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Dr. Brian Gruber, MD, MBA Dr. Brian Gruber, MD, MBA
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon | Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery | Knee & Shoulder Surgery
As a kid, Dr. Brian Gruber loved playing baseball. Naturally, like lots of kids, he thought he’d be a pro baseball player. However, a baseball pitching injury when he was 12-years-old brought him into an orthopedic surgeon’s office and from that day on, he had a new life goal and became focused on becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Gruber spent many years on the path to pursuing his goal, beginning with an undergraduate degree from Newman University in Kansas where he was also an academic All-American in Baseball. He then went on to graduate with honors and Alpha Omega Alpha recognition from the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Gruber completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then completed his orthopedic and sports medicine training at Washington University. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has specific training in orthopedic Sports Medicine.

When Dr. Gruber founded Integrated Orthopedics, after over a decade of practicing as an orthopedic surgeon, he had one goal:

• To build an orthopedic practice that puts patients first and provides the highest quality patient experience.

Each day we are pleased to receive feedback from patients in the office and online through social media that lets us know we are meeting our goal. Our teams works hard each day to get even better.

Just like the orthopedic surgeon who fixed Dr. Gruber’s elbow when he was 12, which allowed him to continue playing baseball, including at the collegiate level, he likes watching people get better. And it’s what drives him in his work each day.

Because of Dr. Gruber’s expertise in sports medicine, he has remained highly involved as the team physician for a number of sports teams. He has been involved with University of Michigan team sports including Wolverine Football. While in St. Louis he was an integral part of the medical team for the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club and the St. Louis Rams Football Organization. He was also involved with the March Madness Basketball Tournament and Team USA Development Hockey.

Dr. Gruber has expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. His specific interests are rotator cuff disease and anterior cruciate ligament injury to the knee. Research has always been a passion for Dr. Gruber, and he has been published in the premier orthopedic journals Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

We invite you to learn more about our practice by looking around the website and checking out our orthopedics blog. If you ever have a need for orthopedic care, we hope you will consider Integrated Orthopedics for that care.

Eric J. Boyd, MDEric J. Boyd, MD
Board Certified Anesthesiologist with Subspeciality Certification in Pain Medicine
Dr. Eric Boyd completed his medical degree at the University of Nebraska, Internship in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and a Residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona. He then completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of Arizona. Dr. Boyd is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Boyd has been practicing Pain Medicine since 1996 with an emphasis on relieving pain while restoring function in a multi-specialty setting. His goal when possible is to achieve pain management without the daily use of medications. Dr. Boyd has a special interest in managing spinal stenosis, vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other degenerative conditions.

Dr. Tarlow IOA thumbnailStefan D. Tarlow, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Doctor Tarlow is retiring from Knee Surgery in mid 2024. While he desires to continue to practice the craft he was born for, he acknowledges the presence of Father Time. He is choosing to step away gracefully before Father Time catches him.

Dr. Tarlow was born, raised and educated in Portland, Oregon. His first 17 years of private practice were at The Portland Knee Clinic. He has been in private solo practice at Advanced Knee Care in the Phoenix area since 2005.

It has been my honor to serve the wonderful people that have allowed me to provide their medical care over my 36 year career. An ardent and heartfelt "thank you" to my patients, physician colleagues, nurses and the allied medical professionals that I have shared the practice of medicine with both in Arizona and Oregon.

Advanced Knee Care is now a division of Integrated Orthopedics. Doctors Gruber, Adams and Boyd and Physician Assistants Jeff Kiel and Brandon Hunter will be the providers of in network service for my patients going forward. Integrated Orthopedics will be the custodian of the medical records of all Advanced Knee Care patients following my retirement.

Kristin Joy, Chief Operating Officer

Doctor Gruber expertly repaired all of my injuries and recommended a physical therapist that specializes in athletes.

Nancy Best
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