Dr. Richard Pearce, MD

Dr. Richard Pearce, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
(67)
Save
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 and orthopedic spine surgery.

1736 Gunbarrel Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Information

(423) 756-6623

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Pearce

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pearce performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Pearce's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger

Less

Read Less

19  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • 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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pearce has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Pearce does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Pearce and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Pearce's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pearce to family and friends
67 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (67)

  • 5
    (64)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Pearce's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

Dr. Pearce is an excellent spine surgeon. To "Anonymous" who gave him a 1 star review on 8/14/16...all I can say is merely reading your comments wore me out and I feel sorry for ANYONE involved in your care that day. You obviously believe you are more important than any other patient.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I would wholeheartly recommend Dr. Pearce as an honest, excellent, and trustworthy orthopedic surgeon. He has such a build up of clientele that it is difficult to get an appointment without waiting several weeks. If your case warrants, it is worth waiting to get Dr. Pearce.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
My surgery was a great success after years of pain . I think Dr.Pearce is very good surgeon and explains things very well as well caring person.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Pearce is kind and thoughtful. He is down to earth and explains the facts in terms that are easy to understand. I have seen him many times in the past Five or so years for treatment and surgery. In my opinion, one could not find a better spine surgeon .
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Kind, understanding, really listens to the patient
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Pearce?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Orthopedic Surgery
(57)
Orthopedic Surgery
(34)
Orthopedic Surgery
(75)
Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
(64)
Orthopedic Surgery
(83)
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
(44)
Orthopedic Surgery
(24)
Orthopedic Surgery
(51)
Physical Therapy
(101)
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
(7)