Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD

Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD

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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o
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Dr. Mark Christofersen, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Christofersen is affiliated with Saint Thomas West Hospital, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance PA

8 City Blvd

Nashville, TN 37209
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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

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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"
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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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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 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)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christofersen to family and friends
2.6
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Christofersen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Nashville, TN |
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 through. We got about 5 min. I have yet to find help for my pain but when it comes to my child I will not stop looking for a doctor that can and will help her. I don't think he even looked at her x-rays.
Brentwood, TN |
Misdiagnosed while cracking jokes. Told us to research on the internet for further information and as to decision making.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Christofersen accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Flexcare
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Kentucky
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
    One Health HMO
    One Health POS
    One Health PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Self Pay
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Christofersen has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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