Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD
Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Beaumont, TX. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Chavis is affiliated with Baptist Beaumont Hospital and CHRISTUS Hospital.

Beaumont Office

755 N 11th St Ste P5500

Beaumont, TX 77702

Contact Information

(409) 924-8111

Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD

Dr. Tamerla Chavis, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Chavis' Experience

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


  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Hospital S Tx Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chavis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chavis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chavis to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Chavis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Beaumont, TX |
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!
in Vidor, TX |
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.
in Beaumont, TX |
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.
in Jasper,TX |
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 .
in Beaumont, TX |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chavis accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chavis has admitting privileges

Baptist Beaumont Hospital
3080 College St
Beaumont, TX 77701
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2830 Calder St
Beaumont, TX 77702
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