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About Dr. Matthew L Perkins
Dr. Matthew L Perkins, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Smyrna, TN. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Dr. Perkins is affiliated with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Dr. Perkins has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Matthew L Perkins has the following 2 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- 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. Matthew L Perkins has the following 6 expertise
- Weight Loss
Dr. Matthew L Perkins has 2 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
Dr. Matthew L Perkins is Board Certified in 2 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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Dr. Perkins is a great physician. This makes me wonder how he can surround himself with idiots and simpletons that is the office staff. Communication between doctor and patient is good. Communication between Office staff and patients is abysmal.. The web based patient login is incredibly difficult and hard to set up and read. Was disappointed in the need to find another physician. I would not recommend or go back to the practice again.
Dr. Perkins as a Physician is second to none. I am surprised he surrounds himself with abysmal and incompetent office staff. There have been many issues with office staff and PA's that have almost sent me out the door. I have overlooked them because he is so good. Today, however, I can't recommend nor overlook the lack of communication and unprofessionalism that is so prevelant in his ancillary staff. After waiting more than a month to see the doctor for my physical and labs, I get to the office for my appointment, which was confirmed almost two weeks ago, I found out that they no longer carry our Insurance Providor and I would have to pay cash to continue with the appt. The girl at the 1/4 open window stated that it has been since May and they sent all the affected patients letter. There are three of us who use him for a PCP and none of received anything. We have even been treated there after May and not one word.. Please find a PCP who surrounds himself with outstanding staff to match the limited time spent with a great Physician. Find a group who can assist the physician adequately.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 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.
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.
Dr. Perkins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
24 Years Experience
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1994
United States Air Force Base Hospital
Dr. Matthew L Perkins 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 S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & DirectionsTennessee Medicine And Pediatrics, 741 President Pl Ste 200, Smyrna, TN
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