Dr. Joseph Contino, MD

Dr. Joseph Contino, MD

Breast Surgery  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Contino, MD is a breast surgery doctor who practices in Saginaw, MI. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.Read his story

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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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."


  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders


  • 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
based on 36 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Contino's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Saginaw |
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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in Henderson, NV |
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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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!!
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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. ...more
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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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
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

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Hospitals where Dr. Contino has admitting privileges

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