Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD

Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 59

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Nashville, TN. Dr. Johnston has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, and Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Johnston to book an appointment.

(629) 219-7657

Locations

Centennial Heart - Patterson St

Centennial Heart - Patterson St2400 Patterson St Ste 502 Nashville, TN 37203
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Johnston is affiliated with Tristar Centennial Medical Center Nashville, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Johnston's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Johnston

5.0

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I love Dr.Johnston and Mrs. Beasley. I have been coming to Dr Johnston for over 20 years. The group is great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Teresa – Aug 03, 2021
Doctor Johnston and Dr Beasley are the best doctor anyone could ask for they are very caring very detailed and make you feel secure about your situation I love these guys . I recommend that any and everybody come to see them if they have a cardiac problem.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Teresa childress – Oct 06, 2020
My recent visit with Dr. Johnston met all of my expectations. He was timely and thorough, always attentive to my concerns and used language that I can understand. I would recommend him to patients seeking a physician who specializes in heart related issues.
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Dorris J. Hadley – Jul 09, 2020
Excellent health care.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 17, 2020
Excellent! Takes time to really listen and is very knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 21, 2020
Goon visit
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Art belfor – May 06, 2020
A little awkward at first doing the virtual office visit, but were able to discuss my situation and formulate a plan of treatment...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 22, 2020
Always attentive, friendly staff, prompt and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 22, 2020
Always answers my calls! Puts me to ease!! ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 20, 2020
My experience with Dr. Johnston was professional and very patient friendly. He made a point to listen and then respond to my issues. The staff is friendly and caring. It was comforting having Dr. Johnston involved in my health concerns.
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Mary Nixon – Mar 16, 2020
Dr.Johnston is kind, brilliant and takes action if needed. He had excellent bedside manners and you can trust his diagnosis. Excellent staff surround you with care.
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Lynn’s – Mar 14, 2020
Always pleasant visits,, And although we did not get the answers we "wanted" we always get the answers we NEED. Dr. Johnston and ALL of the staff are to be commended.....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Charles H. Carter { Houston } – Feb 29, 2020
When we visited Dr. Johnston, everyone we encountered from the lobby to the lab was professional and polite, and they our concerns quite seriously.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wilton Currie Milliken – Feb 28, 2020
My visit in the cardiology department being serviced by Dr. Johnston was professional and successful. I felt very secure being serviced with him and the team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 02, 2020
Everyone in Dr Johnston's office is considerate and very thoughtful of the time I have spent in the visits there They listen to my questions & answer patiently They seem to care about their patients & the family
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 29, 2020
Dr. Johnston is great!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Melissa Griffith – Jan 19, 2020
Very efficient and knowledgeable doctor and staff. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Dr. Johnston is great.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bennie Norvell – Jan 18, 2020
Very professional office staff and Dr. Personally attentive to my questions and concerns. I always feel comfortable when I come for my appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anita Bogar – Jan 17, 2020
great doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 08, 2020
Dr. Johnston is a great listener. He he patiently listens to the concerns as they are presented and provides a very proactive, actionable response. I recommend Dr. Johnston to anyone who asks or is seeking a cardiologist. He has been very consistent and willingly collaborative on plans of care when individuals like myself are not wholly sold on using medication and want to modify the process. He has a very gentle spirit w/a calm about himself that is comforting when one is overwhelmed w/having to go discuss his/her “pump” (aka heart) and his bedside manner is top notch. I had not been in the office in 3 yrs but I felt as if I had been there very recently. Dr. Johnston will retire before I chose to see another cardiologist. The staff and other clinicians were very warm, attentive, and welcoming.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Y. R. Bertrand – Jan 08, 2020

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Johnston

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Johnston treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Johnston treats other conditions, please contact the office at (615) 515-1900.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Johnston is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Johnston
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Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Johnston is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Johnston
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardioversion, Elective
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
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High
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Very High
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Heart Conditions

Compare with other Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Johnston is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Johnston
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Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
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High
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Dr. Johnston's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Septic Embolism
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(615) 235-7717

Dr. Johnston accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid of Tennessee
Tenncare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
Private HealthCare Systems
Signature Health Alliance
Tricare
Prime
Standard
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

About Me

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...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Johnston is a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
Vanderbilt University
Residency Hospital
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (629) 219-7657.

Does Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Johnston has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Johnston's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Johnston frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Johnston specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Johnston, MD's office located?

Dr. Johnston's office is located at 2400 Patterson St Ste 502, Nashville, TN 37203. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Johnston is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center

Smyrna, TN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Tristar Summit Medical Center

Hermitage, TN

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)