Dr. Edward Tackey, MD

Dr. Edward Tackey, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Edward Tackey, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Salem, VA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Tackey is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center.

LewisGale Physicians

1930 Braeburn Cir

Salem, VA 24153
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bursa Injection
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • University Of Science and Technology
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Brown University-Miriam Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Brown University-Miriam Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • National Institute Of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tackey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tackey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tackey to family and friends
based on 42 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Tackey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Roanoke,, VA |
Dr. Tackey is a very caring & knowledgeable doctor. I highly recommend him.
in Roanoke, VA |
Dr. Tackey is a very calm and patient physician. He is assuring when I discuss concerns I have about my medical condition and treatment. I would definitely recommend him to someone needing a rheumatologist.
in Boones Mill, VA |
Dr. Tackey is very thorough before making decisions concerning my health. He is also very easy to talk with. I feel that he is really concerned about each patient.
in Christiansburg, va |
Nice man, professional but easy going. Excelleny bedside manner which is a rarity these days.
in Floyd, VA |
I was seeing Dr. Tackey, for the first time and I was impressed that he had went over my chart and knew my history. I would recommend anyone else to him.
in Covington, VA |
Very disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He diagnosed exactly what a PCP would diagnose. The x- ray was clear. Go to rheumatology.... They are the ones who sent me to rheumatology. The pain the next day was worse., yet he continued with reference to rheumatology. I have dealt this pain since my teens. He is supposed to be a rheumatologist!!! Very disappointed! My flight for pain care continues until this cyle of pain breaks. It will break!!!!
When I went in to see Dr Tackey he took the time to listen to me and hear about all the problems I was having. He then told me to forget everything I'd ever been told and we were going to start over and get to the bottom of the problem and we did!!!!
in Danese, WV 25831 |
I was overcharged for a 20 minute office visit. Dr. Tackey did not perform an examination on me for swelling and joint inflammation. All he did was to give me a small injection of steroids in my left arm. I asked him is he was going to exam my joints for inflammation and stiffness. He replied, "It was not necessary because he had it all there on paper." This is the worst Doctor care I have ever had in all my life. Is this man really a Doctor?
in Roanoke, VA |
Dr. Tackey was the first doctor to diagnose my RA after I suffered for many years. He is knowledgeable, professional and obviously competent. But, also very kind, sympathetic and concerned about my health. He spends the time necessary to make sure I understand my treatment plan and he listens to me and speaks to my questions in an understandable way without being condescending.
in Christiansburg, VA |
Dr. Tackey takes time to listen to you, he is very knowledgeable and compassionate to what you are going through and your feelings. He truly cares about people and doesn't see dollar signs with legs when he walks in an exam room.
in Roanoke Va |
Very kind and thorough . Would recommend him to others.
in White sulphur springs wv |
He didn't want to listen did blood work. But was insistent I was only in pain true. I do hurt a lot. Difficult to understand did want to read my notes of symptoms.no it all. Most important they billed my lab work wrong to the wrong place even a place not on my insurance the whole place is looney.
in Roanoke, VA |
Dr. Tackey is compassionate and dedicated to finding and explaining the answers to his patients' health issues. I've rarely encountered such a great doctor.
in Covington, VA |
He takes time to listen, very sincere in his commitment to effectively addressing your condition and providing the best health care possible. I came away after my first visit with Dr. Tackey with a very comforting feeling that he would help me take care of my body .
in Roanoke, VA |
Dr. Tackey spent all the time with me I needed to explain my problem, propose a solution and answer my questions. He even drew diagrams of what was going on inside my problem areas. Best explanation I have ever gotten from a doctor. I definitely felt that he would spend as much time as I needed to make sure I was informed and comfortable with my treatment.
He is very compassionate and through. I have not had a doctor explain what is going on with my condition so completely. He showed care and truly listened. That is a rare experience lately.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Tackey accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Tackey has admitting privileges

Lewisgale Medical Center
1900 Electric Rd
Salem, VA 24153
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