Dr. Joseph Tavares, MD

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Dr. Joseph Tavares, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Johnstown, PA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U Central del Este medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities Chan Soon- Shiong Medical Center At Windber and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Main Campus. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tavares to book an appointment.

Dr. Tavares

Slater Laboratories Inc

1013 Menoher Blvd Johnstown, PA 15905

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Dr. Tavares' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Boil
  • Bronchitis
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cellulitis
  • 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)
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • 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
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(814) 254-4885

Dr. Tavares accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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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!
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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.
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Lara in Johnstown, PA – Jan 14, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Joseph Tavares, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Johnstown, PA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from U...Read more


  • Family Medicine
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Family Practice


UPMC - Shadyside Hospital
Residency Hospital
Wheeling Hosp
Internship Hospital
U Central del Este
Medical School


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Dr. Tavares frequently treats Obesity, Overweight, and Chronic Neck Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tavares treats.

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Dr. Tavares' office is located at 1013 Menoher Blvd, Johnstown, PA 15905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Slater Laboratories Inc1013 Menoher Blvd Johnstown, PA 15905

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Chan Soon- Shiong Medical Center At Windber

Windber, PA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Main Campus

Johnstown, PA

55% Patient Experience Rating, 14% lower than the national average