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Dr. Paul Porter, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Porter

Paul R Porter MD

934 S Broadway St # 3 Portland, TN 37148

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Dr. Paul Porter, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Portland, TN and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in internal medicine and emergency medicine.

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(615) 325-6446

Dr. Porter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
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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
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NGS CoreSource
Principal Financial Group
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Porter's conditions and procedures:

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray

About Me

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 sp...


  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications


University Of Ar Med Scis
Residency Hospital
University Of Ar Med Scis
Internship Hospital
East Tennessee State University/James H Quillen College Of Medicine
Medical School
Western Kentucky University
Undergraduate School
Florida College
Undergraduate School


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Dr. Porter is always personable and thorough. No long waits in the lobby if you have an appointment. Between my wife and I we have a rather broad range of medical needs and he is quite knowledgeable. When a referral is needed he is quick to suggest it and his office will make the appointment for us. His cost is reasonable (a big factor since we don't have insurance) and he always takes cost into consideration in his recommendations.
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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 and was told that it caused my moodiness. I am now doing much better with my behavior now. I feel I made a big mistake leaving his care.
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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 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
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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 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.
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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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