Dr. Christopher Tidwell, MD

Dr. Christopher Tidwell, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christopher Tidwell, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Columbus, GA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Tidwell is affiliated with Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital.

1538 13th Ave Ste C100

Columbus, GA 31901

Contact Information

(706) 494-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Nodule
very high
more than 99% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Wake Forest University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wake Forest University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Wake Forest University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tidwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tidwell does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tidwell and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Tidwell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tidwell to family and friends
2.5
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Tidwell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Columbus, GA |
Office is very clean, staff is very efficient and nice, waited no longer than 15-20 mins, Dr. Tidwell had very good bed side manner. Highly recommend.
I was treated rudely.
in Phenix City, AL |
Excellent experience. Very courteous and professional office staff. Dr Tidwell explained all issues and answered all my questions. Highly recommend him. No problems with them obtaining records from other doctors, promptly informing other physicians I see of results of visits, or scheduling follow-up visits.
in Columbus, GA |
I would NEVER RECOMMEND Dr. Tidwell. He was very rude and treated me with no respect. He did not have my records from a previous medical provider. The medical records had been requested 3 weeks prior to my appointment but no one bothered to be sure the records were there prior to my appointment. I have numerous health issues and he treated me as if my medical issues were my fault. He is not caring or compassionate. Run fast to another pulmonogist as fast as you can!!
Sent me to Hospitsl for test to see if I had asthma I was told that the results would be sent to him within one day I had an appointment for a month and a half later they told me at that time they still did not have the results two months later they still did not have the results now it's been six months I still don't know if I have asthma all they do is send me some Symbicort
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tidwell accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
    Columbus HMO-Standard
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tidwell has admitting privileges

St. Francis Hospital
2122 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904
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Midtown Medical Center
710 Center St
Columbus, GA 31901
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