Dr. Joseph Contino, MD

Dr. Joseph Contino, MD

Breast Surgery  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
Insurances Accepted

Accepting new patients

EDUCATION Dr. Contino completed his undergraduate studies in Santa Clara, Calif. at Santa Clara University earning a bachelor's degree in combined science. He went on to attend Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago where he completed his medical degree. Dr. Contino attended the UC Davis Medical School where he completed his six year residency with one year in cardiac research. AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST After years of treating breast, colon and thyroid cancers, Dr. Contino has a special focus on breast related diseases using less invasive technologies such as breast ultrasound, stereotactic imaging, cryotherapy, and other new modalities. EXPERIENCE Dr. Contino is a board certified general surgeon at Covenant Cancer Care with a focus in diseases of the breast. Prior to joining the practice, Dr. Contino began with the Northwest Permanente Physicians in Salem, Oregon in 1994. He later joined Salem Clinic Physicians and Surgeons, PC in 1997. During this time, he participated in the Salem Hospital Breast Center Committee, Salem Hospital Planning Center for Outpatient Medicine and was appointed Section Chief of Salem Hospital General Surgery. PERSONAL Dr. Contino is married with four children. His interests include hiking, cooking, fishing and cycling. He is an advocate of the American Society of Breast Surgeons with the goal of improving physician education and communication. BOARD CERTIFIED Board Certified General Surgeon Ultrasound Certification with the American Society of Breast Surgeons MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Society of Breast Surgeons Clark County Medical Society Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Registered with The Mastery of Surgery Breast Program and Original Pilot Program

Covenant Cancer Care Center

5400 Mackinaw Rd Fl 5

Saginaw, MI 48604
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Sierra Choice

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Care Philosophy

I am dedicated to treating breast cancer on an individualized basis. This requires staying up on the latest forms of breast cancer treatment, and closely collaborating with other specialists who are like minded.  My goal is to spend time with my patients to inform them, and console if needed as I would hope others would treat members of my family. Ultimately I want to provide surgical cure, acceptable cosmetic outcomes, and good functional results.
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Dr. Contino's Experience

Dr. Contino's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

Dr. Contino does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer


  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Ultrasound, Breast

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Santa Clara University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • UC-Davis Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • UC-Davis Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Contino's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Contino to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Contino's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Contino is amazing. He has a great personality, great bedside manner and definitely knows what he's doing. He talks to you in words that you would understand but tells it to you straight. I definitely will miss him as my surgeon. He's one of the best!!
in N. Las Vegas |
Nobody expects nor wants a breast cancer diagnosis, but Dr. Contino made my terrible situation a bearable one. When I go see a physician, I am not there to find a friend, but in Dr. Contino's case, he treated me with the care that I feel he would he would give to a friend or even a family member. When I was in the hospital about to receive a bi-lateral mastectomy, Dr. Contino saw I was visually terrified. He gave me a reassuring rub on my arm, and made me feel as if all would turn out alright
in Las Vegas, NV |
I would recommend Dr. Contino to anyone who needed his care. He is kind, caring and compassionate. He helped make an extremely scary time in my life much better because of his knowledge, experience and bedside manner. His calm demeaner helped when I was scared and emotional.
in North Las Vegas, NV |
I would, without hesitation refer friends or family to my surgeon, Dr Contino. I was impressed with his knowledge, his evaluation of my case and his explanation of treatment choices available to me. I had complete trust in my treatment and have had positive outcome. I liked knowing that Dr Contino, my oncologist and radiation oncologist are a team. He's a good listener and I never once felt rushed at an appointment. He calmed my fears and made having breast cancer just a little less scary.
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Dr. Contino accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) HMO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
  • HealthChoice
    HealthChoice PPO
  • Humana
    Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
    Humana HMOx
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
    One Health POS
    One Health PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
  • Sierra Choice
    Sierra Choice POS
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Health Network
    USA Health Network PPO
  • Veteran Administration Plan

Hospitals where Dr. Contino has admitting privileges

Covenant HealthCare - Harrison
1447 N Harrison St
Saginaw, MI 48602
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