Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 49

Dr. Hairston
Accepting new patients

East Tennessee Medical Group

266 Joule St Alcoa, TN 37701

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(865) 268-2600

Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Alcoa, TN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Blount Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hairston to book an appointment.

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Experience
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hairston's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hairston treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spondylitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston treats Spondylitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hairston treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylitis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hairston treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Hairston's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Hairston accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Hairston's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hairston

4.4

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (23)
  • Office environment (23)
  • Staff friendliness (23)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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I have seen and been treated for years now by dr Hairston. He is very professional and polite . Tries to help quiet nerves and helps with pain ! Highly recommend him . I just wish he could prescribe pain medicine!!??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Shelley crowe – Jun 09, 2021
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Caregivers like Dr. Hairston are exceedingly rare! He listened carefully; completed a thorough and unhurried examination, and most of all, demonstrated deep compassion for the pain I was in. He then quickly diagnosed several sources of that pain, and I left his office after that first visit feeling the first pain relief I had known in 6 months. I also left with the assurance that he would continue to work with me until the pain issues were resolved or at least manageable. Less than a month later, I am well on my way to recovery. I can honestly say that Dr. Hairston gave me my life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lisa P. – Apr 11, 2021
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Dr. Hairston is attentive, decisive, ethical and gracious. His diagnostic abilities are excellent. He has walked a long path of healing with me and never once lost view of the goal to increase my quality of daily life. I am able to do activities I thought I'd never do again. I feel blessed to have found him! I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Teri McDonald, RN – Jul 21, 2020
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I simply LOVE Dr Hairston. I’ve suffered for 43+ yrs with Chronic Lower back Pain. I’ve had 8 surgeries -1st one in 1981 and I’m a disabled Veteran, seen many Drs, there’s non that can compare to him . HE IS MY ‘Miracle Dr’ . He has my trust, respect and he is a delightful human being. I would recommend him ANYONE, his Staff are also to be commended for their professionalism and Care! ??????
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Kelley – Apr 30, 2020
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Disappointed with the care I received. I would not recommend this doctor due to several reasons!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Muncie, IN – Mar 07, 2017
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As an R.N. myself I can tell you that my experience with Dr. Hairston has been exceptionally positive. He has a upmost professional and ethical approach to his patients. Have been seen by other pain physicians but hi expertise has been above reproach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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Elaine in Knoxville, TN – Dec 04, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Alcoa, TN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Brown University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1992
Georgetown University
Medical School
University of the District of Columbia
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hairston frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Spondylitis, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hairston treats.

Where is Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD's office located?

Dr. Hairston's office is located at 266 Joule St, Alcoa, TN 37701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD speak?

Dr. Hairston speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

East Tennessee Medical Group

East Tennessee Medical Group266 Joule St Alcoa, TN 37701
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hairston is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average