Dr. Colin Crosby, MD

Dr. Colin Crosby, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
36 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Colin Crosby, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Franklin, TN. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Dr. Crosby is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery, Saint Thomas West Hospital and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

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7105 S Springs Dr Ste 100

Franklin, TN 37067
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a spine surgeon I believe in conservative care that utilizes the most up to date techniques and treatments that are centered around the individual.
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Dr. Crosby's Experience

Dr. Crosby's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Vanderbilt U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Vanderbilt University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Vanderbilt University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Crosby has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Crosby's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crosby to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Crosby's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Nashville, TN |
I was very fearful and in terrible pain. A friend referred me to Dr. Crosby. I can not say enough about the incredible care I received from Dr. Crosby and his team. His team provided amazing care and compassion during a very stressful time. Dr. Crosby and team preformed a laminectomy/discectomy for a ruptured disk. I am 6 months post-op and feel great. I would recommend to anyone!!!!!!!!!
in White Hall, AR |
On June 27th and June 28th, Dr Crosby and his excellent team repaired my L3-L4 and L4- L5 on the 27th and then on the 28th through my back securing my vertebrae with posts and screws. When I woke up, I was pain free! When I took my first walk, I could not believe that after years of pain I was normal. God gifted Dr. Crosby with an excellent patient care attitude and a brilliant surgeon's skill. Amy Freeman, P.A. was caring and thorough, too. I thank God for leading me to Dr. Crosby.
in Nashville, TN |
On July 11 and 12, 2017, Dr. Crosby and team performed back surgery to alleviate a condition called spondylolisthesis where L4 had slid forward of L5. The L4/L5 disc was replaced on the 11th and the screws/rods/fusion was performed on the 12th. The entire experience at TriStar Centennial was the height of professionalism and personal care. Dr. Crosby was able to relieve the debilitating pain with the procedure. He is a stellar surgeon and genuinely good man.
Brentwood,TN |
Dr Crosby is the best!! Performed emergency back surgery on me. No more pain! I feel like he saved my life.
Lynchburg, TN |
Excellent Surgeon and very efficient and friendly office staff!
in Nashville, TN |
It started out as shoulder pain. Thinking I was tense from stress I didn't pay it much attention. A year or so later the pain moved across my shoulders and into my neck. I saw Dr. Crosby for the first time and he did X-rays and ordered a MRI. The results were I needed to have an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF.) I did, Dr. Crosby was the surgeon, and today I am perfectly fine - NO PAIN! Thank you Dr. Crosby for being the kind and caring doctor that you are.
in Nashville, TN |
For the last four/five years I have had a progressive pain down my left leg. After several non-surgical attempts to relieve that pain I finally had the surgery, Spinal Lumbar Fusion. The very first thing I did when I woke up in the recovery room was to move my left leg, and for the first time in almost five years I was completely pain free. Dr. Crosby is a wonderful doctor and a skilled surgeon, and I highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Crosby.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr. Crosby is top of the line when it comes to doctors. He fit me in when I had a spinal injury and he really took the time to listen to my questions and concerns.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Crosby is a very knowledgeable, caring doctor. He was straightforward in helping me decide whether I needed surgery or not. He performed a 2 level ACDF on me and the results have been amazing! All my pain is gone!
in Franklin, KY |
This was my first time to see Dr. Colin Crosby. I found him to be very professional and kind. He listened well to my information, asked appropriate questions, and gave me a diagnosis same day. His treatment plan to avoid surgery please me as well as willing to not give me a bunch of pain meds I didn't want let me know he heard me. Found out we have the same birthday date and knew some common Kentucky area events/people. He came recommended and I am soooooooo pleased to have met him.
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Dr. Crosby accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice POS
    Signature Administrators PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
    Network P
    Network S
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Gold HMO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Crosby has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery
2011 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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