About Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine MD

Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Fontaine has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine is Excellent. Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.


12902 Usf Magnolia Dr
Tampa, FL 33612

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Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine has the following 3 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine has the following 5 expertise

  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Aneurysm
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

Board Certifications

Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Best doctor I have met.....

When my mother who lives in Florida was diagnosed with lung cancer and needed surgery, I researched and asked all my doctor friends who was the best lung cancer surgeon in Florida. I even asked doctors here in Boston. I was led to Dr Fontaine and his team at Moffitt Cancer Center. I flew down to Tampa to be with her for her initial consultation. Dr. Fontaine was professional, very knowledgeable and went over everything very clearly. He made both of us feel that we were in great hands. My mother had her lung cancer removed with small incisions using robotic technology. Her recovery was much faster amd easier than expected. Dr Fontaine, Joe Garrett and his team at Moffitt are truly the best. I would recommend them to anyone I know.

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As a patient and physician myself, I would refer my own family and friends to Dr. Fontaine with great confidence.

Dr. Fontaine is a life saver! As a patient and physician myself, I have never met a doctor as adept at explaining the intricate technical aspects of a major operation while sensing and addressing the emotional needs of family and friends. I felt very prepared for my surgery: he did not shy away from a detailed description of my procedure and was forthcoming with all the potential risks and side effects. I visited several other comprehensive cancer centers throughout the nation and discussed my case with other well-recognized physicians; I chose Dr. Fontaine because of his highly-regarded skill, excellent post-operative care, and the wonderful sense of ease that he cultivated during our visits. Exceeding his fantastic reputation, Dr. Fontaine’s bedside manner was warm, his pre-op and post-op care thorough, and his technical skill impeccable. He was incredibly gracious with his time in every interaction. He expedited my remaining workup and was easy to contact with any questions. His nursing staff and front desk made it easy to schedule appointments and simple to communicate concerns. He was highly communicative with my family immediately after the procedure and was available to them many times in the days that followed. The inpatient care was top-notch and my recovery was a breeze because of his attention and the efforts of all the Moffitt team.

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Exceptional Doctor

Doctor Fontaine is an outstanding surgeon and person. He took all of the time I required to answer questions and make sure that my wife and I were comfortable with his recommended procedure. He did an outstanding job in all respects. In addition to exceptional skills in the operating suite, he possesses the ability to relate on a personal level that is second to none.

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So grateful!

Dr. Fontaine operated on my husband who was diagnosed with Mesothelioma earlier this year. He's doing great today and our whole family could never put our gratitude into words. He's nothing but professional, all the while making you feel like family. He made us both feel comfortable with the whole procedure by walking us (and our daughters) through each step of the surgery. The treatment plan Dr. Fontaine gave my husband was what he said he'd recommend if it were his own family and I truly believe that.

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A true doctor

Dr Fontaine took the time to listen. He made me feel at ease. He explained things very clearly and in a way for my sons and I to understand. He is precise, meticulous and truly cares. I felt that I was in great hands. He is very respected by all the staff at the hospital.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (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.

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Mcgill University

    Graduated in 1977

  • Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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