Dr. Clyde Southwell, MD

Dr. Clyde Southwell, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Clyde Southwell, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases doctor who practices in Hendersonville, TN. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Southwell is affiliated with Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center and Macon County General Hospital.

Tennessee Comprehensive Lung & Sleep Center

102 Wessington Pl Ste A

Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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more than 99% of peers
Acute Bronchitis
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Southwell Our Mission is Care: C- Comprehensive and consistent care, A- Availability, R- Relationship (Establishing relationships of trust and mutual respect), E- Excellence in everything we do


  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine

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*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing


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  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis

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.


  • University of Connecticut
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Metro Health Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Metro Health Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Southwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Southwell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Southwell to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Southwell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Hartsville, TN |
Doctor was very condescending. Anything I said was wrong and I was to listen and not talk or ask questions. Will never go to this doctor again. All I got nothing from my visit except a lighter wallet.
in Hendersonville, TN |
The incompetence in this office is amazing. The staff has no clue what they're doing and the doctor isn't much better. Was under his care for 5 months and I'm no better today than i was then but he wants to keep seeing me so i can pay him. NOPE, I'm finding another doctor who wants to help me not just take my money!
Nashville, TN |
Sleep study was performed, received diagnosis and prescribed CPAP machine. It has dramatically improved my life. I thought I had dementia - turns out it was poor sleep causing memory and cognitive function problems. The staff was professional and courteous. I did not have a long wait in either scheduling or when at the office.
Gallatin, TN |
If I could give this Dr. 0 stars I would. Don't waste your time! Find another Dr.
in Lafayette, TN |
Always have to call to get the office to remind them to get approval from the insurance for scans. (That's not my job) I have been waiting for two weeks for test results that they were suppose to call me about....I called them this morning, the staff had not even given them to the doctor, and they have had the results since Dec. 28'th 2016. I have been seeing him for over a year and it's an ordeal with his staff EVERY time. I'm going to speak with my PCP about him taking over my case.
Los Angeles, CA |
Wish I could put "no stars" my sister in-law had a terrible experience multiple times in a day and a half!!! And will NEVER go back! Horrible place ...Horrible experience!
in Hendersonville, TN |
This office clearly over books and knows it. We sat there with my adult disabled son for 1 1/2 hours. He wears diapers, had wet, and was extremely irratated as anyone would be. Now I know the red carpet doesn't need to be rolled out for him, but when places aren't equipped to take care of such things, priority should be considered.We haven't had this problem in the past, the waiting and exam rooms were full, so it appears there's a cattle rustling attitude about their patients now.Not going back
in Hendersonville, TN |
I have seen Southwell on more than one occasion and each time I am told that a prescription will be called in to a pharmacy but never is.I have followed up with Southwells office and they inform that they will see to it that a prescription will be sent in but it never is.Save yourself some time and try to find another doctor.The U.S healthcare system is in a state of shambles as are the times in which we live.
in Gallatin tennessee |
Was referred to this doctor by my primary was sent for X-rays and bloodwork prior he did not even have my X-rays or test result don't know why did not listen to me he sent me home an inhaler I could not understand his English what a waste of my time I will be contacting my insurance carrier to not pay this bill how can you treat someone when you do not know what's wrong why the hell did I get an X-ray and insurance billed for it if no one looks at it?
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Southwell accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
    One Health HMO
    One Health POS
    One Health PPO
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Southwell has admitting privileges

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center
355 New Shackle Island Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Macon County General Hospital
204 Medical Dr
Lafayette, TN 37083
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