Dr. Munford Yates III, MD

Dr. Munford Yates III, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 51
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Dr. Munford Yates III, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in gastroenterology.

2200 E 3rd St Ste 200

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 643-2500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Yates III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Yates III' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastroparesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yates III treats Gastroparesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yates III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yates III treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yates III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yates III treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yates III treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yates III' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Munford Yates III, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Al Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Yates III' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yates III

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We were blessed to find Dr. Yates in 2011. I had been searching for a doctor to help diagnose my daughter’s issues. I have to say he did that and so much more!!!! He not only figured out her issues but sent her to another doctor for the surgery she needed. He is so thorough! He doesn’t think he knows everything - he actually does in our book but he will research it to make sure!!! We have never found a more caring and compassionate doctor. He truly cares about your overall health. My daughter is now 30 and the steps that Dr. Yates took to help treat and heal her body are still blessing her 8 years later!! We wish everyone had a doctor like Dr. Yates!!! She had her latest appointment today and we continue to be blessed.
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We highly recommend Dr. Yates. He takes time with us, answers our questions, and discovered the source of our health issues that no one else could find. We are thankful and grateful for his wisdom and knowledge. Thank you, Dr. Yates. Pastor David and Charlotte Henderson Dalton, GA
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Although he is a GI. dr., he cares to find the real problem that’s the main concern. He’s given personal phone calls to ck on me. His triage nurse is very quick to return my calls and get answers from the Dr. I personally trust him over my pcp! He’s easy to talk to and he listens.
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I trusted you. For years and years, I have trusted you. And for more than 2 1/2 years, I have been fighting, struggling to stay alive, without even knowing what it is that I am fighting. And now I am dying and you have refused to even talk to me and answer questions.... to diagnose me or help me get a diagnosis. But, your behavior tells me that you know. This is a hideous and painful way to go, and I want you to know that. You, like multiple other doctors, have denied me even a chance to live...
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I have NEVER had a bad experience with Dr. Yates! My husband and father also use Dr. Yates as their gastroenterologist. We have had him as our doctor for years and will continue to have him on our side! His staff is very kind and helpful, which is very important when going to see a doctor. Highly recommend him!
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Amazing dr!
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Dr. Munford Yates is the best doctor I have seen in my life. Further than just having extensive knowledge, he truly cares about every one of his patients. I had pretty complicated stomach problems, and all my previous doctors tried to just write me off as having IBS, even though I knew that wasn't it. Dr. Yates did not stop until he figured out what my diagnosis was. After a year of tests, medications, procedures and more, he was able to figure out my problem and walk with me through treatment.
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I'm sorry but doctor that only sees patience from 1p to 430p isn't enough time when you have children school and they want to schedule it during the time children get outta school. Everytime I drive for the hour to him, it's just waste time after he put me 5 different medicines. I feel like it has been a waste of my time.
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He and his staff we so caring. He's very good at diagnosing the problem, in my experience. He had an initial diagnosis, but ran tests to rule out every concern I had. Not only would I highly recommend Dr. Yates, I HAVE recommended him to my loved ones.
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I love Dr Yates! His nurse in the office is always very helpful also. He is my all time favorite doctor of any specialty.
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