Dr. Christian Rhea, DO

Dr. Christian Rhea, DO

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 47
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Dr. Christian Rhea, DO is a rheumatology specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Midwestern University / Arizona College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology.

222 22nd Ave N # 602

Nashville, TN 37203

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Insurance Accepted

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

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. Rhea's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rhea treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rhea treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rhea treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rhea treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rhea treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rhea treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip

Dr. Rhea's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
Amyloidosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arthritis
Arthrocentesis
Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
Autoimmune Diseases
Behçet's Disease
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Density Scan
Bone Disorders
Bursa Injection
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
Dupuytren's Contracture
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Familial Mediterranean Fever
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hand Conditions
Injection of Tendon
Intervertebral Disc Disease
IV Therapy
Joint Drainage
Joint Injection
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
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Systemic Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Tendonitis
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

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...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

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Dr. Rhea's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rhea

3.8

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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(11)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.25%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(4)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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