Dr. Richard Pearce, MD

Dr. Richard Pearce, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Richard Pearce, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1736 Gunbarrel Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 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. Pearce's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pearce treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pearce treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pearce treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pearce treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pearce treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pearce treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pearce's conditions and procedures:

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Surgery
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Synovial Biopsy
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Biography

"Richard Pearce, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon at Spine Surgery Associates located in the Spine Center off Gunbarrel Road. He earned his undergraduate degree at Tennessee Technological University and later received his medical degree at the University...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Erlanger Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Erlanger Med Center
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
1990
1985
1984

Awards

Dr. Pearce's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pearce

4.8

Based on 74 reviews

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1 Star
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I recommend Dr. Pearce and all the others in the firm with whom I have come in contact. Have been treated with great respect and received excellent care from all - from Dr. Pearce, nurses, Dr. Roberts, Don Duff, DCP, receptionists etc. and highly recommend this firm to anyone with spine problems.
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Dr. Pearce is a "back" saver. With my 3rd & 4th upcoming spine surgeries in the next few months, I am confident as I have in the past the relief will be immediate and permanent. Of course this time I am going to slow down and follow his post-surgery guidance. GREAT physician, staff and office...Read More
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Office staff very disrespectful and break hippa laws. He sees patients based on insurance and income instead based on need of care.
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I feel Dr Pearce is probably one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the south. I am 3 week post-op from lumbar fusion and I find myself walking 2 miles a day without pain. This is a miracle.
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I cannot imagine going to another spine surgeon. He is likely the best in the greater Chattanooga area and his easy going manner makes you relaxed and comfortable.
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Cigna
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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