Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD

Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
46 y/o
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Dr. Tammy Baxter, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 10 years. She specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read her story

Centennial Thoracic Surgical Associates

2400 Patterson St Ste 215

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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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
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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

  • Cardiothoracic 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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Dr. Baxter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baxter

4.7

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Everybody I came into contact with was so helpful and caring. Dr. Baxter is a great doctor and made me feel more comfortable.
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Tammy explained my procedure in such a detail as even an untrained nerd like me could understand. Much appreciated....
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I am very pleased with Dr. Baxter. Her performance with my lung surgery were excellent. She has a sweet and concerned personality about you and explains things where they are understandable. I would recommend her to anybody, friends or family. Thank you Dr. Baxter for your care during surgery and my after care.
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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 and I very comfortable and confident in her care. Her office staff, medical assistants and nurse were also great to deal with.
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Dr. Baxter removed a small endobronchial carcinoid tumor from my 32 yo son's right lung by laser on 06/29/2016. He was given a good prognosis and was asked to come back quarterly for bronchoscopy followups which he did. While under her care, my son died on 08/29/2017 of Interstitial pneumonitis with bronchiolitis and pulmonary hypertension changes, Bronchial asthma. I wanted her to review the ME report and tell me what happened to him but she would not return my calls. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
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Great couple of encounters with this group so far. They took excellent care of my mother.
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Dr. Baxter is not only an excellent surgeon, she is a warm and professional woman. She spends as much time as needed and she makes you feel as though you are her special patient. Everyone in the office is equally professional and kind. They are truly the best physician office in every way!
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Baxter. I had complete confidence in her operating and removing half my lung. She is very good at making you feel at ease and takes all the time you need for questions. Very positive experience her the office.
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Dr. Baxter is excellent. She took a lot of time explaining both my condition and my surgery. She showed me all my test results and made sure I understood everything. She really made me feel much less apprehensive. Finally she listened to my questions and answered them thoroughly. I highly recommend her.
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I had recent surgery by Dr. Baxter. We were very impressed with her professionalism. She took the time to explain the procedure, and the options available, including showing us a CT Scan so we could see the problem for ourselves. She made us knowledgeable and comfortable at having her do the surgery. The results of her surgery are better than we expected. When we did the consultation visit, she observed my need for relief, got me admitted to the hospital that evening and operated the next day.
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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 doctors were like her.
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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 exceptional. Deserving of 10 Stars!
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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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I tell everyone I meet about Dr. Baxter. I am a little old in years and have had several physicians throughout my life span, but I have met none like Dr. Baxter. In fact her entire staff is more than exceptional - they must really love what they are doing. She was very thorough in explaining the process before and after surgery as well as my follow up final visit. When it comes to her treatment of patients, many physicians could learn from her. Caring, patient and takes necessary time.
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