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John S Sergent, MD


Professor of Medicine; Vice Chairman for Education and Director, Department of Medicine Residency Program; Top Doctors in America, 2017; Best Doctors in America, 2017

4.8 4.8 228 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Board Certificates

Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1974
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1972


MD - Vanderbilt University, 1966
Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, 1974
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1972
Fellowship - National Institutes of Health, 1970
Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1968


Vanderbilt Rheumatology
Vanderbilt Rheumatology Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37212

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. John Sergent is a excellent doctor I truly trust.
Patient | April 19, 2018

Dr. Sergent spent SO much time "more than any doctor in Nashville.
Patient | April 12, 2018

We are at the point unsure how to treat my auto immune disorder.
Patient | April 10, 2018

We completely trust Dr. Sergent.
Patient | April 3, 2018

One of the best doctor at Vanderbilt, would recommend him to anyone.
Patient | April 3, 2018

Dr. Sergent spent 5 minutes in the room with me. I timed him. while testing the reflexes in my ankle he used the back of his stethescope, which was uncomfortable not to mentuon not very effective. He asked me how long I have been seeing him, but my record was in front of him on the computer. He dismissed the diagnosis a neuroogist gave me, but offered no other solutions, when the diagnosis would be related to my diagnosis of RA. He dismissed me when I asked about the side effects of my medication. His attitude was unpleasant and dismissive. I spent 3 hours at the clinic for a 5 minute appointment. I will be looking for another Rheumatologist. He is supposed to be the best in the city. If that is the case, those of use needing a Rheumatologist are in big trouble.
Patient | February 26, 2018

Excellent doctor
Patient | February 5, 2018

Highly recommended
Patient | January 30, 2018

I recommended and Dr. Sergent is currently treating my wife's niece.
Patient | January 10, 2018

I was very pleased with Dr. Sergent's ability to diagnosis me correctly after being misdiagnosed for several years. This after two visits with Dr. Sergent.
Patient | January 3, 2018

Dr Sergent is excellent in every way.
Patient | December 26, 2017

The best ever, very blessed to still have him after so many years. Keep him working, wish younger generation had his magic!
Patient | November 7, 2017

Patient | October 10, 2017

Dr. Sergent really took the time and answered all questions. Would definitely recommend.
Patient | September 30, 2017

Excellent care.
Patient | August 3, 2017

He has a great reputation. This was my first and only experience there.
Patient | August 1, 2017

If I ever have other health problems besides BA I call and ask Dr. Sergent to recommend someone, and he has never guided me wrong.
Patient | July 28, 2017

Patient | July 28, 2017

Dr. Sergent has been one of the most competent, intelligent, and kind doctors I have ever had. I can tell through his conversation that he stays up-to-date on the latest biomedical research, and that he truly cares about doing his job to the best of his ability.
Patient | July 26, 2017

He is a very good provider.
Patient | May 30, 2017

Dr. Sergent is my hero!!
Patient | May 19, 2017

I would recommend Dr. Sergent to anyone in need.
Patient | May 15, 2017

Best care provider ever. Been with him for 30+ years. He cannot retire ever. Hope, to be seeing him for 20 more years.
Patient | May 8, 2017

Dr. Sergent is a compassionate and extremely competent physician who managed my appointment in the presence of three students with grace and thoughtfulness. I never felt like an "object" of observation; instead I felt respected and cared for.
Patient | April 24, 2017