Dr. Joanne Wu, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Female  |  
Age 36
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Dr. Joanne Wu, MD
Dr. Joanne Wu, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Rochester, NY. She is 36 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Unity Hospital.

Unity Rehabilitation Neurology

2655 Ridgeway Ave Ste 420

Rochester, NY 14626

Contact Information

(585) 723-7972

Dr. Joanne Wu, MD

Dr. Joanne Wu, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Dr. Wu's Experience

Dr. Wu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wu to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Wu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Rochester, NY |
Terrible doctor kept me in chronic pain for almost a year when my MRI showed clearly I needed surgical intervention. Would never suggest her to anyone.
in Batavia, NY |
I have seen her 2 or 3 times and find her to be condescending, dismissive, arrogant, and unwilling to listen to you. She pushes what she thinks is an issue, disregards if you state otherwise, and uses cookie cutter treatments to address things. While she claims to be holistic and into fitness and "mindful health coaching" as her side job, with patients she offers up only medications and surgery without even considering treatments in the past. I would not recommend her at all.
in Rochester, NY |
I am speechless at the demeanor of this woman. I cannot call her a doctor because in my 50 years a doctor is caring, empathetic, understanding, patient, and respectful of their patients. This is not at all what you will find. My 2nd appt and a followup was a woman on a laptop spewing all the reasons why I am still in pain and blaming me for the situation that I am in rather than working together to develop our next course of action. Needs a dose of humanity!
Rochester, NY |
Saw Joanne Wu with my mom who has a back injury. Notice I didn't place Doctor in front of her name b/c she is my opinion far from a doctor or healer. In fact, Wu is far from a human being b/c she lacks any empathy. This was my mom's 2nd visit with Wu. Wu never introduced herself, never asked my mother how she was doing, never examined her, & chastised us for even being there. She told my mom she didn't want to see her again & provided no help. Keep away from Wu & Unity Spine Clinic.
in New York |
I an very lucky I have / had a wonderful experience with Dr Wu, and when I am done with my other back fix's? I am thinking I will need to go back to her at some point in my treatment. She has told me up front what was a head of me. And yes I wish I could get my sister down here to see her as we suffer from the same thing.
in Buffalo, NY |
Very caring. Short and to the point. Gets the job done
in Brockport, NY |
very good doctor. beside manner is lacking; not a very nice person.
in Rochester, NY |
Condesending, stern and unfriendly. She was nice in the beginning but seems to be frustrated at me because procedures aren't working. Makes me feel bad when I leave, she just like dismisses me. Very snotty attitude, like she is to good.
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Dr. Wu accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Wu has admitting privileges

Unity Hospital
1555 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY 14626
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