Dr. Mark Colquitt, MD

Dr. Mark Colquitt, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Mark Colquitt, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1985 and specializes in bariatric surgery.Read his story

1819 W Clinch Ave Ste 200

Knoxville, TN 37916

Contact Information

(865) 984-3413

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 92% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 81% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 48% of peers

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Dr. Colquitt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Colquitt "I became interested in surgery because of my father's encouragement. Through his contacts I was able to get a job in an operating room. That experience and my love for technology and creativity led me to pursue a pre-med curriculum at the University of Tennessee. This led to Medical School at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Then came a general surgery residency at St. Mary's Hospital and Yale University Hospital in Connecticut. After completing my residency in 1990, I went on active duty as a Lt Commander in the US Navy Medical Corps. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital as a General Surgeon. I was deployed to the USS New Orleans and USS Tarawa during Operation Desert Storm. After completing my active duty requirement, I returned to Tennessee and joined a surgery practice in Maryville, TN where I continued to develop my surgical skills at Blount Memorial Hospital. There, I performed general, vascular, thoracic, and trauma surgery. In 2001, I became fascinated with the new laparoscopic techniques for performing Bariatric surgery and developed one of the first Laparoscopic Bariatric practices in the region along with Dr Jonathan Ray. Since then we have performed more than 2000 laparoscopic Bariatric procedures with our patients achieving over 250,000 pounds of total weight loss. In 2014 and after 20 years at Blount Memorial, we moved our practice to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to be more centrally located in East Tennessee and to expand our bariatric surgery practice to all of the Covenant Health facilities. We are excited to partner with Covenant Health and develop a strong Bariatric program serving all of East Tennessee."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Colquitt "Our mission is to promote health and wellness by providing the opportunity to achieve an obesityfree life and empowering patients through life-long education, motivation and the highest quality medical care in a compassionate and supportive environment. We are committed to creating a caring and comfortable environment where each patient is treated like a valued guest. Our values are Integrity, Compassion, Commitment, Hospitality, Excellence and Respect"

1  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

10  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

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.


  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St Mary's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Yale Univ Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Colquitt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Colquitt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Colquitt to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Colquitt's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Colquitt Says:

Your responses will allow us to practice continuous quality improvement and make the patient experience better.  If you have a concern, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 865-984-3413.  


Patient Comments (2)

Had surgery done by Dr. Colquitt, and when I started having complications, he would not listen to me. He had preconceived notions on what was going on and after a few more days in the hospital put me on the same medicine I have been taking for a month, and told me it should work (magically) now. ...more
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consult was with dr colquitt and dr cox I wanted to talk with him specifically about a med I was on before I paid the 200$ to make sure he would do it. He said yes so did dr cox. after getting my hopes up after a lot of prayer after going through hundreds of test charging my insurance i get a...more
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