Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD

Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD

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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

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Employee Health Systems
  • Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Lightford's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
ADHD and-or ADD
Administrative Physical
Advance Directive End of Life Planning
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Anemia
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Anxiety
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Asthma
Ataxia
Atherosclerosis
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Back Pain
Bedsores
Bedwetting
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bladder Diseases
Bladder Infection
Blood Disorders
Boil
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Breast Pain
Bronchitis
Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
Bunion
Burn Injuries
Bursitis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chlamydia Infections
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Cold Sore
Common Cold
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Dehydration
Dementia or Depression Screening
Dermatitis
Diabetes Counseling
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Diarrhea
Difficulty With Walking
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Dizziness
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
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastroparesis
Genital Herpes
Gonorrhea Screening
Gout
Hair Loss
Hammer Toe
Headache
Hearing Screening
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Heartburn
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Herpes Simplex Infection
Herpes Simplex Screening
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
Hidradenitis
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Sprain
HIV Screening
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypoglycemia
Hypokalemia
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Immunization
Indigestion
Influenza (Flu)
Insomnia
Intertrigo
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Skin
Joint Pain
Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Larynx Conditions
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Liver Function Test
Low Back Pain
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Malaise and Fatigue
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
Migraine
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Motion Sickness
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Weakness
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
Osteoporosis
Outer Ear Infection
Overactive Bladder
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Perimenopause
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pharyngitis
Plantar Wart
Pneumonia
Pollen Allergy
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polyneuropathy
Postnasal Drip
Pregnancy Test
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostatitis
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Function Test
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rash
Restless Leg Syndrome
Rib Fracture
Ringworm
Sarcoidosis
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sexual Dysfunction
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Shingles
Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sickle Cell Disease
Sinusitis
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Smoking Cessation Counseling
Sore Throat
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stomach Diseases
Swine Flu
Symptomatic Menopause
Syphilis Infections
Syphilis Screening
Tension Headache
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrombosis
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
Tinnitus
Tobacco Use Disorder
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tremor
Trichomoniasis
Ulcer
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Venous Insufficiency
Vertigo
Vitamin D Deficiency
Warts
Wellness Examination
Wheezing
Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

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.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

  • Meharry Medical College
    Residency Hospital
  • Meharry Medical College
    Internship Hospital
  • 1986
    Meharry Medical College
    Medical School
    1986

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Dr. Lightford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lightford

3.4

Based on 14 reviews

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1 Star
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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...Read 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...Read 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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Aetna
Elect Choice EPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Open Choice PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benesight
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Flexcare
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Cigna-HealthSpring
Freedom Plus
Medicare Choice Plus PPO
Primary Plus
Employee Health Systems
Humana
Choice Care
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
One Health
One Health HMO
One Health POS
One Health PPO
PHCS
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
Signature Health Alliance
Tricare
Prime
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test
Options PPO
Wausau Benefits