Dr. Richard Briggs, MD

Dr. Richard Briggs, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Richard Briggs, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1978 and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

900 E Oak Hill Ave Ste 500

Knoxville, TN 37917

Contact Information

(865) 647-3350

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 10 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Briggs performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
normal
more than 53% of peers
Heart Surgery
normal
more than 28% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
more than 25% of peers

Dr. Briggs's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

4  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Cancer

23  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.

Education

  • University Of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Brooke Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Brooke Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Briggs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Briggs' Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Briggs to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Briggs' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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