Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Bernard
Accepting new patients

Southeastern Spine, Brain and Joint

281 N Lyerly St Ste 300 Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 693-2175

Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baroness Hospital and CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bernard to book an appointment.

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Dr. Bernard is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Bernard's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernard treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bernard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernard treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bernard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernard treats Joint Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bernard treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bernard's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Scan
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipedema
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Bernard accepts the following insurance:

1st Medical Network
AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Alliant Health Plans
American General
American International Group (AIG)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Network C
Network P
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Flexcare
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Open Access Plus
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
NovaNet
One Health
One Health HMO
One Health POS
One Health PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Signature Health Alliance
Tricare
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO

Dr. Bernard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bernard

4.6

Based on 108 ratings

5 Stars
87.96296296296296%
(95)
4 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
(2)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
9.25925925925926%
(10)
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Awesome doctor! He did my left knee and very compassionate and cares about you! PT didn’t like I wasn’t progressing enough but Dr Bernard told me I was doing good and just keep up with the therapy! I had to worker harder than the norm because of my RA. It payed off and more than likely will have him do my right knee.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kim White – Jul 25, 2021
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Awesome, caring doctor. He has treated my knee and has done a hip replacement. Follow up has been good...and now 4 years later, all is still well!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 23, 2020
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Dr. Bernard is the only doctor I will let do my remaining knee replacement. I was driving to my physical therapy appointments 2 weeks after my first surgery. He’s the bees knees-lol.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brenda Isbell – Nov 01, 2020
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Dr. Bernard is amazing! He is thorough, personable, and makes sure you feel comfortable with all your decisions. Tomorrow I am two weeks into post bilateral knee repacked surgery. I am walking with my hiking stick. I left the hospital day of surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 27, 2020
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I appreciate Dr Bernard. I’m overweight and he’s addressed it professionally but still willing to help me. He’s got a big heart and always upbeat.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Oct 09, 2020
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So friendly and accommodating. Explained procedure and was able to help with my knee replacement!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sep 11, 2020
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Was very nice! He made us feel TOTALLY COMFORTABLE!!!?? Very easy to understand! He was totally friendly during our whole visit with him! Even said HELLO! Down the hallway as we were being taken to room to see him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Terry L. Dobbins – Jul 25, 2020
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Doctor Bernard and staff were helpful, concerned and extremely professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 09, 2020
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Just had my first visit with him yesterday. He was friendly, caring and knowledgable. I only had no wait about 5 minutes. I received cortisone injections for osteoarthritis. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bernard.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie Phillips – Jun 10, 2020
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Dr Bernard took care of my problem with my knee pain and made me feel comfortable not nervous like you get going to a new Dr. My pain is gone and thanks Dr Bernard and the whole staff at the office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna – Jun 10, 2020
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Had knee looked at as I couldn’t hardly walk or get around. He gave me a shot and it feels good now. He did 2 hip surgeries on my wife- very thoughtful and caring. Told us he would treat her as he would his mother, and he did! Excellent doctor!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James – May 29, 2020
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VISIT for check up for right knee surgery. Left knee already rebuilt. CSMO has always been straightforward with me about any thing. Great bunch of people.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Reynolds – May 23, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Bernard. He is kind, caring and compassionate and an excellent surgeon! I feel very happy and fortunate to be his patient!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rhoda E. March – May 22, 2020
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I felt very confident in Dr Bernard's care. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy – Mar 19, 2020
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My visit was informative, helpful and I had no wait. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bernard as he has helped me and both of my parents. He is super friendly and an overall great Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Bernard – Feb 27, 2020
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I have been treated by Dr Bernard for several years. He is a brilliant, caring surgeon who despite being so gifted and successful possesses a humility that is incredible. Dr Bernard displays a passion for life and health and infuses it into his patients. I thank God for Dr Bernard.
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Feb 27, 2020
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Dr Bernard was totally unprofessional on my first visit. He was rude and cruel. He took his anger at somebody else out on me as he stated that he would never work on an overweight person.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 31, 2020
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Dr Bernard did an excellent job explaining all options and recommended a conservative course of treatment before surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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GY – Nov 14, 2019
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Great doctor. He did both my total knees.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 07, 2019
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Very impressed with Dr. Bernard & his staff. Efficient, caring & comfortable atmosphere.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Biography

Dr. Bernard has subspecialty training in hip and knee reconstruction, has authored multiple articles and has presented at local and national conferences....Read more

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

Education

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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What are Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bernard frequently treats Arthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bernard treats.

Where is Dr. Matthew Bernard, MD's office located?

Dr. Bernard's office is located at 281 N Lyerly St Ste 300, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Southeastern Spine, Brain and Joint

Southeastern Spine281 N Lyerly St Ste 300 Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Southeastern Spine, Brain and Joint5953 Elementary Way Ste 101 Ooltewah, TN 37363
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bernard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baroness Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital

Pikeville, TN

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Tennova Healthcare-cleveland

Cleveland, TN

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average