Dr. Patrick Lavin, MD

Dr. Patrick Lavin, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
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Dr. Patrick Lavin, MD is a neurology specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in neurology and neuro-ophthalmology.

1211 Pierce Ave

Nashville, TN 37232

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lavin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Migraine
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Headache
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Lavin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

93  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Presbyopia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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3  Procedures

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

  • Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • St Vincents Hospital Elm Pk
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Case West Res University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Genl Hospital Royal Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • St Vincents Hospital Elm Pk
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Case West Res University Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lavin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lavin's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lavin to family and friends
11 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Lavin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I couldn't have had a worse office visit with any Dr in my life. He was uncaring and talked down to me as I was not having headaches. He was the rudest unprofessional so called dr I have ever gone to . He made me cry and then acted like that was my fault. I left and found another good Dr and so...more
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I have been a patient of Dr. Lavin's since 2002. Without this man, I would be completely blind. He took me in from another hospital and saved my vision. He to me is an angel on earth! He knows his stuff and is all about making sure things are like they are supposed to be. He knows who you are and I...more
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He is incredibly knowledgeable, has a kind personality, and really listens to his patients. I was at my wits end looking all over my local area for a neurologist to help my headaches. I had been to several and none really did much to help me. Then a close friend of mine who was also a doctor...more
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He was my doctor for 10 years the only reason we parted ways was due to Vanderbilt no longer accepting my insurance. He was always very caring and compassionate. He also had a wonderful way of explaining everything. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Lavin is the best in his field.
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