Dr. Matthew McClanahan, DO

Dr. Matthew McClanahan, DO

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Matthew McClanahan, DO is a family medicine specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Des Moines University/College Of in 2014 and specializes in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.Read his story

320 E Main St Ste 200

Chattanooga, TN 37408

Contact Information

(423) 643-2246

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. McClanahan's Experience

Dr. McClanahan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. McClanahan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McClanahan "A Midwesterner for much of his life, Dr. McClanahan did his undergraduate (2002) and graduate (Exercise Physiology - 2004) studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, moved a bit northeast to Des Moines University's College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school (2010), and then further north and east to Grand Rapids, MI for postgraduate training (2014). He completed a 4-year internship and residency in a degree program called Integrated Family Medicine (FM) / Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) and was dually board certified in the Fall of 2014 in both FM and NMM, the latter being the academic term for the osteopathic manual medicine that DO's are known for. In September 2014 he and his wife, Farron, moved to Chattanooga, TN to join the Center for Integrative Medicine, which turned out to be a good decision both from what the city has to offer and the excellent way his skills and interests fit in with those at the Center."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McClanahan "Hoping to stay close to his osteopathic roots, Dr. McClanahan firmly believes in treating the "whole person" (body, mind, and especially spirit), that our bodies have been gifted with an inherent ability to self-regulate and heal, and further that anatomy matters as it concerns physiology, both in addressing disease and in finding and maintaining an individual's health. He subsequently has a good understanding of and interest in musculoskeletal medicine, in addition to traditional primary care medicine, and has had a special focus on the treatment of pain in its many manifestations. This perspective has lead to his particular interest in the brain-body connections implicit in all kinds of chronic (and even acute!) pain and disease, in addition to an injection treatment called prolotherapy. The former concerns an alternative paradigm and treatment approach to a number of often frustrating chronic conditions – fibromyalgia, IBS, TMJ, migraines, IC, fatigue, etc. The latter is a targeted, regenerative injection therapy that activates the body's immune system (the opposite of steroids) to heal chronic ligamentous and tendinous injuries and/or joint laxity, which often fly under the radar of common diagnostic methods and may be the root of many recurrent injuries and chronic pain."


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  • Family Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. McClanahan does not have any board certifications listed.



  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • High Velocity Low Amplitude Technique (HVLA)
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination

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 Missouri
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Des Moines University/College Of
    Medical School | Graduated 2014
  • Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mi
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mi
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. McClanahan has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. McClanahan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McClanahan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McClanahan to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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Dr. McClanahan's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Chattanooga
Dr. McClanahan's negligence resulted in my needing more serious surgeries (gallbladder removal; hysterectomy - my prolapse reached stage 4 before he believed my self reported symptoms were real; kidney stones removal - which required two surgeries because tissue had grown around them while he...more
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in Chattanooga
Dr.M did not listen to me... I was in and out of his office every few weeks for 6 months, and he told me everything was in my head... I grew sicker and sicker until I ended up in the hospital. He did not do the blood work that eventually diagnosed me until my husband came with me to an appointment...more
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in Dayton, TN
Doctor is more concerned with advocating his philosophy than treating patients.
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in Atlanta, GA
Very caring and very food listener!
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in Chattanooga, TN
Dr. McClanahan spends more time with his patients than most doctors. He does not rush you. He answers all questions and lets you say what you feel and doesn't make you feel stupid for asking questions. He is not one to just dole out medicines if there is a more natural way to help your healing. His...more
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