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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

Training

  • 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.
    1988-92
  • 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)

Publications

  • 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

  • Definitely a game changer!

    “I just wanted to take a moment to email you to say thank you for your very detailed testing and even considering Lyme as a possible suspect to my ailments.* Had I not gone to see you I would have never even thought of Lyme as a reason for my weakness on my right arm and leg.* In your recommendations you had stated you wanted me to possibly get checked for Lyme and I asked and asked and not one insurance doctor would do the test.* Everyone said that there was no reason to check. Well, we moved to Virginia at the end of November and finally about three weeks ago the neurologist that I went to see for my migraines here tested me for Lyme. The results came back equivocal (1.10 on Elisa) and she simply stated that they found antibodies in my blood. And she started me on Doxycycline (100mg 2x day) for 21 days. I don’t know much about Lyme but will be seeing an infectious disease doctor on Wednesday. In the meantime, we had our newborn (born 1/21/13) tested with the Western blot and another test and per the pediatrician the results were negative. We will continue praying that he will not be affected. … Thank you very much for being that little guiding light that led us in the right direction.* Once again Dr.Grout, continue to do what you do.* You were definitely a game changer for sure.* *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.”

    J.P.

  • 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

  • I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my Son.

    “Do you remember us? You treated my son … years ago. I have since that time talked about your practice to everyone and anyone who will listen to me. I believe a couple of friends have brought their children to you as well. So just wanted to let you know that [he] was recently accepted into the University of Arizona. Another success story for you.* I am sure your practice changed his life.* I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for my Son. I wish you many, many years of continued success.* Be well and keep healing.* *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.”

    S.V.

  • You folks have given me my life back. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    “My entire life I have had difficulty with digestion. I had unexplained hives from the age of 16. As an adult I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Eating no grains or glutens of any kind just chicken and fish and green veggies, I have lost 27 pounds and have had NO heartburn at all!* With the Vitamin B, Lipoic Acid and Omega 3 I now am not exhausted all the time either.* I have energy!!!* I know the gut will take a lot longer to heal as I am still having stool issues but I am starting to see a slight improvement there too.* I have not had any sugars including from any fruit now for 2 ½ months but I would really like to be able to have a little fruit and sweet potatoes. I want to make sure the yeast is gone before I do this. You folks have given me my life back.* Thank you from the bottom of my heart.* *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.”

    S.T.

  • 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.”

    L.S.