Dr. David McCord, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. David McCord, MD
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.

Expert Spine Care

1718 Charlotte Ave

Nashville, TN 37203

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Dr. David McCord, MD

Dr. David McCord, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • 11 More

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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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Dr. McCord's Experience

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


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic 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


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  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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

2 Board Actions
  • 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


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Duke University Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Duke University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Dr Paul McAffee MD
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. McCord has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. McCord has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McCord's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McCord to family and friends
based on 81 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. McCord's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Dresden, TN |
I had 2 operations by David McCord, one in 2014 and one to repair the first operation in 2015. I came out of the first operation and my right leg was completely paralyzed, no use of it. The second operation was to repair the first. I now have drop foot added to the other. In 2016, I finally got to see another Dr. His words was that I had had too much unnecessary surgery and that nothing could be done to fix it. I had back and leg pain when I went to him, but it is 100 times worse now.
in Lexington Alabama |
Dr. Mccord is pretty good Dr. I came to him with leg, foot and hip pain. He diagnosed my problem after performing a few test at Nothcrest Hospital. The only issue i had was he is always in a rush to see the next patient and uses the nurses to answer most of your questions. I will have surgery in less than 4 days he is performing ALIF and PLIF procedure. Im hoping the surgery works well and my experience with him has been good so far.
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 accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Advantage 6350
    Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HealthFund CDHP
    Aetna HealthFund HDHP
    Aetna POS
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Network S
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan POS
    Family Health Plan PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Bronze HSA 100
    CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. McCord has admitting privileges

Northcrest Medical Center
100 Northcrest Dr
Springfield, TN 37172
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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