Dr. Aaron Porter, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 51

Dr. Aaron Porter, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Franklin, TN and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with Tristar Horizon Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Porter to book an appointment.

Dr. Porter

Cool Springs Surgical Associates LLC

2001 Mallory Ln Ste 105 Franklin, TN 37067

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Porter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dry Eyes
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Dry Eyes more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Porter performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Porter's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leucocoria
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(270) 303-9398

Dr. Porter accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Card PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Porter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Porter

3.7

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
61.904761904761905%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(5)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (14)
  • Staff friendliness (14)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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Dr Porter has made a mess of my eyes. He did cataract surgery plus laser. My eyes were worse after the surgery than before. He tried a couple of different procedures to no avail. It’s as if my eyes had a grinder taken to it and are much worse off than before. I would never recommend Dr Porter to anyone. The only reason I even gave him one star is because I had to put something
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  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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BEST. DOCTOR. EVER.
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Country music fan in Nashville, TN – Sep 02, 2016
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I did my research of the other eye doctors in the Nashville area and actually met with 3 other eye surgeons in Nashville. After my cataract consultation with Dr. Porter, I was convinced he was the guy to trust for my cataract procedure. He is relatively new to the South Nashville area (he moved from Bowling Green, KY) and is very skilled. He answered all of my questions and offered many options based on my eye conditions, and was extremely knowledgable. His staff was great, too. No complaints!
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Harold Harold in Franklin, TN – Sep 01, 2016
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Great Doctor. Helped diagnos my vision problems that 3 other doctors could not. Very trustworthy and very nice.
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Seeing again! in Herndon, VA – Sep 01, 2016
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Great doctor. Great staff. My co-worker told me about Dr. Porter. I was pretty much blind and couldn't drive at night, and now I can see clearly again! Thank you so much to Dr. Porter and his staff for doing my surgery. Bravo!!!!
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Mother of 6 in Nashville, TN – Sep 01, 2016
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Nice doctor and great staff. Good overall experience. Dr. Porter got rid of my cataracts and there were no suprises.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Aaron Porter, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Franklin, TN and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1998
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Aaron Porter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Porter frequently treats Dry Eyes, Cataract Removal Surgery, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Porter treats.

Where is Dr. Aaron Porter, MD's office located?

Dr. Porter's office is located at 2001 Mallory Ln Ste 105, Franklin, TN 37067. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Cool Springs Surgical Associates LLC2001 Mallory Ln Ste 105 Franklin, TN 37067
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Emcare Emergency Physicians

Horizon Medical Center111 Highway 70 E Dickson, TN 37055
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Porter is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Horizon Medical Center

Dickson, TN

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)