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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (16)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William Polk is Good. Dr. Polk has been reviewed by 38 patients who have provided 16 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.6
Promptness 4.3
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.4
Bedside Manner 4.1
Spends Time with Me 4.2
Follows Up After Visit 4.2

Specialties & Research

Dr. William Polk, MD is board certified in Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Gallbladder Surgery

Education & Awards

Dr. Polk graduated from Vanderbilt University, Columbia. He has 2 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2014)


Dr. Polk has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • St Thomas Hospital 
  • Baptist Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. William Howard Polk MD is a male Surgeon, has 27 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Where does Dr. William H. Polk practice?
Dr. William Polk has 1 office location.
Dr. William Polk practices Surgery near Nashville, TN.
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