Dr. Paul Abbey, MD

Dr. Paul Abbey, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Paul Abbey, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Tufts University in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.

394 Harding Pl Ste 200

Nashville, TN 37211

Contact Information

(615) 834-4482

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abbey "Return patients to full use of hand through reconstructive surgery and physical therapy"

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Acid Reflux
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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32  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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

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


  • Kenyon College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Tufts University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Tufts University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abbey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abbey to family and friends
24 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Abbey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Dr. Abbey did surgery on my Median and Ulnar Nerve at elbow. The results were wonderful. He is a great surgeon. I definitely would go back if I was in need of surgery again.
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Great experience from office visit to wrist surgery!!!
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Rude and unprofessional.
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My one and only appointment with Dr. Abbey was terrible. I went to see him for bilateral wrist, hand and arm pain. He barely listened to me, pointed to my wrists with a pen & sent me off with an RX for steroids. I will NOT refer anyone to him but I had to give him one star because no stars was not...more
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I went to hime due to tendonitis in my elbo,he said since I was not a high paid football or baseball player,all he would do is a curtozone shot.Eight weeks later I was having pains in my fingers and hand,and was told he fixed the area I was paid to fix and he was done.l went to TOA,and after three...more
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