St Luke's Physician Group Inc
1521 8th Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018 (Directions)
2.7 out of 5
St Luke's Physician Group Inc
1521 8th Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018 (Directions)

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2.7 out of 5
16 ratings, 16 reviews
May 27 , 2013
Dr. Tamarkin was professional from the first visit. He was straight forward and very clear as to what my options were. Never did he talk down to me or my husband. I would recommend him to anyone in need of surgery.
July 02 , 2012
This might be the best urologists other than Dr. Verges.
March 17 , 2018
I had seen another urologist for years who I liked but found Dr T to be more engaging and informative. He was late but that is attributable to electronic med records being initiated. He apologized for the delay which was no problem since he gave me a lot of time and provided excellent care
April 08 , 2014
Outstanding, caring and compassionate doc.
January 20 , 2013
Dont understand the negative reviews. Father was treated with utmost care and all information needed was prompt and clear.
May 21 , 2015
this MD is good but is frequently late. I dont believe my time is worth nothing and he has enough staff that one could call and tell me to come later. also, one doesnt always get a live body, but leaves a message on the office vm, whereas they say they will get back to you. Guess what? i dont want to wait for a call the next day and then play tag waiting to get to a person returning their call.
April 24 , 2012
I was referred by my primary physician because of elevated PSA and my first visit with Dr. Tamarkin was not favorable at all. He appeared to be in a great hurry throughout my visit with him. He did not bother to explain to me that he was going to do a digital rectal exam. I did not understand what he wanted to do to me when he asked me to position myself at the foot of the examination table. It became clear to me that he was going to do a DRE only after he asked me to bend over and he performed the fastest and most excruciating rectal exam I ever had. I had DREs before with my primary physician but it was always done with ease and I never felt any discomfort at all. He asked me if I have any question only after we stepped out of the examination room. I had some questions but being in so much discomfort and standing in the hallway I just told him --No--. At the receptionist desk I was asked to schedule the biopsy Dr. Tamarkin wanted to do. I answered I will think about it.
October 19 , 2011
Would never recommend this doctor to anyone! Very poor bedside manner! When I asked question, he did like it! Talked down to me! Never again!
January 03 , 2012
Dr Tamarkin performed bladder cancer on my father almost a year ago in 2012, I originally didnt like him, very rude, did not take much time explaining things to my parents. So I told Dr. so. He seemed to improve. My father never got better after surgery as Dr T promised, he was in and out of the hospital so many times I cant count, kept complaining of pains in his stomach. Did we ever see Dr T when dad was in the hospital? Yes 1 time. Never a test done on his stomach was ordered by ANY dr. After so many requests, we just felt like a #. Last visit with Dr T we were told Dad would be fine in a few weeks if he just followed his meds correctly and ate. (by the way Dr.T never did a physical exam of my dad, took a heartbeat vitals, check to see how much weight he lost) We lost our father a few weeks after that, had to have hospice come in because my father was in so much pain, So if u ask me and my family Dr T is irresponsible and so are his collegs es. Do not go to them. PLEASE!!!!!!
April 11 , 2013
Did not listen to my concerns. Wrote me off and spent no time talking about different options.
March 16 , 2020
I talked to a lady in the waiting room who experience the same problems we did with Dr. Tamaekin, she to said he doesnt listen to her husband at all. Told her it seems he thinks hes better then us but guess what he puts his pants on the same way we do and he is no better then us. Very unprofessional!!!!!!!
March 04 , 2012
Poor bedside manner. Not considerate or caring. Wrote me off--later got a real diagnosis elsewhere.
March 16 , 2020
Dr. told my Father-in law he needed surgery and at 88 years old he had a hard time understanding what it would accomplish. He told him to speak top his daughter about it.....never called her. I called and could only get an answer by having his regular doctors office call so I could speak to office manager. Explained what I needed and was told by Brian that the doctor would call. Guess what ? NO CALL!! This is an 88 year old man who the night before just lost his wife of 60 plus years and we want to make sure his care is kept up. Is one stinking call too much to ask for ???
March 19 , 2015
My husband was referred to him from another doctor - after his bladder was torn during surgery. Always running late and seems to not have the time to just talk. He needs to understand that these people are in pain and are looking at him for relief. Sooooo many times we hear --I understand--. He really does not. My husband had to have surgery and it was like --pulling teeth-- to get it fit into his schedule. My husband was is horrible pain and Dr.T did not seem to really understand. Finally got the surgery and guess what -- it did not take. I too would not recommend this doctor.......and as others have visits during his stay...totally not there. To end this..he finally has recommended that my husband go to Penn and even this he and his offic staff have totally taken their good old time clear communication ...I finally had to call Penn and more thing...dont call after hours will feel like you get a response as if you called him from a high stakes poker game.
May 10 , 2013
Did not listen to me and rushed through appointment
January 06 , 2021

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Insurance Plans Accepted ( 98 )

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  • Advantage EPO
  • Aetna APCN Open Access Aetna Select
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network APCN Choice POS II OAMC
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • AmeriHealth HMO, POS, DPOS
  • Amerihealth Regional Pref Ntwk EPO POS + PPO
  • Amerihealth Regional Pref Ntwk HMO HMO + POS
  • AmeriHealth Regional Preferred POS+
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • BCBSA High Performance Network - Tiered
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Capital BC PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Community Blue PPO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger All Access HMO
  • Geisinger All Access PPO
  • Geisinger Choice with No Referral
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Geisinger Marketplace All-Access PPO
  • Geisinger Marketplace Extra HMO
  • Geisinger Marketplace HMO, POS, & Value
  • Geisinger Marketplace Premier HMO
  • Geisinger Mrktplace Plans
  • Geisinger place All-Access HMO
  • Geisinger place All-Access PPO
  • Geisinger place Premier HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Highmark Alliance Flex Blue
  • Highmark BCBS Blue High Performance Network
  • Highmark BCBS Community Blue Flex PPO
  • Highmark BCBS Community Blue PPO
  • Highmark BCBS my Blue Access EPO
  • Highmark BCBS PPO
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Shared Cost 1500, a Multi-State Plan
  • Highmark Community Blue Flex EPO
  • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Blue PPO 1500 MRF
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Flex Blue PPO 500 MRF
  • Highmark Health Savings Blue PPO 1400 MRF
  • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Highmark Shared Cost Blue PPO 6000 MRF
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS OMNIA
  • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Horizon BCBSNJ Managed Care Network
  • Horizon Direct Access
  • Horizon HMO
  • Horizon OMNIA
  • Horizon POS
  • Horizon PPO
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Independence BC Keystone HMO Proactive
  • Keystone HMO Proactive
  • MD IPA/Optimum Choice HMO/Preferred POS
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Health Plan EPO/PPO
  • MVP Liberty EPO/PPO
  • Oscar HMO PA
  • Personal Choice EPO
  • PPOBlue
  • Regional Preferred POS+
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC MD IPA/Optimum Choice HMO/Preferred POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UPMC Premium Network Plans

About Frank Tamarkin

Education History
Medical School - Medical College Of Pennsylvania, 2000
23 years
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Board Certified

Practice Information

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1872 St Lukes Blvd
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Accepting New Patients
Monday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Tuesday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Wednesday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Thursday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Friday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm

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1521 8th Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Accepting New Patients
Monday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Tuesday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Wednesday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Thursday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Friday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm

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Tuesday 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Wednesday 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Thursday 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Friday 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

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