Dr. Paul Peterson, MD

Dr. Paul Peterson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
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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Background Check

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
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
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 23 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
    1995
  • 1991
    University Rochester School Med/strong Mem Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1991
  • 1990
    Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School
    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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