Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Hairston
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East Tennessee Medical Group

266 Joule St Alcoa, TN 37701

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Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Alcoa, TN and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hairston has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. 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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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.
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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! ??????
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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!
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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.
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Elaine in Knoxville, TN – Dec 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Bruce Hairston, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Alcoa, TN and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Hairston has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from George...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

Awards

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(865) 268-2600

Dr. Hairston accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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Worker's Compensation
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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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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spondylitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston treats Spondylitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Hairston treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston treats Spondylosis more than 99% of their peers

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

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Hairston performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Hairston performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Chronic Postoperative Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hairston treats Chronic Postoperative Pain more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Hairston treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Check Dr. Hairston's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Hairston's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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East Tennessee Medical Group

East Tennessee Medical Group266 Joule St Alcoa, TN 37701
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Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average