Dr. Donald Russo, MD

Dr. Donald Russo, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Donald Russo, MD is a cardiology specialist in Hendersonville, TN and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.Read his story

Tennessee Heart and Vascular Institute

353 New Shackle Island Rd Ste 300C

Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Russo performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Russo's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Russo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Russo "Dr. Donald Russo co-founded Tennessee Heart in 1984. He is a graduate of the State University of New York School of Medicine, completed internship and residency at the University of Southern California, completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Vermont Medical Center and post Fellowship training at the Montreal Heart Institute.Dr. Russo is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is licensed in TN and KY.Dr. Russo serves as the Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at NorthCrest Medical Center (Springfield, TN), Co-Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at Hendersonville Medical Center. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Nuclear Imaging and the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging. He has been recognized by the National Heart, Blood & Lung Institute (NHLBI), for participation in The Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial".Dr. Russo has been widely published in well-known medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Chest, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) and Radiology. Dr. Russo is also an instructor in the Tennessee Heart and Vascular Institute CT program.""
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

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

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

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.

Education

  • 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

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
44 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Russo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Very pleased with the care I received from Dr Russo. He reviewed my records from my PCP as well as CT results ,then discussed my new testing reults. He spent time explaining everything as well as a plan of care.
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I was referred to Dr. Russo's office and my experience was nothing but positive... My concerns were immediately met by the staff, my diagnosis was prompt, and, Dr. Russo's manner assured me that I was in good and capable hands... What more could a nervous patient expect from a visit ?
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Great. I had severe blockage and Dr Russo probably saved my life by sending me for open heart surgery Thanks Dr Russo
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Dr Russo really spends time getting to know you and your situation. He seems to care about you as a patient and a person. Heart problems are nothing to fool around with and I trust Dr Russo completely.
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Dr. Russo is a very knowledgeable and dedicated physician. His treatment strategy has kept me away from an Emergency Room!
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