Dr. John Tarro, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 55

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. John Tarro, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Pawtucket, RI. Dr. Tarro has extensive experience in Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep Apnea, and Otologic Conditions & Procedures. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. John Tarro, MD
333 School St Ste 302 Pawtucket, RI 2860 ()
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tarro

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tarro treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tarro treats other conditions, please contact the office at (401) 272-2457.

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Tarro is experienced in the area of Upper Respiratory Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Postnasal Drip
Allergic Rhinitis
Acute Laryngitis
Chronic Sinusitis
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Tarro is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
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Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Tarro is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Conductive Hearing Loss
Tinnitus
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Dr. Tarro's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(401) 272-2457

Dr. Tarro accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Tarro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarro

4.0

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(21)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(6)
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I was disappointed with the treatment I received from Dr Tarro and his staff. I waited months to see Dr Tarro. The appointment was quick but efficient. He order an ultrasound of my sinuses. He said he would call me with the results. He never did. I had to call multiple times before an assistant shared some of the test findings. At that time, I explained I was having complications. The assistant said I needed to see the Dr. He was totally booked. All she could do was put me on a cancel list. It’s been weeks and I have never heard from them. I subsequently went to a walk-in clinic that said I had an ear infection. To this day, my ear is still not right and my jar aches. It’s been seven weeks since this whole terrible experience began. I was differently in better shape before my first visit. No one from this Dr office will ever know this information because no one has ever called back.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
2 people found this helpful
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Brenda D – Jan 06, 2022
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Dr. Tarro is very professional, personable, thorough, and compassionate. He is an excellent specialist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy B. – Dec 08, 2020
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Great bedside manner but more important convincingly confident with plenty of experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Denise F – Oct 09, 2020
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Highly recommend, great doctor, great personality, great staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jun 01, 2019
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Dr. Tarro performed my sinus surgery and made himself available for regular and unscheduled follow-ups. Absolutely great demeanor and professionalism!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Michael Colantonio in Woonsocket, RI – Jan 09, 2018
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Dr. Tarro is a very kind and considerate Doctor. He takes the time to listen to his patient, and offers advice as needed. This was my first visit to an ENT specialist and I would recommend him to anyone who wants a Doc who truly cares about his patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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RI – Jul 18, 2017
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Terrible job on the surgery. Not breathing that much better. Then was charged over $500 for a 10 second scope that I would have never approved if I knew I would be on the hook for $500+. I wish there was a choice for zero stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Denver, CO – Jun 02, 2017
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Thorough and caring. He takes the time to explain things and leaves no stone unturned. Very kind too, overall wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Nicole Fontecchio in Lincoln, RI – May 23, 2017
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Yup! Do this! Took the time and answered all my questions. I haven't had long waits in the waiting room either. Just had surgery by Dr Tarro, all is going well. Not my first ENT but by far the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Mike in Cumberland, RI – Apr 12, 2017
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Dr. Tarro is amazing -- competent and compassionate with both the children and adults in our family. He has handled everything from my daughter's tonsillectomy to my asthma with patience and professionalism.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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North Kingstown, RI – Mar 27, 2017
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Very Understanding and no matter how tough a patients case is, he will do anything and everything to get to the bottom of things!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Cranston, RI – Nov 16, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Tarro, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Pawtucket, RI. Dr. Tarro has extensive experience in Upper Respiratory Conditions,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. John Tarro, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tarro has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Tarro, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. John Tarro, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. John Tarro, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tarro frequently treats Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep Apnea, and Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Tarro specializes.

Where is Dr. John Tarro, MD's office located?

Dr. Tarro's office is located at 333 School St Ste 302, Pawtucket, RI 2860. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

333 School St Ste 302 Pawtucket, RI 2860
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Coastal Medical Inc.1524 Atwood Ave Johnston, RI 2919
2

Rhode Island ENT Physicians Inc

Rhode Island Ear Nose Throat Physicians148 W River St Ste 2a Providence, RI 2904
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Rhode Island ENT Physicians Inc

Rhode Island ENT Physicians Inc2138 Mendon Rd Ste 204 Cumberland, RI 2864
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tarro is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Pawtucket, RI

1 Award Received

Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital

North Providence, RI

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

The Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)