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About Dr. Samuel F Hunter

Dr. Samuel F Hunter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Franklin, TN. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Neuroradiology. Dr. Hunter has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

96 Ratings with 38 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Samuel F Hunter is Great. Dr. Samuel F Hunter has been rated by 96 patients. From those 96 patients 38 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Samuel F Hunter is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Advanced Neurosciences Institute

101 Forrest Crossing Blvd Ste 103
Franklin, TN 37064
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Specialties

Dr. Samuel F Hunter has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Neuroradiology

    Neuroradiologists focus specifically on diagnosing conditions related to the nervous system, spine, head and neck through radiology. They can identify abnormalities in these areas and help doctors properly diagnose the presence of tumors, aneurysms and even dementia.
    It’s also common for them to consult with patients with persistent headaches or back pains, trauma to a certain area, or any issue that can affect brain function, such as a stroke. Like any radiologist, they are trained to perform x-rays, cat scans, ultrasounds and MRIs, but they work closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Stroke
  • Headache
  • Electromyography
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Clinical Research
  • Alzheimer's Disease

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Do NOT trust Dr. Hunter- get a 2nd opinion

I was sent to Dr. Samuel Hunter by another neurologist to rule out MS. He ruled it in, and told me on the first MRI he ordered that there were 8-9 spots my brain that were not there on the previous year's MRI. He then advocated for a clinical trial, and through his efforts, I qualified. He treated me with MS medication for the last 5 YEARS. I ran into a former co-worker who told me Dr. Hunter had treated her for 10 years and she found out she DID NOT have MS. I started questioning my own diagnosis, because I didn't seem to be deteriorating like those around me with the disease. I continued to see him, but secretly went to another neurologist who told me she has OTHER patients he has diagnosed, and like me, they have FORGED paperwork showing that they have MS. I had MRIs done this year, 6 months apart, and a lumbar puncture. He told me at each yearly MRI that there were changes in my brain indicative of MS. He LIED. My NEW neurologist (and a 3rd independent neurologist) have reviewed my files, comparing MRI discs from 2012 (the one that was supposed to have 8-9 "NEW" lesions) and the two from 2017. I do not, nor have I EVER had MS. This was not a mistake, it was fraud, and he should lose his license. I see others posting here that they have been misdiagnosed by him as well. You can file a claim with the Tennessee Board of Health. He IS being investigated for these crimes and if all those who have been wronged speak up, prayerfully he will not be able to rob anyone else of years of their lives. To find the link, just Google "Filing a complaint against health care professionals - Tennessee Board of Health. Vitals won't let me post the link.

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Dr. Hunter diagnosed me with MS 15 years ago and treated me for a year. I finally got a second opinion and told I didn't have MS. I was so confused that I then went to the Vanderbilt MS clinic and saw two different neurologists and both told me I didn't have MS. I immediately stopped seeing Dr. Hunter and later met another former patient of his who shared the same experience. One of the Vanderbilt doctors told me Dr. Hunter diagnoses patients as having MS too quickly. Please get a second opinion or third of fourth. Fifteen years later and I still do not have MS.

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He listens to his patients and is very thorough in the exam. He cares for their well being and wants the best for them

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Dr. Hunter was and is a wonderful doctor. I wish I still lived close to HIM. When HE was my doctor I loved HIM and I still do. HE is WONDERFUL.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2012, 2014, 2010, 2013)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Samuel F Hunter accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee
    • BCBS TN Blue Network S
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
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Locations & Directions

Advanced Neurosciences Institute, 101 Forrest Crossing Blvd Ste 103, Franklin, TN

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