Dr. David McCord, MD
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. McCord works to provide innovative approaches to spine disorders to advance treatment. His pioneering work began in the early 1990's with the initial FDA-IDE design of disc-cage replacements, with subsequent FDA improved devices. Dr. McCord offers revolutionary Upright MRI weight-bearing scanning to increase diagnostic accuracy. He has successfully treated patients who had previous unsuccessful surgical interventions elsewhere by combining diagnostic accuracy with his surgical expertise.

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Biography

Dr. David McCord, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. McCord is affiliated with Northcrest Medical Center and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

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    Dr. McCord's Reviews

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    4.6
    based on 78 total surveys (3 with reviews)
    Dr. McCord's Performance
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      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
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    • Answers Questions
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    • Time well spent
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    • Staff friendliness
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (3)
    in Murfreesboro, TN |
    I feel that Dr. David McCord, Dr. Reva and staff are wonderful people. I was told by several doctors that I would have to live with chronic dibilitating pain for the rest of my life. As a 40 year old nurse, I was unwilling to accept that as the final answer. After much prayer, I feel that God led me to Dr. McCord's office. 6 weeks ago, he repaired my lumbar spine. It has already made a huge positive impact on my life. Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. McCord!
    in Erin, TN |
    I have had spinal surgery with Dr. McCord, and he is just a very wonderful doctor...very patient, and answers any questions you may have for him. My surgery went very well, and I have had wonderful results from his surgery.
    Lebanon, TN |
    McCord has no respect for his patients' time or money. His office reschedules appointments without notifying the patient, and he blows off appointments at the last minute--while the patient is waiting in the office! If he can't solve your problem easily, he will keep scheduling expensive, invasive tests until you are broke. He is quick to dismiss anything involving a woman's anatomy as a female problem that has nothing to do with the patient's messed-up spine. His office also lost my chart.
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    Dr. McCord's Care Philosophy

    Dr. McCord works to provide innovative approaches to spine disorders to advance treatment. His pioneering work began in the early 1990's with the initial FDA-IDE design of disc-cage replacements, with subsequent FDA improved devices. Dr. McCord offers revolutionary Upright MRI weight-bearing scanning to increase diagnostic accuracy. He has successfully treated patients who had previous unsuccessful surgical interventions elsewhere by combining diagnostic accuracy with his surgical expertise.

    Dr. McCord'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 Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

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      Board Actions

      Dr. McCord has 2 board actions

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      • Unknown (1/20/2017)
      • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
      • Summary: McCord, David H MD: License # 24270: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure issued an Order of Termination.
      • State: Kentucky
      • Not qualified for licensure (9/22/2015)
      • Action Taken: License Denial
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: Kentucky
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Injuries
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Kyphosis
    • Limb Pain
    • Lordosis
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Injuries
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pinched Nerve in Back
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Infections
    • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spondylosis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University

      Graduated in 1984

    • Internship Hospital
      Duke University Med Ctr

      Completed in 1986

    • Residency Hospital
      Duke University

      Completed in 1990

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Dr Paul McAffee MD

      Completed in 1991

    • Undergraduate School
      Vanderbilt University

      Graduated in 1980

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Discography
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Facet Block
    • Hardware Removal
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Lumbar Spine Surgery
    • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neck Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
    • Trigger Point Injection