Dr. Christian Rhea, DO

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(16)
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Dr. Christian Rhea, DO
Dr. Christian Rhea, DO is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Rhea is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

Rheumatology/Arthritis - Nashville Office

222 22nd Ave N # 602

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information

(615) 324-1211

Dr. Christian Rhea, DO

Dr. Christian Rhea, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

Heritage Medical Associates' physicians and staff prioritize developing deep personal relationships with patients as a foundation for excellent health care. By offering a full spectrum of primary and specialty care, laboratory, imaging and testing services across Nashville, Green Hills, Franklin and Bellevue we are committed to providing high quality, affordable care in a patient-centered environment. Our individualized and holistic approach to care help patients enjoy happier, healthier lives.
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Dr. Rhea's Experience

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Dr. Rhea's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • IV Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Edison College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Midwestern University / Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of South Carolina & Richland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of South Carolina & Richland Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rhea has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rhea's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rhea to family and friends
3.8
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Rhea's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
NASHVILLE, TN |
Initial appointment for OA, RA, Reynaud's and Fibromyalgia took 3 months to set. First thing Dr. Rhea said to me was: "Why are you here if you have Fibromyalgia? I don't treat that. I can't do anything for you. You need a Neurologist." What? I was diagnosed in 2000 with Fibromyalgia and have ALWAYS been treated for that by Rheumatologists! He never offered to refer me to anyone else; basically said good luck and walked out. NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL BY DR. RHEA. No referral for him to anyone.
in Hendersonville, TN |
Went to see Dr. Rhea after my ortho was unable to resolve my concerns over about a year or so. With a referral it took about 2 months to get in, but at the initial visit he was able to diagnose my condition as Psoriatic Arthritis. After a week on the proper meds I am doing MUCH better thanks to him.
La Vergne, TN |
New paitent consult lasted 15 minutes. Listed about 4 symptoms before stopping me... had roughly 25 on my list. Didn't ask me about my family hisotry or any additional information. Changed my diagnosis from previous doctors after only looking at a handful of medical results from my previous doctors. Did no bloodwork himself. What a joke...
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Dr. Rhea accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Rhea has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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