Dr. Julie Means, MD

Dr. Julie Means, MD

Medical OncologyFemaleAge 55

Accepting new patients

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(629) 219-5900

Dr. Julie Means, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Springfield, TN. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Northcrest Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Means to book an appointment.

Locations

Tennessee Oncology

Springfield504 22nd Ave E Springfield, TN 37172
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Franklin4323 Carothers Pkwy Franklin, TN 37067
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Means is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center Nashville, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Means' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Means

4.3

Based on 45 ratings

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Phenomenal physician. Literally the smartest person Ive ever met. She is very kind, caring and most of all totally on top of things. Cant say enough good things about her
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura – Sep 11, 2021
She did an amazing job taking care of me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I would highly recommend her.
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
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No results
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May 01, 2021
Dr. Means is my long time physician. I have had a great experience with her. I had TRiple negative breast cancer and she gave me a treatment that put my cancer in remission.
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
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Aug 13, 2018
Dr. Means has taken excellent care of me. She was referred to my by both my neighbor and my primary care doctor for newly diagnosed lymphoma. She has spent an enormous amount of time with me and my family. My care has been exceptional. I am know cancer free and I feel so thankful I found her!
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
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May 17, 2018
I was referred to Dr. Means Powell by my former Oncologist in Chattanooga who had attended medical school with her. What I most appreciate about her is that she cares about your overall health and recommends food choices/diet that help to prevent a recurance of cancer. She is compassionate, caring, personable, and communicates well. I highly recommend her. Early in my breast cancer journey I had bad experiences with oncologists. Dr. Means Powell is exceptional.
What went well
  • 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
1 person found this helpful
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Jacoba Wilson in Columbia, TN – Aug 23, 2017
Dr. Means has been a great doctor for me. She has done a very good job taking care of me for my lung cancer. I feel fortunate to have found her.
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
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Franklin, TN – May 18, 2017
I met Dr. Julia Means-Powell while very ill in the hospital. She has great bedside manner and a way of speaking frankly in a very genuine caring fashion. I am now a hematology patient of hers and she is still the same doctor I met in the hospital. She also is quick to laugh and cares about what is going on in your life that can be impacting your health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Debbie Sonnier in Antioch, TN – Mar 10, 2017
Dr. Means has been a phenonmenial doctor for me. Last year I faced a very agressive breast cancer and she help me come up with a plan, that at the time of surgery I did not have any cancer cells left. I feel so fortunate to have found her. The staff has been loving and supportive of me during this journey. My family and I feel so fortubate to have found her.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Memphis, TN – Mar 06, 2017
She is knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. Because of Dr. Means, I am still here to write this post!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary Catherine Gee in Calhoun, TN – Jan 11, 2017
Dr. Means is my doctor for lung cancer and has been very knowledgeable about my condition and very helpful in getting me on a great choice for my lung cancer. Her staff has been very friendly to me and my family. The doctors at Williamson medical center have also been great.
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
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Brentwood, TN – Dec 30, 2016
Dr. Means has been my wife's doctor for 3 years. She has done an amazing job taking care of her. She was diagnosed with an advanced cancer and we were not given alot of options but Dr. Means has found great options for her that have worked well and she has felt good on treatment. We are very thankful that we found her.
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
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Brentwood, TN – Dec 30, 2016
Terrible experience. She didn't have knowledge about the importance of lymph nodes and how an extensive removal could cause arm damage and nerve pain. She kept telling me I needed this even though there was no evidence of cancer. She referred me to really low rated doctors.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Linda in Nashville TN – Dec 23, 2016
She has been an amazing doctor for me. When I first met her I did not have insurance and she provided me the highest level of care. Her office was great. Now I have insurance and I look back on the compassionate care she provided and how well I am doing. All my doctors have told me what a great job she has done and how great I have done under her care. She has such a great reputation when I ever I tell people at WMC she is my doctor that all smile and tell me what a great doc she is .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gallatin, TN – Nov 03, 2016
When you are facing cancer you may say yes to anything doctors recommend. Do your research and don't take everything she says as the truth. Seek 2nd and 3rd opinions. I found her to recommend outdated, unnecessary surgical procedures that caused major damage.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Lisa in Nashville TN – Oct 25, 2016
Dr. Means has been very understanding of my condition and has gone out of her way to make me as comfortable as possible during many blood tests and procedures. She has been kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. She is able to explain terms and reasons for procedures. I feel very comfortable with the care I am getting.
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
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Pat U in Franklin, TN – Sep 22, 2016
She has been a great resource for us . We did not think my husband had good options until he met with her, I am so glad he met her at the time we really needed a good doctor.
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
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Chicago, IL – Sep 02, 2016
When I moved to Nashville I researched all the breast cancer doctors in the region. I went to Gilda's club and talked with women facing similar diagnosis. I have been fighting metastatic breast cancer for 2 years. I kept hearing Dr. Means name as a great advocate for patients. She has now been my doctor for over a year. She listens very well. She has me on a regimen that is working so well. My husband and I love our visits with her. She makes me laugh, I feel so special and well cared for .
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
1 person found this helpful
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Nashville, TN – Jul 12, 2016
I was sent to Dr. Means for low red blood cell count and during her treatment of me she found a cancer, which was caught early and I am Thankful it was found. Her staff is very friendly and helpful.
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
Helpful
Brentwood, TN – Jun 22, 2016
DR. Means has been a great resource for our family she was my husband's doctor and did a great job taking care of him. When I was diagnosed with cancer She has helped me in so many ways she is always there for me when I call or need her
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sara west – Jun 21, 2016

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Means' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Means treats Vitamin B12 Deficiency more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Means treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Anemia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Means treats Anemia more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Means treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Erythropoietin Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Means performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Means performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Means' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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Dr. Means accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Tricare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

I aim to care for patients with respect and compassion and to understand their life goals, offering them them the most advanced cancer treatments and options...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

2004
Masters In Translational Cancer Research
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Vanderbilt Univ Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Vandrbilt U
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Vanderbilt University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Vanderbilt Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1991
Texas Tech U
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Julie Means, MD?

Call (629) 219-5900 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Julie Means, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Julie Means, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Means frequently treats Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Anemia, and Erythropoietin Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Means treats.

Where is Dr. Julie Means, MD's office located?

Dr. Means' office is located at 504 22nd Ave E, Springfield, TN 37172. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Julie Means, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Means has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Northcrest Medical Center

Springfield, TN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Williamson Medical Center

Franklin, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)