Dr. Russel Rhea, MD

Dr. Russel Rhea, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Russel Rhea, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in pediatrics.

125 Huxley Rd

Knoxville, TN 37922

Contact Information

(865) 691-3335

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Dr. Rhea's Experience

Dr. Rhea's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Dr. Rhea does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated


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  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rhea has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rhea has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rhea's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rhea to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

  • 5
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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rhea's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

in Knoxville
If I could leave Dr. Rhea a zero star review I would. Dr Rhea was rude to my kids, told them repeatedly to stop crying so he could talk. He misdiagnosed my sons heart murmur and my daughters astigmatism. We were part of his practice at Pediatrics Consultants West. Well visits took over 3 hours...more
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in Niota, TN
We love Dr Rhea. He is excellent. We drive an hour to get to his office and I tell you he's worth it. I've taken my two year old daughter to him sense she was two months. He's more into natural remedies than harsh pharmaceuticals. And he emails great notes from your visit. Which helps Incase you...more
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in Knoxville, Tn
I have been to Dr. Rhea twice now with my newborn, refered by Tennova Turkey Creek I havent waited to long either time (45 min max) the wait didnt bother me though because once we were with him he was on his knees with her still sleeping, very gentle, he was very informative to all of my questions...more
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in Knoxville, TN
We chose Dr Rhea because he accepts TennCare and the nurses raved about his commitment to the babies. They spoke of him like he was an amazing, caring person. Much like many of the other reviews we too spent more time waiting than should be allowed. I can see getting behind 15 minutes, but our...more
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in Knoxville, TN
Office staff is terrible. I have waited over 2 hours with my newborn to be seen for a scheduled well visit. Just changed pediatrician when I was told they do not do vaccinations and that I would need to go to the Health Department for those. Dr. Rhea is a nice enough person but I do not feel the...more
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