Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN with Reviews -

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By: Michael C.
Viner, Daniel D, MD
Like many former athletes, I suffered broken noses as a result from competition. For years I struggled with limited breathing capacity through my nose and subsequent sinus infections. Although I adapted as best I could, I was always aware of the severe breathing limitations. Finally the nasal obstruction was beginning to have adverse effects on other areas of my health. That's when I sought help. It's hard to describe how much of a positive difference finding Dr. Viner has been for me. He is board certified and current with all of the amazing advances in modern ENT procedures. From the beginning he listened to my concerns and systematically described how each could be addressed and remedied. After a complete and thorough examination, he "game planned" the procedure for my situation. Nearly every friend cautioned me how "bad" the surgery would be. Fortunately, they were wrong! I've had multiple knee surgeries, broken limbs and a host of other injuries. I know pain, but this was different. Quite honestly, I cannot envision a better outcome than I experienced! I can only attribute that to God and his instrument, Dr. Daniel Viner. It was surgery but NOTHING like the horror story predicted by so many. In a day where patients are skeptical of medical care providers, it was reaffirming to be treated by such a caring and professional staff. My outcome is changing my life! I can breathe freely. My blood pressure has dropped. My snoring is all but eliminated. In the words of my doctor, "It's been a game changer." When the final sutures were removed, I cried. But it wasn't tears of pain; it was like breathing for the very first time. Thank you Dr. Viner! I am grateful for your expertise.
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By: kimpaige76
Vanderbilt University Hospital
I was in a bad Car accident on August 17,2013 and I was Lifeflighted to Vanderbilt. For 3 days I laid in a medically induced coma due to the injuries. Had over 3 surgeries to repair all the broken bones I received from the accident. Upon waking up I didn't know what happened or where I was not to mention I had a breathing tube and couldn't communicate. Scariest feeling in the world. But the staff did their best to keep me calm. I received excellent care from Nursing and Doctors. The only problem I had was the lack of bedside manners my Doctor had but after all he done for me I had other things to worry about and most of all definitely grateful to his amazing work on me. I used to work for this Hospital on the 9th floor and I knew I was in good hands but when you become a patient and not a caregiver it's a hard transition. Life flight ( don't remember anything about that experience But I know they did a great job) Trauma and Critical Care staff were great and I'm truly thankful. So I say to all that was involved with all sincerity, Thank You from the bottom of my heart but from my 3 kids, my mother, and my sister as well. We are all very grateful.
By: James B.
Jamieson Robert C Md
I met Dr. Jamieson about 20 years ago. I went to him for a second opinion as my case was a particularly rare and difficult one for my current psychiatrist to handle. Dr. Jamieson assured me I was getting the best of care, and he offered to further help me in any way possible.Then 5 years later when my psychiatrist of 10 years was leaving private practice to become a hospital doctor, Dr, Jamieson gladly took my case. Some 14 years later, he is still working with me. His extensive knowledge of pharmacology and mental illness have assisted me in getting the best possible care. He has told me that I am his most challenging case. Nonetheless, he now sees me every one to six weeks before 7:00am such that I will not have to exhibit great anxiety due to a particularly large waiting room.As such, I recommend Dr. Robert Jamieson, Ph.D., M.D. to anyone seeking help with their mental illesss.
By: Cat L.
Elite Healthcare Alliance
Been going to Elite for years now! These people genuinely care. The lady that owns it, Darlene - that's why she opened a pain clinic. So few care these days. They're super professional - this is no pill clinic - but if you are legitimately in pain, this clinic will go above and beyond to help. Now you may have to wait - they're not the fastest for appointments! Me I'll take it - I was actually getting used to extremely rude pain professionals. Including those who "don't give narcotics for pain"!! Not sure what cracker jack box those folks got a medical degree from - but Elite was and is the answer to a prayer. Getting shots in my shoulder, starting physical therapy - and NOT IN PAIN!
By: Anita R.
Terri W Jerkins MD
Love the doctor but she needs new help. Dr. Jerkins is extremely knowledgeable and I always felt comfortable with her. She listens and is willing to try new things based on my feelings not just my test results. The staff is hit or miss. They seem to have trouble taking my blood having to poke my veins several times, and recently they have had long wait times and issues with scheduling. I left several messages to have someone call me back to schedule my annual appointment and never could get through. Finally had to go to my general doctor to continue my care.
By: riahwillow
Watkins College of Art Design & Film
my daughter attends Watkins, I could not be happier with her experience! She had trouble with roomates her first semester yet the school helped work it out, they were top notch when helping her figure out her financial aid, her classes and even getting her scholarships she did not know were available. If my son were into film I would send him to Watkins as well but he is into music so he is at TSU down the road. For a film college this school is TOP NOTCH!! I cannot attest to the rest of the programs but the film college is amazing.
Driver, Lynn W MD
I have gone to her for 11 years. Great Ob and I also go to her for treatment of pcos. I had trouble will infertility and she put me on metformin for it and I was pregnant in 7 months. She is not a fertility expert but is good at treating and dealing with pcos related problems. Very great bedside manner. Is very busy and at times slightly rushed but still makes time for you and answers questions etc. Sometimes wait time is 30-45 mins but to me worth the wait to see a dr I trust. Her nurse is excellent too and promptly returns calls.
By: allisonnickens
Elizabeth Baxter MD
Dr. Baxter is one of the most compassionate doctors I have had the privilege of meeting. The staff was very courteous and quickly got me signed in and were very helpful with my new patient paperwork and insurance claim information. Dr. Baxter made me feel very relaxed and took time out of her busy schedule to talk to me about my medical problems and needs, I never felt rushed during my visit. Overall I would highly recommend Dr. Baxter to anyone looking for a compassionate doctor.
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By: Josh L.
Vanderbilt University Hospital
First off, Vanderbilt is a wonderful hospital most are very professional and the doctors r great I feel they actually care! The nurses like Mrs Bernie and Marina on 8th floor some of the best ever....Only complaint I had was the 6hr wait time in er to even see a Dr and there was a man in the Er with the back of his head bloody and he sit and waited a good 3-5 hrs just to be seen.....Er needs to decide quicker on who is more important patient and not have them waiting 3-6 hrs
By: drpatbyrd
Patricia L. Byrd, MD
Every one at Doctor byrd's office is great, when my mother was diagnosed with cancer, we were devastated, and Dr. Byrd & her staff held our hand and walked us throught the most difficulf times.I hope noone has to go through this, but if you do, please call Dr. Byrd, her office is not like any other office, it is warm & inviting, it is almost like going into her house, and they all make you feel at ease.ThanksClaire Davis
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