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Dr. Pietro Rocca, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Rocca

Dr. Pietro Rocca, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Newark, DE and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(302) 683-9400

Dr. Rocca accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Amerihealth PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Medicaid

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Dr. Rocca's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rocca treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rocca treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rocca treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rocca treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Systemic Sclerosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rocca treats Systemic Sclerosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rocca treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Rocca's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

It is of paramount importance that the care of the patient be a partnership between the physician and the patient. The physician's role is to make recommendations based on his/her expertise. It is the patient's responsibility to decide what is best for him/her based on those recommendations. In order to achieve the best outcome, it is important for the physician and patient to work together.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1993
Georgetown University
Fellowship Hospital
1991
The Medical Center Of Delaware (Christiana Care)
Residency Hospital
1989
The Medical Center Of Delaware (Christiana Care)
Internship Hospital
1988
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School
1993
1991
1989
1988
1984

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Rocca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rocca

4.3

Based on 57 reviews

5 Stars
80.70175438596492%
(46)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
(1)
2 Stars
1.7543859649122806%
(1)
1 Star
15.789473684210526%
(9)

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Beware! Dr. Rocca charges $500 for an initial appointment, and $400 thereafter. No insurance that I know of will pay that outrageous sum, so be prepared to pay dearly out of pocket. As a 10-year fibromyalgia patient I found that I knew far more about my illness than Dr. Rocca does. He is not current with medical research. Not sure why he believes his services to be worth nearly double that of any other doctor, particularly when his knowledge is subpar and biased. Office staff rude.
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Dr. Rocca has gone above and beyond as usual. During the Christmas holiday he put my family ahead of his own. My mother was in need of treatment. He made six phone calls to help her. He should have been enjoying his much needed time off but he put his patient first. Highly recommended if you are looking for an selfless and compassionate doctor who is always there for you.
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Watch out, they don't understand medical billing or taxes, so they may cheat you like they did us.
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Was referred to Dr. Rocca by another patient. Have been a patient since 2015 & have always been happy with the level of care & the attentiveness of the staff. Have referred other people to this practice as well since Dr. Rocca is very thorough and great with follow-up. If I have a flare up, I contact the office and hear back re: next steps right away. Getting in for the 1st visit did require booking out a few months, but that is my experience with any specialist. Follow-ups are no issue.
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I called June 26 to make an appointment. As a new patient the earliest they had was November 15, 2017. That's 5 months away. Unacceptable.
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$445 consult fee for non insured. I was screened for insurance right away. Payment is no problem for me but It's the end if January and they can't take me till June. They offered to put me on the cancelation list as people don't show up but it's just not realistic.
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