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About Dr. Poonam R Somai

Dr. Poonam R Somai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Nashville, TN. She has 17 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

54 Ratings with 17 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Poonam R Somai is Good. Dr. Poonam R Somai has been rated by 54 patients. From those 54 patients 17 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Poonam R Somai is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Saint Thomas Medical Group

4230 Harding Pike Ste 400
Nashville, TN 37205
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Specialties

Dr. Poonam R Somai has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Poonam R Somai has the following 8 expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis

Dr. Poonam R Somai has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Terrible Provider-Waste of Time

Dr. Somai stood in the doorway of the exam room and looked like she was in a hurry and this was an initial visit! She came in the exam room for a minute to check my fingers and that was about it. Let's just say she missed the boat on my diagnosis and I had to see another rheumatologist to get to the bottom of my issues. Don't waste your time or $$$

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No bedside manner

Dr.Somai sat on the bench part of the table, typed on her laptop, squeezed my wrists to check for inflammation, then prescribed several medications and left the room. She doesn't spend quality time with her patients and she brushes off serious pain. She's rude and keeps patients waiting. Time to seek a new doctor!

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Five Stars

Dr. Somai is extremely thorough and has done more for me than my last rheumatologist who ignored my symptoms wanting me to see a psychiatrist because I wasn't "handling my diagnosis well". Dr. Somai has been wonderful and knows her field very well. I never have an issue with wait times and her staff is very attentive as well. If I call the office and leave a message, I get a call back from the receptionist almost immediately. I see how busy she is so I know how hard it is for her to take all of these calls plus call to remind me of my appointment and call me with my lab results. The physician assistant has been great as well. I drive almost an hour to see her every month and it's worth it!!!

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One Star

I would not recommend this doctor as she no idea what she is doing for her patients. I would not recommend her any way shape or form in treating any patient.

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One Star

dont waste time or money she does not care about her patients

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  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 2001

  • Mclaren Regional Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Poonam R Somai accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee
    • BCBS TN Blue Network E
    • BCBS TN Blue Network S
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry PPO - TN
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Saint Thomas Medical Group, 4230 Harding Pike Ste 400, Nashville, TN

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