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Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Female · Age 57

Dr. Chavis

Tamerla D Chavis MD

755 N 11th St Ste P5500 Beaumont, TX 77702

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Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Beaumont, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from University Of Texas-San Antonio Long Medical School in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Chavis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Choice Care PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chavis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavis treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Chavis treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavis treats Spondylosis more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Chavis treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavis treats Spinal Stenosis more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Chavis treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Chavis' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Beaumont, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from University Of Texas-San Antonio Long Medical School in 1987 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Hospital S Tx Med Center
Residency Hospital
1987
University Of Texas-San Antonio Long Medical School
Medical School
1987

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Dr. Chavis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chavis

3.0

Based on 27 reviews

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1 Star
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BEWARE!!!!!!Dr.Chavis has a problem, she has no bed side manners, she is blunt and very rude, I did not look at the reviews before I went to my appt, after leaving her office mad at myself for going to her, I looked at the reviews all the negatives reviews were on point, These people did not make up these reviews they are so true,I feel sorry for her, from what I read she is very smart, but she has a problem, I see why her office is dark and no customers, this was a bad choice on my side,
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I was in extreme pain when I called for an appointment and Dr Chavis got me right in. Did an MRI , scheduled surgery and took good care of me
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Bad mistake!Dr. entered exam. room, sat down & asked,"What can I do for you?".I was there to see what she knew she could for me; not, what I thought she could do for me. Dr. Chavis did not want to take my case because it was too difficult.She told me she had a small office with not much "noise" in it. She said she did not have much testing equipment.Dr. couldn't give me a name of another dr. to see;just "another neurosurgeon". Left office frustrated!
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Went in for my 1st visit to get evaluated for an issue with my neck. She asked questions and immediately started getting me set up for surgery. A Dr. That actually cares about their patients is not easy to find these days. I WOULD highly recomed Dr chavis to anyone looking for a neurosurgeon.
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I went to Dr. Chavis in 2015 for back pain. She looked at my MRI and explained what the test indicated. She gave me several options - medication being only one, the others were injection, physical therapy and surgery. I opted for the physical therapy and was able to wait a little over a year before now having to have surgery. Dr. Chavis and her staff are pleasant, yet professional. She asked questions for her clarification and allowed me to ask questions. I definitely would recommend her.
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If you're overweight, don't go to her, it doesn't matter what your MRI shows, genetics is the reason we're overweight, she assumes you don't exercise and your diet is the reason you are having problems and you don't need surgery. Just lose 30 lbs, take glucosamine supplements and vitamins. No other recommendations. No physical therapy, no back brace support, even though I have had problems with my neck and back for 30 years, diet,exercise and supplements will relieve some of my symptoms .
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Dr. Chavis was very nice to me and has a calming manner. She did a wonderful job on my surgery and I am already doing much better than I expected!
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