Dr. J Tedesco, DO

Obstetrics & GynecologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Tedesco
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
672 S River St Plains, PA 18705

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Dr. J Tedesco, DO is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Plains, PA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tedesco has more experience with Gynecologic Care, Obstetric Care, and Gynecologic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Moses Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital Of Scranton. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tedesco to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tedesco

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Gynecologic Care

Gyncologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect any part of the female reproductive system, such as vaginitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Compare with other Gynecologic Care specialists.

Dr. Tedesco typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Uterine Fibroids
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
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Obstetric Care

Obstetric care specialists focus on the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy and through labor and delivery, including prenatal screening, treatment of complications, and vaginal or C-section delivery.Compare with other Obstetric Care specialists.

Dr. Tedesco typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
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Gynecologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and cervical cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gynecologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Tedesco typically treats 49% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
Pap Smear Abnormalities
Gynecologic Cancer
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted disease specialists diagnose and treat infections caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.Compare with other Sexually Transmitted Diseases specialists.

Dr. Tedesco typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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Syphilis Screening
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Trichomoniasis Screening
HIV Screening
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Dr. Tedesco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Tedesco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tedesco

3.5

Based on 29 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (17)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (9)
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First of all, let me start by saying that I never wanted to be a patient here. The terrible reviews turned me away. However, due to COVID-19, they were the only office accepting new patients. I am currently 6 months pregnant, and two months in a row I have been fat shamed by two different care providers, one of them being Dr. Tedesco. My body is a bit different than the average woman. For years, I have struggled with eating disorders, only eating the bare minimum for survival. Now that I am pregnant, eating only 500 calories a day is no longer an option. At my appointment yesterday, I was shamed for gaining 30 pounds so far in my pregnancy. “30 pounds? Already? You’re not even 2/3 done.” I explained to the doctor that I have struggled with disordered eating in the past, and now that I am eating like a normal person, my body is gaining weight fast. He replied “Well start eating less like a normal person and start watching what you eat.”
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Nov 17, 2020
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Never. He has never had a bedside manner, but who cares? He's always seemed a bit creepy and speech isn't his strong suit Except when you have a personal physiological problem that is not obstetrical in nature. I was treated rudely, with contempt and disrespect. Is this because I'm post menopausal? Who knows? Don't choose this man for your future. He gave me incorrect medical advice for 5 years that may have caused cancer in my future. His callous treatment disturbed me for weeks. You can find a better doctor.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Tedesco was the on call doctor who delivered my baby. My son surprisingly came early at 35 weeks and was breech. Dr. Tedesco was able to help me with a safe, fast and natural delivery. I couldn’t have asked for a more experienced doctor. I am beyond thankful and grateful that he was there the day my son was born. Absolutely the best!
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SR – Apr 24, 2020
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Absolutely awful,his bedside manner leaves much to be desired,I guess because he's elderly he thinks he can be "Frank" with pregnant women. He was very unprofessional and made me uncomfortable to the point of tears. Cancelled my appointments with him,never went back.
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Nov 07, 2019
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I switched to Dr. Tedesco for my third pregnancy and was so impressed by the differences that he and his staff provide. I felt like I was treated as an individual patient for all of my visits and needs. He delivered two of my children giving me directions and support throughout. I highly recommend him as well as the staff.
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Apr 10, 2019
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He is the best dr so nice and very kind his staff is awesome to
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Mar 18, 2019
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Dr Tedesco always made me feel comfortable and always was respectful, his compassion help me get through the surgery as he reassured me all will be ok when he removed my ovary.The trust I have in him always makes me want to be his patient. I also brang my daughter to him and she loved him also so that means when it comes to your children we only want the best and only the best will do !!??
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Violet Sicilia in Carbondale , PA – Jan 25, 2019
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Switched to this office after having a horrible time with the obgyn associates in wilkes barre for my first pregnancy - could not rave any more about the entire office staff! Cathy, Kelly, Dr Tedesco - they have all provided exceptional care and have helped me tremendously with health issues and concerns during my pregnancy. Quick to get you in if you are having an issue, thorough and truly care about you!
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Scranton, PA – Aug 24, 2017
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Dr. Tedesco takes time with you, is personable, professional and really knows his stuff. It's not the most pleasant appointment for a woman to have and he makes you comfortable. Don't hesitate seeing Dr. Tedesco and I'm picky!
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Tamara in Shavertown, PA – Jun 24, 2017
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Terrible. This office sends you for tests and then doesn't contact you with the results for days later, but sends the results to your family doctor and they tell you about it. They really need help on their organizational skills and bedside manner.
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Bella08 in Wilkes Barre, PA – Dec 27, 2016
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He's terrible. His partner Ali and him couldn't be further opposites. Tedesco is rude and pushy, Ali is comforting and understanding, to put it bluntly.
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Jaz in Scranton, pa – Sep 09, 2016
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At my first (and only) visit with this man he stood over me with his arms folded and tried to force me into a cervical exam. Who's gonna win here? is not something a Dr. should be saying to a patient. He was also going to strip my membranes WITHOUT using that terminology and without getting my consent, insisting that at 39 weeks, he gets things going. Disgusting. Arrogant. Bully.
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Wilkes Barre, PA – May 31, 2016
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Biography

Dr. J Tedesco, DO is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Plains, PA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tedesco has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Naval Hosp
Residency Hospital
1978
Allentown Osteo Hosp
Internship Hospital
1977
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. J Tedesco, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. J Tedesco, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Tedesco frequently treats Gynecologic Care, Obstetric Care, and Gynecologic Oncology. See all practice areas where Dr. Tedesco specializes.

Where is Dr. J Tedesco, DO's office located?

Dr. Tedesco's office is located at 672 S River St, Plains, PA 18705. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

672 S River St Plains, PA 18705
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Moses Taylor Hospital

Scranton, PA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2020)

Regional Hospital Of Scranton

Scranton, PA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Wilkes - Barre General Hospital

Wilkes Barre, PA

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average