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Internal Medicine | Male

Paul R Porter MD 934 S Broadway St # 3 Portland, TN 37148 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

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.

Biography

Dr. Paul Porter, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Portland, TN. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Porter is affiliated with Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center and Sumner Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Porter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Porter to family and friends
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based on 6 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Porter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Portland, TN |
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 to add, any test or lab work he is running. And he makes sure you are aware of whats going on with your health. He is a very compassionate and Christian man and I would highly recommend him as a doctor
Portland, TN |
He is not you average doctor. He knows what he is doing. He thinks out of the box, which you won't find all doctors do.
in Portland, TN |
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 after losing 30 pounds on my own and was told it was not healthy and I was losing weight to fast. Have already recommended to my family members to leave as quickly as possible.
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.
in Cottontown TN |
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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Dr. Porter's Care Philosophy

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.

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In office EKG, Xray, ECHO. , Ultrsound, and spirometry 

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sleep Apnea

Education

  • Medical School
    East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Ar Med Scis

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Ar Med Scis

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Florida College

    Graduated in 1976

    Western Kentucky University

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray