Dr. Ronald C. Cate, MD

Dr. Ronald C. Cate, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Male | 69 years old

Otolaryngology Associates of Tennessee - Nashville
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Dr. Cate specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and practices in Nashville, TN. He practices at 3 locations.

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  • Aetna
  • American General
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Experience with Dr. Cate
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (17)
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    Specialties

    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Board Certifications

    Why It Matters: Dr. Cate's Board Certifications

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    • Otolaryngology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Acute Tonsillitis
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Allergic Reaction
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Allergies
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Chronic Laryngitis
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Conductive Hearing Loss
    • Cough
    • Deafness
    • Deviated Septum
    • Dizziness
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Ache
    • Ear Disorders
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Enlarged Turbinates
    • ENT Cancer
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Headache
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Laryngitis
    • Larynx Conditions
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Nosebleed
    • Oral Cancer
    • Otitis Media
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Perforated Eardrum
    • Postnasal Drip
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sebaceous Cysts
    • Sinus Disorders
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Snoring
    • Tinnitus
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vertigo
    • Vocal Cord Nodule
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis
    • Vocal Cord Polyp
    • Voice Disorders

    Procedures Performed

    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Allergy Testing
    • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
    • Ear Surgery
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • ENT Surgery
    • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
    • Foreign Body Removal
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Hearing Aid
    • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Laser Surgery
    • Lung Surgery
    • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
    • Neck Surgery
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Vision Screening

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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    • 0
      Sanctions

      No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    • 1
      Board Action

      Dr. Cate has 1 board action

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      • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (9/30/2013)
      • Action Taken: Fine
      • Summary: Ronald C Cate MD: License # 8442: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician allegedly engaged in unprofessional conduct; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of his professional practice; and failure to adhere to the law establishing duty to create and maintain medical records on patients. ACTION TAKEN: The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners has issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s Tennessee license with terms; assessed a $1,000.00 Civil PENALTY, plus costs not to exceed $1,500.00.
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    Education

    • Medical School
      University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    • Internship Hospital
      City Of Memphis Hospital
    • Residency Hospital
      Baptist Memorial Hospital

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors

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    • Media & Publications

      Dr. Cate has no media or publications listed.

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • Board certified in Otolaryngology
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • Board actions found
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    Dr. Cate's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Cate

    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