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Joseph W Huston III, MD


Assistant Professor of Rheumatology; Best Doctors in America, 2017

4.6 4.6 313 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Board Certificates

Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977


MD - Vanderbilt University, 1971
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1979
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1977
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1972


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.
Patient | October 25, 2018

Bedside manner" is lacking, but his knowledge about my condition supersedes a poor personality. I don't need him to be my best friend but I do need him to understand what I'm experiencing so that he can adequately give me the information I need to manage my condition and I have confidence that he can do that.
Patient | October 16, 2018

I am so very thankful for the excellent care I receive from Dr. Joseph Huston. He is very knowledgeable and thorough. He leaves no unanswered questions, doubts, or confusion with my care.
Patient | October 4, 2018

very happy I met Dr Joseph Huston
Patient | September 16, 2018

always explains thing well and writes down pertinent information to take home
Patient | September 15, 2018

Dr. Huston is an awesome doctor and I have the most respect for him and have recommended him to many of my friends and family members.
Patient | August 13, 2018

I really think Dr. Huston goes out of his way to explain things. That's great.
Patient | July 25, 2018

Dr. Huston lacks in his social skills. However, he explained the cause to me of several decades of joint problems & clearly explained how what he was recommending would help & has GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK - so I love him even though he was initially rather rude. But, I trust him. He helped me immeasurably.
Patient | July 18, 2018

Dr. Huston is terrific!
Patient | July 18, 2018

Have already given friends my recommendations for this provider.
Patient | June 18, 2018

I feel he is one of the best in his field.
Patient | May 29, 2018

Dr. Huston is an outstanding doctor. I have been his patient for 27 years.
Patient | May 28, 2018

Dr Houston is the Greatest. Always takes the time to ask questions and explain any questions about current situations and the future treatments.
Patient | May 28, 2018

I have seen Dr. Huston for 20+ years and have referred friends and family to him because of 1. his knowledge of the arthritis disease process, and 2. his care/concern shown to me about how the disease process effects my daily living and quality of life. I have followed him to several different offices/hospitals through the years and am grateful my insurance has permitted me to do so as I cannot imagine seeing a different physician in the treatment of my arthritis. :)
Patient | May 21, 2018

Dr. Huston is great doctor!
Patient | May 4, 2018

Patient | May 1, 2018

Terrific diagnostician, very thorough.
Patient | April 29, 2018

He explains well, & draws examples of what it could be. Great doctor.
Patient | April 19, 2018

This was a pleasant visit. Mycondition has improved significantly since my first visit 9 years ago but this provider rarely fully engages with me. Visits are "Hi-Bye-and nose in computer to get paperwork done. There is little real curiosity or interest in me as a patient/individual. I think he must be a good teacher because he is great if I think of questions or ways to engage him but it is not something he initiates.
Patient | April 17, 2018

doctor was rushed due to being one hour behind.
Patient | April 10, 2018

Dr Huston is very good and patient
Patient | March 27, 2018

Very good experience.
Patient | March 25, 2018

I walked out of my appointment with Dr. Houston feeling I was in good hands and that I would be taken care of. I really liked him.
Patient | March 17, 2018

I felt I had "one foot in the grave" last year. Dr. Huston has provided a protocol that has me living a productive life again. What more could I ask of him.
Patient | March 12, 2018

I felt like this provider is very knowledgeable about his field, but felt that he was very direct and rushed in what he had to say and did not ask me about the troubles I have had with my condition. I have been waiting many months to see this provider for my condition and I felt like there was more I needed to tell him but was not given the opportunity.
Patient | February 25, 2018

excellent care; superb doctor
Patient | February 19, 2018

Patient | February 17, 2018

I never know when to ask questions, for his use of the computer. My only complaint.
Patient | January 31, 2018

I have been with Dr. Huston for MANY years in different practices. Clearly, I have confidence in him.
Patient | January 20, 2018

Patient | December 7, 2017

dr Huston always explains everything to me very well. I appreciate that
Patient | December 7, 2017

I have absolute confidence in Dr Huston in my very complicated situation
Patient | October 31, 2017

Dr Huston is terrific.
Patient | October 24, 2017

I have no idea how much time the doctor spend with me, but he did not rush and I felt he took all the time he needed to explain what his plans for helping me improve my health were.
Patient | October 19, 2017

One of the best providers I ever had.
Patient | October 18, 2017

I have been a patient of Dr Huston for over 20 years and he is an excellent, knowledgeable physician
Patient | October 14, 2017

I had an unusually good visit on this occasion. I have been seeing this dr for 8 yrs but have not been pleased with the rapport and/or communication. My visit previous to this visit was such that I decided to see about seeing another dr. I mentioned my dissatisfaction to the nurse and she must have said something because this visit was wonderful. I am going to see if this continues. i trust that Dr Huston is a good practitioner but I want some feedback about how I am doing, etc when I see him
Patient | October 13, 2017

Dr. Huston is the 3rd rheumatologist my wife has seen in the past 5 yrs. & she thinks he's A #1.
Patient | October 6, 2017

In a rush, went over last visit's lab, not current and very rude, no eye contact, didn't even ask why I came back except to, say I thought you were going to Paducah, tried explaining they don't take my insurance. Don't even resolve my issues. 3 hr. drive for nothing.
Patient | October 4, 2017

Dr. Huston is the top of the line, he knows stuff and makes it easy for us to understand.
Patient | September 22, 2017