Dr. Robert Rice, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 75

Dr. Robert Rice, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Med Memphis Tn medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Parkwest Medical Center and Tennova Healthcare North Knoxville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rice to book an appointment.

Dr. Rice

Tennova Primary Care

7009 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
Accepting new patients

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We highly recommend Dr. Rice. We had a very pleasant visit with him. He was the first doctor we've felt comfortable with in years because he understood how it is being seniors. His office staff are also very personal to work with, especially Kim.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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David & Karin Young – Oct 07, 2021
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He is a very kind and caring doctor. He listens to what you say. He is very knowledgeable. I trust him not only with my health, but with the health of my 99 year old mother and my sister who is Down syndrome. He is the best!!!
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  • Explained conditions well
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Feb 21, 2021
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I was fortunate to have been referred to Doctor Rice after searching for a new PCP. He was very intelligent, and actually listened to me. He also spends time explaining in detail about plans for care. Have been going to him now for the past 8 years and I highly recommend him.
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Shannon McLain – Jul 07, 2020
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Doctor Rice has been my doctor for years ,I trust him to not only treat but explain all my problems , and if he doesn’t know he will find someone who does. It has always been a pleasure to see him. I have been trusting him with my life for years and I’m still alive !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Susan Walker in Knoxville , TN – Oct 24, 2019
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I am a 49 year old male. And move to Knoxville 4 years ago. I started seeing Dr Rice and he is the first doctor that I have had that actually listens to what I am saying. Also he always takes time with me and never rushes me out of the room. Basically I think he is the best doctor I have ever had. The only worry I have is that he might retire.
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Mar 31, 2019
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I needed a PCM that was experienced and good at what he does. My friend told me he was the best. I have major digestive issues as well as being a cancer survivor and need someone with great reviews and experience. When I called to make an appointment, I explained that my friend referred me to him and wanted to make sure I called the office of Robert Rice as there was more than one listed and I didn't get the number from my friend. Immediately, the girl that had answered was short, extremely rude
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Knoxville, TN – Mar 13, 2017
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Our family have been patients of Dr Rice for over 30 years. He is a superior physician, and as fine and decent a man as you are ever likely to meet. We can, and have, literally trusted him with our lives.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Vicki Zimmerman in Powell, TN – Apr 14, 2016
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Dr. Robert Rice, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Education

1978
City Of Memphis Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
University Of Tennesee Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Med Memphis Tn
Medical School

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Dr. Rice frequently treats Acute Bronchitis, Bronchitis, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rice treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Rice, MD's office located?

Dr. Rice's office is located at 7009 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rice's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(865) 588-8143

Dr. Rice accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Locations

Tennova Primary Care

Tennova Primary Care7009 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rice is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Parkwest Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Tennova Healthcare North Knoxville Medical Center

Powell, TN

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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