Dr. Timothy Renfree, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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Age 46
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Dr. Timothy Renfree, MD
Dr. Timothy Renfree is a board certified physician whose medical education began at the University of Texas - Houston Medical School. Following the obtainment of his medical degree, Dr. Renfree completed his residency at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. A fellowship in Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville further developed his expertise in patient care. An accomplished speaker, Dr. Renfree has presented multiple lectures on total wrist and total knee arthroplasty, arthritis of the hand, fractures and joint injuries of the hand, and other related orthopaedic issues. Dr. Renfree holds memberships in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Notre Dame Orthopaedic Club, and is a candidate member in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics offers nine locations to better serve you in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Crossville, and Sevierville in East Tennessee.

9430 Park West Blvd Ste 130

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 690-4861

Dr. Timothy Renfree, MD

Dr. Timothy Renfree, 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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Top Care Areas


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Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Renfree "I treat my patients the way I would want a physician to treat my family- by listening, caring and using the most up-to-date non operative and operative treatments available."


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/26/2015
    Amount or Range: Above Average
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.


  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Southern Illinois University In Springfield
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Florida, Gainesville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Renfree has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Renfree has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Renfree's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Renfree to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Renfree's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Vonore, TN |
There is not enough space to include all the positives about Dr. Renfree. He is compassionate, thorough in his examination and explanation of procedure, extremely competent, positive, and professional. He is kind and caring. His patient-doctor relationship is so very comfortable. You can feel at ease in asking questions and getting answers that can be understood. I was given back the use of my arm and hand. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Renfree and his staff. Thank you!
in Knoxville, TN |
My experience with Dr. Renfree has been an excellent one. He took the time to answer my questions and gave me a good understanding of my Carpal Tunnel surgery. I had surgery on my left hand and it went well. I appreciate doctors who are personable and listen to my concerns and are respectful. He is all of that and more. Thank you Dr. Renfree!
in Lenoir City, TN |
I am extremely happy with the care I received from Dr. Renfree! I found him to be professional, caring and he used the utmost skill in my surgery. I felt completely at ease with him as my surgeon. My case presented as one that could possibly be very bad news and Dr.Renfree took every precaution to test, (in a timely manner ,even rushed tests) and pursue as much information as he needed to make an accurate diagnosis. I will definitely go back to him if needed and will recommend him.
Linda Dunsmore, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations!
in Loudon, TN |
He really cares about his patients. He has done 3 surgeries on my hands.
in Lenoir City,Tn |
I lost feeling in my ring finger and pinky finger and part of my roght hand. I was highly recommended to Dr. Renfree and he had nerve test done and knew the problem. He performed my surgery and my hand has been excellent since. I appreciate him being caring,answering questions and not being in a hurry when he sees you!!! I highly recommend him!
in Vonore,TN |
Dr Renfree is a fantastic hand surgeon. He did a thumb reconstruction on my hand and it is doing great. He has a great personality and bedside manner. I will and do recommend him to anyone that has any issues with their hand.
in Knoxville, TN |
I have no hesitation recommending Dr. Renfree, he performed CMC Arthroplasty on both hands. I have recommended him to strangers that had noticed my hand in a cast (while shopping) and they would ask what happened, mostly women in my age group (60+) I would share with them about my surgery, then they would ask if it helped and would want to know who my surgeon was because they had the same pain in their hands but didn't know they could be repaired or who would be a good surgeon. Awesome surgeon!
Maryvile |
Amazing people person, fix my hand, I would come back in case of need.
in Knoxville |
Excellent- after going to a competitor for another reason and coming away unhappy about the service, after visiting this clinic and Dr. Renfree - I would highly recommend!!!
in Seymour, TN |
Dr. Renfree and staff are GREAT!!!
Thanks Mindy C, for leaving us this response.
in Seymour, TN |
Very personable! Went over all X-rays and explained everything to me as the mom and to my daughter. Hopefully we won't need him again but if we do I would definitely go back to Dr. Renfree! Thank you! All of our appointments were quick except for one and it was out of his control.
Lenoir City, TN |
He does wonderful work. However, you will wait forever in the office for a short visit. He is cocky but aren't most great surgeons? But you will get quality care and your problem solved.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Renfree treated both my wife and me. We both had excellent results. With Dr. Renfree you get the best of both worlds - capable surgeon and compassionate partner in your treatment. We are blessed to have such a wonderful surgeon like Dr. Renfree.
Wonderful Comment! Thank you!
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Renfree is an excellent doctor. I had a cyst removed from my finger and he explained everything to me in great detail so there was no surprises. He has a great sense of humor and came highly recommended from several friends that had used him. I am very pleased with my results.
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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Network P
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    Preferred Care Blue
    Preferred Care Blue PPO
    Preferred Plan PPO
    Preferred Plus
    Preferred Plus (Ford)
    Preferred Plus (GM)
    State Employees Program
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Gold Plus
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
    Blue Choice 65 Select
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • Prime Health Services
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37923
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