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Dr. John Engbretson, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

John Engbretson is a dedicated and respectful physician specializing in family medicine and primary care doctor in Memphis, TN. Dr. Engbretson is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and he is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians. He is currently treating patients at Christ Community Health Services and the Third Street Health Center, and Dr. Engbretson is affiliated with the Saint Francis Hospital. Dr. Engbretson attended the University of South Alabama to receive his medical education. He then completed his family medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Baptist Health. Dr. Engbretson’s approach to serving his patients and their families is one that is patient-focused and one that examines patients as a whole. Many of Dr. Engbretson’s illness consultations are completed within an hour.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint Francis Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Baptist Health, Montgomery Family Medicine (Residency)
  • Huntingdon College (Bachelor’s)
  • Medical School - University of South Alabama, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Residency in Family Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1356336119

Office locations

Saint Francis Medical Partners - East Memphis

Saint Francis Medical Partners

452 Perkins Extended

Memphis, TN 38117

Patient reviews
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He was nice and patient with me. Listened to what I had to say. I felt at ease and taken care of.
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Very considerate and paid careful attention to my concerns very impressed
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The staff once I got back was great and very professional. Dr. E. was very good about listening to all of my concerns and about talking to me about meds and options for treatment. I was very pleased with my service.
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Dr. E is great took the time to research my symptoms with me to be positive about the best course of treatment. Coolest most easy going DR ever.
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He is great
Less than 3 months ago
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Avoid! I liked the physician until I needed him! Visited doctor several times and realized shortly after last appointment (1.5 months after) he failed refill an important prescription. Two weeks prior to running out I communicated electronicallyand via phone. They told me I HAD NOT BEEN THERE IN OVER SIX MONTHS! This was inaccurate. I tried multiple times to correct. They failed to return my calls and electronic communication. I called doctors answering service. prior to running out of meds. Apparently Dr. John Engbretson said the same thing, he would not refill and I would have to wait for this med until I made an appointment the following week. It was not safe for me to go without the medication so I was forced to go elsewhere. Had he viewed the medical record, he would have realized I had been there and failing to refill this prescription was a danger to my health. I will move away from Tenant Healthcare and suggest you do as well. Unacceptable!
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Dr. E is the best MD around !
Less than 3 months ago
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Everything was excellent. From the lady at the front desk to the nurses and to top it off the doctor was very informative and took his time with me, He asked questions and received my feedback. I think I have found a new family!
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I have ALOT of medical problems that need to be addressed and he was awesome at helping thru explaining my symptoms to him and referring me to the right doctors for the things he doesn't handle. He was very kind andpatient, he actually LISTENED to what I had to say... I made him my primary care physician cuz I liked him so much.. I definitely would advise people to see him.
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Personable. Pronounced. Professional. I haven't experienced a first time experience. Dr. E - is the real deal!
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I moved to this area in August and needed a doctor. I am so elated that I chose Dr. Engbretson. I have never had a physician that showed so much care and concern for his patients. His professional bedside manner is amazing.
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Dr E is the best!!
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Professional and listens and not afraid to say need to send you to another specialist for a health issue.
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I absolutely love Dr. E and I’m grateful to have found him and will entrust my health to him and his awesome staff!
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Great doctor !!!
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Great doctor !!
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Dr. E and the nursing staff were just wonderful with my son. Highly recommend.
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I love Dr E! He has the best personality and he really takes the time to listen. And his staff are the nicest as well.
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John Engbrestson is a wolf in sheep's clothing. I visited his facility for the first time ever for a Wellness Exam and I made this very clear on the front end that it was the ONLY thing I was there for.He ended up charging me for the Welness AND a "normal" office visit. He claimed that we discussed things that we did not. I contacted his office MULTIPLE times requesting a corrected bill. I even had my insurance company contact his office. Finally a staff member in email and on the phone said to NOT pay it, that it has been taken care of (multiple times). However, this never happened and I got sent to PRE-collections. I spent more time on this stupid little bill (more out of principle than anything) than I would care to admit. ON TOP of that, I was never called and we never discussed the results of my lab. John Engbretson MD stuck it to me for a false bill, I would stay away from his practice other wise you might get more than you bargain for with absolutely no recourse. I found and booked through Zocdoc and I wish I hadn't. Sincerest regrets.
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Dr. E is a fine doctor. I am glad that I am lucky enough to have a doctor who cares about his patients and goes the extra mile to administer the right treatment. Thanks, Dr. E.
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I absolutely love love love Dr. E!!! He is extremely sweet extremely patient (lord knows i need a doc with patience) lol and very considerate! He actually listens to me and comes up with actual solutions to resolve my issues. Byfar the best doc i have ever had!!! And bonus my daughter absolutely adores him and his nurse! ;)
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Dr.E is awesome
More than 1 year ago
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He is honestly just the best...
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Awesome doctor. New Pcp
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Very friendly environment.
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He is very kind, knowledgeable and very patient. I have faith in this Dr. as I have been having a lot of issues. His staff is also very friendly and professional.
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My first time visiting him. He was very professional and all around excellent. He is going to be my new PCP. I was thoroughly impressed.
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Dr. Engbretson and his entire staff were amazing. Very courteous and I received excellent care.
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I really appreciated visiting his office. Got waiting on as soon as I finish my paperwork in and out. Great patient service you can' t ask for a better doctor appointment that what I received.
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Very pleasant demeanor, staff was great as well. Beside manner was spot on. He updated me on some of the meds I had been taking for some time. Very understanding with a total focus on my well-being. Had prescriptions ready topick up the same afternoon. He has called twice with updates and advisement. Interesting, we are new to Memphis and I actually met him in a restaurant, and remembered he was a medical doctor. I reached out and am very glad I did.
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Always fantastic! Such a caring and thoughtful doctor.
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Phenomenal doctor.
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Great visit, Dr. Engebretson is great with children!
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He is great!!! Wonderful personality and seems to really listen and care!!!
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He is the best Dr. Around. He takes good care of me.
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Dr Engbretson is a caring and conscientious doctor who makes sure he's taken care of all my medical problems/needs. Great bedside manner!
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Dr. E is the absolutely the best Dr. I've ever seen. He's very professional & never makes you feel bad about your illness.
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He's simply the best.
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Excellent bedside manners and always smiling and cheerful and very understanding physician.
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Very caring and attentive Doctor.
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Dr. Engbretson is very caring and knowledgeable. Great doctor, highly recommended.
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I was a new patient in July 8. The office staff was professional, the wait was not long at all, the nurses in the back noticed my nervousness and calmed me down with her gentle spirit (Rachel), & Dr. E was also calming and friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Great, he always answers all of my questions and concerns
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Very pleasant Dr. ...really liked him...he will definitely remain my primary care physician. I will recommend him to a friend of mine.
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My visit is always informative. I am always treated with respect and Dr. Engbretson has a great personality!
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I really, really want to say that Dr. Engbretson was terrible so that others will steer clear keeping my times more open because I intend to go to his office for all my future visits no matter how few. Can't dothat. He's pretty great. If you can get through his ironic sense of humor you'll find a real person under that lab coat that he doesn't even wear like real doctors.
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He was pleasant and good bedside manner. He took his time and listened to me when I was telling him my symptoms.
More than 1 year ago
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I switched to Dr. E in June 2015, best decision ever! Easy to talk to about issues and very encouraging when it comes to doing things to better your health. Overall a great doctor and staff. Thank you.
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DR. Engbretson was wonderful. Very funny but informative. Staff was polite and kept me informed.
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Dr. Engbretson addressed all my medical concerns and listened to everything I had to say. He offered me different options to treat my condition and I feel like we agreed as a team on how to proceed forward. I really appreciatedthat. He is also very up on the latest treatments and medications.
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