Dr. Joseph Contino, MD

Dr. Joseph Contino, MD

Breast Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Contino, MD is a breast surgery specialist in Saginaw, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in breast surgery and breast surgical oncology.Read his story

Covenant Cancer Care Center

5400 Mackinaw Rd Fl 5

Saginaw, MI 48604
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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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
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Contino's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Contino "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 "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Contino "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."

2  Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.


  • 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
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Contino has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Contino's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Contino to family and friends
37 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

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Dr. Contino's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I will never forget the day I was told that I had breast cancer . Doctor Contino and his nurse Gail took the time to show so much compassion and concern for me as an individual . They made fear more comfortable . From the days leading up to surgery to my hospital stay and throughout the course of...more
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Wonderful Doctor!!! I wasn't just a patient, Dr. Contino and his Staff (Gail) made me feel safe, they truly made me feel comfortable and cared for. Thank you!!!!
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Dr. Contino treated me in his Las Vegas office. He conducted himself in a professional manner while making you feel at ease. He performed a procedure on me and explained step by step what he was doing which gave me confidence in what he was doing. Not only is he a great Dr. he also happens to ...more
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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!!
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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. ...more
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