Dr. Paul Peterson, MD

Dr. Paul Peterson, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(32)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Peterson, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

501 20th St Ste 503

Knoxville, TN 37916

Contact Information

(865) 541-4321

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Herniated Disc
high
more than 83% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
high
more than 81% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
53

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Rochester School Med/Strong Mem Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Rochester School Med/Strong Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Peterson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Peterson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends
3.7
based on 32 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Peterson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Knoxville TN |
He was excellent and I highly recommend him.His office staff was friendly and very helpful.He answered all our questions and concerns.He shared lots of information.
in Newport, TN |
Peterson has a massive God complex on top of an inability to listen to what the patient actually says. If you question him, he snaps while whining that he has 20 years experience in his field. He needs to go back to school to learn how to effectively deal with patients' concerns and questions. The word "doctor" means to teach from Latin roots, but Peterson acts like he doesn't want to waste his time explaining anything to his patients.
in Knoxville, TN |
I only got to interact with him after emergency surgery and have found him to patiently respond and thoroughly explain answers to my questions. I am indebted to his ecpertise and skill. His assistant has been very helpful, as well, with a caring bedside manner. They seem to make a good team.
in Kingsport TN |
Excellent neurologists with skills.
in Tellico Plains, TN |
Dr Peterson always gave me top rate care , always listened to me and answered all my questions, did a excellent job with my very complicated and risky aneurysm surgery. I trust him 100% and would recommend him to anyone . Hes a A+++ Brain Surgeon
Dr. Peterson seemed to be in a rush, with poor bed side manners, and passed most of the patient care and questions off on his PA.
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Dr. Peterson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Peterson has admitting privileges

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 W Clinch Ave
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