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Dr. Donald Akers Jr, MD

Vascular Surgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Akers Jr

Premier Surgical Associates

6408 Papermill Dr Knoxville, TN 37919

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(865) 588-8229


Dr. Donald Akers Jr, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1984 and specializes in vascular surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Friendly staff . Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Easy scheduling . Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews

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(865) 588-8229

Dr. Akers Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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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. Akers Jr' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akers Jr treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Akers Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akers Jr treats Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Akers Jr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akers Jr performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Akers Jr performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Akers Jr' 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 Jr' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akers Jr

3.4

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
45.45454545454545%
(5)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
27.272727272727273%
(3)
1 Star
18.181818181818183%
(2)

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Dr. Akers Jr' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Donald Akers Jr, MD
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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 Jr, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1984 and specializes in vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Cincinnati
Fellowship Hospital
Tulane Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
Tulane Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1984
Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
Medical School
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School
1984

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average