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About Dr. Glenn H Birkitt Jr
Dr. Glenn H Birkitt Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bristol, TN. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Bariatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Birkitt is affiliated with Bristol Regional Medical Center. Dr. Birkitt has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Glenn H Birkitt Jr has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. Glenn H Birkitt Jr has the following 1 expertise
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
Dr. Glenn H Birkitt Jr has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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I came into the er recently with a small bowel obstruction. I have had gastric bypass in another town with another dr. This was my first time seeing dr. Birkitt. I was a bit nervous! He explained everything that was going on to me. He decided to do the surgery very quickly instead of wasting time and making me suffer. He did a great job and I am healing well. He is an excellent doctor. He cares about his patients. I am so glad he was my surgeon.
Dr. Birkitt done my by-pass in 1997 and he and his staff are WONDERFUL!!!!! He is a doctor who really cares and shows passion for his patients.I have had to mve out of state but I highly reccommend him 100%. I have still kept my wirght off and If i could of taken his whole staff with me I would of in a minute.This family loves Dr.Glenn Birkitt
In my opinion he cannot be over rated. He did my surgery in 1999 and I have done excellent, it is now May 2010. I know just what to expect, was given complete directions on how to care for myself,what the out come would be if I did or didn't. I love the staff and especially his assistant, so very up on every part of my treatment, follow ups etc. Thanks Dr. Birkitt and associates
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Birkitt is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
28 Years Experience
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Dr. Glenn H Birkitt Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsEugene C Mcclintic Md, 1 Medical Park Blvd Ste 250W, Bristol, TN
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