Dr. Connie Pennington, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 50

  
Dr. Pennington

Colon Rectal Surgery Consultant

2306 Knob Creek Rd Johnson City, TN 37604

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(423) 610-1177

Dr. Connie Pennington, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Johnson City, TN and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 1995 and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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Dr. Pennington accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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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. Pennington's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennington treats Anal Disorders more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Pennington treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Hemorrhoids
normal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennington treats Hemorrhoids more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Pennington treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennington treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Pennington treats this condition more than 68% of her peers

Dr. Pennington's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Pennington's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pennington

3.4

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
56.666666666666664%
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4 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
40%
(12)

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Dr Pennington is a horrible excuse for a physician. She did not insure that I was properly anesthetised and when I tried to alert her, two nurses jumped on top of me to physically restrain me. Then the laparoscope pulled and gashed my larynx and esophagus. I ended up with severe throat damage. My voice is still.not the same. E very muscle in my body was so sore and I could not even whisper. She didnt believe me when I called her the next day. I went to my primary care dr who found me to h
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The most arrogant doctor I have met. She saw my husband and recommended him back to his primary care dr without ANY blood work or tests being performed. His primary care dr was surprised and sent him immediately from his office to the hospital for a CT scan. He was then diagnosed with severe bout of diverticulitis. He has sent become severely anemic and was scheduled back with Dr. Pennington. She said she didn't know what he was there for! NEVER go to this doctor. EVER.
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I wouldn't wish my worst enemy to become her patient. Every day I deal with damaged larynx, which left me unable to sing. I sang in church before I became her victim.
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My wife is the patient. Dr. Pennington is a recognized expert and we are fortunate to have her in this region. Whether in the office, the OR, or acute hospital care, if you have Dr. Pennington on board, you are in masterful hands. I am acquainted with several Healthcare professionals including doctors and those peculiar surgeons and, unfailingly, they respect and admire Connie Pennington. I don't gush like this in many reviews, but I can't say enough about my appreciation for her. -CJF
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The 1st meeting w/ Dr. Pennington, she seemed very knowledgeable & took her time answering my questions. I'm thankful to her for diagnosing my issue since previous Dr's were unable/unwilling. However, the surgery performed failed; which normally I wouldn't consider the Dr's fault, but based on other CRS's, videos & other women's experience w/ the same surgery, it was done incorrectly. The last apt she was very abrupt, dismissive, & nonchalant about it all. I could say more, not enough room here
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Would NEVER recommend this woman to anyone. After coming in, begging for a colostomy, help, anything to be normal again while struggling with an obstetric fistula- I was told she couldn't do a colostomy on a person of my size, and as she exited her office, she looked down at my daughter who was a few months old and said, you did this to mommy! She is beyond insensitive, unprofessional, and should've referred me to a qualified surgeon instead of treating me in such an insensitive manner.
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She is a great surgeon. She is great with her patients.
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Biography

Dr. Connie Pennington, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Johnson City, TN and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 1995 and specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

University Of Louisville
Fellowship Hospital
2000
East Tenn State University
Residency Hospital
1995
Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
Medical School

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average