Dr. Paul Peterson, MD

Dr. Paul Peterson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Paul Peterson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

501 20th St Ste 503

Knoxville, TN 37916

Contact Information

(865) 541-4321

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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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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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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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16  Procedures

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 to recommend Dr. Peterson

3.6

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(21)
4 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
3 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
2 Stars
5.714285714285714%
(2)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(10)

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Dr. Peterson done my second neck surgery a few months ago and I am about 80 percent pain free!!! The first surgery, from another doc, was horrible and was worse after surgery. Kudos to Dr. Peterson and his assistant for the relief I have!!!! Will recommend you to everyone!!!!
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Michelle in Rogersville, TN – Aug 21, 2018
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When it was discovered that I had a huge meningioma, I was immediately referred to Dr. Peterson who saw us the very next day. He wanted me on steroids for a week to reduce swelling and I was scheduled for a craniotomy the next week. This man saved my life as my tumor was pressing on the brain....Read More
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May 09, 2018
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I really like Dr. Peterson. He has done spinal surgery for me two times now and both times he has done a great job. He explained everything to me and listened when I spoke or had a question.
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RoseMary in Tn – Apr 11, 2018
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He and his staff do not care.
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Mar 06, 2018
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I would never recommend him. He performed surgery on me and l regret it to this day.
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Oliver Springs – Feb 15, 2018
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