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Aaron Bussey, M.D. understands that diseases of the endocrine system are complex and often difficult for patients to understand. He firmly believes his patients do best by understanding both disease and treatments . He spends as much time as possible listening to the concerns of his patients and then educating them about their condition and recommended treatments. His goal is to help patients make fully informed and well educated decisions regarding their own health and medical care. He has specific interests in the individualized treatment of diabetes, menopause, and disorders of the thyroid. Dr. Bussey is a native of Texas but has come to love East Tennessee (almost) as much. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His residency in Internal Medicine was at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis . While there he met his wife - a true Memphis Belle. The groom's cake at their wedding featured Davy Crockett's famous quote “You may all go to Hell and I'll go to Texas ”. After angering all his new in-laws Dr. Bussey fled back home for fellowship training in endocrinology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio . He spent three years working in the concrete jungle of Dallas before realizing that his wife is “the smart one” and agreeing to give East Tennessee a chance. Dr. Bussey established Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee Blount County office in 2006 and practices exclusively at that location. He is outnumbered at home and in his free time does whatever his wife and daughters ask.
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Dr. Bussey's Rating
Patient Perspective
3.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.0 Takes time to answer my questions
3.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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122 Kent Pl, Alcoa, TN, 37701
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Endocrinology Consultants Of East Tennessee
122 Kent Pl
Alcoa, TN, 37701
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"Dr Bussey was very nice and Knowledgable. My concern is the billing of new Patients as I received a charge for $396. 49 New Patient Level 4. When questioned a Level 4 I was advised this does bill higher as it was for Medical Management. (Ozempic). How is this ok, when a Primary can provide a script for Ozempic and manager it. A level 1-3 would be less, how is this ok? When I scheduled the appt, I was advised a $150.00 deposit is required due to insurance, never advised of the new patient fee and the levels of charges. The office only provides estimates for non-insured patients because there is not enough staff for insurance patients. They should have been able to provide a new patient estimate with a range they bill between the Level 1 to Level 5 without the patient having to ask as I have been advised from other specialist at time of scheduling. Beware of Cost."
  • July 5, 2023
"Condenscending and arrogant. "
  • October 15, 2021
"He was very condescending & patronizing with me in my concerns about Hashimotos. He was a very poor listener and not comforting at all about treatments. Said there was nothing to do, the Hashimotos and thyroid would continue to deteriorate. I’d be on thyroid meds rest of my life. He offered me no comfort. I never would go back to him. He seemed totally incompetent and cold hearted."
  • December 27, 2019


122 Kent Pl
Alcoa, TN, 37701
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
907 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN, 37804
1450 Dowell Springs Blvd Ste 300
Knoxville, TN, 37909
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted



Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Graduated 1997
Mcgovern Medical School At The Univ Of Texas Health Science Ctr At Houston
Graduated 1997


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