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Dr. Thea Cross, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 45

Dr. Cross

Tennova Neurosciences

930 E Emerald Ave Ste 511 Knoxville, TN 37917

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Dr. Thea Cross, MD is a neurology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from East Tennessee State University / Quillen College Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurology.


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(865) 647-3550

Dr. Cross accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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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. Cross' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cross treats Tremor more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Cross treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cross treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Cross treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cross treats Headache more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Cross treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

Dr. Cross' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe that educating patients about their evaluation and treatment options allows them to be active participants in their healthcare.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Medical University Of South Carolina
Residency Hospital
Medical University Of South Carolina
Internship Hospital
1999
East Tennessee State University / Quillen College Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School
1999
1995

Awards

Dr. Cross' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cross

3.0

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
40.54054054054054%
(15)
4 Stars
10.81081081081081%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
1 Star
45.945945945945944%
(17)

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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I was referred to Dr. Cross in 2017. She diagnosed the likihood of a very rare Neuro disease. Other diagnostic tests were performed and lots of information resources and ultimately a referral to Vanderbilt. She seemed very professional. I have referred others.
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Dr Cross has been my neurologist for years, even while she was at blount neurology. She has ALWAYS been amazing to me! I will continue to see her as long as I can and need to. Thank you Dr Cross for always helping me in every way you possibly can!
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Here is my experience today: I never got to see Dr. Thea Cross so I can't evaluate her medical skill. However, either her management skill is very bad or her staff is not up to the simple job of scheduling, after the appointment was scheduled 6 months ago, I was texted yesterday to be reminded that my appointment is today, I took an early leave from work, drove an hour to get to her office. After less than 30 seconds at the front desk of Dr. Cross's office,
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Dr. Cross speaks directly to me about the medical problems I am having. She keeps me fully informed and she involves me in the medical treatment plan. We are a team. Great Doc??
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I waited 6 mos. for appt. with another neurologist in this Tennova group. After arriving at Dr. office I was told they were not accepting new patients , this was after confirming appt. 2 days before. We made another appt. with Dr. Cross. After waiting another 6 mos. and conformation of appt. 2 times in the week of appt. I was called the day before appt. and told they were not accepting new patients. I was offer new appt. with another Dr.--9 mos. out. DO NOT USE THIS GROUP!
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She doesn't spend much time in the room. But her staff is BEYOND amazing. I've never had nurses continue to keep me updated on insurance progress and work so hard to get me the medicine I needed to get covered.
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I would never recommend the doctor for anything. She was rude, hateful and diagnosed me wrong even after being sent records from the neurosurgeon.
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Dr. Cross is a fantastic physician and has been a continuing source of care along my path for recovery. I had a hemorrhagic stroke 8 months ago and it has been a long road. She seemed to be focused on my heart so I didn't really know what to think. Of course she knew what she was doing. I apparently had a hole in my heart so she referred me to a Cardiologist. My Cardiologist (Dr. Foster) patched up the hole last week so hopefully I am on the mend.
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I went to see Dr. Cross for help with migraines and Thoracic outlet syndrome, which I had already had surgery for, but my surgeon wanted it to be managed by a neuro. She acted like she didn't even know what TOS was, never even touched me or examined me, and just increased medications for my migraines. I am an RN and feel as if I could have done a better job at taking care of this. I've worked with many doctors and Dr. Cross did NOT impress me at all. I will not be going back to this office.
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Does not listen. Spent maybe five minutes in room with me. Prescribed medicine I had already taken in past that didn't work. Very disappointing experience.
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Dr. Cross is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever had. She is top notch in every way.
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