Dr. Joshua Tennant, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Joshua Tennant, MD
Josh grew up just outside of Greensboro, North Carolina, on his family's small farm with four younger siblings. He enjoys both sport and work that allows him to be outside, as well as involvement in his community through his church and other volunteer and service opportunities like Samaritan Health Center in Durham. He particularly enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and three young boys, ages 7, 5, and 3.

101 Manning Dr

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Contact Information

(984) 974-6484

Dr. Joshua Tennant, MD

Dr. Joshua Tennant, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Care Philosophy

As an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist, I rely both on cutting edge technology as well as tried-and-true principles of care. My focus is on foot and ankle orthopaedic surgery, although I also do general orthopaedic surgery and trauma. My favorite thing about my job is getting to know as people the patients for whom I care.
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Dr. Tennant's Experience

Dr. Tennant's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette Correction
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subtalar Arthrodesis


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • U Nc At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Unc
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Unc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Unc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tennant has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tennant's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tennant to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Tennant's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Chapel Hill,NC |
There are no words to express how satisfied and thrilled to be so fortunate to have Dr. Joshua Tennant and his staff for my diagnosis and surgery. My experience with Dr. Tennant and his staff was nothing short of extraordinary! Also, his nurse Kelsey, one of the best in her field. She is always available to answer any question not matter how big or small! The personal attention you receive from this office makes you feel like "part of a family".
Excellent physician. Staff extremely helpful as well.
in Chapel Hill, NC |
Dr. Tennant clearly demonstrates his medical knowledge and competence, both in the clinic setting and the operating room. He explains the surgery in clear language and is comfortable answering any patient questions. Dr. Tennant provides reassurance along with a clear roadmap of the process. He solved a serious issue with no complications - my foot is much improved. His staff is excellent - professional, responsive and friendly. Excellent Doctor - the BEST!
in Cameron, NC |
I was very nervous when I started this adventure and I had gone to three other doctors to get their opinions. I knew after getting his thoughts on what he would he saw to be the issue and what he would do to alleviate the problem, I would have the surgery at UNC and Dr. Tennant. Dr. Tennant was assured of himself without being aloof. He has a wonderful smile and I am very pleased with my choice. Thank you Dr. Tennant and thanks to your great staff!
in Raleigh, NC |
This guy is the BEST!!! very patient and also good at making sure that you fully understand what your options are...he is awesome :)
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Tennant is by far the best orthopedic surgeon I've ever had (after many ankle surgeries!) and even though I live near Philadelphia now, I'd still come down to UNC to see him for a foot/ankle surgery! He amputated my right foot after we decided that it was the most functional thing for my life, and I haven't had any issues with it at all! He was so helpful throughout the entire process and did a wonderful job. Several prosthetists have even asked me for his name specifically!
in Pittsboro NC |
I started seeing Dr Tennant last year about my right ankle injury from a car accident. We talked about what could be done. This year, 2016 after x-Ray & MRI, more damage had been done to my ankle. Dr Tennant suggested that I have surgery. He walked me through all the steps, pre-care, pre-cautions, what was to be expect This past June has a right ankle surgery Dr Tennant's staff & orthopedic staff is very professional & knowledge. I'm thanfuk for him & the UNC Orthopaedic staff truly.
in Durham, NC |
Dr. Tennant is the best doctor I have ever had. He isa very compassionate doctor. Iwould recommend him to anyone to anyone.
in Tabor City, NC |
Dr. Tennant is by far the ortho dr I have been to. I have had a lot of broken bones in my life and been to a lot of doctors. Dr tennant will take time and listen to what you have to say and then give you his thoughts without him pushing them down your throat or making you feel stupid. He has a wonderful bedside manner and really takes his time with you. He also has a wonderful nurse and staff.
in Hillsborough, NC |
I first had an appt with Dr Tennant late last year. I immediately told him that I was told to buy 3 different boots - none of which helped foot; therefore, Dr Tennant told me about the hard open toe shoe with velcro straps - should be the perfect shoe for me. Also, I told him that I taped my toes together to ease the pain; I bought the plastic toe separator to keep the toe from arching up, but nothing seemed to work. He performed the surgery and now I'm well Yeah!
in Siler City, NC |
I am am very nervous anxious person, I would not go to any other Ortho doctor at this point in my life. The injury was unexpected and knocked me to my knees, but, I have complete trust in Dr. Tennant regarding my treatment and recovery. Also, he has the BEST nurse in the world---Nurse Erica!
in Chapel Hill, NC |
Dr. Tennant is very attentive, professional, and dedicated to serving his patients. He's interested in pursuing less invasive techniques where feasible but very capable at using more aggressive treatments where necessary.
in Durham, NC |
I had two surgeries and lots of consultations. They were all quick and professional. I really worried about getting my mobility back and Dr. Tennant helped me to completely have confidence in being able to get my active life back.
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Dr. Tennant accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Tennant has admitting privileges

University of North Carolina Hospital
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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