Dr. William Hovis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 74
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Dr. William Hovis, MD
Dr. William Hovis, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Hovis is affiliated with Turkey Creek Medical Center.

10810 Parkside Dr Ste 209

Knoxville, TN 37934

Contact Information

(865) 251-3030

Dr. William Hovis, MD

Dr. William Hovis, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Hovis' Experience

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Dr. Hovis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
82

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

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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)
  • 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

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)
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 other patients wait due to spending more time with me. I don't begrudge him doing the same for other patients. His P.T. people are the best in the world.
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.
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 long wait in the waiting room but well worth it.Mark K.
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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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

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Hospitals where Dr. Hovis has admitting privileges

Turkey Creek Medical Center
10820 Parkside Dr
Knoxville, TN 37934
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