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Dr. Paul Peterson, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Peterson

Dr. Paul Peterson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Peterson accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Peterson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Herniated Disc
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Herniated Disc more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Peterson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul Peterson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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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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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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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He and his staff do not care.
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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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