Dr. Samuel Yoakum, DO

Dr. Samuel Yoakum, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Male  |  
Age 38
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Dr. Samuel Yoakum, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Knoxville, TN. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, rehabilitation, and more.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
  • MultiPlan
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very high
more than 98% of peers
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more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Yoakum's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yoakum " Dr. Samuel Yoakum, board certified physician, is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his extensive training during an internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center and residency at Loyola University Medical Center, both in Illinois. Dr. Yoakum served as an assistant faculty member at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and was awarded one of only two teaching fellowships in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department. This additional year of study offered an additional year of training in manual medicine and general musculoskeletal treatment. Dr. Yoakum is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he served as National Resident Council President during his final year of residency. Dr. Yoakum enjoys spending time with his family, music ministry, outdoor activities such as water sports, fishing, golf and other sports including basketball and softball. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee. "


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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine Physiatry

Board Certifications

Dr. Yoakum does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain


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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.


  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Yoakum has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Yoakum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yoakum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yoakum to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (15 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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  • 1

Dr. Yoakum's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

in ROCKWOOD, TN 37854
Dr. Yoakum is professional, kind, and encouraging. I highly recommend him to friends, colleagues, and to anyone seeking Orthopedic care.
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in Knoxville, TN
I’ve already recommended Dr. Yoakum to several people & they are having excellent results while in his care.
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Jen, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with Samuel Yoakum D.O.!

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in Knoxville, TN
Initially very good,listened well and offered the epidural injection to help reduce my significant pain from nerve root compression L4-L5. 4 months later i had a 2nd injection- f/u visit still having pain also affect my legs-he said i wasn’t having nerve root pain& there was nothing he could do. He...more
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in Crossville, TN
Excellent Doctor! He spent time looking and explaining the MRI - not just the MRI write-up and therefore found my problem the xray clinician missed. Really a great Doctor!
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in Abingdon, VA
I made two visits to dr. Yoakum , I had a badly ruptured disc and was scheduled for surgery. He and his staff were great, he told me more about my injury and what to expect than the surgeon. Best of all after two steroid shots I was able to cancel surgery and I am still doing well after 3 weeks
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