Dr. John Lavelle, DO

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 42

Dr. Lavelle
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics

1819 Clinch Ave Knoxville, TN 37916

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(865) 524-5365

Dr. John Lavelle, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Leconte Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lavelle to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lavelle's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lavelle treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lavelle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lavelle treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lavelle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lavelle treats Spondylosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lavelle treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lavelle's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Lavelle accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Carelink HMO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MetLife
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
POMCO Group
Tricare
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO
WellPoint
Wells Fargo Insurance

Dr. Lavelle's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lavelle

4.9

Based on 49 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
2.0408163265306123%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (42)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (42)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (41)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Lavelle is very helpful and goes over what we did or will do. He is really sweet and caring. I have recommended him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy – Jan 16, 2021
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Saw Dr Lavelle for issues with my neck & back pain. Very patient, thorough in his explanations of what treatment we can do. His wonderful, calm bedside manner is very reassuring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 09, 2021
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Cares about you listens to your concerns and will give whatever treatment needed !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 25, 2020
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Dr Lavelle is always very polite. You can tell his priority is on you when your there. He also makes sure he explains any and everything you need to know about any procedure that you are going through both before and during the procedure. I am very satisfied with him and his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lori Loveday – Dec 24, 2020
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Dr. Lavelle is amiable and very knowledgeable. He explained my MRI results clearly and answered all my questions completely. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Pam – Dec 12, 2020
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Very helpful and pleasant
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 09, 2020
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Prompt and professional. Gave me key information in an organized logical manner. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve C – Dec 09, 2020
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Always on time. Answers your questions. Makes you feel at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 04, 2020
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Very personable and professional. Straight answers, results driven. I experienced no wait for the office visit or for the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tony Long – Nov 26, 2020
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I feel like I can trust him to make the right decisions for my back care and that means a lot.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Zelma Marie brannan beaudreau – Nov 25, 2020
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This is the most efficient doctor I have ever been to...in an out, usually he takes you back to appointment early...to the point but nice
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Charlene Matthews FNP – Nov 19, 2020
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Dr Lavelle doesn’t look at the whole picture but instead just one problem. With that said, he would only do injections and nothing else. I don’t recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 17, 2020
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The first visit he saw me very quickly. I didn’t even get a chance to get my coat off. He rushed me by talking quickly and moving rapidly. He caused extreme pain during his physical examination. I explained that I had been referred to him by two other doctors for a procedure called” Radio Frequency Ablation of the Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerves”. I had been diagnosed by two other doctors and brought the letters of their diagnosis with me. Both doctors said he was well qualified to be able to do the procedure. Dr. Lavelle said the other doctors were wrong. He said that was not my problem. He suggested something else. I allowed him to treat the something else. Absolutely Worthless Treatment. I complained to the practice manager about his behavior. I received apologies from the two providers who sent me to see him. Basically he may be a good doctor for some and he does seem to be well trained. But, for me, it was time wasted.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Hilda – Mar 14, 2020
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Top notch even though he’s a Red Sox fan Gets the job done no pain Super personality
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What could be improved
No results
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May 22, 2019
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Dr. Lavelle treated my lower back pain with stem cell injections. It's been almost 8 weeks since treatment, and I've had at least 85+% improvement. It's nice to get out of bed in the morning and not be stiff and in discomfort. The overall lumbar and radiating pain is gone most every day.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 19, 2019
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Dr Lavelle is a good doctor, he had given me injections about 5 mos ago but I scheduled an appt to see him bc of my lower back pain coming back,numbness&tingling&my left hip locking up. I was 10 minutes late bc of flooding on certain roads&construction blocking the road to the building, which no one warned me about& i drove 45 minutes from Sevierville, they told me I had to reschedule&the first available was a month away, so I was very upset&the front desk people were very rude about it!
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What could be improved
No results
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Sevierville – Feb 28, 2019
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I am a 65 year old female who has suffered debilitating bilateral knee and calf pain for three years. The pain was constant and I have seen at least five specialists and had several injections without any result. Dr. Lavelle recommended cross fit training for me. The results have been remarkable. The pain went from constant to intermittent to sometimes. My coach is a remarkable young man and all the people at the cross fit gym are helpful and understanding. I am so glad I pursued this treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Brenda in TN – Aug 26, 2018
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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 but also very personal and I left feeling confident that I now have a doctor who will be able to help me with my back pain and issue. The only hard part is getting an appointment. Be persistent.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Knoxville, TN – Mar 07, 2018
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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 where he could understand. I would recommend him to anyone anytime...I work myself in medical field and it is hard to find Doctors of this standards these days.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Albert R in KNOXVILLE – Mar 06, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Clinton, Tennessee – Mar 06, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Spine Physician, Dr Lavelle utilizes a science-based approach focusing on nervous system adaptation to reduce spinal pain and disability therefore...Read more

Biography

Dr. John Lavelle, a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his extensive training during an internship at St. Vincent Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics
  • Spine Physiatry

Education

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

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What are Dr. John Lavelle, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Lavelle frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Spondylosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lavelle treats.

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Dr. Lavelle's office is located at 1819 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics

Tennessee Orthopedic Clinics PC1819 Clinch Ave Knoxville, TN 37916
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130 Knoxville, TN 37923
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Leconte Medical Center

Sevierville, TN

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Parkwest Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average