Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD

Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD

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Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o
13 reviews

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Dr. Melvin Lightford, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Lightford is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital....See Less

Metro Center Healthcare Group PC

131 French Landing Dr

Nashville, TN 37228
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Employee Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems

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Dr. Lightford's Experience

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

  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

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.

Education

  • 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
3.3
based on 13 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Lightford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Madison, TN |
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 you cut cold turkey and everyone knows you never stop bipolar meds when someone is doing well with them. On month later - same thing. Untrustworthy and does not look after the well being of his patients.
in Nashville, TN |
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 and he's done nothing but when I told him I went to IMS he called them quacks but they found out I had thyroid cancer in less than a month and the surgeon he referred me to messed up my vocal cords.
in Nashville, TN |
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.
in Westmoreland,Tn |
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.
in Nashville TN |
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Dr. Lightford accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Options PPO
  • Wausau Benefits

Hospitals where Dr. Lightford has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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