Overview

Dr. Larry L. Shears MD is a male cardiothoracic surgeon in Chattanooga, TN with over 27 years of experience. His CareDash rating is 5.0 out of 5 by one patient, and he has one review. Dr. Shears is affiliated with UT Erlanger Health Network in Chattanooga, as well as Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The procedure that Dr. Shears most frequently performs is Heart Bypass Surgery. Public records indicate that he received $7,611 in payments from medical companies between 2014 and 2016, which is more than a majority (93%) of cardiothoracic surgeons nationally. Dr. Shears graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1991. He is licensed to practice by the state board in Tennessee (55005).

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27+ Years of Experience

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Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

(1 Rating)

Communication:

5.0 (1)

Scheduling:

5.0 (1)

Staff:

5.0 (1)

Treatment:

5.0 (1)

Bedside Manner:

5.0 (1)

Average Wait Time:

15 to 30 minutes

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December 06, 2017

Deborah Shannon

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1 Review

Birchwood, TN

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I can't say thank you enough to Dr Shears for saving my husband. Wonderful surgeon very professional and caring!

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About Dr. Shears

Education and Training

Dr. Larry L. Shears MD graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1991.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Surgery

Basic Information

Full Name: Larry Lynn Shears II

Gender: Male

License Number: 55005 - Issued by the state board in Tennessee

NPI: 1922035864

Practice and Hospital Affiliations

Affiliated Practices

1. UT Erlanger Health Network

975 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN

(423) 778-5630

2. Ut-Erlanger Cardiology

979 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN

(423) 778-5661

Affiliated Hospitals

1. Erlanger Medical Center

975 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN

(423) 778-7000

2. Hanover Hospital

300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA

(717) 316-3711

3. The Gettysburg Hospital

147 Gettys Street
Gettysburg, PA

(717) 334-2121

4. York Hospital

1001 South George Street
York, PA

(717) 851-2345

Location

Office Information

979 East 3rd Street

Suite C520

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Get Directions

(423) 778-5661

(423) 778-5664

Conditions Treated

As a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Shears may treat the following 30 conditions:

List of Procedures Dr. Larry L. Shears MD Performs:

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Payments Received from Medical Companies

What are Payments Received?

Total Payments Received Between 2014 and 2016:

Many providers have received payments from medical companies ranging from small amounts in the form of food at conferences to large payments for consulting or royalties. Some providers have received payments for specific drugs. These payments are not necessarily cause for concern, but we encourage you to speak with your provider if they do raise any questions or issues.

This graph represents payments Dr. Shears received relative to the average payment received by cardiothoracic surgeons.

Dr. Shears received more money than a majority (85%) of cardiothoracic surgeons nationally. For more information, see the breakdown of payments by category.

Providers receive payments in various different categories, from travel and lodging or food and beverages at conferences to fees for promotional speaking or consulting engagements. Some providers receive payments from royalties or licenses, usually from having helped develop a product or drug.

This chart represents the breakdown of payments Dr. Shears has received by specific category of payment. See the breakdown of payments by company.

Providers receive payments from specific medical companies, sometimes for specific drugs. If you have any questions or concerns about the specific company or drug payments your provider has received, we encourage you to speak with your provider directly.

This chart represents the breakdown of payments Dr. Shears has received from specific medical companies, including payments for drugs and medical products.

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