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James L Netterville, MD, FACS


Director of Head and Neck Oncologic Services; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology; Associate Director, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

4.9 4.9 265 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
Head and Neck Cancer
Benign Tumors of the Face and Jaws
Head and Neck Infection
Head and Neck Cancer
Skull Base Conditions

Board Certificates

Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 1985


MD - University of Tennessee, 1980
Fellowship - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1985
Residency - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1985
Residency - Methodist Hospital, 1982
Internship - Methodist Hospital, 1981


1215 21st Avenue South
Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232

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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.
He spends extra time with each patient which makes the wait longer.
Patient | February 14, 2017

Provider excellent.
Patient | February 8, 2017

Literally, could not have been better.
Patient | January 27, 2017

he is the best!
Patient | January 4, 2017

Excellent care. Will recommend!
Patient | January 2, 2017

Dr. Netterville is fantastic! I have nothing but praise for him!
Patient | December 12, 2016

Dr. Netterville is a wonderful doctor and a great example to all his staff and future doctors. Love his caring personality.
Patient | December 5, 2016

Cancelled a surgery with another local surgeon because of confidence in Dr. Netterville.
Patient | December 5, 2016

Dr. Netterville is awesome as a clinician as a person!
Patient | December 2, 2016

He's the BEST! I only wish I'd started with him instead of STH dr., we love him!! It's worth the waiting, to get top notch care.
Patient | October 28, 2016

Dr. Netterville and his staff have been wonderful to me and my daughter through our family tragedies over the last 6-8 months. This team is phenomenal for supporting your physical and emotional well-being!
Patient | October 18, 2016

Not one thing negative to say about the care provided in the past 2 years.
Patient | October 17, 2016

I have already recommended Dr. Netterville. I am 100% confident that he provides the best care and knowledge possible. He went above and beyond to explain everything in my care plan, and made sure I understood everything.
Patient | October 17, 2016

Dr. Netterville is very professional, & extremely caring.
Patient | September 26, 2016

Dr. Netterville and his assistant were smart, knowledgeable, courteous, concerned, friendly, honest and I would highly recommend.
Patient | September 22, 2016

My experience with Dr. Netterville exemplifies the best in medical care. I could not ask for any better care or treatment, aside from administrative issues.
Patient | September 20, 2016

Best provider I have ever had.
Patient | September 4, 2016

Time spent w/dr. satisfactory wait time entirely too long.
Patient | August 31, 2016

I could not have found a more humble, courteous surgeon w/an A+ in bedside manner. I've had 2 surgeries here both performed by Dr. Netterville & I've had follow-ups every year. I know I'm in the BEST OF HANDS.
Patient | August 31, 2016

Patient | August 29, 2016

Dr. Netterville is the best of the best!
Patient | August 28, 2016

Patient | August 20, 2016

Dr Netterville is the most Awesome Doctor I've ever had!!! He is so kind, patient, smart!!! The worlds best!!!0
Patient | August 1, 2016

He was probably the best doctor I've ever seen! I found his personality to be captivating and enlightening. He put me & my family at ease and prescribed an excellent treatment plan in great detail that was easy for me to understand.
Patient | July 29, 2016

Dr. Netterville is TOP NOTCH.
Patient | July 28, 2016

awesome Doctor!! great skills and experience to assist me with my health!
Patient | July 25, 2016

Dr. Netterville & his staff came highly recommended & they were excellent.
Patient | July 22, 2016

Patient | June 20, 2016

Dr. Netterville is not only an incredible man & doctor, but he makes each patient feel important and informed. Never met a doctor as great as him!
Patient | June 20, 2016

Dr. Netterville is the most qualified dr. to treat me. Took time to explain my condition, treatment, and follow up. I am completely satisfied. #6. No meds needed.
Patient | June 18, 2016

I have had excellent experience with Dr. Netterville. He is so very kind, considerate and down to earth. The puts you in a very relaxed situation.
Patient | June 15, 2016

Dr. Netterville is everything & more - my only disappointment is that he released me and sadly there is no reason to come see him for check ups - Thank you Dr. Netterville!!
Patient | June 10, 2016

Dr. Neterville & staff were accomdating & professional.
Patient | June 1, 2016

more than pleased with provider and staff
Patient | May 1, 2016

If there is a nicer man then Doctor Netterville, my wife & I have not met him.
Patient | May 1, 2016

Very comfortable & good visit.
Patient | April 22, 2016

There was nothing to discuss about medication provider does not prescribe. Always a good experience.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Patient | March 14, 2016

Please give notice when he plans to retire so I can see him before he goes.
Patient | March 2, 2016

I love the Doctor and all the Staff. Wish all my doctors and nurses were like them.
Patient | February 9, 2016

Patient | January 21, 2016

Outstanding physician & _____.
Patient | January 7, 2016

Love Dr. Netterville and Dr. Shockley. Very professional, caring, knowledgeable and ready to tackle my cancer. So thankful for both of them.
Patient | January 5, 2016