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Byrd, M.D.

Victor Byrd, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Byrd, Rheumatologist, joined Heritage Medical Associates in June 2005 after practicing for nine years at Vanderbilt Division of Rheumatology. Dr. Byrd earned his MD degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Byrd is certified in Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and American College of Rheumatology.

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Harwell, M.D.

Susan Harwell, M.D.

Physician

Susan O. Harwell, M.D. was born in Tullahoma, TN. She attended the University of the South in Sewanee, TN for undergraduate studies before earning her medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2009. She then completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Harwell has also completed a fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time… Continue Reading

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Lyons, M.D.

Elizabeth Lyons, M.D.

Physician

Elizabeth Tate Lyons, MD is a native of Nashville. Dr. Lyons graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and earned her Medical Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

She completed her internship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and her fellowship in Rheumatology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva… Continue Reading

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Meadors, M.D.

Porter Meadors, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Meadors was born in New Orleans and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee.  He completed his undergraduate degree at the College at Washington and Lee before attending medical school at the University of Mississippi.  He completed his residency at the University Hospital and after a year as Cheif Resident, he moved to Nashville for a Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He has since been in Nashville for 25 years.  Dr. Meadors has been married for 31 years and has three… Continue Reading

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Rhea, D.O., F.A.C.R.

Christian Rhea, D.O., F.A.C.R.

Physician

Dr. Christian Rhea has practiced as a Rheumatologist with Heritage Medical Associates since 2006.  He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida in 1994, and again in 2000 as valedictorian of his medical school class at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Rhea then completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina where he was named the Charles S. Bryant Academic Scholar and served there as a Chief Resident.  In 2004, he came to… Continue Reading