Dr. Paul Porter, MD

Dr. Paul Porter, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Paul Porter, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Portland, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in internal medicine and emergency medicine.

934 S Broadway St # 3

Portland, TN 37148

Contact Information

(615) 325-6446

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • NGS CoreSource
  • 3 More

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Porter "As a general primary care internist, I try to provide all my patients basic health care needs. I believe healthy lifestyle and preventive medicine are the foundation to good health. Our aim is to treat each individual with respect and fairness. If specialized care is needed then those referrals are made but we will remain in a gate keepers role to coordinate care. Our practice is ranked high in quality and low in cost of overall healthcare."

2  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

13  Conditions Treated

9  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.


  • Florida College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Western Kentucky University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Ar Med Scis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Ar Med Scis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Porter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Porter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Porter to family and friends
6 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Porter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Porter is a very good physician. He is understanding and listens very well. I admire Dr. Porter as a doctor; however I left his care. I was not a very good patient. I am responsible for the problems I had in his care. He handled things very professionally. Later I had my thyroid removed...more
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Saying Dr. Porter is my family doctor would be an understatement. He cares for every single one of my family members. Very caring, professional, and patient oriented physician. He takes his time with each office visit and listens to what I have to say. He explains any new medications he might want...more
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False diagnosis. Nursing staff is horrible. Sent to wrong specialist caused by nurses. Told I was a diabetic when my A1C was barely in the prediabetic range. Told I needed to lose weight quickly and could lose up to 30 pounds in three months if I purchased into their food program but came back...more
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ADA criteria for diabetes dx is any of 3 things present. FBS 125 plus, A1C 6.5 plus, or BS 200 plus. All 3 do not have to be present. Congratulations "John", 30# wt. loss usually results in improved numbers. You were not told you "had to lose weight quickly." Healthy Life style changes resulting in weight loss is preferred. Best of luck in you reaching and sustaining that goal.

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Always take time to visit along with treating. He never gets in a hurry to rush his patients through. My wife and I have been treated by him for more than twenty years now.
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