Dr. Gregory Cheatham, MD

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Dr. Gregory Cheatham, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Decatur, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Decatur Morgan Hospital and Lawrence Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheatham to book an appointment.

Dr. Cheatham

River Oaks Clinic

1813 Beltline Rd SW Decatur, AL 35601

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"Dr Cheathum is a very thorough doctor who cares about his patience. He will take the time to listen to problems with every patient. Sometimes there is..."

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Dr. Cheatham's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Marijuana Withdrawal
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(256) 353-3500

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Dr. Cheatham's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cheatham

2.8

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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(10)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
46.15384615384615%
(12)
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My husband & I see Kim (nurse practitioner), on a regular basis. I a more than happy with the care I receive! I have MS, heart attack( 2016), and several strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, and Diabetes, and am very comfortable with this practitioner. They are Christians on top of excellent heath care practitioners. God bless! 5 Stars!!!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Donna Traylor – Nov 27, 2019
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Sarcastic, documents conversation and treatment that didn't happen
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Decatur – Nov 07, 2018
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If you dont want to die i HIGHLY suggest avoiding this doctor. He thinks anyone is on drugs or at least that is how you will be treated and if a serious situation he is liable to just send you home and lie in his discharge report that you was treated when you were not.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Decatur, AL – Sep 14, 2018
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I've see this doctor cheatham 4 or 5 times. Each time I've seen him for my old back. I felt like he thought I was drug shopping. Went in once and he told me to pray about my problem. This last time he was totally impersonal and just left the room and did not return with any " doctors advise" He told me I would receive my test results in one week. I had to call a number of time to get answers 4 weeks later. I'm surching for a new doc now. Don't waste your time with this guy!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 14, 2018
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Dr Cheathum is a very thorough doctor who cares about his patience. He will take the time to listen to problems with every patient. Sometimes there is a wait but sometimes I am the one that needed the extra attention. I highly recommend Dr Cheathum and his staff for your family needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Elkmont – Apr 02, 2018
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Doc took xrays cause of back/leg pain, said I had Arthritis, which I know I have had for 20 years. I asked him to review xray with me, he left room and a employee brought me my "checkout" paper along with a disc of my back. When I got home, I tried to look at the disc, and it required me to download medical report software, which I did not do. Also, he spent 5 minutes explaining type of bending, standing etc. In the past I have had several pt sessions and am aware of all this.
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Decatur, AL – Nov 21, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Gregory Cheatham, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Decatur, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Decatur Morgan Hospital and Lawrence...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Al Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Dr. Cheatham frequently treats Anxiety, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and Malaise and Fatigue. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cheatham treats.

Where is Dr. Gregory Cheatham, MD's office located?

Dr. Cheatham's office is located at 1813 Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, AL 35601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

River Oaks Clinic

River Oaks Clinic1813 Beltline Rd SW Decatur, AL 35601
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Practice

Huntsville Veteran Health201 Governors Dr SW Huntsville, AL 35801
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cheatham is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Decatur Morgan Hospital

Decatur, AL

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Lawrence Medical Center

Moulton, AL

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average