Dr. Robert Herring Jr., MD

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Dr. Robert Herring Jr., MD

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Gastroenterology | Male

Nashville Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. 330 Wallace Rd Ste 103, Nashville, TN 37211 Get Directions

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Dr. Herring Jr. specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Nashville, TN. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Herring Jr. to family and friends
4
based on 79 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Herring Jr.
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (78)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (77)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (77)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (77)
Dr. Herring Jr.'s Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (78)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (78)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (78)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (78)
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Atlanta, GA |
I have been sitting in the room for an hour and a half, waiting to see the doctor. Nobody comes to check, and when I stuck my head out to ask, I was told there are other people... My first visit I never even saw the doctor, I was evaluated and recommended a surgical procedure by a PA.
in Smyrna, TN |
In the past have received fantastic customer service from his entire staff. They have helped me over come a "fatty liver" and a few other colon exams over the last five years. I'm doing fantastic thanks to them...they come highly recommended.
in Nashville, TN |
If you just want a colonoscopy, he's as good as any other. But if you want to actually get consultation for a health problem, I don't recommend his office. After two visits, blood work, and some ultrasound, no one seemed interesting in talking to me about anything but getting a colonoscopy. So I obtained a copy of my lab results and notes. His nurse practitioner made mistakes on my initial interview, all justifying a colonoscopy. I hope you're getting the theme here. It's called "Colonoscopy".
in Columbia. TN |
Literally saved my life from Hep C in 2004. I've been almost free of symptoms , minor fatigue is the only indication. Also in 2013 I brought my 55 year old husband to him with 15 plus years of Hep b Hep c and cirrhosis. He had quit drinking for ten years and the first visit put him 36 . later that afternoon his staff called me and said he was now 40 !! He was at the top of the transplant list !!! Dr. Puri ( his colleague ) admitted him the next day in a Memphis. hospital .
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Paracentesis
  • Stenting
  • Surgical Procedures

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • Internship Hospital
    Bowman Gray School Medicine Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    North Carolina Baptist Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    John Hopkins University Of Med

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Herring Jr.'s Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Herring Jr.

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients