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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

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Work Experience

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

  • Thank you Dr. Grout, and thanks also to a friendly and caring staff!

    “Dr. Grout tested me for sensitivity to certain foods.* After deleting those offending foods from my diet, and following a healthy diet my health has improved dramatically.* Thank you Dr. Grout, and thanks also to a friendly and caring staff!* *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.”

    O.P.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

    CG

  • I wanted to let people know that the AZ Center for Advanced Medicine is certainly worth a call!

    “In 2011 I realized that it was time to do something about my memory. I knew I needed the right kind of help, the right doctor. On www.acam.org I chose 3 possible naturalistic doctors and showed the names to my integrative doctor who was retiring. Then, I showed the names to my highly respected dentist as well. Both immediately said, “If you can get Martha Grout, she’s the one!” I called her office and learned that I could have a no-charge 15 minute telephone conversation with her to get my questions answered. I made an appointment to start testing and treatment.* Dr. Grout tested me and the test results showed 7 or 8 metals in the danger zone. My mother had died of Alzheimer’s disease when she was 74 years old. I wanted to live much longer than that! Chelation was the answer to reduce the dangerously high levels of deadly metals.* After a series of chelation, with tests taken at intervals to evaluate how I was progressing, my memory, and the tension I was feeling about it, is greatly improved.* AND, another possible effect of metal toxicity, the awful muscle, ligament, and joint pain I had been suffering from for so long has also been greatly diminished in the past few months.* Now, at 72 yrs. old, I am riding my bike 7 – 8 miles up and down hills, hiking and doing gardening…all without pain.* Oh, I may get some of the natural stiffness if I overdo after missing several days of exercise; this is normal to anyone. But the pain used to follow the slightest work/exercise.* Dr. Grout said that I lack certain enzymes which has caused the build-up of heavy metals. I take some supplements for my digestion and I will soon be on a reduced, maintenance chelation schedule to maintain my health.* I also chose to have sensitivity testing and learned that I needed to avoid dairy and wheat, which has improved how I feel.* Another benefit of all this has been the marvelous, kind, caring doctors, nurses, patients, everyone at AZ Center for Advanced Medicine.* I always look forward to being there. I have made new friends.* We share our stories and what we’ve learned. Dr. Grout and staff answer our questions and care about each and every patient. It’s an uplifting atmosphere.* I wanted to let people know that the AZ Center for Advanced Medicine is certainly worth a call,* and/or a visit to learn what can be done about any health problem you’re having. I’m so glad that I found this place.* *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.”

    P.B.

  • I am so thankful to you this Thanksgiving weekend for giving me my health and my life back!

    “I am so thankful to you this Thanksgiving weekend for giving me my health and my life back! Good news- I am still good and not reacting to fluorescent lights anymore. Also I seem to be reacting to chemicals less than before. I have lost that totally grounded feeling, but no more panic attacks and I can work all day without any neurological symptoms. I have had no neuro symptoms at all since I had the [Chiren] treatment in September. This is so amazing!!! I can even drink coffee and wine in small amounts now. Yeah! But have to stick to the gluten free/dairy free diet because I now get asthma symptoms when I eat anything that has gluten or dairy in it. Also my stomach can’t handle dairy any more since I’ve been off it so long. So I can’t put milk in my coffee – oh well. Had a few no-nos yesterday for the holiday and am feeling it in my chest today. Also itching- ears, eyes and skin on my face. Weird- it’s almost like I get when I am exposed to a cat. The best thing is that I am not getting any neurological symptoms anymore and I feel totally normal. I can handle a little respiratory reaction every now and then and I have my inhaler if I get into any breathing trouble. So far it has been mild and just annoying. My whole family is now gluten free and everyone is doing great! No one has been sick for the last 6 months. : ) My son, off gluten, is amazing. He just brought home a report card of straight A’s and has no more twitching or tics. *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.”

    Patient MDC