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About Dr. Joseph L Tate

Dr. Joseph L Tate, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Peachtree Corners, GA. His specialties include Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Tate is affiliated with St Josephs Hospital. Dr. Tate has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

57 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph L Tate is Great. Dr. Joseph L Tate has been rated by 57 patients. From those 57 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph L Tate is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Dekalb Gwinnett Ob/Gyn Pc

4045 Wetherburn Way Ste 4
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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Specialties

Dr. Joseph L Tate has the following 1 specialty

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Expertise

    19 Expertise

  • Women's Health
  • Tubal Ligation (Permanent Sterilization in Women)
  • STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Infertility
  • Birth Control
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Genital Warts
  • Pap Smear
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Contraception
  • Amniocentesis (Amniotic Fluid Test--AFT)
  • Menopause
  • C-section
  • Hot Flashes
  • Male Circumcision
  • Child Birth
  • Pregnancy

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Great doctor; makes it possible for women to deliver naturally

Tate is a great doctor. I like how he offers paracervical blocks for births and makes it possible for many women to give birth naturally who would otherwise be given c sections. He is very knowledgeable. He has an amazing practice. I love how you know exactly who will deliver your baby. Most doctors practice in groups so that you do not know who will show up when your baby comes. I wish more doctors would offer paracervical blocks, as it makes it possible to walk around at 8 cm dilated. I think they are safer for mother and baby than epidurals. I am glad he is teaching his interns these techniques when seem to have been forgotten in favor of epidurals.

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Dr Tate has an interesting bag of tricks including a paracervical block which works great for pain and avoiding consequence of epidurals. Unfortunately he withholds the pudendal block until you've painfully pushed for about 45 minutes. He also forcibly stretches out your perineum with his fingers whether you yell at him to stop or not. I believe this bizarre technique causes rectoceles. He thinks his method in your best interest. His technique may indeed lower the rate and degree of anal tears. But you're exchanging tears for it being horribly stretched out down there. between pushing too long because of massive pain /lack of meds which makes it impossible to just push it out, and being forcibly stretched with fingers, you end up with 80 year old stretch. If I had it to do over again, and if Tate actually listened, I would demand the pudendal block when the baby was crowning or within 10 minutes of pushing so that it would come out faster (the pain slowed my birthing process down, though I know he would argue that I wouldn't be able to feel what to push out and that I just wasn't being tough enough). I would also absolutely refuse this bizarre forcible stretching he does with his fingers. I've never had that happen during birth, and I've never suffered so much stretching and rectoceles symptoms postpartum. I can't wear a baby bjorn, I cannot do vigorous exercise without symptoms, and I'm now afraid of running and weightlifting because of being stretched down there. Hopefully time will heal things completely. I wonder how many of his patients suffer from prolapse after birth. I don't really blame him because the science on this issue isn't really there. But I think you need to be middle of the road and not so extremist in thinking - you shouldn't overdo or underdo the pain meds. You shouldn't let the pushing stage last too long. You shouldn't make patients push as hard as they can over and over and over, or they will give birth to their bladders. And you shouldn't forcibly rip them open with fingers. In fact, in some cases, perhaps a conservative episiotomy would help. Not major episiotomy, but conservative. This extreme focus on avoiding anal tearing I think is misguided. Better to have a 2 degree anal tear than a 1 degree with massive stretching if you're trying to avoid prolapse

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He is very laid back. Does not support your birth plan. Makes medical choice without consent. Uses forceps method when labor does not progress for vaginal delivery causing complications for mother and baby.I wouldn't recommend him. Beside manner is not good. Staff is laid back too.

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One Star

After delivery, Dr. tate forgot the placenta and was almost cost my life. I was in the hospital for a week and a half and he did not bother to come and visit me. He heavy depend on the residents.. I had terrible experience. He is careless and talks to much.

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My best experience ever!!!!

When I decided to go to doctor Tate I was 34 weeks pregnant,with my first baby I had a caesarian and I wanted to do vaginal this time. And I did!! It was the best experience I had In my life! Thank you Doctor Tate!!!!!

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2015, 2011, 2012, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2008, 2013)

    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 (2012, 2013, 2016, 2015)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2010, 2015, 2012)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • Emory Healthcare

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph L Tate accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
    • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
    • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Dekalb Gwinnett Ob/Gyn Pc, 4045 Wetherburn Way Ste 4, Peachtree Corners, GA

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