Dr. Malcom Baxter, MD

Dr. Malcom Baxter, MD

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55 y/o
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Dr. Malcom Baxter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics

394 Harding Pl Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37211
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Baptist Health Services Group
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

Learn about Dr. Baxter

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Baxter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Baxter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Baxter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baxter "Dr. Baxter was Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1997, and specializes in sports-related injuries, arthroscopy, joint replacements, and trauma. He is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. He maintains active affiliations with Southern Hills Medical Center, Williamson Medical Center, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics Surgery Center, and Physicians Pavilion. He maintains courtesy privileges at Saint Thomas Hospital and referral privileges at Baptist Hospital. Dr. Baxter was valedictorian of his high school class and the recipient of a Governor's Scholarship Award. He obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi and Delta State University. He achieved his Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi, and did his general surgery internship in the Department of General Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He also received his Orthopaedic training there, where he was the recipient of the Outstand Resident Teacher Award. He was also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Baxter is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee Orthopaedic Society, and Nashville Medical Association. He has been in private practice in Nashville since 1995."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baxter "I cosider it a privilege to pray with my patients before surgery."

6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
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34  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Muscle Problem Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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 Ms Med Ctr
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Medical Sciences Little Rock Ar
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baxter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baxter's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baxter to family and friends
35 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Baxter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (3)

I had a total hip replacement surgery in 2012 performed by Dr. Baxter. It gave me a new lease on life! As with any medical procedure, the surgery alone is only part of the process. Your physical therapy and your own willingness to "work" post surgery will help bring about a positive outcome. I...more
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I had broken my finger in several places and Dr. Baxter had my case added on the following day for surgery. He is a spiritual man who prayed for me right before taking me into the operating room. I would highly recommend him as he is also thorough, knowledgeable and kind. He listens to the...more
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I suffered a burst bursa. It became infected and he kept me on continuous antibiotics for several months. Causing severe hemorrhoid issues requiring subsequent surgery. Would not order MRI until I threatened to change Doctors. When he did, he filed with the workers comp carrier that the MRI was not...more
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