Dr. Perry White III, MD

Dr. Perry White III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Perry White III, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

9430 Park West Blvd Ste 110

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 694-8353

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. White III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. White III "Board certified physician, Dr. Merrill White, received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. During his residency through the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, he was named chief resident. Dr. White later served as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at North Carolina Baptist Hospital. His training and expertise in spinal surgery were further refined during a fellowship in Adult Spine Surgery at the Rothman Institute and Jefferson Hospital, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. White's numerous professional associations include memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the Knoxville Orthopedic Society, and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. White III "I work with the orthoneuro spine team of Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics. I am a fellowship trained spine surgeon.  In my fellowship, I trained with both orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons to do what I do today.  I specialize in helping people who have problems in the neck, upper back, or low back including disc herniations,  spinal stenosis,  deformity,  infection,  and tumor."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. White III does not have any board certifications listed.

42  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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23  Procedures

  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instrumentation Procedures
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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.


  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Rothman Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. White III has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. White III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. White III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. White III to family and friends
35 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. White III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. White III Says:

Thank you for providing feedback on my profile page.  This information is incredibly valuable to our team and is reviewed on a regular basis.  If you have any concerns about the care you have received or questions about ongoing treatment, please do not hesitate to call my office directly at 865-694-8353.


Thank you again,

P. Merrill White, III, MD


Patient Comments (12)

Dr.White is very professional, made sure I understood what is going on with me. He did not talk over my head. I am very pleased with the service and will be using Dr. White again when needed.
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I've had the best experience with Dr. White's office and him being my surgeon. I was in bad shape when I went to him. He saved me. If it had not been for God and Dr White, I don't know what I'd do. I highly recommend him as a surgeon/physician. He's the best.
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Dr. White is a very good Dr. and I trust him.
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Dr. White has done 5 back surgeries on me and the problem each time was resolved. I recommend him any time i hear of some one in need of spinal surgery .
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I was appalled at how rude Dr. White treated my mother. He acted like she was wasting his time. She has been in a great deal of pain and only wanted to see what or if something could be done. He said he couldn't help her yet scheduled test? My mother is a sweet gentle woman. For a man like this to...more
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