Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD

Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o
24 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 55 years old. Dr. Johnston is affiliated with Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center....See Less

Centennial Heart

2400 Patterson St Ste 502

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Johnston

Care Philosophy

Our goal is to provide our patients and referring physicians with personalized care, a concept that stands out in an otherwise complex and increasingly impersonal world. At Centennial Heart Cardiovascular Consultants, we aim every day to improve our patients' quality of life.
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Dr. Johnston's Experience

Dr. Johnston's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis

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.


  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Emory University-Atlanta
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Johnston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Johnston to family and friends
based on 24 total surveys (13 with reviews)
Dr. Johnston's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (13)
Nashville, TN |
The whole experience was very well executed. From the wait time through scheduling my next appointment it was a very good experience.
in Nashville TN |
Dr. Johnston doesn't make you feel that he's in a hurry. He listens, explains if you have questions and makes you feel more confident about your medication and health information.
in Pegram, TN |
I have been going to Dr. Johnston for 5 years. He has always been very kind and thorough. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Ashland City, TN |
my dad had an emergency during surgery for gall bladder over 15 years ago. His heart stopped but the team resuscitated him. At that time Dr. Johnston took over his care. Found he had atrial fibrillation. He has overseen dad's care ever since. Not only is Dr. Johnston's medical knowledge the highest quality, his relationship with the patient and family keeps us coming back for care. If you are looking for a doctor who has time to listen about what concerns you, then Dr. Johnston is your doctor.
in Decherd, TN |
Great Dr. and outstanding facility.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Johnston is an excellent Cardiologist. He is very thorough and understanding of my heart condition. His staff is also very helpful and professional. Thank you Dr.Johnston and staff. Ronnie R.
in Burkesville, KY |
Great Dr. has guided me through several crisis over the last 20 years. He has only saved my life two or three times but he's still the best.
in Smyrna, TN |
Dr. Johnston is an advocate for his patients. I recommend him to anyone who is needing a cardiologist.
Waverly, TN |
I have been going to Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD for close to four years. He is a very thorough and attentive doctor. I would highly recommend him and Centennial Heart Nashville!
in Tracy City, TN |
Even though we were over and hour and a half late for my appointment due to a traffic accident on I-24 , the staff was very understanding and worked us in very quickly. I expected to be turned away when we called to let them know we were going to be late . First rate experience all the way and a first rate heart doctor also. Thank you so much.
in Nashville, TN |
Very professional and willing to listen to my concerns.
in Clarksville, TN |
I had been going to another doctor for 2 years and felt that I was not improving at all, so the doctor referred me to Dr. Johnston. Within the first two weeks of seeing him he found out what was causing my problems and we are already working on a plan. I feel more positive about my future in his care. I would recommend Dr. Johnston and his staff to everyone!
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Thomas Johnston is absolutely the best. He is caring, thorough and very concerned about his patients. He has been my doctor for over 7 years and I would not consider going to anyone else. A great asset to Centennial Heart!
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Dr. Johnston accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Johnston has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center
200 Stonecrest Blvd
Smyrna, TN 37167
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