Dr. Lester Porter, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Porter
Accepting new patients

Mcminnville

1589 Sparta St Ste 306 McMinnville, TN 37110

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(931) 815-0032

Dr. Lester Porter, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in McMinnville, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown and Ascension Saint Thomas River Park. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Porter to book an appointment.

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

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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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. Porter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Erythropoietin Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter performs Erythropoietin Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Porter performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Neutropenia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Neutropenia more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chronic Autoimmune Neutropenia
  • Chronic Benign Neutropenia
  • Chronic Neutropenia
  • Chronic Severe Neutropenia
  • Cyclic Neutropenia
  • Idiopathic Chronic Severe Neutropenia
  • Idiopathic Neutropenia, Adult
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Porter treats Vitamin B12 Deficiency more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Porter treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Porter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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(931) 815-0032

Dr. Porter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Porter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Porter

3.9

Based on 11 ratings

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Dr Porter was treating father at St Thomas Spring 2017. He had a lymphoma. Dr Porter told my dad if it were him he'd just live as long as he could no treatment meaning give in to the cancer. My dad lived 2 1/2 years after with another doctor caring for him. My dad was happy and thankful for those two + extra yrs. And they were good years. My family found Dr Porter to be uncaring and his bedside manor to be less than stellar. I’m only giving star because I have to.
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Bobbi Fenstemaker – Feb 27, 2020
Absolutely appreciate the care provided by Dr Porter and his staff. Dr Porter has been my Oncologist for 5yrs and has always proven to have my well-being at the forefront. He always reviews test results and diagnostics with me, as well as inquires about my overall day-to-day feelings & outlook. He always asks for my input & together we project a care plan based on latest results. I believe I am being provided the best possible oncology care available anywhere in the nation.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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PLStover – Feb 07, 2020
I have seen Dr. Porter for several years and have been extremely pleased with his care and treatment of my problem. He explains his findings and treatment plan in detail and is willing to consider requests that I have made as far as treatment. He is always prepared when he walks in to talk with me. He is kind and understanding.
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
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5 people found this helpful
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Nashville, TN – Jan 05, 2019
When entering the room he has his plan in mind and does not listen to the patient and their desires. He talks very fast and will ask 4 questions in a row and does not give you the time to answer the question. When we did try to explain he commented "Quit your whining", "I told you that the last time you were here" (there were 4 of us in the room and no one heard the information). When we ask if we could ask a question he commented, "Oh hell I am already 3 patients behind what is your question
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
7 people found this helpful
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Goodlettsville, TN – Jul 24, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Lester Porter, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in McMinnville, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Lester Porter, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lester Porter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Porter frequently treats Erythropoietin Test, Neutropenia, and Vitamin B12 Deficiency. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Porter treats.

Where is Dr. Lester Porter, MD's office located?

Dr. Porter's office is located at 1589 Sparta St Ste 306, McMinnville, TN 37110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Mcminnville1589 Sparta St Ste 306 McMinnville, TN 37110
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Tennessee Oncology

St. Thomas West - S&E Building4220 Harding Pike Nashville, TN 37205
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown

Nashville, TN

3 Awards Received

Ascension Saint Thomas River Park

McMinnville, TN

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Saint Thomas West Hospital

Nashville, TN

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

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

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)