Dr. Edwin Spencer Sr, MD

Dr. Edwin Spencer Sr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Edwin Spencer Sr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

1422 Old Weisberger Rd

Knoxville, TN 37909

Contact Information

(865) 558-4400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Shoulder Fracture Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection


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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.


  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Michigan
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Cleveland Clinic Found
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spencer Sr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spencer Sr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spencer Sr to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Spencer Sr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Spencer is a very compassionate doctor. He takes time with his patients and listens to them. He is very knowledgeable. He done shoulder replacement surgery and gave me my life back. He didn't look at my age.
in Pigeon Forge, TN |
Upon learning that I needed a shoulder replacement, I was scheduled to go see Dr. Spencer.I had been in a lot of pain for quite some time and was not sure how much longer I could deal with it.On my first visit with Dr.Spencer I was assured that he would be able to correct the problem I was having.Since my surgery,I am completely out of pain.He and his assistant, Jeff Jarnigan,are both very professional and very gifted.I could not ask for a better team! Will highly recommend them to everyone!!
in Knoxville, TN |
Had rotator shoulder cuff surgery oct 2016,my body took more time than average to heal,the attention ,information and compassion shown by Dr.Spencer was most than excellent.Always thankful.
in Lenoir City, TN |
Dr. Spencer repaired a 90% tear on my right shoulder rotator cuff, 1.5 years ago. Unlike all the stories I had heard before and after my surgery, my surgery was painless. I did have the block done on my shoulder which lasts about 24 hrs. after surgery. After that, no pain pills needed. Rehab went well and very little discomfort. Today I am as good as new. Dr. Spencer and staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend them highly to anyone having shoulder issues.
in Knoxville, TN |
Superb dr. I have had two rotary cuff repairs and have no pain either or the rehab.He is very professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. His whole program and staff could't be better.Choosing him was one of the best decisions I have ever made.He is more like a friend than a dr.could't be happier. Ken Bowling. Knox Tn.
in Kingsport, TN |
i had reverse total shoulder replacement in Sept. 2016 and as of today 1/31/2017 i am able to actually throw a ball, shoot a basketball, and play golf. i had very little pain during the entire experience.
in Knoxville, TN |
My first visit with this doctor left me feeling a little unsure about him. I felt confident that he really knew his field of expertise, but found his bedside manner a bit curt. I was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear as well as a bicep tendon tear. Surgery was recommended but I chose to wait. Upon my return to arrange for the procedure it seemed that this doctor's attitude had improved and I felt much more at ease with him. This relationship improved throughout each step of way.
in Greeneville, TN |
Replaced my right shoulder December 2010. Absolute perfection. Cannot tell it has been replaced. Perfect functionality. Told every one I know about Dr. Spencer's work and also he is a hoot to talk with! He did surgery on my sister 4-6 week ago on my recommendation. She is happy with it.
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Dr. Spencer Sr accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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