Dr. Elmer G. Pinzon, MD

Dr. Elmer G. Pinzon, MD

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Electrodiagnostic Medicine | Male | 54 years old

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Care Philosophy

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.Read more

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Dr. Pinzon's Reviews

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3.5
based on 56 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
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's Care Philosophy

      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.

      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 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

      Awards & Recognition

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

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Pinzon's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Pain Medicine
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

      Conditions Treated

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Arthritis
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Back Pain
      • 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
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Hand Conditions
      • Headache
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Knee Disorders
      • Kyphosis
      • Lordosis
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Radiculopathy
      • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
      • Musculoskeletal Disorders
      • Musculoskeletal Pain
      • Myelopathy
      • Occupational Disorders
      • Occupational Injuries
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • 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
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondolthesis
      • Spondylarthropathy
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Upper Back Pain

      Education

      • Medical School
        Hahnemann University

        Graduated in 1994

      • Internship Hospital
        Lehigh Vly Hospital

        Completed in 1995

      • Residency Hospital
        Baylor College Of Med

        Completed in 1998

        Baylor College Of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals

        Completed in 1998

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Georgia Pain Physicians, Pc

        Completed in 1999

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

        Graduated in 1986

      • Other Education
        Tulane University, School Of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

        Completed in 1988

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish

      Memberships &
      Professional Affiliations

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      Specialties

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

      Procedures Performed

      • Adhesiolysis
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • 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, Somatic
      • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
      • Nerve Blocks
      • Nerve Conduction Studies
      • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
      • Nerve Root Block
      • Pain Management
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • 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