Dr. Rickey Parsons, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Rickey Parsons, MD
Dr. Rick Parsons, board certified surgeon, attended the East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greeneville, North Carolina. During this period his leadership was recognized through his appointment as Class President and as the recipient of the Eugene Furth Research Award. His training and expertise were further refined during an internship and residency at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Parsons is an American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery published author and presenter on arthroscopic techniques and anterior cruciate repair. His professional memberships include those in the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee.

Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics

9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 690-4861

Dr. Rickey Parsons, MD

Dr. Rickey Parsons, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • Prime Health Services
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Dr. Parsons' Experience

Dr. Parsons' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection


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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.


  • The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Wake Forest University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wake Forest University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parsons has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Parsons' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parsons to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Parsons' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Newport, Tn. |
I will kindly say one thing about Dr. Parsons.......he is OUTSTANDING !!!!!
Ron Cales, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with Dr. Rick E. Parsons!
Sparta, TN |
Dr.Parsons and his staff are fantastic. Always very quick to get appointment, very courteous, professional and knowledgable. Once there was a computer glitch and when we showed up for our appt. we weren't listed. Guess what, they got us in to see him right then. I've taken my kids to him for 3 different injuries and he always tells me that if the treatment works, to just cancel my follow up appt. most doctors would not do that. It is greatly appreciated. We drive 1.5 hours each way to see him.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Parsons has a good bedside manner and a calm reassuring demeanor.. My meniscus surgery went exactly as planned and I am up and walking nearly back to normal a week and a half later. Thank you TOC Surgery Center staff and Dr. Parsons for a great experience.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Parsons is n excellent doctor. Did knee placement last. Year. Did a fantastic job. Gave me my life back. Will ever go to another rthopedic surgeon.. GreatChristian man, doctor and friend.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Parsons is a very skilled doctor. He has done several joint replacements on me and each one was successful. He is a very kind man and you never feel rushed when he talks to you. I certainly would recommend him to my friends.
Boynton Beach, FL |
Professional in manner with an attitude of caring ,highly knowledgeable, and a skilled communicator...what more could one want in a medical professional?
in Knoxville, TN |
Wonderful bedside manner. Very interested in answering all your questions, before and after surgery. He does not delegate meeting the patients to a staff person; he meets with you to plan out the course of action. He is also not willing to rush to surgery -- he replaced my right knee because it was "totally messed up" and said the left knee also would need replacement, but not now. It has some time left and we don't need to do anything yet. I think that is refreshing
Linda Mowles, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with Rick E. Parsons, M.D..
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Parsons and his team are excellent a hat they do. They listen to your concerns, and address them. I especially like that is may not always mean surgery, though he isn't going to waste efforts on treatments have doesn't see value in either. Bottom line- I trust him to give everyone the best care.
Knoxville, TN |
Fantastic surgeon! I couldn't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Parsons is. He's now performed 2 surgeries on my shoulder that have both been quite complicated. Dr. Parsons has amazing bedside manner and I would recommend him to anyone!
Thank you for leaving us this response. We love to hear positive feedback!
in Lenoir City, TN |
Dr Parsons is an excellent orthopedic Dr/surgeon. I have had several surgeries and all have been done through Dr Parsons, I have been well pleased and will continue to use him for all orthopedic needs, ands would definitely recommend him to anyone with orthopedic needs. Great Christian man.
Thank you!
in Loudon, TN |
My experience was far less daunting than I anticipated...Dr. Parsons is wonderful. I had no problems whatsoever even though I had lots of "clean up" within my shoulder joint I am almost back to normal and it has only been a month since my surgery. Very little post-op pain and although the physical therapy is a little painful it has helped me get back to normal very quickly...thanks to Dr. Parsons and the entire staff at TOC.
Thanks Michelle N., for leaving us this response!
in Knoxville, TN |
I cannot explain how comfortable I was going into a shoulder and bicep procedure with Dr. Parsons. I had no doubt in my mind when I started counting from 99.
Thank you for trusting us with your care!
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Hospitals where Dr. Parsons has admitting privileges

Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37923
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Fort Loudoun Medical Center
550 Fort Loudoun Medical Center Dr
Lenoir City, TN 37772
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