Dr. John Lavelle, DO

Dr. John Lavelle, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
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Age 39
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Dr. John Lavelle, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, spine physiatry, and more.Read his story

1819 W Clinch Ave Ste 100

Knoxville, TN 37916

Contact Information

(865) 524-5365

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 19 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lavelle performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Lavelle's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lavelle " Dr. John Lavelle, a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his extensive training during an internship at St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, and his residency at Boston University Medical Center where he served as chief resident. Dr. Lavelle completed his fellowship in Spine and Musculoskeletal Physiatry at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, with a focus on conservative spine management and interventional spine procedures. Dr. Lavelle is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, member of the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he served as national resident council president during his final year of residency and currently is on the board of trustees. Dr. Lavelle looks forward to time spent on his farm with his wife, a urologist, and their three children; he also enjoys playing sports such as baseball and hockey. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lavelle "As a Spine Physician, Dr Lavelle utilizes a science-based approach focusing on nervous system adaptation to reduce spinal pain and disability therefore restoring function and improving patient's quality of life. This conservative approach includes a detailed physical exam and imaging to determine the specific cause of the symptoms, exercise prescriptions to allow the patient to resume activities, use of spinal injections as needed, as well as patient-specific education on their spinal condition."

3  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Spine Physiatry

1  Board Certifications

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

49  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain

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15  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.

Education

  • College of the Holy Cross
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • St Vincent Hosp Worcester Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Boston University Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lavelle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lavelle's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lavelle to family and friends
29 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Lavelle's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Dr John Lavelle was the 4th doctor I had seen for the same back pain issue. I am still raving about him to everyone. Not only did he start by being prompt and taking time to listen to me, he had knowledge and choices about my treatment that nobody else had offered. He was extremely professional...more
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I am writing review for my brother Albert R. He had experienced neck and arm pains for over 2 years.And 1st visit off the bat he knew what his problem was and scheduled him for test to confirm then done inj. HE IS NOW PAIN FREE..Dr. lavelle has been courteous, caring and explained everything to...more
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I would strongly recommend Dr. Lavelle because in my first visit he diagnosed me. Every doctor I've went to since I was 16 couldn't do what he did in my first visit, by simply listening to what was going on, looking at x-rays , and treating me like a human being. He truly cares about his patients.
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Dr. Lavelle is truly an outstanding doctor and a person of great character. He listens to the patient and then treats the patient with great care. I am most fortunate that my primary care physician recommended him with high praise. As a patient with severe spinal stenosis, he has given me...more
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Hello J. Brown, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback.

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I reviewed Dr. Lavelle and gave him a positive review. However my review reads "I won't recommend Dr. Lavelle, but I meant to say I WOULD recommend Dr. Lavelle.
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Dennis, thank you so much for the positive review! Thank you for clarifying! Have a great day!

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