Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD

Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
44 y/o
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Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Emory University in 1999 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates

2400 Patterson St Ste 215

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lung Surgery
high
more than 87% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
high
more than 83% of peers
Lung Cancer
high
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baxter "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."
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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • 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
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baxter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baxter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baxter to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Baxter's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

It was a very good experience. Dr. Baxter was very very good with all explanations. I felt a lot of confidence in her. She gave us all the time necessary for her explanations and for our questions. The best !
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Always very accommodating and never any waiting to get in for an appointment. All the staff are always nice and very pleasant. Been seeing DR Baxter for the past year and she is simply the Best.
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My Mother is having some health issues. We met Dr. Baxter earlier this week and I was impressed. She took time to explain the procedure. We discussed pro/cons of the procedure. First impressions were extremely positive. I gained a great deal of comfort and confidence in our initial meeting. I wish...more
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Dr. Baxter was exceptional with her explanation of my medical condition along with my options for treatment.. Facing a difficult surgery I felt totally confident in her skills and knowing that she truly cares about seeing me through this difficult journey. Her associates and staff are also...more
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She took time to explain my options and worked with my others doctor to find a solution that did not require surgery, she also returned call in a timely manner Great personality
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