Dr. Charles L Backus DO

Dr. Charles Backus is an emergency medicine doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Johnson City Medical Center and Johnson County Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Backus accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 24 doctors at Johnson City Medical Center and one of 18 at Johnson County Community Hospital who specialize in Emergency Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

General Emergency Medicine

Education & Medical Training

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Residency, Emergency Medicine, 2000–2003

Carolinas Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1998–1999

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

MA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Assessment of adhesion formation to intra-abdominal polypropylene mesh and polytetrafluoroethylene mesh.
Matthews, B.D., Pratt, B.L., Pollinger, H.S., Backus, C.L., Kercher, K.W., Sing, R.F., Heniford, B.T.

Comparison of adhesion formation to intra-abdominal mesh after laparoscopic adhesiolysis in the New Zealand White rabbit.
Matthews, B.D., Pratt, B.L., Backus, C.L., Kercher, K.W., Heniford, B.T.

Temporary vena cava filter placement for pulmonary embolism.
Backus, C.L., Heniford, B.T., Sing, R.F.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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