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 doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Baxter is affiliated with Tristar Summit Medical Center, Tristar Horizon Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

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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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 10 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Baxter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Mount Juliet, TN |
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.
Franklin, TN |
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.
in Hendersonville, TN |
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!
in Nashville, TN |
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
in Nashville, TN |
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.
in Lawrenceburg, TN |
I could not have asked for a more skillful and caring surgeon. Dr. Baxter is the best.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Baxter accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Baxter has admitting privileges

Tristar Summit Medical Center
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
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Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Tristar Horizon Medical Center
111 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055
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