Dr. Mark R. Christofersen, MD

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance - TOA 301 21st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203 Get Directions
(615) 329-6600

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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 HumorRead more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christofersen to family and friends
2.7
based on 15 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Christofersen
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Christofersen's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (13)
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    Specialties

    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    Why It Matters: Dr. Christofersen's Board Certifications

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    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
    • 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
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • 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
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • 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

    Procedures Performed

    • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
    • Achilles Tenotomy
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Fracture Repair
    • 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

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

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    • 0
      Sanctions

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    • 0
      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville

      Graduated in 1978

    • Internship Hospital
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center

      Completed in 1979

    • Residency Hospital
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center

      Completed in 1984

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Toronto

      Completed in 1985

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Chicago

      Graduated in 1974

    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
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    • Media & Publications

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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Dr. Christofersen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
    • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    • No malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

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    Dr. Christofersen's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Christofersen

    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Christofersen's Care Philosophy

    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