Dr. Paul Abbey, MD

Dr. Paul Abbey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 65

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Abbey, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Hermitage, TN. Dr. Abbey has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center and Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abbey to book an appointment.


Locations

Pinnacle Surgical Partners

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(615) 885-2778
Main Office5653 Frist Blvd Hermitage, TN 37076
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Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics

New Patient?
(615) 885-2778
Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics (Satellite Office)300 Stonecrest Blvd Ste 230 Smyrna, TN 37167
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2.7

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      We Recently took our son to Dr Abbey after seeing another local ortho Dr first that wanted to do surgery on him, we opted for a second opinion. Both my husband and I have had surgeries from Dr Abbey in the past and new he was the best that could fix an ongoing problem for our son. He did not let us down. 2.5 stars does not give his expertise justice.He is truly the best hand expert in the whole mid state in our opinion. You will not go wrong if you have isssues by using this dr. 1 smart man.
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      Jan 29, 2019
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      After reading these reviews I have to wonder if we are talking about the same doctor. Of course, bear in my mind that people like to complain more than give praise. I’ve been seeing Dr. Abbey since the mid nineties and he has always been very pleasant. What I like most about him is that he speaks to his patients on the same level and that can’t be said about all doctors. He knows what he is doing and his confidence puts me at ease.
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      Kathy Vickers in My. Juliet , TN – Dec 08, 2018
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      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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      B. Jones in Mt. Juliet, Tn – Feb 16, 2018
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      Great experience from office visit to wrist surgery!!!
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      Lisa K. Murphy in Old Hickory Tn. – Sep 01, 2017
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      Rude and unprofessional.
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      Beverly Coccia in Mount Juliet, TN – Aug 05, 2017
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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 an option. I did tell the office manager before I left. The staff and nurses are wonderful. I highly recommend the practice/medical group, Hughston Orthopaedics - just NOT Dr. Abbey.
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      Rebecca J. in La Vergne, TN – Jul 21, 2017
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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 visits I had sergery.A year later I am better.After doing my research,curtozone shots are an outdated procedure.
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      James cook in Mt. Juliet Tn – Jul 02, 2017
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      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!!!!
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      James in Mount Juliet, TN – May 24, 2017
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      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.
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      Beth Harris in Brentwood, TN – Oct 01, 2016
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      Dr. Abbey is going to be very honest and straight forward. He is always going to do what's best for the patient.
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      Lewisburg, TN – May 05, 2016
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      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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      Smyrna, TN – Jan 14, 2016
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      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Hand/Wrist

      Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

      Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Dupuytren's Contracture
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abbey treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 95% of their peers

      Dr. Abbey treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abbey treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 75% of their peers

      Dr. Abbey treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

      Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Abbey performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open more than 73% of their peers

      Dr. Abbey performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

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      Dr. Abbey's conditions and procedures:

      • Acid Reflux
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Celiac Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Colitis
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Feeding Disorders
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fracture
      • Fracture Care
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Surgery
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Limb Pain
      • Liver Diseases and Disorders
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lupus
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • 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
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pancreatic Disease
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peptic Ulcer
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylosis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Wrist Fracture
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Replacement

      About Me

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

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • General Hand Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      Tufts University
      Fellowship Hospital
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center
      Internship Hospital
      1984
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center
      Residency Hospital

      Awards

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

      Smyrna, TN

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

      Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center

      Nashville, TN

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      Tennova Healthcare-lebanon

      Lebanon, TN

      63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

      Tristar Centennial Medical Center

      Nashville, TN

      77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020)
      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

      Tristar Summit Medical Center

      Hermitage, TN

      73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)