Dr. Richard Briggs, MD

Dr. Richard Briggs, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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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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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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Experience Check

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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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normal

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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normal

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 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.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic 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

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3.2

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Insurance accepted

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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
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