Dr. Joseph Portera, MD

Dr. Joseph Portera, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Joseph Portera, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1991 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

605 Glenwood Dr Ste 105

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 495-3300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Portera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Portera treats Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Portera treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse
  • Apical Vaginal Prolapse
  • Pelvic Prolapse
  • Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
Atrophic Vaginitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Portera treats Atrophic Vaginitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Portera treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Portera treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Portera treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Portera's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Atrophic Vaginitis
Birth Control
Blood Disorders
Bone Disorders
Brain Disorders
Breast Diseases
Breast Pain
Cervical Cancer
Cervical Polyps
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
Dilation and Curettage
Excision of Cervix
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gonorrhea Infections
Gynecologic Cancer
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
Hysterectomy - Open
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incontinence Sling Procedure
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
Osteoporosis Screening
Ovarian Cysts
Pap Smear
Pap Smear Abnormalities
Pelvic Surgery
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pregnancy Test
Rectovaginal Fistula
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Rh Incompatibility Screening
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Symptomatic Menopause
Thyroid Screening
Trigger Point Injection
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
Uterine Cancer
Uterine Diseases
Uterine Fibroids
Uterine Prolapse
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
Vaginal Cancer
Vaginal Prolapse
Vaginal Surgery
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Vulvar Cancer
Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, W.I.S.H. offers obstetrical care plus complete gynecological evaluations ranging from annual check-ups and pap smears to gynecologic surgery, infertility, urogynecology (urinary incontinence), gynecologic oncology (female cancer), as well as the management of PMS and menopause.


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology


University Of Tennessee
Fellowship Hospital
University Tenn
Residency Hospital
Albany Medical College
Medical School

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  • 16 – 30 minutes
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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Portera, MD
After treatments by other doctors had failed, Dr. Portera performed extensive bladder and pelvic surgery on me. He is very knowledgable in his area and explains procedures in depth. He and his staff were a pleasure to work with. I would certainly recommend Dr. Portera to others!
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Wasted almost a year repeating test that had already been done performing required physical therapy before my surgery, surgery never happened, asked questions that I never got a response to. Ultimately, staff called me and told me an absolute lie about why my surgery couldn't be performed. When I...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Memorial Hospital

Chattanooga, TN