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Dr. Matthew Bessom, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Bessom

Dr. Matthew Bessom, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University / Quillen College Of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in internal medicine.


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(865) 584-5762

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Dr. Bessom's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Procedures
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spirometry
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Matthew Bessom, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University / Quillen College Of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Greenville Hospital Sys
Residency Hospital
2008
East Tennessee State University / Quillen College Of Medicine
Medical School
2003
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School
2008
2003

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4.7

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Dr. Bessom listens well and explains fully. I never feel rushed and I have received excellent care! I recommend him highly!
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Dr. Bessom is one of the few doctors who waits for YOU to ask the next question or make the next comment. I did NOT feel rushed when talking to him and his Tennessee hospitality comes through easily. He has surrounded himself with an excellent and competent support staff. That speaks volumes to the type of doctor and person he is. I highly recommend him. Wait, no pick another doctor or he may be to busy to see me! ;o)
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Dr. Bessom behaves like a drill sergeant giving orders to privates. He badly needs to learn some people skills.
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Excellent visit. He listened to my concerns and provided insightful advice and recommendations. He was easy to talk to and I felt like he was number one priority was my health.
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I've found Dr. Bessom to be a doctor who is caring and sincere, and who goes out of his way to care for his patients in all kinds of circumstances.
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Dr. Bessom was wonderful! He took the time to listen and was fantastic at speaking back into what he had heard.
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He genuinely listens and he has concern about addressing each issue that is brought up. He also makes helpful recommendations as tp lifestyle improvements
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Got a annual physical check up with Dr. Bessom. He is so nice!
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He always asks questions , about your stress levels, work and other subjects to really look into possibly what connections the visit might have other than just the symptoms.. Very thorough and concerned, Seems to love people and his profession !
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Dr. Bessom is friendly, knowledgable, and a great doctor. The support staff at Summit Hill is also great.
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Dr. Bessom is the first doctor that I’ve ever felt actually takes the time to listen to my concerns about my health. He has helped me get control of my migraines by starting me on vitamin supplements instead of medication. He has a genuine concern for his patients and takes pride in doing what he can to help them. He is professional as well as being down to earth. He’s the absolute best doctor I’ve ever had.
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Left in tears due to lack of exam of affected area after being there for 3rd time for treatment of same problem with 3 rd different prescription. Also told I had too many questions for appt.
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Dr.Bessom is a very caring doctor. He does not brush off your symptoms and will not rest till he gets to the bottom of an issue. He found something that I would not even think of by paying attention to my worries. I highly recommend him for your medical needs. He spends a long time with the patient, answers all the questions, really quick and good to reply to emails. I am very happy with his services.
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Dr. Bessom was selected by our previous family doctor to take over his practice when he retired.. Dr. Bessom has treated me, my husband and my mother. He is patient, thorough, humble and skilled. One example is that my husband would not report some GI symptoms but Dr. Bessom respected my observations and arranged for a referral to a gastroenterologist who performed an endoscopy that revealed symptoms that could have been life threatening.
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Dr. Bessom listens to all my concerns, always is interested in my well being. i appreciate his compassion for his patients. He seems very dedicated to achieving the best results for his patients.
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Dr. Bessom has provided me with an extremely rare combination of care: both compassionate and exemplary in quality. Being a healthcare provider myself, my standards and expectations are abnormally high. Dr. Bessom not only meets them but has repeatedly exceeded them. I recommend and refer others to him regularly as my first choice.
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Dr. Bessom is a great physician ! He listens to you with great importance to your health and well being . He is really concerned about your health & greatly knowledgeable about the medicine & recomendations ! Through diagnosing & testing he found the blockages of my Arteries & helped with recommendations to the best surgical Doctor that I could have had ! Thanks to Dr. Bessom & his staff , that I ' am very healthy & living today ! He saved my life !!! He is the Best !!!
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Dr. Bessom is knowledgeable, kind, and gentle. He LISTENS to his patients to ensure he understands and addresses their concerns; explaining things very clearly. He really cares about his patients. We face major health issues, and Dr. Bessom has been extremely compassionate, responsive, and willing to do whatever it takes to coordinate complex medical services. His wisdom and support have given us great peace of mind.
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Dr. Besson is a great physician full of competence, caring and compassion. He asks questions, and wants his patients to ask questions about their health. He has been the physician my wife and I have seen since he came to Knoxville. I have also referred my sister to him.
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