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Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD

Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD

Thoracic Surgery ·  Female · Age 45


Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 10 years. She specializes in thoracic surgery.


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(615) 342-7345

Dr. Baxter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Florida
Employer Group Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Baxter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Decortication and Pleurectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baxter performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Baxter performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baxter performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Baxter performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baxter treats Lung Cancer more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Baxter treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Baxter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

I chose thoracic surgical oncology because it allows me to form a long relationship with my patients. I also feel that it allows me to positively affect their quality of life and for some patients affect cure of their disease process.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2009
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
2005
Medical College Of Georgia
Internship Hospital
1999
Emory University
Medical School
1995
Emory University
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2005
1999
1995

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baxter

4.7

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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The staff includingDr. Baxter were very professional and friendly. I was very impressed by Dr Baxter. She saw me almost immediately, answered all my questions and scheduled a biopsy for the next week
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Dr. Baxter is an awesome Doctor I would recommend her to anyone. She is a very passionate and caring doctor. Her PA’s are Awesome also.
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Dr. Baxter was and continues to be a true blessing to me and my family. She has helped make a rather difficult situation and time for us a positive and hopeful experience for the future. Truly first class and tip notch all the way around!!
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Wonderful doctor. Explains things clearly. Very sincere.
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Best healthcare experience I ever experienced. Dr. Baxter took all the time I needed to ask questions and she reviewed all the test which the prior doctors who ordered the test did not take the time to review with me. She was very thorough in explaining the upcoming procedure. She made my family...Read More
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