Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD

Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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65 y/o
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Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

3443 Dickerson Pike Ste 480

Nashville, TN 37207
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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

Joint Pain
normal
more than 10% of peers
Knee Disorders
normal
more than 7% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
normal
more than 7% of peers

Dr. Christofersen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christofersen "Careful attention to Patient's problem, Cost effective application of diagnostic and treatment options, Technical excellence in Surgery, focus on patient education, & a sense of Humor"

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

98  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture
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45  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
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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 Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Resident Paper, Vanderbilt Ortho Dept, June, 1984
  • Best Lecture, Osler Orthopaedic Board Review Course, 1989, 1990
  • Best Lecturer, Osler Board Review Course, Orthopaedics, 1991
Media & Publications

Dr. Christofersen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christofersen's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christofersen to family and friends
23 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Christofersen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My daughter has been seen in Murfreesboro several times. Dr Christofersen has always been upfront about her treatment and outcome. I had another Dr previously to seeing Dr Christofersen and I prefer him hands down above the other.
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Dr. Christofersen was amazing with my two year old. He took preventive measures to make sure my rambunctious little girl did not injure herself any further. Great bedside manor, I would definitely recommend him!
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This was my first experience with Dr Christophersen and he made me and my wife extremely comfortable with his knowledge and his bedside manner which seems to be a lost art these days. Even though he had people wrapped around the hallway, he made efficient use of the time we had with him.
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My daughter has been in pain for years like myself as a child. I made an appt. earlier this year for her. Her appt. was at 11:30am and she was not seen until after 6pm. We waited on him 6.5-7 hours after her appt. because her pain is that important to me as a mother and knowing what she is going...more
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Misdiagnosed while cracking jokes. Told us to research on the internet for further information and as to decision making.
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