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About Ratings and Comments
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care
provider-related questions on the nationally-recognized Press Ganey
Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5
with 5 being the best score.
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.
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Always kind & considerate.
Patient | October 17, 2018
Dr. Abbate has been my doctor for many years. This would not be the case if he did not have my complete trust. He is an excellent physician.
Patient | October 9, 2018
Dr. Abbate is the best doctor I have ever had. Everyone should have it so good. I have been his patient for seven years now and he is on top of everything. He is compassionate, shows empathy and kindness, and has always helped improve my health. I recommend him to my employees and friends.
Patient | October 8, 2018
We are making excellent progress on weight loss goals and controlling essential hypertension.
Patient | September 12, 2018
Patient | August 28, 2018
Excellent all the way around. Highly recommend.
Patient | August 26, 2018
Patient | August 13, 2018
For what its worth, i have recommended Dr Abbate to all of my children.
Patient | August 6, 2018
Dr. Abbate clearly ordered age appropriate lab tests which I might not have thought of.
Patient | July 24, 2018
Always willing to take whatever time needed to answer in detail all my questions or _____ my wife.
Patient | July 20, 2018
Patient | July 16, 2018
Dr. Abbate always listens and cares about me and my health. One of the main reasons I continue to see him.
Patient | July 9, 2018
Dr. Abbate is the best PCP I've ever had. He and his staff are excellent at care and courtesy.
Patient | June 21, 2018
Have recommended Dr. Abbate in the past and will certainly do so if such an opportunity presents itself in the future.
Patient | May 29, 2018
I was fortunate to be taken on as a patient by Dr Abbate. I couldn't be more pleased with the care he delivers and his manner in doing so.
Patient | May 27, 2018
Dr. Abate is very professional in the manner he deals with me. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and explains things in layman's terms. He is a kind man and it is clear that he cares about me as a person.
Patient | May 21, 2018
Best physician I've ever had. He actually recognizes me and knows about my lifestyle. (ie I travel constantly)
Patient | May 21, 2018
I have every confidence in Dr. Abatte concerning my medical care.
Patient | May 7, 2018
Patient | April 23, 2018
dr.abatte is very good and very professional . I would highly recommend him.
Patient | April 23, 2018
Patient | April 17, 2018
He is a great doctor. Kind, caring, compassionate, great listener and spent plenty of time with me.
Patient | April 9, 2018
Dr. Abbate is the best physician I ever had ... he is knowledgeable and compassionate. Fantastic doctor !!!
Patient | April 9, 2018
Dr, Abatte always sits down to talk and listens well. I never feel like he is in a hurry, although I am sure that day was busy for him. He keeps up with the screening that needs to be done (e.g., colonoscopy).
Patient | March 17, 2018
Dr. Abbate is very above average as a PCP.
Patient | March 1, 2018
Very good experience as always.
Patient | February 28, 2018
I really like and trust Dr. Abbate.
Patient | January 26, 2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Abbate since mid-year of 1994. We have grown to be friends as well as doctor patient relationship. I have changed my Medicare advantage coverage so I could remain seeing Dr. Abbate.
Patient | January 21, 2018
Excellent! Dr. Abbate is a wonderful doctor and my husband and I have utmost confidence in him. He has been our primary care physician for many years and he is excellent. Very thankful to have him!
Patient | January 16, 2018
my wife and mother in law see Dr Abatte, and several friends, thats how i found out about him, i would never entertain leaving him as a patient unless i moved out of state, and thats not likely
Patient | December 18, 2017
best doctor I've ever had. I feel better just talking with him.
Patient | December 16, 2017
I appreciate an open mind and good ear. I always feel as if I am being heard, and the issues are dealt with.
Patient | December 15, 2017
Patient | December 8, 2017
wanted my son to get in to see him due to family history etc but he his was told he's not taking new patients.
Patient | December 7, 2017
Patient | December 4, 2017
He's the reason I come to Vanderbilt.
Patient | November 14, 2017
Good experience, compassionate and encouraging to me.
Patient | November 9, 2017
Dr. Abbate is great all-around physician. So glad friend recommended his practice.
Patient | October 31, 2017
I don't see Dr. Abbate very often (it had been 2 yrs.) but he remembers me & my history (not on the charts) and shows interest in my well being.
Patient | October 18, 2017
My wife and mother in law have him, and I have recommended Dr Abbate to many
Patient | October 17, 2017
Dr. Abbate is a very excellent doctor. He's very, very good at what he does.
Patient | September 22, 2017
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Aetna (Excludes First Health, except Medical Mutual of Ohio)
Aetna Behavioral Health
Aetna Better Health (Kentucky Medicaid)
Aetna Better Health Transplants (Kentucky Medicaid. Requires single case agreement)
Aetna Medicare Advantage
Aetna Select VHAN (Premier)
Aetna Whole Health
Amerigroup Behavioral Health
Amerigroup TennCare (Adult services may require prior authorization and be redirected)
Amerigroup Transplant Medicaid (Tennessee MCO)
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Baptist Health (Formerly Known as Bluegrass Family Health)
Baptist Health Behavioral Health
Baptist Health Plan of KY
BlueCross BlueShield BlueCard (for out-of-state plans with "suitcase")
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - Networks P, S & M (Includes individual exchange plans for all metal levels)
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Behavioral Health
BlueCross BlueShield Transplants (BDCT and local BCBST)
BlueCross BlueShield TennCare
BCBST CoverKids (Adult services may require prior authorization and be redirected)
BCBST CoverKids Behavioral Health
BCBST CoverKids Transplants
BlueCare (Adult services may require prior authorization and be redirected)
BlueCare Advantage Plus (DSNP) - Medicare/Medicaid
BlueCare Behavioral Health
TennCare Select (Adult services may require prior authorization and should be directed back to TennCare)
TennCare Select Behavioral Health
TennCare Select Transplants
Center Care Behavioral Health
Cigna (Includes LP, OAP and Great West)
Cigna Behavioral Health
Cigna Connect (Memphis market members do not have benefits in Nashville)
Cigna SureFit (Pediatric patients only)
Cigna-HealthSpring Behavioral Health
Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
Corvel (Workers' Compensation)
Corvel Behavioral Health
Farm Bureau (Offers individual off-exchange, non-ACA compliant plan)
HealthOne Alliance Behavioral Health
Health Partners Behavioral Health
Cariten Medicare Advantage
Humana (Includes HMO, NPOS and PPO. Excludes local POS and individual exchange plan: PPOX)