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LongGone

Crossville, TN

#1 Dec 12, 2009
Does anyone know who the best heart doctor in Cookeville is?
my opinion

Cookeville, TN

#2 Dec 12, 2009
Dr. Wilson.
Just Me

Jasper, TN

#3 Dec 12, 2009
Anyone at TN Heart is good. Lenhart, Stout, Fournet, Case are the ones I know.
daughter

Monroe, TN

#4 Dec 12, 2009
I agree Tennessee Heart is great. If your looking for a surgeon you won't find one any better than Dr.Chapman he did open heart on my dad a little over a month ago and he's did great! no complaints at all.
Dr. Chapman is a great guy very down to earth.
I have heard that Dr. Wilson is good to. I've never heard anything bad about any of them. If your just looking for a heart doctor I like Dr. Brewington and Dockery.
In the Know

Cookeville, TN

#5 Dec 13, 2009
Lenhart is a joke. He had me on the same BP meds for 5 years. I had reoccurring chest pain and he never did much about it. I switched to Brewington. He immediately changed my meds and I haven't had chest pain since. He even went further and did a heart catheter. Everything checked out fine!

Avoid Lenhart at all costs!
Harley Joe

Jasper, TN

#6 Dec 13, 2009
In the Know wrote:
Lenhart is a joke. He had me on the same BP meds for 5 years. I had reoccurring chest pain and he never did much about it. I switched to Brewington. He immediately changed my meds and I haven't had chest pain since. He even went further and did a heart catheter. Everything checked out fine!
Avoid Lenhart at all costs!
Lenhart is no joke. It is always good to have a 2nd opinion and all doctors aren't 100% all the time. In your case, it was best that you went to another doctor but 99% of the time Lenhart is awesome. I am also "in the know" and have friends "in the know" too and Lenhart is one of the best.
In the Know

Cookeville, TN

#7 Dec 13, 2009
Well.....I do know in those years of seeing him, twice he stepped out of the room to take personal calls. I could hear him because he's right outside the door and I'm not the typical geriatric patient with hearing aids.

The first time he stepped out he was talking to his travel agent, on the next visit he stepped out to talk to the computer guy about their new computer system they were installing. Both of those calls could have waited until her was done with my visit. I got the impression on more than occasion that my visit wasn't important to him.
So What

Jasper, TN

#8 Dec 13, 2009
I've also had doctors step out of the room before. If you saw him for years and he stepped out twice then so what? Sounds like you are a whiner. I'm sure your visit was important but obviously not an emergency. I'd hate to be a doctor because of all the whiney patients. Poor guy, taking care of patient's health isn't enough apparently. He also has to babysit!
Lenhart and Wilson Rock

Cookeville, TN

#9 Dec 13, 2009
My mom saw both Dr.'s and they both rock! Lenhart caught a life threatening blockage and Wilson repaired an aneurysm years later- both that saved her life. If he stepped out then I'm sure it was over someone in greater need than you. Get over yourself.
Oops

Cookeville, TN

#10 Dec 13, 2009
I guess you weren't that important, now were you?
The thing about dr's is that you get what you pay for. If you didn't need immediate care from a surgeon,(as in emergency) then I guess you didn't need it! Oh well.
In the Know

Cookeville, TN

#11 Dec 14, 2009
Yeah, that's it.....I need a babysitter.

FYI.....I AM a health care provider myself and I would never treat my patients that way.
Heart Broken

Columbia, SC

#13 Dec 14, 2009
I have always heard great things about Tennessee Heart. I have a genetic irregularity in my heart and it began to show problems about 2 years ago. My mother called Tennessee Heart for me and they assigned Dr. Alan Reynolds to my case. He has the personality of an unattractive shoe. He shook my hand and his hand was so calloused when he introduced himself I am all but sure he is a chronic masterbater... anyways I wore a monitor for a few days and he told me that the only thing wrong with my heart is "conditioning"... I am 5 foot 9 and weight 150 I am not fat he is a tee-total-nimrod
Snazzy_One

Cookeville, TN

#14 Dec 14, 2009
my opinion wrote:
Dr. Wilson.
Dr. Wilson is the best heart surgeon around, including Nashville. This man can fix you from head to toe if you have a problem. He is one of the smartest and most caring surgeons I have ever known. No reason to go to Nashville to have heart or aneurysm surgery. Plus, he is a good Christian man who will genuinely care for you regardless of your ability to pay or insurance. I know this for a fact, and that sets him apart from all the rest. You can't get that in Nashville.
Great Docs

Nashville, TN

#15 Dec 14, 2009
Dr. Chapman, Dr.Case, and Dr. Brewington are all amazing! I have seen each of them in action and I would trust any of them with my life!
Nurse

Cookeville, TN

#16 Dec 14, 2009
I work in a doctor's office and our doctor leaves his cell phone out of the room with his staff. He only takes the call if it's an emergency. That's what all doctors should do.
In the Know

Cookeville, TN

#17 Dec 15, 2009
Thanks for the back-up, Nurse!
Been there

Jasper, TN

#18 Dec 15, 2009
Nurse wrote:
I work in a doctor's office and our doctor leaves his cell phone out of the room with his staff. He only takes the call if it's an emergency. That's what all doctors should do.
Of course that is the norm. But if I have travel plans in the works and have been playing phone tag I would take a call that I had been waiting on if I were not in an emergency situation. Also, the person had been going for "years" and this had happened only twice according to them so it doesn't sound like this is a routine thing. I also had this happen to me a time or two when I had a child at a pediatricians office. I also went there for years and it also happend only once or twice. I didn't mind that. What I did mind was when his mistress turned wife came singing obnoxiously down the hall with "I love you!" and waited for a reply from him from inside the room while with us. They are no longer here thank goodness! So, an occasional interruption for an expected call is not a problem or unethical but optional personal interactions can wait.
In the Know

Cookeville, TN

#19 Dec 15, 2009
Been there wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course that is the norm. But if I have travel plans in the works and have been playing phone tag I would take a call that I had been waiting on if I were not in an emergency situation. Also, the person had been going for "years" and this had happened only twice according to them so it doesn't sound like this is a routine thing. I also had this happen to me a time or two when I had a child at a pediatricians office. I also went there for years and it also happend only once or twice. I didn't mind that. What I did mind was when his mistress turned wife came singing obnoxiously down the hall with "I love you!" and waited for a reply from him from inside the room while with us. They are no longer here thank goodness! So, an occasional interruption for an expected call is not a problem or unethical but optional personal interactions can wait.
Yeah.....going to him for about 5 years....every 6 months. That's 10 visits total. In 10 visits he stepped out of the room twice to take personal calls. That's 20% of the time. Too often and Unprofessional! I was missing work so I could sit there while Lenhart took personal calls.
Nurse

Cookeville, TN

#20 Dec 15, 2009
I agree with In The Know. It's just common etiquette not to take a phone call when you're in a conversation with someone. Our phones do have voicemail, and caller ID, so we can return the call as soon as we're not engaged in a conversation with someone, especially a patient. I mean, several places of businesses post signs on their walls "no cell phones" or "please silence your phones". My pediatrician's office even says, "please do not answer your phone if you are with a provider". Providers should respect the time of their patients just as patients should theirs. How often do we have to wait 2 hours to see our doctors? But we don't complain, because we expect them to give us their undivided attention when they're in the room with us. Now if this Dr. was making travel plans, he should do it on his own time, not the patients. Oh, and if he's done this twice to the same person, then obviously, it's not occassional. Doctors may be more knowledgeable than we are about our health, but that doesn't mean that they can put themselves above us and act like their time is more precious than ours.
In the Know

Cookeville, TN

#21 Dec 16, 2009
Nurse wrote:
I agree with In The Know. It's just common etiquette not to take a phone call when you're in a conversation with someone. Our phones do have voicemail, and caller ID, so we can return the call as soon as we're not engaged in a conversation with someone, especially a patient. I mean, several places of businesses post signs on their walls "no cell phones" or "please silence your phones". My pediatrician's office even says, "please do not answer your phone if you are with a provider". Providers should respect the time of their patients just as patients should theirs. How often do we have to wait 2 hours to see our doctors? But we don't complain, because we expect them to give us their undivided attention when they're in the room with us. Now if this Dr. was making travel plans, he should do it on his own time, not the patients. Oh, and if he's done this twice to the same person, then obviously, it's not occassional. Doctors may be more knowledgeable than we are about our health, but that doesn't mean that they can put themselves above us and act like their time is more precious than ours.
Bravo! Well said!

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