Dr. David Huffman, MD

Dr. David Huffman, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Huffman, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

5616 Brainerd Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37411

Contact Information

(423) 265-3561

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas


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Diabetes Type 1
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 98% of peers
Diabetes Counseling
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Huffman "We offer advanced, individualized, empathetic care for people with diabetes mellitus and other metabolic disorders, by people who live with those problems. Our providers and staff have 200 years of collective experience with insulin pump therapy. We share a comprehensive understanding of advanced insulin treatment, and education is our primary concern. We produce original research and participate in international research programs in diabetes and metabolic disorders."


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


Read More


  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

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.


  • Nc
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Nc
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Baylor College Med Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Huffman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Huffman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Huffman to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Huffman'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)
in Signal Mountain, TN |
Dr Huffman is kind and caring. He listens, spends plenty of time with you, and gives exceptional care. As a busy mom of 2, I'll gladly wait longer for someone who takes the extra time to make sure things are going well for me.
Clermont, GA |
I was under the care of Dr Huffman for almost 2 yrs. During this time, he did a whole lot of experimenting but came up with no answers. The receptionist really needs to be replaced! She changed my appt and didn't consult with me. My husband drove me over an hr. for her to say I changed the appt. I still had the voice mail "she" left confirming that days appt. To make it worse, she told me the Dr wasn't even there. I heard him talking, looked up and saw him. Needless to say that was my last appt.
in Cleveland, TN |
I really like the staff. Everyone seems very helpful. Jamie is amazing! I have not had to wait long at all. I have received more information about my diabetes than any where else I have been.
in Signal Mountain |
The waiting is unacceptable. Over an hour and a half for a follow up. I cancelled my appointment and advised the receptionist I would not reschedule. I would seek someone that can keep up with his schedule. Very poor practice for a Doctor.
in Chattanooga,Tn |
A doctor that actually cares although wait times are sometimes longer than normal but its worth it.
in Dalton, GA |
i would highly recommend Dr. Huffman he is very experienced at what he do. He make sure that he checks for all possibilities before he treats the problem. The wait times are longer than i want to wait but its ok. His office staff is always very nice.Dr. Huffman was a blessing to me!!!
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Huffman is very knowledgable in his field. You may wait a little extra time to get in to see him, but once he enters the room he stays until you have asked all your questions. You never feel like he's rushing. He makes you feel like you are the only patient in the office. His office staff has been very accommodating making appointments for me and following up on my phone calls. I'm an RN and have seen many MD's over my 38 year career. This guy is top of the MD line!!
in Cleveland, TN |
Staff could be more helpful and mire empathetic, in particular front desk staff. Clinicians seem to be fine but front desk acts as if patients are bothering them. Wait times are well over an hour just to get to the exam room then another 15 to 30 mins wait for doctor.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Appt to see if premenpause causing migraines.I waited 2 hours.He asked me a few questions and took a look over my body sent me to get blood drawn.2nd appt he went over results.Which I asked ?s & he kept speaking in Dr terms.Said for me to take diet pill so my problems would go away.which no it wont could have made me have a syndrome.Then in the dr. notes found out he said so many lies about what he went over with me and also about what I said. Do not go here. It can cost your life.
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Dr. Huffman accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Huffman has admitting privileges

Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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