We found 3 general surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Johnson City, TN.

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Dr. Scott O Caudle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
189 Corporate Drive; Suite 10
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Scott Caudle is a general surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Caudle an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include artefill, juvederm, and acne. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Medicare Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caudle welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Juvederm, Acne, Restylane, ArteFill

Specializes in General Surgery
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Ariel Spencer's medical specialty is general surgery. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
408 N State of Franklin Road; Suite 31
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Powell is a physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell honors. Dr. Powell studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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