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Martha M Grout, MD, MD(H)

Martha M Grout, MD, MD(H)Contact Our Medical Director

Martha M. Grout of the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, our Scottsdale integrative medical center, is dedicated to the natural treatment of cancer, Lyme disease, diabesity (cardiometabolic), irritable bowel and other chronic diseases. She is also AHIMA's Program Director.

"American mainstream medicine is wonderful in acute emergency situations, but for chronic diseases brought on by genetics, diet and lifestyle, allopathic medicine is not much help. I do not see that pharmaceutical medicine helps people heal from chronic illness." - Dr. Martha Grout

CME Hours 2019


Work Experience


  • AB from Radcliffe College (Harvard University), 1966
  • MD from Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1971
  • Dually licensed in Arizona (Arizona Medical Board and Arizona Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine)
  • Homeopathic license in Arizona, 1997

Post Residency Training

  • Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, UCLA, 1997
  • American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, Advanced Course on Heavy Metal Toxicology, September 2000
  • American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Diagnosis and treatment of inhalant and food sensitivities, April 2004
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chemical toxins and heavy metals, April 2005
  • Institute for Functional Medicine, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, March 2005

Professional Memberships​

  • Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medicine Association (AHIMA) – past President, current Program Director
  • Arizona State Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Examiners, 2006-2010
  • Arizona State Board of Acupuncture, 2003-2006
  • Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • International Organization of Integrative Cancer Physicians (IOICP)
  • IPT Academy
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

Medical Experience

  • Emergency Department Physician, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
    full-time staff, assistant attending, 1974-77
  • Emergency Department Physician, Park Ridge Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.
    assistant attending, 1975-79
  • Emergency Department Physician, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y.
    assistant attending, 1979-80
  • Emergency Department Physician, Upstate Medical Center, SUNY, Syracuse, N.Y.
    associate attending, 1980-82
  • Staff Attending Physician, Groton Nursing Facility, Groton, N.Y.
  • Emergency Department Physician, HCA LW Blake Hospital, Bradenton, FL
    full time staff, 1992-1995
  • Partner, Bradenton Emergency Medicine Associates, 1994-1995
    Medical Records and Utilization Review Committee 1994-1994
    Physician Director of Employee Health 1993-1995
  • Emergency Department Physician, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
    full time staff, 1995 - 1996
    Quality Management and Utilization Review Committee 1995 -present
    Physician Coordinator for Logicare Medical Records System 1995 - present
    Special Care Committee, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, 1996 (oversees ICU, PCU, ED)
  • Emergency Department Physician, Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, FL
    provisional/active status in Department of Emergency Medicine, 1996
  • Emergency Department Physician, Phoenix Memorial Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
    Active status in Department of Emergency Medicine, 1997 - present
  • Emergency Department Physician, Kingman Regional Medical Center, Kingman, AZ
    Active (courtesy) status in Department of Emergency Medicine, 1997- 2002
  • Emergency Department Physician, John C. Lincoln Hospital Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ
    Active (courtesy) status in Department of Emergency Medicine, 1997- 2002
  • Active Medical Staff, Payson Regional Medical Center, Payson, AZ
    Active in Department of Emergency Medicine 1997 - 1998
  • Emergency Department Physician, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, AZ
    Active (courtesy) status in Department of Emergency Medicine, 1997- 1999
  • Emergency Department Physician, St. Luke's Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
    Active (provisional) status in Department of Emergency Medicine, 1998
  • Emergency Department Physician, Arrowhead Community Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
    Active status in Department of Emergency Medicine, 2002 - present
  • Medical Acupuncture - 6137 East Mescal Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    Private Practice of Medical Acupuncture, 1997 - present
  • The Crossroads Institute - 40040 North 56th Street, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
    Private Practice of Medical Acupuncture and Neuro-biofeedback, Jan 2002 - Dec 2002
  • CrossRoads Clinic, PLC
    Private Practice of Medical Acupuncture, Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
    Neuro-biofeedback, 2003 - 2007
  • The Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine
    (name change in 2008, expanded modalities)


  • An Alphabet of Good Health In A Sick World - Martha M. Grout MD, MD(H), Mary Budinger and New Medicine Press.
  • "Treatment of Small Bowel Obstruction with Acupuncture: two case reports," Medical Acupuncture, Spring-Summer 2001
  • "The Use of Acupuncture in the Emergency Department," The Pain Clinic, February 2001
  • "The Use of Medical Acupuncture in the Treatment of Chronic Stress Related Illness," Acupuncture Today, August 2002
  • "Medical Acupuncture in the Emergency Department," Medical Acupuncture, 14:1 (39-40)
  • "Treatment of Severe Depression Following Head Injury," Medical Acupuncture, 15:2 (35-39)
  • "Dissipating the Pharaoh's Curse: Thwarting the West Nile virus," Explore!, November 2007 (7-11)
  • "Norwegian Mammography Study Points to a New Future." Explore!, December, 2010

To learn more about our Scottsdale integrative medical center the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine, call (480) 418-0220 today!

Recent Testimonials
From Our Previous Patients

  • A Review: Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine

    Have you ever found yourself frustrated because you know there is something wrong with you but your health care provider is not listening to what you have to say nor doing the evaluations you believe need to be done to help you? This is what my experience had been as well. Since 1996 I have lived with chronic pain, increasing inflammatory health problem, and progressive degenerative arthritis. No one listened to me when I said “there is something wrong her and it is not just aging.”

    I searched out alternative health options: Naturopaths and Integrative Health. A naturopath I consulted, listened to my story and stated that I needed more than what she could offer and suggested going to an Integrative health specialist in Scottsdale. I did and what a godsend.

    I wish I had found the Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine and Dr. Martha Grout many years ago. My meeting with Dr. Grout in April 2022, was so rewarding. She listened, was concerned about the multiple inflammatory responses that I had, gathered an extensive history, and did diagnostics to assess if I had toxicity reactions to the multiple vaccines I had to take; assessed my nutritional state, gut health, and did Lyme disease testing. Of interest was that I had asked providers several times about doing the Lyme disease test and because I had no recollection of a tick bite, they said I didn’t need the test. So what a surprise when the test came back positive – it explained so much about all the symptoms I had been having since 1996.

    To know that there was an actual cause for all my problems and that it wasn’t just related to aging, has been so refreshing. I know there is not a cure for the damage the Lyme has done but to know that what we are doing can ameliorate the progression of the inflammatory processes of arthritis and can restore my nutritional health has been a blessing. Dr. Grout is compassionate, empathetic, responsive, and the best doctor I have had the privilege to care for me.

    If you are ever wondering about the state of your health and wanting answers to why you are having the problems you are having, then seeing an Integrative Health specialist is essential.


    PhD, RN, NP


  • Thankful!

    “I have a special reason this year [2012] to be grateful: today, the day before Thanksgiving, is my 12th birthday since the doctors told me in 2001 that I would most likely not celebrate another one. At the time of my diagnosis, giving thanks was the farthest thing from my mind. But I know now that I had every reason to be grateful.* My very advanced diagnosis let me decide that, if I was going to die, I would do so with as much grace, dignity, and quality of life as I could manage.* That meant I would make the decision to take the road less traveled and refuse the ‘standard of care’: surgery, high-dose chemo and radiation. It meant that I would look for things to clean and strengthen my body and immune system, that I would find ways to grow spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. The nine years prior to 2001, when I was dealing with chronic disease, gave me the tools to create my own healing platform. This healing platform of integrated tools and anti-cancer strategies kept me alive until I found IPT Targeted Low-Dose chemotherapy in 2002 and allowed me to literally watch the cancer leave my body.* Ultimately, it all meant that I would change my focus on life from what I could get from it to what I could give to it.* Best Answer for Cancer Foundation (BAFC) is the pathway that allows me to give back. I’m so thankful for the assistance and guidance that has helped make BAFC a thriving reality. I’m so grateful to the physician members of BAFC: to the doctors who have treated so many cancer patients, myself included. These wonderful physicians give selflessly of their time, their talent and – many times – of their own income to help people in need. They are truly incredible people, and I am honored to know them and call them my friends.* Every day, in every way, I am humbled by and thankful for the patients who come to us, who give us the chance to help them, who have the courage to walk the road less traveled of alternative and integrative medicine. They also remind me of the most powerful healing opportunity of my life and the wonderful road that resulted from it.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”

    Director of Best Answer for Cancer Foundation

  • Never in my life had I met a doctor that was so knowledgeable and thorough.

    “You so kindly took the time to talk with me about all of my concerns and you honestly left no stone unturned! Never in my life had I met a doctor that was so knowledgeable and thorough.* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”


  • The technicians made me feel so comfortable.

    “I wanted to let you know that I had a really good experience with the whole process of scheduling the thermos and with the test itself. I always god a callback whenever I left a message lll and they were always so professional and friendly. The staff was flexible with working to meet my scheduling needs. They sent me all of the paperwork and prep instructsion ahead of time. They also were patient with waiting for the script from my doctor’s office the day of. And what a great experience the Thermo was in contrast to Mammos I’ve had in the past. The technicians explained everything very well, made me feel comfortable, and even played music while I was adjusting to the room temperature. The test went so smoothly, and I am relieved to have the results back so quickly. It all just reinforced my decision to opt for a Thermo rather than a Memmo.”


  • I can now truly feel like the healing has begun!

    “I wanted to let you know that I am enjoying the Brain Advantage Program tremendously but it was not very enjoyable on Day One of the Program! This is just an FYI in case you have any of my relatives or close friends take the Brain Advantage Course and have similar results (which I hope they do not!)* During the first 30 minutes of the Brain Advantage Program I started hearing a tremendous amount of negative self talk, negative images and negative childhood thoughts. My mind started putting out messages like: “You stupid idiot, you can’t do anything right.” “No one wants to look at you or be with you.” “You can’t do it.” “You are so f____ed up!” I wanted to be invisible because each thought, fueled my low self-esteem and made me want to walk out your door and not come back. In fact, after I left and drove back to my hotel, I called my husband and spoke to him in an angry tone. I told him that “I was going to come back home to Overland Park, Kansas and that I didn’t want to be here at ACAM.” In fact I said, “I wasn’t going to even get my things from the hotel room, I was just going to leave all my stuff in the hotel and fly back home.” “I wasn’t going to return your calls because I didn’t like being here…..” The emotional pain was too much. But, MANY HOURS AND MANY TEARS LATER, I realized that these were most likely past tapes or childhood messages that I had heard in the past and they were not occurring right now at this moment. But boy, they felt like they were in the here and now. Somehow, later, by the grace of God, I returned to ACAM the next morning and Dr. Reese had me talk to a former client Martina, who had gone through some similar problems ….. So, after talking to Martina, then Stephanie and Chris, and then, in more serious depth to Dr. Steven Swerdfeger…. I was able to resolve and make sense of some of these EMOTIONS being stirred in my mind via The Brain Advantage Program.* And it is a good thing that all of this happened because I can now truly feel like the healing has begun (and the ADD is being solved.)* *Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of successes for any given medical treatment. Each individual is unique and may respond differently to our medical services, meaning results may vary for each person.”