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Dr. Andrews has been in private practice in the east valley for two decades. She received her medical degree from Indiana University in 1986. Her family practice residency was completed at Scottsdale Healthcare in 1989. She is board certified in both family practice and holistic medicine. She is interested in integrating natural therapies with standard medicine. Her hobbies are hiking, yoga, and making jewelry. She and her spouse, Mark Brachfeld, MD have a daughter, Lauren.

Professional Memberships/Awards 

  • Arizona Medical License 1987-present
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine 1989; recertified 1995, 2001, 2008 
  • American Academy of Family Physicians 1989-present 
  • Arizona Academy of Family Physicians 1989-present 
  • Arizona Medical Society 
  • Maricopa Medical Society 1989-present 
  • Chandler Regional Hospital medical staff 
  • Banner Desert Hospital medical staff 
  • Delegate to Annual National Meeting of AAFP, 1987 
  • Medical Chaperone Kiva Elementary School 5th grade to Catalina Island Marine Institute 
  • Best Doc Arizona Magazine 2009 
  • Top Doc Phoenix Magazine 1997 
  • Patients’ Choice Award 2009 
  • Preceptor for AT Still University Physician Assistant students 2005-present 
  • Best Doctors of America 2009-2010 
  • Top Doctors, Castle Connolly 2014


  • Residency-Family Medicine 1986-1989; Scottsdale Health Care, Scottsdale, AZ 
    • Selected by the program director prior to the National Residency Match 
    • Elected by peers and faculty to serve as chief resident 1988-1989 
  • M.D. 1982-1986; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 
    • Recipient of academic based scholarship  
  • B.A. in Biology 1978-1982; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 
  • Recipient of Hoosier Scholar academic scholarship 
  • Awarded Dean’s list for academic achievement 
  • Phi Eta Sigma Academic Honor Society 
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Academic Honor Society 


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, 2010-present 
  • Attending Family Physician, 1999-present; Caring For Families, Phoenix, AZ 
    • Evaluate and treat patients of all ages in outpatient group setting 
    • Collaborate with associate physicians and physician assistants regarding patient care 
    • Institute and implement policies and procedures for employees
  • Attending Family Physician, 1996-1999; Cynthia C. Andrews, M.D 
    • Started a solo family practice in the Samaritan Health Center 
    • Expanded practice to include 3 full time physicians and 2  full time physician assistants 
    • Served on committees for Prime Care physician network 
    • Coordinated patient care with other physicians within the multi-specialty facility 
    • Lectured to the community on health care topics and organized health fairs 
  • Family Physician, 1989-1996; Sunrise Medical Associates, Tempe, AZ 
    • Provided primary health care services including inpatient care, outpatient care and surgical assisting

Cynthia Andrews, M.D.

Caring For Families, PC