Dr. Mark Bessette, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 66

Dr. Bessette
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Carondelet Medical Group - Carondelet Drive

6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 555 Tucson, AZ 85710

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(520) 885-3588

Dr. Mark Bessette, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Saint Joseph's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bessette to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bessette's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Bessette accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Humana
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Dr. Bessette's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bessette

4.8

Based on 89 ratings

5 Stars
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(79)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (78)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (77)
  • Explained conditions well (74)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (6)
  • Office environment (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
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Mark Bessette has been my Dr for over 20 yrs and has always been honest, patient, kind and even warm and friendly! His relationship with his healing work is ethical, knowledge based and encompasses standard MD as well as alternative and more natural pathways. I have only high praise for him and will miss him as he moves away from Tucson.
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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Beth Jonquil – Jan 16, 2021
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I love Dr. Bessette. He has been my Doctor for years and am sad that he is moving.
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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Dec 30, 2020
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The entire staff is very welcoming and attentive. EXCEPTIONAL! Dr Bessette was thorough and wonderful as always. I made a very good choice years ago choosing him as my PCP .
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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Richard – Dec 14, 2020
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very easy to schedule an appointment and the doctor visit was very good doctor is very knowledgeable help me right away
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
No results
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Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Bessette has been my (and our) family doctor for 25 years. He always takes time to listen, is flexible in diagnostic approaches, and always explains thoroughly.
What went well
  • 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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Michaele – Dec 08, 2020
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Staff greeted me pleasantly and efficiently. Clinic was Covid aware with safety measures. Dr Bessette thorough and helpful. Pleased to be able to have labs right on site.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Marina Ghaly – Dec 08, 2020
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Dr. Bessette helped me on a number of levels today.
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Kris Schaefer Rogers – Nov 28, 2020
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Mark has always responded to my wide-ranging questions and concerns with excellent referrals and suggestions.
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
No results
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CHARLES LEARNED – Nov 26, 2020
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Very nice doctor and well organized. Office easy to get in and get out.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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TC – Nov 13, 2020
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Very caring and understanding of patient and their conditions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susie – Oct 23, 2020
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Dr. Bessette has been my Primary Care doctor for years. The word “care” in Primary Care embodies everything about Dr. Bessette. He really cares and as a long-time patient, I appreciate his knowledge, knowledge and manner very much.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine Richardson – Oct 14, 2020
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Dr. Bessette has been my trusted primary care physician for many years. I think so highly of him that I recommended him to my elderly Mother and she is now receiving excellent care from him, as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lorraine Lopez – Oct 10, 2020
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I have used Dr B since 1997 and he has always been an awesome Dr. He listens and takes the patient into mind. He is my family Dr
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gary – Oct 09, 2020
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The office staff are very helpful and polite. Dr. Bessette is very laid back and friendly. He listens to everything that is said and works with you on a plan. Highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2020
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Very thorough and communicates every step of the way. Dr. Bessett truly cares for me and takes the time to know me.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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HJ Turner – Oct 02, 2020
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Dr. Bessette is friendly, easy to talk with, seeks to understand concerns, and offers solutions. He has been my primary health care professional for two years and am very pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Max – Sep 24, 2020
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Dr. Bessette took the time to listen and was able to make the referrals I need and assured me he will follow my condition with the specialist he recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 22, 2020
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Professional and caring !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Violeta Zamora – Sep 17, 2020
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Dr Bessette is a good doctor.some of his staff really sucks they are not that good. I am a little disappointed he can't solve some of my medical issues in some of the other reviews, they brag about his knowledge I am sure they are right. I have a lot of complicated issues that are hard to solve. I would still recommend him he is a very professional doctor. As for distancing in the waiting room, you don't have to worry about it. I asked Dr Bessette about that and he said people with the symptoms or people that are very sick, they have them waiting on another area for their appointments
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What could be improved
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Sep 12, 2020
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My experience with doctor visit has been excellent. Very easy to talk to, willing to listen to my complaints and understand them from my view, willing to order necessary labs and prescriptions, very thorough and careful in his medical approach and recommendations.Overall a pleasure to have as my personal physician. Office staff is also very organized and helpful as well. So glad I found this group with Humana here in Tucson back in June of 2019.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Delmonte – Aug 29, 2020
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Biography

Dr. Mark Bessette, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University Of Minnesota Affiliated Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
St Johns
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Mark Bessette, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bessette frequently treats Asthma, Sexual Dysfunction, and Fever. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bessette treats.

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Dr. Bessette's office is located at 6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 555, Tucson, AZ 85710. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Carondelet Medical Group - Carondelet Drive

Carondelet Medical Group - Carondelet Drive6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 555 Tucson, AZ 85710
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Saint Joseph's Hospital

Tucson, AZ

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average