Dr. Joshua Alpers, MD

Neuromuscular Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
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Dr. Joshua Alpers, MD
Dr. Alpers completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry, and a Bachelor's of Art in French. He then attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with his MD in 2004; during this time, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. He completed his intern year in Internal Medicine followed by residency in Neurology at Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas and served as Chief Resident of Neurology during his final year of residency. His training culminated in a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Duke University. After completion of training, Dr. Alpers served as the Chief of Neurophysiology at Wright-Patterson Medical Center/Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. As a Neurologist and a Major in the United States Air Force, he held teaching positions at both Wright State School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). Dr. Alpers is board-certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is the director of the ALS Clinic at Erlanger as well as the only certified electrodiagnostic laboratory in the region. Though his interest extends to all aspects of neuromuscular medicine, he has specific interest in disorders of the neuromuscular junction such as myasthenia gravis as well as performance of advanced techniques in diagnosis of peripheral nervous system disorders including single-fiber EMG and peripheral nerve ultrasonography.

979 E 3rd St Ste C830

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact Information

(423) 778-9001

Dr. Joshua Alpers, MD

Dr. Joshua Alpers, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autonomic Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Thrombosis

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Procedures

  • Autonomic Testing
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Chemodenervation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal

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 Missouri-Columbia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Internal Medicine, Saushec
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Neurology, Saushec
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Neuromuscular Medicine, Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alpers has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alpers' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alpers to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Alpers' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Chattanooga, TN |
He was the most thorough neurologist I had ever experienced! I would highly recommend him!
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Dr. Alpers accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
    Network S
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Alpers has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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