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Patient Reviews

4.5
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(21)
Patient comments (9)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Davis Drinkwater, Cardiothoracic Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Drinkwater has been reviewed by 21 patients who have provided 9 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.4
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Promptness 4.9
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Courteous Staff 4.8
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Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
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Bedside Manner 5.0
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Spends Time with Me 5.0
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Follows Up After Visit 4.4
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Davis Drinkwater, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 16 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Gene Therapy
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Surgery (Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Myocardial Reperfusion Injury
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Education & Awards

Dr. Drinkwater graduated from University of Vermont, Burlington. He has 10 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Congenital Heart Defects
Heart Transplantation
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2003 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Tennessee
Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Nashville, TN
Surgeon
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Nashville
Surgeon

Affiliations

Dr. Drinkwater has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • Vanderbilt University Hospital 
  • Centennial Medical Center 

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Davis C Drinkwater MD is a male Surgeon, has 35 years of experience and practices in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Davis C. Drinkwater practice?
Dr. Davis Drinkwater has 2 office locations.
Dr. Davis Drinkwater practices Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Nashville, TN.
See Nashville Surgeons and Nashville Cardiothoracic Surgeons.