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About Dr. Joseph G Abdo

Dr. Joseph G Abdo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Globe, AZ. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Banner Gateway Medical Center. He speaks English.

Dr. Abdo has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph G Abdo is Great. Dr. Joseph G Abdo has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph G Abdo is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

Location

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1100 E Monroe St Ste 102
Globe, AZ 85501

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Specialties

Dr. Joseph G Abdo has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joseph G Abdo has the following 1 expertise

  • Surgery

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Worst experience ever!!

While in hospital due to sever pain, Dr. Abdo woke me at 4am stating I didn't have appendicitis and should go home and see a GYN. After another test they took my gall bladder out saying "good thing, it shredded!" Ya, good thing I didn't go home so that could burst on me! Then they couldn't bill ins right and they just sent me a bill for over $500 saying i have deductible that I already paid after surgery, which was over 1 1/2 yrs ago! Worst Worst Worst bed side manner and terrible office staff who can't seem to bill insurance properly!!! I had a choice to not use him and wish I could go back and have another Dr. Aside from those issues, surgery went fine.

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Truly a Dr that cares and a superb surgeon

Dr. Abdo is a kind soul. I would trust him with my family. He has many years of exceptional service and cares deeply for his patients. Tonight he help ease my suffering on a holiday weekend. I am beyond grateful to work with him at Banner Baywood surgery department. Tonight he saved a life. Then went the extra mile to help me. If your looking for a top notch surgeon consider him he provides services in Mesa and globe.

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Did not treat me right

Dr Joseph Abdo is ok at best. He was assigned to me while in the Chandler Hospital. He came by a few times, very quiet and was not the best at relaying the information I needed to understand what was happening to my body. The other doctors that came to visit were much more willing to stay and talk with me, draw pictures and help me understand. In addition, he charged me for 2 hospital visits that he did not actually perform!! In fact, one of my doctors wondered why I was still in the hospital. It turns out I stayed an extra day because nobody could get a hold of Dr. Abdo for the last 2 days of my visit. On my final day, one of my doctors texted him multiple times and got fed up with waiting, and released me themselves. It is not normal for a doctor to be unavailible for his patients, and he should have been the one to discharge me. Dr. Abdo was supposed to be making all of the decisions but others had to step in because he was nowhere to be found. Apparently it's OK to charge me for a hospital visit for 2 days because he sent his Assistant to see me. The Assistant was nice, but he had no power to change anything, only kept assuring me that I should be out soon, and the 30 second visit was hardly worth hundreds of dollars. Unfortunately there is not much I can do to fight back, since his PA visited me. What a great strategy to get around the system Dr. Abdo, you should be proud! I could not tell you if Dr Joseph Abdo is a good surgeon, but I can tell you he didn't treat me right. Dr Abdo is one of the reasons that insurance rates are so high, blindly charging for services not given, and I would not recommend him.

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I think he had good patient doctor manners and explains well. He I very thorough in what he is doing I would go to him again and would recommend him. The staff is very courteous and professional als o

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Five Stars

After going to the ER for a minor rash that kept growing even while on antibiotics, I had been diagnosed with diverticulitis via CT scan. The diverticulitis had become so infected that a fistula had formed between my sigmoid colon and the urachal remnants under my belly button (which was the cause of the growing red spot on my stomach). Dr. Abdo was assigned as my surgeon as I was told that I needed to have the infection removed surgically (it was too late to treat any of the infection with drugs). Dr. Abdo was supportive and always calming during his visits in my 10 day stay in the hospital. He came and visited me every day before and after the surgery. As it turned out, the infection was fairly contained to the sigmoid colon and Dr. Abdo was able to perform the entire surgery laparoscopically even though I did have a colon resection (my sigmoid colon was removed). Usually a surgery of this magnitude would require a very long incision down the abdominal region from the lower chest to pelvis area. However, Dr. Abdo was able to work a small miracle and I came out of the surgery with 6 laparoscopic sites and a small 5 or 6 inch incision along the belt line where he had to remove the infected colon. I have no doubts that Dr. Abdo could have taken the easier route and just cut me open to make the surgery easier. But knowing the recovery time would take longer this way, he opted to perform the surgery in a manner that would allow me to recover more quickly, even though it was much more difficult to perform the surgery laparoscopically. He saved my life and to this day I still think about all he did for me. I can never thank him enough for allowing me to walk out of that hospital and see my daughter and wife again.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2017)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 1989

  • St Paul Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Joseph G Abdo 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
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

JOSEPH G ABDO MD, 1100 E Monroe St Ste 102, Globe, AZ
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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