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About Dr. John Tipton
Dr. John Tipton, MD is a Doctor primarily located in High Point, NC. He has 12 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine, General Practice and Sports Medicine. Dr. Tipton is affiliated with Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, High Point Regional Health System and Moses Cone Health System. He speaks English.
Dr. John Tipton has the following 3 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- General Practice
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
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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Making the appointment was pretty hassle free. The nurse who did my initial consultation was very friendly and helpful. The appointment with Dr. Tipton started out well. At first he listened to my questions and seemed thoughtful. However as the appointment went on he seemed more anxious and short. I was still in my allotted time frame and had 15 minutes left when the doctor concluded the visit. I would have appreciated more time to discuss my treatment options. About a week after my appointment I received a call from my local pharmacy. They told me that I was late in picking up my prescription and that they were about to take it off the shelf. I told them I had no idea what they were talking about. Apparently Dr. Tipton had prescribed me some blood pressure medicine based off a blood test and hadn't bothered to inform me about it. He didn't even discuss options with me. I wasn't given any advice on diet, exercise, or other alternatives to medication. Instead he just immediately put me on medication and expected the pharmacist to explain everything else. That is why I will not be returning to the doctor.
Patient speaks, physician types, hits enter, then reads/replies to patient. Could have done that at home. What is it with this generation of doctors? Is this what the future holds? Should have tried my luck with my Magic 8 Ball at home! I selected this doctor because their office was convenient to my home, didn't realize I was going to see an 'eDoctor'. Lesson learned. Did my homework, found a 'seasoned' doctor to trust with my future.
I visited Dr. Tipton today at the Premier Medical Center Urgent Care. Considering it was Urgent Care, my wait was minimal. Dr. Tipton seemed very professional and thorough and was willing to listen, not brushing me off like some doctors do. I will definitely be switching to him as my family practitioner!!
Dr. Tipton is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Moses Cone Health System
Cone Behavioral Health Center
Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital
Wesley Long Community Hospital
High Point Regional Health System
12 Years Experience
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2005
Dr. John Tipton accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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Locations & DirectionsPIEDMONT CENTER FAMILY PRACTICE AND SPORTS MEDICINE, 4515 Premier Dr, High Point, NC
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