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Pulmonology

Male, Age 60, Graduated 1986, Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

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Dr. Kane's Care Philosophy

quality compassionate care should be provided to all patients.

Dr. Kane's Specialty

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

Dr. Kane's License & Board Certification

  • Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease, 2003
  • Board Certified in Pulmonology
  • Licensed in Tennessee
  • Licensed in Virginia

Why Is Board Certification Important?

Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

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Board certification requires extensive training and a rigorous review of a doctor’s knowledge, experience and skill in a medical specialty. Board certification also means that a doctor is actively improving his or her practice of medicine through continuing education. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition. 

A doctor who is board certified has taken an important step beyond getting a required state medical license to practice. Some doctors choose not to apply for board certification. A doctor who is not board certified may be an excellent doctor who is fully licensed to practice medicine in his or her state. 

If you are considering a doctor who is not board certified, consider asking the doctor why he or she is not certified. This information might provide you important background information to help you decide whether or not to see that doctor.

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion (for Chemotherapy)
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Stenting
  • Stress Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD-Like Dyspnea
  • Emphysema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung Mass
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
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Dr. Kane's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
      Graduated: 1986
  • Internship Hospital:

    • Vanderbilt University
  • Residency Hospital:

    • Vanderbilt University
  • Fellowship Hospital:

    • Vanderbilt University

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Kane's Background Check

Malpractice

No malpractice history found for Tennessee
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information for the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact you quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.

Sanctions

Sanctions history found

Substance Abuse  (9/15/2009)
Action Taken: Probation
Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Douglas W. Kane; License # 18467

Nature of Complaint:

The physician on 04-30-2009 diverted a Duragesic patch for his own personal use. The physician on 04-30-2009 practiced under the influence of controlled substances at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Action Taken-Consent Agreement

The physician within two weeks shall submit a letter of compliance to the Board's Consultant stating that the physician has completed a treatment program or is currently in a board approved treatment program. The physician's license thereafter is immediately placed on Probation for a period of no less than five years and until the physician has completed the following requirements:

  1. The physician within sixty days must obtain and maintain the advocacy of the Tennessee Medical Foundation for a period of no less than five years.
  2. The physician shall comply with all TMF recommendations.
  3. The physician must maintain 100% compliance with his TMF contract.
State: Tennessee

What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

Board action history found

Disciplinary action in another state  (6/28/2010)
Action Taken: Other
Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Douglas Winthrop Kane; License # 0101047750

Nature of Complaint:

The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

The physician on 09-15-2009 entered into a Consent Order with the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. The physician was ordered to submit a letter of compliance to the Board's Consultant that the physician completed a treatment program or was currently in a Board approved treatment program. The physician's license thereafter was immediately placed on probation for a period of no less than five years. The physician was required to obtain and maintain the advocacy of the Tennessee Medical Foundation for a period of no less than five years, comply with all TMF recommendations, and to maintain 100% compliance with the TMF contract. The Tennesee Board's action was based on findings that on 04-30-2009 the physician diverted a Duragesic patch for his personal use and on 04-30-2009 was practicing under the influence of controlled substances.

The physician on 05-06-2009 entered inpatient treatment, transferred to a halfway house, and on 01-29-2010 was discharged.

Action Taken:

The physician has entered into a Consent Order with the Virginia Board of Medicine as follows:

  1. The physician within thirty days shall enter into a Participation Contract with the Virginia Health Practitioners Monitoring Program and submit a copy of the contract to the Board.
  2. The physician within ninety days after entry of the Participation Contract shall enter into a Recovery Monitoring Contract with the Health Practitioners Monitoring Program, if offered and recommended, and submit a copy of the contract to the Board.
  3. The physician shall remain in HPMP and fully comply with the terms of the Recovery Monitoring Contract until the physician successfully completes the Program.

November 22, 2010-Case Closed

The physician has complied with the 06-28-2010 Consent Order. The physician currently has a full and unrestricted license in the State of Virginia. The physician shall remain in the Virginia Health Practitioners Monitoring Program and fully comply with the terms of his Recovery Monitoring Contract until the physician has successfully completed the Program.

State: Virginia

What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 

Dr. Kane's Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
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