Gastroenterologist Nashville, TN - Nashville Gastrointestinal Specialists

Welcome! The gastroenterology professionals at Nashville Gastrointestinal Specialists are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve developed a website loaded with valuable information about gastroenterology, endoscopy and digestive problems and treatments.

We want our patients to be informed about their digestive problems and treatments because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. That is why we’ve included a section on this website covering common topics associated with gastroenterology and endoscopic procedures. We encourage you to look through these pages whenever you have an interest or concern related to your digestive health.

We also know that convenience is important to your selection of a gastroenterologist in Nashville. In these web pages, you’ll find information about Nashville Gastrointestinal Specialists' office, including our location, maps, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to request an appointment. We hope you find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a gastroenterologist in Nashville.

Meet Your Doctors

  • Dr. Allan Bailey

    DR. ALLAN BAILEY received his Bachelor of Science Degree with highest distinction in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 1976. Dr. Bailey served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of South Florida in Tampa from 1980 to 1985. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. 

  • Dr. Howard R. Mertz

    DR. HOWARD R. MERTZ practices all aspects of gastroenterology, including endoscopic ultrasound and inflammatory bowel disease. Nashville Magazine’s survey of local physicians rated Dr. Mertz in the top 85 physicians and top 3 gastroenterologists in Nashville in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017.  US News and World Reports rates Dr Mertz in the top 1% of Gastroenterologists in the Unites States (2012).

  • Dr. Ronald E. Pruitt

    DR. RONALD E. PRUITT, a native of North Carolina, received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from UNC School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine in 1987 at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

  • Dr. Edward E. White

    DR. EDWARD A. WHITE is a native of Philadelphia. He received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina and earned his Doctor of Medicine cum laude from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his Internship, Internal Medicine Residency and served his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. 


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Contact Us

Skyline Medical Plaza | Dr. Bailey
Dr. White

3443 Dickerson Pike Skyline Medical Plaza Suite 750 Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 868-1064

Saint Thomas Medical Plaza West | Dr. Bailey
Dr. White

4230 Harding Pike Suite 309 W. Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 329-2141