and compassionate provider I've had in a VERY long time.
Patient | April 9, 2018

I've been seeing him for years.
Patient | April 7, 2018

Awesome man & doctor!!
Patient | March 13, 2018

given condition when I first met him, I truly believe he saved my Life. for that, my family and I are so glad I was led to him & staff.
Patient | March 12, 2018

I recently recommended Dr. Steigelfest to someone else. He is always a good listener and you don't feel rushed when you are in his office. Great Dr.
Patient | March 10, 2018

Patient | March 6, 2018

This doctor is great and I would recommend to anyone.
Patient | March 6, 2018

I would highly recommend this provider, and he came highly recommended to me.
Patient | March 5, 2018

Dr. Eli is AMAZING! He truly cares about how I am doing. He listens to problems, medication issues, etc. and then provides his knowledge & insight. I have been his patient since 2007 & God intended for our paths to cross. He is kind, incredibly smart, and has a great personality. I am super pleased with the care I have received from him, Nurse Sandy & the entire staff.
Patient | March 3, 2018

A wonderful doctor, caring - listens - no problem with him.
Patient | March 1, 2018

Dr. Steigelfest is excellent at discussing medical condition. Spends all the time necessary for examination and discussion.
Patient | February 28, 2018

Have never seen this provider for longer than 5 minutes. Nurse went over Rx with me.
Patient | February 27, 2018

I enjoy coming to see dr Eli. he is always concerned and friendly addresses any concerns and questions I have completely. I recommend them to anyone that has an arthritic need. they are super!!
Patient | February 12, 2018

listens well. shows great concern
Patient | January 30, 2018

We like this Dr. No issues.
Patient | January 30, 2018

Have recommend and they were were very pleased.
Patient | January 24, 2018

I have recommended Dr. Steigelfest to several of my friends w/the same problem. He is always good to explain and answer all of my questions.
Patient | January 20, 2018

The doctor is very knowledgeable and compassionate.
Patient | January 15, 2018

I drive about 2.5 hrs to get to this office and its well worth the time and effort I spend to get there.
Patient | January 8, 2018

Dr. Steigelfest is a wonderful doctor
Patient | January 8, 2018

Dr. Steigelfest is the best diagnostician I have EVER had. I owe my quality of life to him.
Patient | December 26, 2017

As stated before, he truly cares about his patients!
Patient | December 23, 2017

Dr Eli goes beyond my expectations with my care
Patient | December 16, 2017

This was, by far, the best experience I have had with a physician. he was thorough, thoughtful and kind. i have total confidence in him.
Patient | December 12, 2017

I really like my doctor. He is always attentive, knowledgeable, and professional.
Patient | December 12, 2017

recommended to many w similar or unexplained illness ...
Patient | December 7, 2017

My favorite doctor
Patient | December 7, 2017

He always listens to what ever I have to say and he is concern for your overall health.
Patient | December 2, 2017

Since it has now been 10 years with this health team, each appointment is "like going home!" I am never disappointed -
Patient | December 1, 2017

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