Dr. Timothy Strait, MD

Dr. Timothy Strait, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Timothy Strait, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1010 E 3rd St Ste 202

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Contact Information

(423) 265-2233

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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24  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 11/13/2014
    Amount or Range: Average
    State: 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.


  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Cornell Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Strait has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Strait has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Strait's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Strait to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Strait'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 (4)

After four years of headaches, he listened to us and correctly diagnosed my son. I had been using Atlanta doctors for years that refused to listen. He has changed the quality of our lives and I am forever grateful.
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Inconsiderate,a quack,a insurance doctor,
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Dr Strait was wonderful! I felt total trust and comfort from the very start. He came up with a strategy for my serious condition and was very good at explaining it in clear, understandable terms. I went into surgery relaxed, certain that I was in excellent hands. His professionalism is undeniable...more
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The doctor Timothy Strait to me was a GOD SENT I KNOW IT FOR FACT. All the pain n suffering i went through from first doctor who originally did my surgery. Just my telling Dr Strait where i was hurting he knew exactly where problem was. When he got in there he found he had to finish the surgery the...more
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