Dr. Paul Porter, MD

Dr. Paul Porter, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Porter, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Portland, TN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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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Dr. Porter's Experience

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

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."


  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


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

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
based on 6 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Porter's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Portland, TN |
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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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...more
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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...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. ...more
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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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Porter accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • NGS CoreSource
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Porter has admitting privileges

Sumner Regional Medical Center
555 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
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Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center
355 New Shackle Island Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
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