About Dr. Frederick W Tonetti

Dr. Frederick W Tonetti, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Rochester, NY, with another office in Rochester, NY. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Urology. Dr. Tonetti is affiliated with Rochester General Hospital. He speaks English.

Dr. Tonetti has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Frederick W Tonetti is Great. Dr. Frederick W Tonetti has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Frederick W Tonetti is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Frederick W Tonetti has 2 locations

get directions CENTER FOR UROLOGY
2615 Culver Rd Ste 100
Rochester, NY 14609
get directions CENTER FOR UROLOGY
2420 Ridgeway Ave
Rochester, NY 14626

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Dr. Frederick W Tonetti has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Frederick W Tonetti has the following 8 expertise

  • Kidney Stones
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Bladder Issues
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Prostatitis
  • Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)

Board Certifications

Dr. Frederick W Tonetti is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Overworked and compassionless staff.

If you have urological needs, I'd suggest you go somewhere other than the Center for Urology on Culver Road. Check-in process: They herd the patients in like cattle. The line to check-in is constantly out the door. I had two office visits about three weeks apart, but on the second visit, they had me fill out the same paperwork about family medical history. I asked the receptionist, "Why again so soon?" She said, "You have to do it every time. Something could have changed." I mean, I GUESS so, but inside of three weeks, it's highly improbable. One grown man who was checking in was LOUDLY asked by a receptionist questions about his upcoming circumcision! Doesn't that break some sort of privacy law around health issues? Wait time: The waiting room is so crowded that when the nurse finally calls someone's name, no one can hear her and she has to call it out several times. My appointment was at 9:30am, and they called me a few minutes after 10. I was prepped for a very painfully unpleasant procedure that I dread every single year, and then left in the exam room for another 10 minutes. Doctor: When Dr. Tonetti finally came in and asked how I was doing, I told him that I hate this procedure. He very pompously announced that I had to have it done because my latest urine test showed "high grade cancer." In shock over this news and his horrible, compassionless demeanor, I sat up and asked, "What are you talking about? What kind of cancer?" He took the lab sheet he was reading (or not reading, I guess) and put it very close to my face as he pointed to something and tapped it with his pen in an, "I told you so" sort of manner. Without my glasses, I couldn't see what he was pointing at, but I had already read all of my latest test results online and knew that I did NOT have cancer. He quickly corrected himself, blaming the way the report was laid out. This is not only a horrible mistake to make, but even if my diagnosis was true, you don't proudly announce to a half-naked, nervous patient that they have a horrible disease that everyone fears right before a barbaric procedure that they are already scared of. I pity his patients who actually ARE sick. Whatever happened to sitting someone down and gently breaking the news--maybe with a significant other along for moral support? Why would this blurted announcement serve as my first knowledge of the illness? Does he not have a phone? The test results were in WEEKS ago! He was very apologetic after that, but the damage was done. In my opinion, maybe if they didn't try to cram so many patients into the place, he'd have more time to READ the test results BEFORE seeing each patient instead of quickly scanning them as he rattles off false information in his know-it-all tone. I have never been too fond of him or this practice, but this was the icing on the cake.

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Prostate cancer free 20 years after radical prostatectomy

Could not be more satisfied with Dr. Tonetti. Cancer free for more than 20 years after radical prostatectomy speaks volumes.

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Five Stars

I find him to be very efficient, staff very courteous

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Five Stars

Excellent bedside manor. great with my family. Answered all our questions. Highly recommended!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2015, 2017)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Tonetti is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • State University Of New York Upstate Medical University

    Graduated in 1984

  • Strong Memorial Hospital


  • Dr. Frederick W Tonetti Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Excellus BCBS
    • Excellus BluePPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Frederick W Tonetti

Board certified in urology, Dr. Tonetti completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University, his medical education at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, and his urology residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. A clinical associate professor, he is a past president of the Rochester Academy of Medicine and is a member of the New York State Medical Society, the Monroe County Medical Society and the Rochester Academy of Medicine, where he served on the board of trustees. He has served and continues to serve on a number of medical committees. Dr. Tonetti's special interests include bladder and prostate cancer treatments. He has extensive experience in prostate radioactive seed implantation and is currently using innovative technologies such as cryoablation therapy for the prostate, as well as robotic surgery.

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