Dr. Donald Russo, MD

Dr. Donald Russo, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Donald Russo, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Hendersonville, TN. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Russo is affiliated with Northcrest Medical Center, Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center, Macon County General Hospital and Sumner Regional Medical Center.

Tennessee Heart and Vascular Institute

353 New Shackle Island Rd Ste 300C

Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Accepted insurance

  • 1st Medical Network
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AmeriChoice
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna

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Dr. Russo's Experience

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


  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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.


  • State University New York Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • USC Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • USC Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Vermont Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Russo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Russo'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 (12)
in Gallatin, TN |
Dr. Russo, was very kind, caring and considerate. He was very clear in what his findings entail. Not the type of doctor to do procedures/surgeries that are not absolutely necessary. Highly recommend him.
in Goodlettsville, TN |
Dr. Russo has been my cardiologist for many years and I've been 100% pleased with his expertise in handling my heart issues. Highly recommend him.
in Cedar Hiill, TN |
I am confident that I am under the best care possible. Dr. Russo is very thorough and I know that he has many patients but he always makes me feel like he truly cares about my well being. I can't praise them enough! They literally saved my life!
in Gallatin, TN |
I first met Dr. Russo several years ago when he saw my husband at Sumner Regional Hospital. When my PCP needed to refer me to a Cardiologist, Dr. Russo was my first choice. He provides excellent care, always considering insurance and out-of-pocket expense...but never compromising quality.
Hendersonville, TN |
Dr Russo explains and ask you to respond with answers that helps in method of treatment and medicines best suited for your specific medical issue. Test only as needed, labs if needed and follow up
in Hendersonville, TN |
I had a very good experience with Dr. Russo. Had very little wait and the staff was very good. Would definitely recommend them to others. Gloria Price
in Gallatin, TN |
Because of Dr. Russo I no longer have atril-fib. He recognized my need for a new surgery (MINI MAZE) that completely corrected my heart problem. I am so grateful!! Thank you Dr. Russo.
in Portland, TN |
Thes guys and their staff are very professional and caring and I use them as my doctors now
in Hendersonville, TN |
I have found Dr. Russo to be very professional. I have been a patient of Dr. Russo's for some time and would definitely recommend him to any one.
in Portland, TN |
Doctor Russo is a good listener and a hands on Doctor. My first encounter with Dr. Russo was after he put a stent in my heart. That was a good experience and he saved my life. Since that time I've been seeing Dr. Russo in his Gallatin office. I have found Dr. Russo easy to talk with and eager to help me with the problem I'm having. I would recommend Dr. Russo to anyone looking for a great heart doctor.
in Springfield, TN |
I have been a patient of Dr. Russo for about ten years now and have found him to be very matter of fact and to the point. He is an excellent physician and leaves no room for guess work with regards to my cardiac care. Dr. Russo is from the old school of bed side manner and does not mince words about your condition and what your treatment options are. He has been very informative with medications and options with all the pros and cons for each of them. I highly recommend him and his staff.
in Hendersonville, TN |
Treated me in the hospital, did not communicate with me at all. I would NOT recommend him to anyone. I still have not gotten the test results from my stay. If I have another heart episode and he is there, I do not want him to treat or even touch me. I have only seen him in the hospital and had no choice at the time. When gave a follow-up appointment with him, I turned it down and found someone else.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Russo accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • 1st Medical Network
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Choice PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AmeriChoice
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
    One Health HMO
    One Health POS
    One Health PPO
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Russo has admitting privileges

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center
355 New Shackle Island Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Northcrest Medical Center
100 Northcrest Dr
Springfield, TN 37172
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Macon County General Hospital
204 Medical Dr
Lafayette, TN 37083
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Sumner Regional Medical Center
555 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
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