Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
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Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD
Dr. Bernard has subspecialty training in hip and knee reconstruction, has authored multiple articles and has presented at local and national conferences. He is committed to alleviating pain in those with degenerative joint diseases of the hip and knee. As a native of California, he grew up water skiing and hiking in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. In high school, he played football and baseball; he ultimately finding his way to The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa as a pitcher. At Alabama, Dr. Bernard was a member of the 1997 team that played for the National Championship in the College World Series. Off the field, he earned bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biology plus a graduate degree in Exercise Physiology. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. While he began the first few months of his postgraduate training at Tulane, Hurricane Katrina brought him back to Memphis to complete his surgery internship and orthopaedic residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis. In residency, he assisted in the care of the St. Louis Cardinals' triple-a affiliate serving as an on-site team physician. He left Tennessee for the adult reconstruction fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, where he was an Omega Grant recipient and served as a clinical instructor in their residency.

2415 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-2696

Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD

Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 1st Medical Network
  • AARP
  • 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
  • 7 More

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Dr. Bernard's Experience

Dr. Bernard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bernard ""We are here to preserve and restore walking in those who suffer from hip and knee pain." – Dr. Matt Bernard"


  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Tulane Orthopaedic Internship
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Campbell Clinic Memphis,Tn
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Stanford Adult Reconstruction Palo Alto,Ca
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bernard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Bernard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bernard to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (11 with comments)
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Dr. Bernard's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Lafayette Ga |
Dr Bernard and his staff take very food care of me. Very nice and caring. Thank you.
in Chattanooga, TN |
He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, interested, and personable.
Chattanooga, TN |
I work with Dr. Bernard frequently and have chosen him to do my knee replacements. He does a very thorough job before, during and after surgery.
Hixson, TN |
My husband and I both have seen Dr. Benard in the last month. because he was highly recommend by co-workers that work with Dr. Benard's patients on a daily basis. I was not disappointed! Dr. Benard is very knowledgeable, pleasant and calmly. My husband and I will both have surgery in the next few months.
Chattanooga, TN |
Thank you for your time, service and explanation. I look forward to your help
in Chattanooga, TN |
I had a very nice welcoming experience. My questions were answered and plan was started to get my knee better. I better understand what is going on with my knee.
in Dalton, GA |
Dr Bernard earned my trust immediately He was very open and direct in giving me options and certainly made me comfortable with his level of expertise The preop staff were all very complimentary of his skill and outcomes
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Bernard is the best. Very professional and courteous and just an overall nice doctor. You can tell that he really cares for his patients and goes above and beyond to make sure your surgery and recovery goes well. Highly recommend him.
He is aswsome. He has replaced my left knee twice ( I fell and messed the first one up). His dedication is outstanding. He spends as much time with you as you need him to. I would highly recommend him.
in Hixson, TN |
Thoroughness of evaluation. Surgical Skill and explanation to the patient and family. Ease of speaking with him and his assistants (who are all very knowledgeable and nice). After care of complicated and unusual total knee replacement.
in Cleveland, TN |
Dr. Barnard has always been thoughtful and thorough at my appointments. If I had a complaint, its that I usually have to wait an hour before getting in the back (not as big an issue in the Hixson office, but that is further out of my way.) His staff is great, too.
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  • 1st Medical Network
  • AARP
  • Aetna
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  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
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  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
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  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
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  • NovaNet
  • One Health
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    One Health POS
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  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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