Dr. George Wright, MD

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Dr. George Wright, MD
Dr. George Wright, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital.

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Dr. Wright's Care Philosophy

Dr. Wright understands effective treatment cannot begin without complete understanding of his patient's digestive concerns. He utilizes approachable and nonjudgemental modes of communication to ascertain the relevant symptoms and history, and form a therapeutic alliance with the patient. He utilizes various diagnostic tests when needed in a judicious, safe, and cost-effective manner. He incorporates lifestyle and dietary approaches in treatment plans and empowers his patients with knowledge.

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    Dr. Wright's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wright to family and friends
    3.5
    based on 18 total reviews (6 with comments)
    Dr. Wright'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
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (6)
    Nashville |
    I don't recommend this doctor to anyone. My daughter went to him with serious symptoms for which he told her, "Sounds like an infection or chronic disease"...did absolutely NO testing. sent her home and said " If your symptoms change or get worse in the next 2 weeks call me." She got worse, called 3 separate times on 3 separate days with NO return call. If it weren't for the fact that I am a nurse and knew that her symptoms were severe enough, my daughter may be in the hospital or worse.
    Although his bedside manners were sufficient, I am completely unimpressed with his follow through in the care of my family member. A botched routine- preventative measure turned horrid. Dr. Wright recommended hospitalization, gave us directions, but when we arrived at the hospital, no contact arrangements were made. If I/we could do this all over again, a different doctor would have been requested.
    in Nashville, TN |
    My family has been seeing Dr. Wright for several years. He has always patiently listened to our concerns and provided great treatment. My son recently had a procedure by Dr. Wright after he was admitted to the hospital in an emergency situation. He provided excellent care and was very comforting in a scary situation. Other professionals at the hospital said, "he is the best." I agree. I highly recommend him.
    Nashville, TN |
    He did not diagnose my colon ailment and did not seem to listen or care about my symptoms I was describing to him. He kept asking me to come back a week later each time with no answer. I became sicker and sicker. I finally went to a local emergency room who diagnosed me within 10 mins and immediately hospitalized me where I received proper treatment. When I called his office to tell him, he and his staff were highly defensive. If I had not gone to the ER, I would have died from my ailment.
    in Spring Hill, TN |
    I feel that Dr. Wright is a highly competent professional in his area of expertise. He took the time to really listen and ask pertinent questions. I am extremely happy with my outcome. I would highly recommend this wonderful doctor to my friends and family.
    in Brentwood, TN |
    He made up his mind early in the process about what was causing my issues: longterm effects from food poisoning. Yet, I never had food poisoning.
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    Dr. Wright's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Wright understands effective treatment cannot begin without complete understanding of his patient's digestive concerns. He utilizes approachable and nonjudgemental modes of communication to ascertain the relevant symptoms and history, and form a therapeutic alliance with the patient. He utilizes various diagnostic tests when needed in a judicious, safe, and cost-effective manner. He incorporates lifestyle and dietary approaches in treatment plans and empowers his patients with knowledge.

    Dr. Wright's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
    •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Background Check

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    Board Certifications

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    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anal Prolapse
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colitis
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colon Disorders
    • Colon Polyp
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Copper Metabolism Disorders
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Dehydration
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Dilation
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Food Poisoning
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Ileus
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Malnutrition
    • Megacolon
    • Nausea
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders

    Education

    • Medical School
      Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1981

    • Internship Hospital
      Vanderbilt University

      Completed in 1982

    • Residency Hospital
      Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1984

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1986

    • Undergraduate School
      Vanderbilt University

      Graduated in 1977

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Procedures Performed

    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colon Cancer Screening
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • ERCP With Spincterotomy
    • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
    • Endoscopic Polypectomy
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Manometry
    • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)