Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD

Electrodiagnostic Medicine  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD
Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD is an electrodiagnostic medicine doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Pinzon is affiliated with Turkey Creek Medical Center, Fort Loudoun Medical Center, Physicians Regional Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Parkwest Medical Center and University of Tennessee Medical Center.

10710 Murdock Dr # 103-104

Knoxville, TN 37932

Contact Information

(865) 690-3737

Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD

Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Pinzon's Experience

Dr. Pinzon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pinzon "Private, outpatient musculoskeletal/spine practice with emphasis on minimally-invasive musculoskeletal/spinal procedures to improve function/return to previous functional status/decrease medication use/decrease pain. I am able to contain patient's healthcare costs by performing in-office, minimally-invasive musculoskeletal and interventional pain procedures- using fluoroscopy-guidance and musculoskeletal ultrasound-guidance."


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  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • 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)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Occupational Disorders
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Adhesiolysis
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedure
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal

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.


  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Lehigh Vly Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Georgia Pain Physicians, Pc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Tulane University, School Of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • TopDocs in Knoxville- CityView Magazine, 2011, 2009
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pinzon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pinzon to family and friends
based on 57 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Pinzon Says:

I am the medical director/owner/president of University Spine & Sports Specialists, PLLC- this is a private, outpatient musculoskeletal/spine practice with emphasis on minimally-invasive musculoskeletal/interventional pain procedures, especially spinal/musculoskeletal procedures to improve function and mobility/return to previous functional status/decrease medication use/decrease pain conditions.

Dr. Pinzon'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 (11)
Knoxville |
He's always in a rush, very difficult to understand and so is his staff. Late for all surgical procedures. Won't listen. Insisted I have procedures done and take steroids even when I told him they were making things worse. He thinks way too much of himself. My PCP is now having to "fix" the problems he has caused. Not going back.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Pinzon almost instantly knew my diagnosis after hearing my symptoms, later confirmed by MRI, after two orthopedists couldn't figure it out, and was able to control pain that had lasted several years without relief.
in Knoxville, Tennessee |
As a patient of 4 yrs. His staff is prompt, courteous and professional. They are relentlessly persistent in cutting through the "red tape" with insurance companies in order to expedite your treatment with Dr Pinzon. He is always professional and shows true compassion for his patients. I have bulging discs, spondylosis, stenosis. His care allows me to live an active life, work, scuba dive, exercise and go through life with minimal pain and without the use of narcotic pain meds. SUPERB Care!
Knoxville, TN |
He is very difficult to communicate with and does not welcome any questioning of the treatment he prescribes. He also runs extremely late. Overall, he provides a very unpleasant level of care.
in Seymour, TN |
I am 36 years old and have had several Physical Medicine doctors. Since I was 19 I have had 3 ruptured disc along with lots of joint problems. I can tell you if you are looking for a doctor to tell you what you want to hear do not look at him. He and his team are great. They provide a great service with great results to increase your quality of life. I have seen him almost a year I would highly recommend him. I have had several procedures done with good outcomes improved condition no infections.
Louisville, TN |
Horrible person and rudest doctor I've ever seen. He constantly interrupted me and would not listen to my explanation of symptoms even after keeping me waiting in room for 2 hours. Would not look me in the eye. Seemed nervous and jittery.
in Oak Ridge, TN |
Just had facet joint injections. Very professional and would recommend anyone to go to him.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Pinzon has successfully performed both facet joint injection and RF nerve ablation on my lower back. He explained the options very patiently and I have very pleased with the results. His office and nursing staff are great.
Knoxville, TN |
He talks terrible to his staff - keeps patient waiting forever in room - then cuts them off and talks over them instead of listening to issues - his wife is the nurse - probably only person who can work with him - he has no place practicing medicine and has obvious psychological issues - arrogant and rude
in Bon Aqua, TN |
Excellent medical care for my upper and lower back.
in seymour tn |
Horrible beside manner. Did not answer my questions. Came off as holier than thou when trying to regurgitate his brochure to me. God forgive anyone who has questions as to why their pain isn't getting better. Nurse asked questions and didn't allow me to answer before walking out of the room.
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Dr. Pinzon accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Pinzon has admitting privileges

Fort Loudoun Medical Center
550 Fort Loudoun Medical Center Dr
Lenoir City, TN 37772
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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
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Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37923
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Physicians Regional Medical Center
900 E Oak Hill Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
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Turkey Creek Medical Center
10820 Parkside Dr
Knoxville, TN 37934
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University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
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