Dr. Donald Akers, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Akers
Accepting new patients

Premier Surgical

6408 Papermill Dr Ste 200 Knoxville, TN 37919

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(865) 588-8229

Dr. Donald Akers, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Akers has more experience with Peripheral Vascular Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Disorders, and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Physicians Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akers to book an appointment.


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Dr. Akers accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Akers

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Akers treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Akers treats other conditions, please contact the office at (865) 588-8229.

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Procedures specialists.

Dr. Akers typically treats 87% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Varicose Vein Procedure
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Dr. Akers typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Varicose Veins
Venous Insufficiency
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Akers typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.Compare with other Vascular Surgery specialists.

Dr. Akers typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Varicose Vein Procedure
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Akers' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Laparotomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Dr. Akers' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akers

3.4

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Failed to communicate results of CT-scans on 2 separate occasions. These scans were paid for by Medicare, and it should be obligatory for Dr Akers to inform patients of test results.
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He and his staff are friendly every year, he always explains my changes and conditions and gives me options . Great experience
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Biography

Dr. Donald Akers, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Akers has more experience with Peripheral Vascular Procedures, Peripheral...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Cincinnati
Fellowship Hospital
Tulane Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
Tulane Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical Papermill Drive6408 Papermill Dr Ste 200 Knoxville, TN 37919
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Premier Surgical North Knoxville7714 Conner Rd Ste 103 Powell, TN 37849
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Dandridge150 W Price Rd Dandridge, TN 37725
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Premier Surgical Papermill

Premier Vascular Services6408 Papermill Dr Knoxville, TN 37919
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Physicians Regional Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

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

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