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Dr. Mark C Houston has the following 1 specialty
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Mark C Houston has the following 9 expertise
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Dr. Mark C Houston has 0 board certified specialties
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there are 2 things I have to have in a Doctor..... Really listen to me and be open minded if I don't want to take the latest TV pharmaceutical. THIS is Dr. Houston. He's smart, kind, and extremely thorough. AND YES..... some of the lab tests he recommends can be pricey.... but you can always decline it for awhile until you have the money and just opt for the basic Lab work. His motivation is to detect a problem before it begins.... I.E. ultra sounds of the heart...... He's NOT trying to make a buck.... He's trying to save your life. He also is an advocate of Vitamins and supplements over MEDs and this I adore. I've taken them and they've turned a lot of my issues around.... I REALLY mean that. I had awful insomnia back in 2009... but he worked me through it and in one month i was sleeping again. But once again... back to the most important thing. HE REALLY LISTENS. He doesn't make you feel stupid if you question a treatment.... He's not condescending like so many doctors i've been to. I know right now you're going through many reviews of GP's.... this is your man.
The two posts that were one star about Dr Houston are both fabricators of the truth. There statements are totally incorrect, non factual and ridiculous. Dr Houston of one of the best MD's in the US and all of us that are his patients love him. Patients from all over the world come to seek his expertise in hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He is internationally known for his clinical work, research and teaching abilities. He is intelligent, compassionate, caring and has very high work ethic and is very ethical in all of his medical practice. Those who wrote disparaging comments should be ashamed and take a close look at their own issues. 99,9% of his patients would give him 5 points. It only takes a couple of odd people to attempt to ruin a reputation on a uncontrolled internet site.
I had an appt with Dr Houston and he ordered so many unnecessary labs and tests that were not relevant to the issues that were presented to him. I was also provided an invitation to a very pricy dinner at his personal residence in which one of the state representatives would be present. I am a college student who doesn't have $500 per person to spend on a dinner at my physician's house, especially since we spent a total of 15 minutes together over the course of 2 appts. I was never able to have my questions addresses as he was too busy pushing supplements for a company in which he is a sales rep. The supplements if taken for 1-2 years were supposedly to help lower blood pressure so you don't have to take prescription meds. Those supplements cost almost $2500/year and he is the sales rep. It all seems very unethical. Even his nurse his a rep with a different company and she gives you all kind of pamphlets as well. After paying to receive all of my medical records from him, I have only received half of them. For the last 2 years I have received a letter from him stating if I wanted more personalized service, his personal email, and ability to get an appt sooner than most, it would be necessary for me to send a check made payable to Mark Houston MD for $2000. Shouldn't your doctor be accessible without you having to pay an additonal $2000? Did I mention he ordered approximately $15,000 worth of test on me to tell me my Vitamin D was low? I had it rechecked immediately at the hospital where I work and I was well inside the normal range. If you are looking for a salesman and not a doctor and you are willing to spend a large sum of money for services that should be standard care he is the doctor for you.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2010)
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.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
44 Years Experience
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1974
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Mark C Houston accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network E
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry PPO - TN
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSaint Thomas Medical Group, 4230 Harding Pike Ste 400, Nashville, TN
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