Find Doctors and Dentists Near You
The location you tried did not return a result. Please enter a valid 5-digit Zip Code.

You can also search by physician, practice, or hospital name


Anthony G. Avitabile Jr., DO, is a highly skilled and compassionate physician who provides exceptional health care to his patients at RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.Dr. Avitabile graduated with a Bachelor of Science from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, where he also received a Master of Science in microbiology. He earned his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, where he appeared on the National Dean’s List and was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi national osteopathic honor fraternity.Dr. Avitabile went on to a transitional internship at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and spent the next ten years on active duty in the US Army Medical Corps. While on active duty, he became Chief of his Emergency Room and acted as Flight Surgeon, providing primary care for military personal.In the Army, he achieved the rank of major and earned the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He maintains a deep appreciation for the opportunity to care for his fellow veterans. After his military service, Dr. Avitabile completed a residency in family practice in an East Tennessee State University program in Chattanooga, and he stayed in the city to begin practicing medicine.Dr. Avitabile is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. His patients and his peers regard him for his extensive knowledge of and focus on diabetes. He’s passionate about the well-being of his patients and believes in treating them like they’re his own family.Dr. Avitabile has the privilege of sharing his love for medicine with his family. His wife of nearly 30 years is the practice manager at RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC, and works alongside him daily. Together, they have four amazing children and one beautiful grandchild, and they look forward to having more grandchildren in the future. Their children have followed in their footsteps, with their third child in medical school and their youngest on the undergraduate pre-med path.
View more


Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed

Based on patient feedback. Read the reviews


preferred provider
Preferred Provider badge recognizes providers that are committed to transparency, responsiveness and great service to patients, and have earned a high patient satisfaction rating.


Dr. Avitabile Jr.'s Rating
33 Ratings with 5 Reviews
Patient Perspective
4.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
Office Rating
Showing ratings for:
n/a Average office wait time
n/a Office cleanliness
n/a Courteous staff
n/a Scheduling flexibility
Rivercity Family Medicine Pllc
Showing 1-5 of 5 reviews
"I've been a patient of Dr. Avitable for few years now. As a doctor, Mr. Avitable is knowledgeable, but as a people person a little too cold. Quite few times I've felt I was like on a conveyor belt, 5 min or 10 min at best occasionally was the time alloted. Just didn't feel like the "care" was much of the "business." The worst grade I'd give to the office in general along with the Dr. is for the terrible response time to calls and messages. Overall, best I can give them is 3 stars, and I've moved on to another provider. "
  • September 21, 2023
"Awesome doctor A, listens and responds to all your medical needs. Friendly & caring staff"
  • July 28, 2022
"Dr A is a great doctor. He listened to me about my problems. He ask questions and talks about how he is going to help make things better. Great staff in and out in no time. "
  • September 16, 2021
"I had my first visit with Dr. Avitabile this morning. Everything was fantastic from being received by the office staff all the way until I left. Dr. Avitabile took 30 minutes with me and listened to my concerns like he really cared about what I had to say. I would recommend him to everyone if I could. This is a first class Doctor!"
  • March 10, 2021
"He's the best!! He is the first doctor that has been able to control my Diabetes and gave me back my life."
  • May 19, 2020


Rivercity Family Medicine Pllc
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
6106 Shallowford Rd Ste 104
Chattanooga, TN, 37421
  • 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
6106 Shallowford Rd Suite 104
Chattanooga, TN, 37421
1751 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga, TN, 37421
2051 Hamill Rd
Hixson, TN, 37343


View more


Eastern Tennessee State University-Chattanooga
Graduated 1999
Medical School
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Pomona, CA
Graduated 1991


Please verify insurance information directly with your doctor's office as it may change frequently.
  • Motor Vehicle (NJ)
  • Champus Tricare
  • Empire BCBS
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OptumHealth
  • PHCS
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
  • BCBS TN Blue Network S
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Blue Network P
  • Blue Open Access POS Plus - GA
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Aetna APCN Open Access Aetna Select
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • BCBS TN Blue Network L
  • BCBS TN Blue Network P
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Oscar GA Employee Cigna + Oscar LocalPlus
  • Oscar GA Employee Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus



Data Transparency and Trust: Understanding WebMD Doctor Listings and Reviews

We know that finding the right doctor or provider is important to your health. That’s why we want to ensure you have confidence in the provider profiles and listings you see on WebMD Care. Our provider data is sourced from the physicians themselves as well as publicly available databases. Any doctor or provider who claims their profile by verifying themselves can update their information and provide additional data on their specialties, education, accepted insurances, conditions they treat, and procedures they perform.

All the physician and provider reviews on WebMD Care are provided by users just like you. Knowing these reviews provide insight into how other patients feel about a doctor, we maintain internal policies and protocols to ensure the quality and accuracy of all reviews. Providers are not able to remove or modify reviews on their own. Reviews can only be removed after an internal review by our customer service team.

We value your input and encourage you to reach out to our support team if you encounter any issues.