Dr. Michael Christie, MD

Dr. Michael Christie, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Christie, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Christie is affiliated with Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

Southern Joint Replacement Institute

2400 Patterson St Ste 100

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

The mission of Southern Joint Replacement Institute is to provide state-of-the-art care in a professional and compassionate environment while honoring a commitment to research and education in the field of joint replacement.  We are fully committed to providing personalized care and developing lasting relationships with patients and their families.
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Dr. Christie's Experience

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


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic

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.


  • Loyola University Medical
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Loyola University Medical
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Loyola University Medical
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christie to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Christie's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
Nashville, TN |
Dr. Christie replaced both my wife's knees in March 2016....she has done so well that I expect to do just as well...Dr. Christie is a knowledgeable, patient, skillful, great Doctor and I recommend him to anyone I encounter with joint problems.
Nashville, TN |
Having waited a long time to get a bi-lateral knee replacement, I chose Dr. Christie. I have been very pleased with him. Yes, having both knees done at the same time is a major deal. In addition, I had some medical issues (not caused by the surgery) which put me behind with the physical therapy. I am progressing very well.
in Brownsville, TN |
I cannot believe the results. After a long time injury with multiple orthoscopic surgeries and a knee replacement, I was not optimistic about a knee revision. However; after my revision two years later, and six weeks of rehab, progress has been so much better than the first. Dr Christie and the entire staff have a program of true excellence. I now have a quality of life that has been missing for several years. I am so grateful for him and his expertise. I would highly recommend him,
in Spring Hill, TN |
Dr. Christie has been my surgeon for over 15 years. He is the best. Not only a great surgeon but a great person. His staff is also wonderful. From the moment you walk in until you leave you are well taken care of..,I highly recommend Dr . Christie. 5 STARS!
in Franklin, TN |
Office personnel and technicians are professional and courteous. Dr. Christie took time to listen to my concerns and, even though surgery was not necessary, he was helpful in suggesting alternative avenues of treatment for relief of pain and prevention of further damage. I would recommend Dr. Christie to anyone that is experiencing discomfort in their hips and knees.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
Dr Christie is a great surgeon! He has done 2 hip replacements and replaced one of my knees. He has trained many young surgeons that practice today. I wouldn't go to anyone else. He is top in his field.
in Hopkinsville, KY |
I had a problem and Dr Christie took care of the problem with my left knee and me while was in the hospital, on every follow-up he would explain everything that was going to be done. Dr Christie bed side manerisom are just great because he alway make you feel comfortable. I reccomend him in a heart beat. Thank you Dr Christie for the services you and your team provide John R Hopkinsville, KY
in Jackson, TN |
Everything about my visit was great .. Every person from sign in to Dr Christie was so friendly and helpful. Dr Christie diagnosed my problem almost immediately. There was no long waiting time.
in Nashville, TN |
I had double knee surgery 31/2 years ago by Dr Christie. They are doing great and still perfectly aligned. I now need surgery to repair a muscle that has torn and retracted. He will have to reattach it to my hip bone. I have to wait almost 3 months for him to do it and was willing because I believe he will do a good job.
Dr. Christie and his staff are exceptional care providers. I found him to be pleasant, to-the-point, and extremely comfortable with translating complex medical procedures into language understandable by a layman. Every single member of his staff has been pleasant, agreeable, and good-humored.
Thompsons Station, TN |
I was referred to Dr. Christie for complicated bilateral fourth hip revisions. (unfortunately, 8 total) I am blessed that he has this knowledge and practices in my area. So far, the right side has been replaced and my 3 month X-rays showed no complications and the triflange prosthesis was intact. I also recommend the physical therapy at Southern Bone and Joint. The therapists are in direct contact with the surgeons. I am pleased with my progress as I regain mobility. Thank you Dr. Christie.
in Crossville, TN |
Very informative
in Metter, GA |
Dr. Christie was very courteous, his staff spent almost two hours talking and asking me about my hip and the problems I've had. Dr. Christie spent thirty minutes explaining what he would be doing to fix my hip problem. I have already talked with a family member from St. Louis who needs a hip replacement and I referred Dr. Christie even before he has operated on me just from his bed side manner. I've had six hip surgeries and in my opinion I feel like I've found the man who can fix my problem.
Lewisburg, TN |
Dr. Christie sincerely wants to help each patient solve the health problems caused by failing joints. Not only is he a leader in the field of joint replacement he gives of his time and talents to treat the poor and indigent. His manner and thoroughness in the exam really puts you at ease. His follow ups and keeping in touch with the patient is beyond what seems to be the norm in his profession. I certainly recommend him.
in Benton, KY |
The best in all areas
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Christie was highly recommended by a friend of mine and also a previous doctor that I had seen for the same condition. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure for hip replacement surgery. The staff at SJRI was also very accommodating and professional.
in Park City, KY |
I have been a patient of Dr Christie's or 23 years. I have had excellent care. I truly believe Dr. Christie knowledge and gift has allowed me to remain active and walking. Dr. Christie ensures his patients receive excellent care in every aspect of a joint replacement.
in Pulaski Tn 38478 |
Dr. Christie and his staff are very kind and considerate...They even take time to listen when you have a problem....
in Nashville, TN |
Following a botched-up TKR done by a different group, I finally was referred to Dr. Christie (Orthopedic surgeon #5) for revision surgery. There are no words in my vocabulary to express how much Dr. Christie helped me and restored my faith in the medical field. He is the very best and I shall always appreciate that he actually believed me and went to work to fix the problem. I am losing the fear of falling that plagued my life for three years!
in Lebanon, TN |
I had knee surgery April 1, 2016 with Dr. Christie. He is great. Took time to talk to me before and after surgery. Very good about explaining everything to me and answered all my questions.
in Sparta, TN |
Excellent experience with Dr. Christie. He explained why I was having the problems I was having and what needed to be done, which was a complete knee replacement. Dr. Christie was compassionate and had a very good bedside manner, which is important to me. Come thru the surgery and PT with flying colors....a complete different experience than I had with my hip replacement at another hospital and dr. SJRI is the only place I would go for any orthopedic surgery needed.
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Dr. Christie accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
    Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Christie has admitting privileges

Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center
391 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
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Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
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