Dr. William Hovis, MD

Dr. William Hovis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
(30)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. William Hovis, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1966 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

10810 Parkside Dr Ste 209

Knoxville, TN 37934

Contact Information

(865) 251-3030

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
75

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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.

Education

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • City Of Memphis Hospital University Tenn
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Campbell Fdn University Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Memphis Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hovis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hovis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hovis to family and friends
2.9
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (15)

Dr. Hovis' Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Hovis has been my orthopedic surgeon for 30 years. I've never seen any behavior that could be considered unprofessional. Sometimes there is a long wait. when this happened I learned he has spent extra time with a patient having more difficulties than expected. I know Dr. Hovis has made...more
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La Follette, TN |
Dr. William Hovis should not be allowed to practice medicine. He is short-tempered, rude, arrogant, and the most ignorant-acting doctor I have ever met. I absolutely would never recommend Dr. William Hovis to anyone.
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in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL |
Dr.Hovis has operated on my knee,shoulder and ankle over the years and is,in my opinion,a world class surgeon period.I have moved out of state and had another knee surgery which did not go well.Really wish I had Dr. Hovis do it since he always got it right with excellent results.It was always a...more
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in Knoxville, TN |
DR. HOVIS IS THE WORST DOCTOR I HAVE EVER SEEN. HE IS ARROGANT, A BULLY, AND UNPROFESSIONAL. Absolutely horrible. He is so convinced in his "superior intellect" in EVERYTHING that he does not listen to the patient. He does not work for the betterment of the patient. I use the term "doctor" very...more
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Knoxville, TN |
Dr Hovis is a fantastic Physician. His wait times are a bit lengthy so I would definitely dedicate your day to it and eat before you go. However, he knows what he's doing! Staff is super friendly and easy to deal with and his plan of care helped me recover from my knee surgery in no time (which is...more
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Dr. Hovis accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Hovis has admitting privileges

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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Knoxville, TN 37916
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