Dr. Joseph Tavares, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 67

Family Medicine

Dr. Joseph Tavares, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Johnstown, PA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Central University of Este (Uce) / School of Medicine in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities Chan Soon- Shiong Medical Center At Windber and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Joseph Tavares, MD

Richard M Kastelic and Associates

322 Warren St Ste 300 Johnstown, PA 15905

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Dr. Tavares' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Boil
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Orchitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Patch Testing
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Dr. Tavares' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tavares

3.0

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I visited the Dr. Tavares about 7 times in the past 8 months and it is the same thing every time I go. I get called back about 15-30 minutes after my appointment time. I sit in the room for another 15-30 minutes. He shows up for 30 seconds to a minute and then he is gone. He has no clue who I am or what any of my medical issues are. Every time I try to talk to him he focuses on one thing I said and doesn't hear anything else. Does this sound like a doctor that cares? I didn't think so either!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Marc in Johnstown, PA – May 30, 2016
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Great doctor. He has been helping me get healthy and loose weight the right way. He always takes time and sits and talks to me about my health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lara in Johnstown, PA – Jan 14, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Tavares, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Johnstown, PA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Central...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Family Practice

Education

1987
UPMC - Shadyside Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Wheeling Hosp
Internship Hospital
1980
Central University of Este (Uce) / School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Tavares frequently treats HIV Screening, Worker's Compensation Evaluations, and Independent Educational Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tavares treats.

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Dr. Tavares' office is located at 322 Warren St Ste 300, Johnstown, PA 15905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Richard M Kastelic and Associates

Richard Kastelic MD & Associates322 Warren St Ste 300 Johnstown, PA 15905
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Tavares is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Chan Soon- Shiong Medical Center At Windber

Windber, PA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Johnstown, PA

47% Patients that would definitely recommend, 23% lower than the national average

1 Award Received