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About Dr. Scott J Tarantino

Dr. Scott J Tarantino, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Towson, MD. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Tarantino is affiliated with University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Tarantino has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Scott J Tarantino is Great. Dr. Scott J Tarantino has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Scott J Tarantino is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Towson Orthopedic Associates

8322 Bellona Ave Ste 200
Towson, MD 21204
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Specialties

Dr. Scott J Tarantino has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Bone Fracture
  • Joint Replacement
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Laminectomy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain/Swelling

Reviews

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Conservative Approach

I was extremely pleased with Dr. Tarantino's approach to my injured knee. I was expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised. An aspiration of fluid and cortisone with rest I expect a full recovery. He is very pleasant and personable. Would highly recommend him.

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Worse in responding to your need with lots of attitudes!

Went to his office accepted by his assistant Dr. Ben Gardener. The personnel and secretary in his office have the worse attitude with no respect to the patients. I'm going to report their behavior whenever in media so they realize how they should help their patients. Find another Dr.

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still in pain

8 months after surgery I am in worse pain than before the surgery(meniscus repair). I am going back and we will see what he says.....

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Torn meniscus -- right knee swollen

I could barely walk when I went into his office with a torn meniscus. After reviewing my x-rays and MRI he recommended aspirating the knee. The relief was immediate. I cannot say enough good things nor thank him enough for the pain relief he has provided me. He suggested holding off on surgery unless the swelling and pain return. He is a blessing to his patients. Thank you so much Dr. Tarantino.

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One Star

We had the same experience with Dr Tarantino - he was going to do a knee replacement. Very unsympathetic, pompous and condescending. You would think he is the only one in Baltimore that has a higher degree. We went elsewhere for the replacement. And to answer the nurse who said negative reviews were only given by people who bug their doctors 24/7- not the case here! Just a patient who asks to be treated with the same amount of respect that I would give a client in my office.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1994

  • Hospital For Special Surgery

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Scott J Tarantino accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Towson Orthopedic Associates, 8322 Bellona Ave Ste 200, Towson, MD
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