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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. Frederick W Tonetti has 2 locations
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Dr. Frederick W Tonetti has the following 1 specialty
A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.<br>These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.
Dr. Frederick W Tonetti has the following 8 expertise
- Kidney Stones
- Urologic Emergencies
- Bladder Issues
- Overactive Urinary Bladder
- Prostate Cancer
- Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
- Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
Dr. Frederick W Tonetti is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Overworked and compassionless staff.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frederick W Tonetti - Posted on October 9th, 2018
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.
Prostate cancer free 20 years after radical prostatectomy
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frederick W Tonetti - Posted on December 21st, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frederick W Tonetti - Posted on August 22nd, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Frederick W Tonetti - Posted on January 31st, 2014
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 (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 (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.
Dr. Tonetti is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
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 Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
- Excellus BluePPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- 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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