Dr. Joseph Cofer MD
General Surgeons — Chattanooga, TNContact Dr. Cofer
Dr. Joseph Cofer specializes in general surgery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Details of Dr. Cofer's 35 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at University of Tennessee are available on your free doctor report.
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979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Joseph Cofer identified specializing in
General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist.. He is certified in General Surgery.
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Dr. Cofer is affiliated with 1 hospital:
632 Morrison Springs Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37415
EducationDr. Cofer attended medical school at University of Tennessee College of Medicine and graduated in 1978 having 35 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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