Edwin Anderson Jr, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

After practicing medicine for 30 years, I feel fortunate to be part of the MDVIP personalized healthcare model.  It has enabled me to care for my patients more proactively and to focus on prevention and wellness.

As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I am able to get to know you as a whole person and understand all the issues in your life that impact your health.  My patients and I have time to talk and I have time to listen.  I am able to see you quickly in the office or at home when the need arises and support you and your family in times of illness.

I partner with my patients to help them achieve their personal goals and enjoy happier, healthier lives.

Physician Profile


Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1969
Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Doctorate of Medicine 1973
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Chief Resident 1978-1979

Hospital Affiliations

St. Thomas Hospital

Military Service

Major, U.S. Army Medical Corps. July 1976-June 1978

Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Phi Honor Society
Bete Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
Athletic Scholarship, Varsity Football, Georgia Tech
Justin Potter Merit Scholarship, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Weinstein Award, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Fellow, American College of Physicians 1986
AMA Physician Recognition Award 2000
Army Commendation Medal 1978
Best Doctors in America® 2013,2014

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

University Appointments:
Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt
University School of Medicine
Society Memberships:
Nashville Academy of Medicine
Tennessee Medical Association
Tennessee Society of Internal Medicine
American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal
Medicine Committees:
Clinical Care Committee, Park View Hospital 1980-1983
Internal Medicine Executive Committee, Baptist Hospital 1980-1989
Tennessee Malpractice Review Board 1981-1984
Secretary, Nashville Society of Internal Medicine 1983-1984
Utilization Review Committee, Park View Hospital 1985-1987
Quality Assurance Committee, Baptist Hospital 1993-1996
Chairman, Research and Development Committee, Heritage Medical Associates 1994
Secretary, Heritage Medical Associates 1994
Quality Assurance Committee, Healthnet TennCare 1995-1996
Vice-President and President-Elect, Heritage Medical Associates 1995
President and Board Chairman, Heritage Medical Associates 1996
Lifesigns Medical Director 1999-2001
St. Thomas Hospital CEO Search Committee 2006
St. Thomas Hospital Compass Committee 2007


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Jim & Ellie

    We have been a patient of Dr. Anderson since he began his career. He is a very good doctor. You can contact him at any time and he...

  • Member: Tlima

    Dr Anderson is the most exceptional and educated doctor I have ever met, and I am a nurse. He is kind, understanding, and takes th...

  • Member: Terry

    My doctor treated my mother until she recently died. He treats both my sister and me, as well. He was unfailingly accessible throu...

  • Member: Alice

    It is such a privilege and a pleasure to have Ed Anderson as my doctor. He is coridal, efficient, very caring and always available...