Dr. Melvin Law Jr, MD

Dr. Melvin Law Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(22)
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Dr. Melvin Law Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

2400 Patterson St Ste 300

Nashville, TN 37203

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Law Jr "Back and neck problems are very common and cause severe pain and disability for many people. Nerves often become pinched or irritated causing severe arm and leg pain, numbness and weakness. When medications, therapy, exercises, injections and other nonsurgical treatments fail, surgery may be required. It requires a thorough evaluation to diagnose the problem and determine whether a minimally invasive surgery or a traditional surgery can be done to correct the problem. Many patients suffer from failed spinal surgery. This can be avoided by correctly diagnosing the problem and performing the correct operation for the problem. In patients who have the misfortune to suffer from failed spine surgery, thorough evaluation is required to diagnose the cause of the failed surgery. Correctly diagnosing the cause of the failed surgery may allow correction with corrective surgery."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Analysis
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 4/22/2014
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    State: 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

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Tennessee
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Law Jr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Law Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Law Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Law Jr to family and friends
4.6
based on 22 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Law Jr's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Nashville, TN |
The best doctor I've ever had!!! So sad that he has now retired. He did a 2 level ACDF on me in November 2015. I healed beautifully. He is very patient and compassionate. Miss him terribly!
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in Christiana, Tn |
Dr. Law kept me walking, it was a miracle for what he did for me. He feels like family after seeing him for 20 years. I would recommend him to anyone. Excellent doctor.
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Dr. Law Jr accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
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    Network P
    Network S
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Flexcare
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  • Medicaid
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
    Prime
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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    United Healthcare POS
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Hospitals where Dr. Law Jr has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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