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Dr. Joseph Portera, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Portera

Woman's Institute for Specialized Health

605 Glenwood Dr Ste 105 Chattanooga, TN 37404

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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.

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(423) 495-3300

Dr. Portera accepts the following insurance:

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
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Portera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
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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
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • 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)
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Perimenopause
  • 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
  • Vulvectomy
  • 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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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 checked with Medicare and found out that was not true, I called back and was told they didn't know what else to tell me but he wasn't interested in doing my surgery. A lot of time and money wasted.
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