Michelle Davenport, MD, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
306 Pine Hill Rd
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Always takes your concerns seriously, whether fat,
neuro-atypical, etc. treated my commonly dubbed "overweight" and
visibly fat mother kindly.
A. Peter Thompson, Jr., DDS
4700 Poplar Ave, Suite 410
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
I AM ACCEPTING LARGE WOMEN PATIENTS
Michael Bolds, M.D., Pulmonologist
300 20th Ave N Fl 9
Nashville, TN 37203
He told me that weight loss "doesn't work" as a treatment for
Tom Callaway, M.D., primary care
222-22nd Ave N.,
Nashville, TN 37203.
A few years ago, my PCP was this wonderful doctor whom everyone
called "Dr. Tom." I was at my highest weight of 350 when I saw
him, and I'll never forget what he said to me: "a person can be
healthy whether she is 100 or 300 lbs depending on lifestyle".
He is a charming, sweet doctor and I highly recommend him.
UPDATE JUNE 07: Reported not to be accepting new patients.
Peggy Elam, Ph.D.
Psychology ~ Psychotherapy & Counseling ~ Personal Coaching
Kathara Bio-Spiritual Healing System Facilitator
P.O. Box 58065
Nashville, TN 37205
I'm a licensed psychologist with a holistic (mind-body-spirit)
and size-acceptance focus. Self-pay only; I don't process
insurance or work with managed care. I moderate the Health At
Any Size egroup at Yahoogroups.com. I took a formal massage &
bodywork training program in 2000 and am licensed as a massage
therapist in Tennessee. I'm primarily interested in subtle
energy bodywork such as Kathara healing and Craniosacral
Michael J. Fowler, endocrinology
Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic
8210 Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave, S.
Nashville TN 37232
(615) 322-4752 (clinic appointment line)
(615) 343-8332 (direct line)
I have been seeing Dr. Fowler for 2.5 years for a congenital
adrenal disorder. The treatment for this disorder includes
steroids, which exacerbates my genetic predisposition to being
overweight. I wasn't exactly thin when I started going to him
and have gained a good deal more weight since. He has never
brought up my weight in any visit, even though he could have
chosen to make an issue of it due to my primary medical
condition. He has always been polite, friendly, and
accommodating, going so far as to ask me every time I see him if
there is anything else he can do for me. I wish I could make
him my primary health provider! To the best of my knowledge he
is accepting new patients, although there is a several month
wait to get an appointment
S.L. Lampkin IV, MD, primary care
Karla Brown, MD
12th Avenue South
Karla Brown is a beautiful, petite lady and neither Dr. Lampkin
or Dr. Brown have EVER addressed weight with me unless I wanted
to. They both treat the whole person. I love them both and
always walk away feeling like the problem I went to them for was
addressed, and they feel like weight is just one aspect of a
person and isn't the cause of many problems.
Elizabeth Oldfield, MD, OB/GYN
Doctors for Women OB/GYN Group
2011 Murphy Ave 37203
She never made my weight an issue (I began my pregnancy at 250
lbs and am 5' 7") She and her staff always made me feel very
comfortable. Her nurse always used large blood pressure cuffs.
Both of her nurses were women of size themselves. Dr. Oldfield
was very open to natural birth, even for a woman of size.
She kept finding ways to make the discussion about my weight,
even after learning that I have a condition that makes weight
loss extremely difficult. She was skeptical and condescending
about everything I told her regarding my medical history and did
a very poor job of listening to my concerns. She even went so
far as to make me get tested for diabetes (the test results were
negative, which came as no surprise to me) before she would
prescribe me medicine for the above mentioned condition,
medicine I have been on for years and needed since I left my old
gynecologist and could no longer get a prescription from him.
It was a horrible experience and I would not recommend her in
any capacity to a person of size.
Jaime Vasquez - Reproductive Endocronologist
Center for Reproductive Health
2410 Patterson Street, Suite 401, Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone: (615) 321-8899
This doctor does not turn patients away for weight or age. His
philosophy is that you test and treat the specific issues in
fertility, and that fat is NOT a factor. We had a long
discussion about it after I was turned away from another clinic
and came to his office, almost without hope. He says hormone
levels and the balance, structure of the reproductive
system--those are the issues. He's not going to say, go away and
lose first. He will run tests and say, your ovaries/eggs are
responding well, or not well. Your husband's sperm is great, or
not so great... and he'll do it all in a very scientific way,
using laboratory slides, not drug company propaganda. From
talking to others in the waiting room, and to his nurses, I know
he has treated many patients turned away by other local clinics.
In addition, he is compassionate and just a wonderful doctor. He
even gave me his e-mail and cell phone number!! His success
rates speak for themselves. I got pregnant on my first IVF
cycle. And although I had complications, he was there for me
every step of the way. I'm not saying everyone has success on
the first try, but his rates are some of the highest--AND really
impressive if you keep in mind that he turns no one away!
I just can't say enough about him.
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