Dr. William M. Hovis, MD

Dr. William M. Hovis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 73 years old

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Dr. Hovis specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Knoxville, TN. He practices at 3 locations.

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based on 26 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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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 loosely with him because he does NOT deserve to be called a doctor. I would rather trust the opinion of a good veterinarian for my health issues than this quack.
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 huge for my private and work life). I would recommend him to anyone looking for a physician with plenty of experience and a steady hand! Good work Doc!
in Knoxville, TN |
My 1st visit had a waiting room time of 1 hour past my scheduled appointment. The 2nd visit going the same, Im writing this review while i wait. Wait times of 1 hour to be seen is rediculous. If this was not on workers comp i would be out if here.
Knoxville, TN |
We saw Dr. Hovis for a second opinion, really just to ease our minds, but ended up staying with him. He explained our son's knee injuries in an easy-to-understand but in-depth way, allowing us to ask as many questions as we needed. His plan before and after surgery was vastly different from our previous doctor - we were impressed with his knowledge and experience and felt completely confident in entrusting our son's surgery to him. We're six months post-op now and all clear. Highly recommend.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • 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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • 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
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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 Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1966

  • Internship Hospital
    City Of Memphis Hospital University Tenn
  • Residency Hospital
    Campbell Fdn University Tenn

    Completed in 1974

    Memphis Va Hospital

    Completed in 1971

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement