Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD

Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD

Electrodiagnostic Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Elmer Pinzon, MD is an electrodiagnostician in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1994 and specializes in electrodiagnostic medicine, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and more.

10710 Murdock Dr # 103-104

Knoxville, TN 37932

Contact Information

(865) 690-3737

Insurance Accepted

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

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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."

10  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

78  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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain


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29  Procedures

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
57 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (57)

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  • 3
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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
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.


Patient Comments (11)

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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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