Dr. Ronald Cate, MD

Dr. Ronald Cate, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
70 y/o
(21)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ronald Cate, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Nashville, TN. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Otolaryngology Associates of Tennessee

2410 Patterson St Ste 210

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cate performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 98% of peers
Vertigo
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Cate's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

58  Conditions Treated

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30  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • 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
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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

1 Board Action
  • 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.
    State: Tennessee

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cate has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cate has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cate's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cate to family and friends
21 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Cate's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

He took my tonsils out last week and did a great job of explaining both the procedure and what to expect from the recovery process. His staff has been very helpful and prompt about returning phone calls for the questions I've had. Hopefully I won't need to see an ENT again anytime soon but if I do...more
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Excellent physician in the diagnosis and treatment of ENT conditions would refer to anyone.
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LOVE DR RONALD CATE'S
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