Dr. Michael Townsend, MD

Dr. Michael Townsend, MD

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Acute Care Surgery  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o
(7)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Townsend earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University. He then completed his surgical internship, residency and fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Townsend is board certified in Surgery and holds a certificate of added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care. His areas of expertise include general and gastrointestinal surgery, trauma, critical care, surgical infections and intraabdominal sepsis.

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Care Philosophy

Respectful, Outstanding Surgical Care 
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Dr. Townsend's Experience

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Dr. Townsend's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Acute Care Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • General Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Hernia
  • Intra-Abdominal Mass
  • Sepsis
  • Surgical Infections
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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Colon Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tube Feeding

Background Check

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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

  • Xavier University Ohio
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Case Western University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Townsend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Townsend's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Townsend to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews

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4.5
based on 48 total reviews (9 with comments)
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Dr. Townsend's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Townsend accepts 41 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Cigna
    Healthcare of Louisiana
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Employers Health Network
    Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Health Care Alliance Pool
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Gold HMO
    Vision Care Plan (VCP)
  • Humana Veterans
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Workers Compensation
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Peoples Health
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
    ProNet PPO
  • Spectera
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
    Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    Optum Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Community Plan
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Townsend has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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