Dr. John Wellons, MD

Dr. John Wellons, MD

Pediatric Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(6)
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Dr. John Wellons, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Wellons is affiliated with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

2200 CHILDREN'S WAY Suite 9226, Doctor's Office Tower

Nashville, TN 37232

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Chiari's Deformity
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more than 52% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 34% of peers
Brain Surgery
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more than 34% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
36

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Subdural Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Intrauterine Device Management
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty

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

  • University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Duke University Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Duke University Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wellons has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wellons' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wellons to family and friends
3.0
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Wellons' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
TN |
Untrustworthy, will dodge you when he doesn't know what to do, untrustworthy, never explained anything always left in the dark, was missing a lot, say one thing one day and the next something else, rude, team rude and Untrustworthy to the highest extreme. You can not trust anyone affiliated with him, let's residents do his work unsupervised, untrustworthy, the poster child of bad medical procedures and there is 0 transparency in him and his entire team. Bottom line Untrustworthy!!! Lies alot
in Tracy City, TN |
We were very shocked to find out everything wrong with our son. He never showed any signs. Dr. Wellons helps us through everything and makes us feel comfortable. His staff is great. Expecially Hailey. She comes in after him and makes you feel better about things. We have a long road ahead of us and they always answer our questions no matter how many I ask or how long it takes. I couldn't ask for a better Doctor!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wellons accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Wellons has admitting privileges

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
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