Dr. Paul Abbey, MD
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Dr. Paul Abbey, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics 394 Harding Pl Ste 200 Nashville, TN 37211 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Return patients to full use of hand through reconstructive surgery and physical therapy


Dr. Paul Abbey, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Abbey is affiliated with University Medical Center, Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center, Tristar Summit Medical Center, Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

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Dr. Abbey's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Mount Juliet, TN |
Saw Dr. Abbey this morning. My appointment was 30 minutes late. He entered the room with an attitude, never really engaged in much conversation, Quickly advised that there was nothing that he could do, but did send me for X-rays. To make matters worse, I heard him telling someone outside my room that he'd told me nothing could be done and that I was mad. When I asked him had I heard him correctly, he denied making the statement I would not refer him to anyone and will never go back again!!!!
in Brentwood, TN |
When our 7 year old son nearly severed the top of his finger, Dr. Abbey was a lifesaver! The ER had roughly patched it up the night of the accident but Dr. Abbey felt it needed to be properly done, that it would be better to go in and make sure all the nerves and vessels were connected well. If not, our son could lose feeling in that tip and it could affect the whole finger. Dr. Abbey did a superb job and you can't even see any sign of a scar. Our son has no problems with that finger at all now.
Lewisburg, TN |
Dr. Abbey is going to be very honest and straight forward. He is always going to do what's best for the patient.
Smyrna, TN |
Would not recommend this doctor. Zero bedside manner. Spent less than 5 minutes with me. Did not want to hear my prior medical history or listen to my concerns. Although treatment plan was somewhat helpful felt like he did not want me as a patient or care about my medical concerns. Poor listener.
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Dr. Abbey's Care Philosophy

Return patients to full use of hand through reconstructive surgery and physical therapy

Dr. Abbey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Abbey has 1 board action

    What are board actions
    • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (9/16/2015)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Tennessee

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acid Reflux
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Tufts University

    Completed in 1987

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tufts University

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Kenyon College

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement