Dr. Elmer G. Pinzon, MD

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

University Spine and Sports Specialists PLLC 10710 Murdock Dr # 103-104, Knoxville, TN 37932 Get Directions
(865) 690-3737

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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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Experience with Dr. Pinzon
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Pinzon's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Elmer G. Pinzon, MD 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.

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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • 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

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

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

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Pinzon's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Pinzon

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.

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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.