Dr. David Allen, MD

Dr. David Allen, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

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Dr. David Allen, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

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Dr. Allen's Experience

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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Allen "Founded in 1993, The Frist Clinic strives to exceed the expectations of its patients with every visit. The care provided by our distinguished group of physicians is complemented by a caring and helpful support staff. We are always looking for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the complicated healthcare delivery process."


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  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Sprain
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Otitis Media
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

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.


  • East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Johns Hopkins Hosp & Univ
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopking U Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Allen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Allen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Allen to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (30 with comments)
Dr. Allen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (30)
in Nashville, TN |
Dr Allen is the the best I’ve ever encountered as a primary care physician. Great bedside manner, caring, treats me and his staff with dignity and respect.
in Mt. Juliet, TN |
I am a long-time patient of Dr. Allen. He has consistently been a caring and knowledgeable physician, who treats his patients with the utmost respect. He listens well and always includes his patient in decisions about their care. He goes above and beyond in his patient care and his wonderful staff is always prompt in returning calls so that you always feel that direct line of communication. He's the best!
in Nashville, TN |
He is the most competent and caring Doctor I have ever known. He is very thorough and spends plenty of time discussing me in order to understand my needs.
Dr. Allen has been my primary care physician for over 20 years, and has walked with me through a breast cancer diagnosis and major back surgery. He is the kindest, most caring doctor I have ever had and I would gladly recommend him to family and friends.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Allen makes you feel like the most important person there is when he spends time with. Besides being a nice guy, he is an awesome doctor.
Nashville, TN |
We appreciate the time and attention Dr. Allen gives to us! An excellent physician with a caring heart!
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr. Allen makes you feel as if you are his only patient because of his professional, courteous, attentive, sometimes humorous and always serious manner. I fully trust Dr. Allen with my health concerns and would quickly recommend him to others.
in Hendersonville, TN |
Dr. Allen is well known as one of the best in Nashville. We have known him for many years. We are honored to say that he is " my doctor."
in Nashville, TN |
Best doctor I've ever had. He's fun, he's compassionate, but more importantly, he knows what he's talking about, knows how to explain it and follows up with what he says he's going to do. I can ask him anything.
Kingston Springs, TN |
Dr. Allen is incredibly caring, thorough, and professional. He's been my doctor for nearly 20 years and I've been very happy with the care I've received.
in Nashville, TN |
David Allen is a superb doctor- a true professional in every sense of the word. He takes time to get to know his patients well, learning not just the particular malady that brings the patient to him that day, but to learn what is going on in their lives overall. I've never felt rushed when meeting with David, and have always come away knowing that I have been his sole focus in our meetings. To Know him as a doctor is to come to know him as a true friend.
in Nashville, TN |
As fine a practitioner of internal medicine as can be found in Nashville.
in Hendersonville, TN |
Dr. David Allen has been my PCP for over two decades. His concern, demeanor and professional attention is excellent. His nurses, the support staff and lab technicians are friendly and caring. From primary care to specialized care, it's all available at the Frist Clinic.
Setubal, 15 |
Dr. Allen has always been courteous and helpful in diagnosing my problems. More importantly, he has always been able to see me when I have called. Dr Allen's staff has always returned my phone calls promptly.
in Franklin,Tn |
I have recommended Dr Allen to everyone I know for years because he truly cares and always listen tens to your questions.
in Guthrie, KY |
Dr. Allen has been my primary care physician for over 20 years. He is the ultimate professional and also the most caring person. I would not consider going to anyone else and would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends or family.
Nashville, TN |
Dr Allen is excellent. He always takes time to hear all my concerns and is attentive to my questions and thorough with his exams. I feel comfortable calling his staff anytime with questions as well.
in Nashville, TN |
in Johns Island, SC |
He is the best.
in Nashville, TN |
My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Allen since 2000. He is outstanding - highly trained, experienced and very dedicated to his patients. He is also a "regular guy" in that it is easy to talk to him, explain issues and concerns.
in Spring Hill, TN |
Our family has been provided care by David and his staff for around 20 years. He is incredibly intuitive, extremely smart and knowledgeable. A great listener that takes the time to really listen. He loves to laugh, has zero arrogance and 100% kindness. His staff of 3 nurses are all wonderful as well as the front & back office folks. I highly recommend Dr. David Allen!
in Carthage, TN |
I have been going to Dr. David Allen for over 12 years and I can't be happier. He is certainly a leader in his chosen medical field and has an incredibly warm and friendly relationship with me as his patient. I trust him completely. His nurses are also excellent with patient care. They respond to me immediately when I need a question answered or a prescription renewed. I feel very fortunate to have him as my primary care physician. He is a 5 star plus!
Georgetown, TN |
Dr. Allen is a very warm, caring and professional physician with a efficient and caring staff.
in Louisville, KY |
David Allen is a very thorough physician. I have been a patient for many years and will continue due to the excellent care received. Thank you.
in Nashville, TN |
David always is efficient but never hurried in obtaining the information that he needs. He really listens as opposed to matching your response to what he expected to hear. While annual physicals may be routine, I walked away ,and have for years, pleased with the encounter, the outcome and knowing that I was not treated as just another clog in the medical machinery, which is what hospitals unfailingly and perhaps unavoidably do.
in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee |
Dr. Allen has been my Dr. for over 20 yrs. He has never failed me in any situation. He always listens to me and I never feel rushed.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Allen is so respectful and always listens to me. He never makes me feel like what I think doesn't count.
in Ashland City, TN |
Excellent Dr. and Staff
in Mount Juliet, TN |
Dr. Allen is an excellent doctor. He is a caring, kind and very professional but at the same time he makes you feel like family. Dr. Allen is just great. Vicky Burns
in Brentwood, TN |
Dr. Allen has been my physician since 2007. He is amazing and takes time with me, listens well, has great insight and is a caring/thorough physician. I recommend him and wouldn't trade him for anyone.
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