Dr. Joseph Blythe, DO

Dr. Joseph Blythe, DO

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
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Dr. Joseph Blythe, DO is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Des Moines Univ-College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

1718 Charlotte Ave Charlotte Ave

Nashville, TN 37203

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Clavicle Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 90% of peers
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Blythe's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blythe "A fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Blythe specializes in minimally invasive surgery. He received his Osteopathic Medical Degree (DO) from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. He underwent his orthopedic training in Detroit, MI with Henry Ford Hospitals. He also completed a fellowship in spine surgery with a concentration on minimally invasive techniques through the Spine Institute of Arizona in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Blythe focuses on the most innovative surgical options for his patients. His specified training in minimally invasive spine surgery is unique to the Middle Tennessee Area. This additional training allows him to offer the most tissue sparing and anatomy conserving surgical procedures available anywhere. Recently, Dr. Blythe became the first surgeon in Tennessee to use an innovative and minimally invasive technology to treat neck pain. "Each patient's condition is unique and each patient deserves a customized surgical treatment. I refuse to take a cookie-cutter approach to spine surgery." – Dr. Blythe Dr. Blythe is committed to treating each patient with the absolute best care possible. Dr. Blythe has over 25 years of combined military service and currently is a Major in the Air National Guard."
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3  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

86  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
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42  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
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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

  • University of Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Des Moines Univ-College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Henry Ford Hosp-Mich
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Henry Ford Hosp-Mich
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Spine Institute of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blythe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blythe's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blythe to family and friends
51 total reviews (40 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (41)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Blythe'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (40)

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Dr. Blythe has been patient and kind during all of my visits to his office. He and his staff has a wealth of knowledge in the orthopedic field. As I progress in my health, I will continue to believe and trust in Dr. Blythe and his plan of treatment for my future care. Thank you for everything you...more
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Dr Blythe is a great person as well as an outstanding doctor. I am 47 years old and was injured by a drunk driver when I was 19. I have lived with back pain and degeneration for almost 30 years. However, Dr Blythe fixed all as well as Explained the surgery to me. Follow was great and everyone...more
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Dr. Blythe has been a true blessing in disguise for me. After suffering from lower back pain for a year, due to the misdiagnosis from 2 other MD's, one visit with Dr. Blythe changed everything for me. He took the time to explain to me everything that was wrong with my lower spine and how he could...more
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Dr. Blythe performed my spinal fusion surgery on two levels and have felt wonderful. I am able to move around without any pain which is such a blessing. I was back to work in 6 weeks and could have been back sooner but I wanted the extra two weeks to make sure everything was good. I would highly...more
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