Dr. John Tesser, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. John Tesser, MD
Dr. John Tesser, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

4550 E Bell Rd Ste 170

Phoenix, AZ 85032

Contact Information

(480) 443-8400

Dr. John Tesser, MD

Dr. John Tesser, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Maricopa Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Maricopa Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Bowman Gray
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tesser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tesser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tesser to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Tesser'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 (10)
in Phoenix AZ |
Tesser is avery smart Dr. Yet has no tact when speaking to a regular person. He needs to remember as a patient we are not trained drs. If we were we most likely would not be there. Also when they (anyone in the practice) mess up they do not own up to it. I had to have an er visit and tests done because the messed up a blood draw. Money out of my pocket. They sent me to the ER only to find out they messed up nothing was wrong. Did they pay, no. Yet if you miss a bill they will drop you in a hurry
It's very strange because you send about 80% of the visit with the physicians assistant, and then he goes and gets Dr. Tesser who only stays for a little bit. There is a lot of waiting involved too. But Dr. Tesser does seem very knowledgeable and he's pretty nice.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Tesser and his P.A. Randy Jay, have been fantastic! I have been seeing them for about a decade now and have never regretted it! They answered questions I have been asking of other doctors and have made discoveries that have vastly improved my life. They are both great listeners, i.e. I don't want narcotic pain meds, so they have helped me with alternative therapies. The office is fantastic as well, helping me when my pharmacy made big messes out of my prescriptions. Would highly recommend!
in Goodyear, AZ |
I have recieved awesome care from both Dr. Tesser and his wonderful P.A Randy. He is thorough and appears to really care about my autoimmune multi systemic sarcoidosis. He has never hurried thru any appointments and I love the I house blood draws and portal where I can check my blood results within just a couple days from the draws. If you have any questions you can send a message thru the portal that is answered the next business day. Great Doctor and a great staff in my opinion.
Sun City, AZ |
Hard to connect with. Orders incredibly expensive studies. Extreme use of physician assistance. Cold and tend to interupt. I have to believe there is someone better. You can hear people talk through the walls perfectly, no privacy.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Went to Dr. Tesser to reevaluate existing conditions. I spent the majority of the visit with Scott and when Dr. Tesser did come into the room, he only stayed for a few minutes. He did not perform any type of physical evaluation and said, That my condition would never change and to suck it up and learn to deal with it. Then they billed my insurance a great deal of money. Overall, he is very egotistical and needs to work on his empathy. I will never recommend him or see him again!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I spent most of my time with his P.A. Scott Brown, & was completely satisfied with seeing Brown as it is, but Tesser saw me for maybe a few minutes but gave me a game plan of how we plan to handle things, which I liked. I've done my run around with doctors but these two together put their foot down, knew their stuff, & made me feel comfortable knowing that they were helping me tackle my medical problem & come up with a solution. I would definitely recommend him & his P.A.
in Goodyear, AZ |
I would NEVER recommend Dr. Tesser - spends very little time with you, in-and-out. I was wrongly diagnosed with tendonitis in early Dec. when I had a meniscus tear. Went for physical therapy as directed with this tear - finally saw other specialist who listened, and I had my surgery 10 days ago. Also way too many forms that are input by assistant during my appt. while you are just sitting there. Provider fees were exorbitant. Obviously, not too impressed, to say the least! -1
in Snowflake Az |
I never made it to see Dr. Tesser. I've heard he's great. I wish he wasn't stuck behind such atrocious customer service. Actually he doesn't have a customer service department. He has a customer deflection service. Hopefully you can get past the incompetent phone system, staff and leadership to receive your care. I couldn't. Today I still hurt.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I had not seen Dr. Tesser in almost two years and was attempting to reestablish him as my primary Rheumatologist. His PA Scott came into my room and asked me for my complete history. He left the room and I expected him to return with the doctor but he returned without the doctor and gave me HIS diagnosis of Fibromyalgia! I never saw the doctor. I disagreed with him and he quit being nice. His staff said he was not in the office and that I would be charged for a complete Dr. visit.
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Dr. Tesser accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
    Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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