For his dedication and excellence in patient care, Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners proudly named Dr. Jeffrey M. Weber, MD a Patient Preferred Physician representing Gastroenterology for the state of Arizona.
With four decades of achievements in his specialty, Dr. Weber is a sought-after physician serving as Chief of Medicine and Director of Gastroenterology & Metabolic Support Service at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear, AZ.
Patients of Dr. Weber seek his expertise for all their gastrointestinal needs including colonoscopy, gastroscopy, ERCP, enteral stenting, and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux disease, liver diseases and irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr. Weber has been named one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council, and he attributes his success to being intensely involved and always putting patient’s needs first. His patients concur, giving Dr. Weber five-star ratings and reviews for his knowledge, compassion, and bedside manner.
“I try to establish a rapport with my patients, based primarily on trust,’ Dr. Weber said in a statement at CTCA. “I want patients to know that I will do everything in my power to enhance their quality of life and sense of peace and safety. Having been a cancer caregiver myself, I feel uniquely qualified to identify with and assist families in their journey through treatment.
Prior to becoming a team member of CTCA in 2009, Dr. Weber spent 30 years in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During this time, he served as Medical Director of the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Comprehensive Obesity Treatment Program; and of the West Allis Memorial Hospital Weight Loss Program. He also served on the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Board of Milwaukee for several years.
Dr. Weber’s successful medical career began in 1974 at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health at Madison, Wisconsin where he received his doctorate of medicine (MD). He then continued his professional journey with his extensive post-graduate training, including his residency at Georgetown Division of the District of Columbia General Hospital in Washington, D.C., and gastroenterology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Weber maintains professional society memberships with the American Medical Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Additionally, Dr. Weber served for two years on the board of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Medical Association. In addition to his illustrious career, Dr. Weber has participated in several research studies and was named Best Doctor in Milwaukee by Shepard Publications, 2001.
In 2005, Dr. Weber suffered the great loss of his 24-year-old daughter, Annie, to sarcoma cancer. Dr. Weber became intensely involved in sarcoma cancer fundraising and awareness after this loss and honors his late daughter through an organization he founded, “Annie’s Connection SC”, a member-directed support group serving those who have lost young adults. A year later, he co-founded “Annie’s Night”, which benefits the MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) Fund, an organization dedicated to finding effective treatments and cures for pediatric cancers and other blood-related disorders. Since 2007, Dr. Weber has also been an active participant of the Team Sarcoma annual July event, benefiting the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative.
The Gastroenterology Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) led by Dr. Jeffery M. Weber as Director of Gastroenterology & Metabolism, provides minimally invasive treatments to treat tumors and provide relief from cancer-related symptoms. Its goal is to help each patient maintain their quality of life and explore new treatment approaches
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America has been successfully assisting patients in their battle against cancer since 1988. Through a personalized approach and using the most advanced technology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America delivers superior cancer care through a network of fully accredited cancer hospitals spread across the nation. Patients always come first at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a provider committed to bringing advanced treatment options to patients sooner, namely highly accurate diagnostic tools, minimally invasive surgical techniques, more targeted radiation therapies, and new targeted drug therapies. Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical serves the major metropolitan areas in the Western United States, including Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Albuquerque.
“Working with cancer patients is a natural progression in my career and I have always ascribed to the Mother Standard® of care in my own practice,” Dr. Weber said in a statement with CTCA. “The fit has been ideal and I find everyone here at CTCA Phoenix to be as dedicated to providing the best care to our patients as I am. Here, patients are treated as whole beings, where the needs of their bodies, minds and spirit are attended to through each phase of their encounter.”
Dr. Weber also shares his expertise as a board member of the non-profit organization, Phoenix Cancer Support Network. Founded in 2016, and lead by a group of physicians, healthcare administrators and other professionals, the organization seeks to empower clients throughout their cancer journey by providing support, guidance, and direction while promoting and protecting the unique needs, lifestyle and abilities of each patient and their caregivers. Each of the organizations founding members has been personally touched by cancer, making their mission more personal.
Adding on about his patient care philosophy, Dr. Weber said: “I hope that through an encounter with a patient and their caregivers, I am able to provide them with some sense of peace, lessen their fear and diminish their suffering.”