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Dr. Richard Briggs, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Briggs

Tennova Cardiothoracic Surgeons

900 E Oak Hill Ave Ste 500 Knoxville, TN 37917

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Dr. Richard Briggs, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1978 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery.


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(865) 647-3350

Dr. Briggs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
POMCO Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Briggs' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Briggs performs Heart Surgery more than 21% of his peers

Dr. Briggs performs this procedure more than 21% of his peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Briggs performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 18% of his peers

Dr. Briggs performs this procedure more than 18% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Briggs treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 14% of his peers

Dr. Briggs treats this condition more than 14% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Briggs' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Briggs, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1978 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Brooke Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Brooke Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Kentucky
Medical School
1978

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Dr. Briggs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Briggs

2.8

Based on 6 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
50%
(3)

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The doctor was rude and had zero bedside manner. He came in and wouldn't let me speak and when I finally had a chance he ran out of the room and didn't explain anything.
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