Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD

Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1986 and specializes in internal medicine.

131 French Landing Dr

Nashville, TN 37228

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Employee Health Systems
  • Humana
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1  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

158  Conditions Treated

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22  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • 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.


  • Meharry Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Meharry Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Meharry Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lightford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lightford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lightford to family and friends
14 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Lightford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

The staff is always helpful great people! Always listens to my questions and always breaks it down so real everyday people can understand what's going on with my health
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After visiting Dr Lightford 2 months in a row, the third month he decided not to renew my BIPOLAR medication, telling my pharmacist to tell me I needed to come in for an appointment. I have been on these meds for years. After several phone calls and faxes, he finally sent in my meds - neither do...more
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I have been a patient of his for 7+years and in that time when I do see him he questions me as if it's out FIRST encounter. He has my chart in his hand and NEVER KNOWS what's going on with me, asking ME what test HE'S run and their results. I have chronic back pain, severe muscle spasms and fatigue...more
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Because I grew up with dr. Melvin lightford would seem that my review would be a little biased. But I am the daughter of a doctor so I know a good doctor when I see one. Melvin fits the bill and will always be recommended by me.
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Doctor Lightford is always friendly and polite. He is very thorough and has a calming bedside manner. I am thankful to be a patient of Dr. Lightford.
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