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Dr. Joseph Steingard, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Joseph J. Steingard has practiced in the field of Internal/Family Medicine for over 40 years. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Alaska. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Temple University and Graduate Degree from University of Pennsylvania. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Guadalajara in 1969 and completed his Internship at St. John’s Memorial Hospital in Newfoundland. Dr. Steingard started his first private practice in 1974 and has been treating patients throughout the Philadelphia area ever since. His Professional Affiliations, to name a few, include the American Academy of Family Physicians, Philadelphia Medical Society, and the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, Inc. Dr. Steingard has also held numerous teaching positions in the field of Family Medicine at St. Agnes Medical Center and Allegheny University of Health Sciences, for instance. Dr. Steingard was named “Best Family Doctor” by the “South Philadelphia Review” in 1995, “Practitioner of the Year” presented by The Philadelphia County Medical Society.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Methodist Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Sports Physicians
  • The Philadelphia Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Fellowship Award, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Kransnoff Award - Practitioner of the Year - Presented by The Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • Lecture - Management of Upper/Lower Respiratory Tract Infections; SmithKline Beechman, Philadelphia, PA
  • Reader's Choice Award, Best Family Doctor - Presented by The South Philadelphia Review

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1477546083

Office locations

Steingard & Testa Medical Associates

2601 S 12th St

Philadelphia, PA 19148

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I love going to Dr steingard to see his physician's assistant Dr steingard doesn't seem to really care about my overall health especially with all the problems I'm having now
Less than 3 months ago
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It was all good, but the wait was just too much. I went twice, and every time I had to wait for more than an hour.
Less than 1 year ago
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It’s been more than a day and the doctor hasn’t sent the prescription to the pharmacy. Their messaging system and emergency line hasn’t helped or done anything at all. Not going back.
Less than 1 year ago
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Amazing
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Steingard was very friendly! He takes his time while with you. Would definitely recommend to others.
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Outstanding Dr and extremely intelligent. Danielle with him excellent
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He's a nice person but my appointment is for 10 am and I waited until 11.
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Awesome dude!
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The last several visits have been excellent, no long waiting.
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Dr. Steingard is the best. I've been seeing him for over 20 years. We always have GREAT conversations and debates on sports.
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He is a very nasty Doctor that need to retire...I don't even know why he still is practicing??
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I would recommend Dr. Steingard to anyone in need of a PCP! Love him!
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I've taken my family here for 25 years, with the exception of a few years here and there when our insurance changed. The wait time has improved drastically. When my kids were little, it meant a visit took a whole morning,or a whole afternoon or evening. Not any longer, and I can't even say that the in-exam room time has suffered, because it hasn't. I initially chose this practice for its evening hours. They also used to be open on Saturday mornings for sick child visits. My only negative experience today was that a new Rx was ordered for me (at a morning appointment), but it wasn't sent to the pharmacy until near 5 pm. Then it turned out to be something requiring prior authorization. So since tomorrow is Friday, I probably won't have the new med until next week.
More than 1 year ago
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Steingard has been my primary doctor since 1990. Even though I had not seen him in a few years , then finally did a few weeks ago. He always has a good bedside manner. He always looks out for your wellbeing. He had Concerns about my health issues and I was admitted to the hospital and he was there every day to see me.
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He didn't seem to really care about any of my needs as a patient, and took an extremely long time to get to me. I would no recomend this place to anyone looking serious "care". He was reluctant to answer questions about the medication he was prescribing me. Very unprofessional.
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I have been going to Dr. Steingard and Dr. Testa for over 20 years, so I am always pleased with their service.
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Very good doctor as far as I can tell don't know him many years like my past doctors I've had in my life. Seems in tune with what your aliments are to me. Good that he does question the patient which is important to me.
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If you have a lot of free time and don't take your health seriously I recommend you visit his office, otherwise go somewhere they care about their patients.
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Dr. Joseph Steingard is the best physician in the world. He has treated me since I was born and as I have fallen very ill with a severe Digestive Disease as an adult, he had saved my life on numerous occasions.Dr. Steingard never fails to give his all to his patients. He continuously and wholeheartedly dedicates his life to ensuring the health and safety of those who see him. His professionalism and bedside manner are unique in the way that unlike many doctors, he makes you feel welcomed and calm during what can be a scary time. He treats his patients like family and for this, I am grateful. Dr. Steingard is the elite, the best of the best. I am confident that without his care and concern, I would not be here today. I highly recommend him to others. If you are looking for a doctor who is kind, thorough, and goodhearted, than this is your guy. He is knowledgeable in his field and will stop at nothing to ensure that whatever is ailing you is quickly eradicated. Doctor Steingard is amazing, without a doubt, a class act. I am blessed, honored, and proud to be his patient.
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This Doctor is very knowledgeable and cares. The staff is hard working and gets things done. Very pleased with the choice I made!
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We love him. Would highly recommend him
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Very nice doctor and office staff.
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Overall great experience!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Steingard is the most cheerfully excellent, attentive Doctors I've ever encountered. I actually look forward to my visits. He never rushes, he takes the time to listen and explain things. He actually wants to follow-up after initial appointments and remembers your history.
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The doctor was very professional yet personable. I would highly recommend him.
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great doc ...location....desk staff.....WHO CARE simple
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He was rude and the office staff are nice the ones in the front of office the nurse that takes care of you in the back are rude as ND the Dr would not listen to me
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I've known Dr Steingard for over 30 years and he has taken the best care of me and my family for that time. He is not only personable, he cares about his patience and provides them with the highest quality ofcare. Him and his staff are always helpful. I would only trust my and my families care to be under the direction of Dr. Steingard!!!
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I probably didn't need to see the Dr. In order to receive test results and thus pay an extra copay for an office visit. Aside from that Dr. Steinguard has been my family and lifelong M.D. for over 50_years. He is a top doc!
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Time with your doctor is precious. Dr Steingard & staff helps you get the most out of your appointments for the best possible care.
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I was so grateful to get a very last-minute appointment while the pope was in town! Great office
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I have been his patient for over ten years. He was recommended to me when I had first moved to Philadelphia for primary care. He and I have built a relationship over the years and he has taken the time tolisten to my health problems before writing a script or just giving me a bill. He might take longer compared to other MD's in order to do this which results in a longer wait time before seeing him. He is old school and actually cares. His PA is lovely also. Cares about her patients, has recent medical knowledge and so she catches little things Steingard may have missed. They make a great team. I'll endure the wait in order to get the correct information when it comes to my health.
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VERY HELPFUL AND KIND HE KNOWS EVERY THING ABOUT ME MY DR VISITS always GO SMOOTHLY. THANKS DR. STEINGARD.
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Excelent Dr. That is always there when I need him he has been my doctor since I was 19 and today I'm 45 years old
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Not only is he a doctor but he is also a psychiatrist and shows concern about your emoitonal state of mind before prescribing something without making sure he knows your background. Many doctors do not form somewhat of a personal relationshipwith their patients and it is important to know the burdens of someones lifestyle to better understand what will work for them best. This doctor cares, there is admiration and much trust, which is very important when medical supervision is involved. I feel like he is truly working to help people and not just in it for the buck.
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I like Dr Steingard but I am still in as much pain as I was in before I went to him so I think my visit to him was a waste of my time and money
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Very well mannered. Honest also.
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My visit with Dr. Steingard on July 16, 2015 was very good. The staff provided EKG procedures to further diagnose my concerns. After that I was referred to further testing immediately and was seen right away ( less than 5 minutewaiting). This visit as all of my visits are taken seriously and I am given the attention I feel my concerns deserve. A+ to the staff. Today everything was above and beyond what I expected. It was great.
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I was very sick and I walked in. They graciously put me on the schedule. Dr Steingard and his PA Ashley are very easy to talk to and they helped me tremendously. Diane Saggio
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the way healthcare and professionalism should be run
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Dr Steingard took the time and ask various questions prior to the examination. He examined and provided his diagnosis. Dr Steingard stated that if my condition did not start to improve or worsen to call over the weekend. Regardless he wantsme to call on Tuesday and provide an update and have a follow up appointment in 2 weeks. Dr Steingard cares about his patients. The entire staff cares about their patients and ask about other family members.
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He was friendly and cared. I appreciated his expertise and demeanor. Wonderful experience overall!
More than 1 year ago
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Very good except didn't answer questions I did ask of a test I had taken prev sent for by his assistant.?
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Great as alwsys.
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Good, quick, and efficient. Doctor seems to really care about each patient. I would recommend.
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I felt very comfortable and was thrilled with the service.
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My visit was pleasant, my concerns were answered in regards to my medical issues.
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Great!! I love my doctor, my children grew up going to Dr. Steingard, they now 25, 24, and 18. Don't feel comfortable no where else.
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Always pleasant and helpful. He goes out of his way to make you feel better. Great Doc.
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He was fantastic! Very friendly and easy to talk to. I am very happy that I finally found a doctor I feel comfortable with!
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