- 2200 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN
- 3.5 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 8 affiliated hospitals
- 7 insurance providers
- 4 awards
- 5 schools
- 21 minutes avg wait time
- 6 are board certified
- 1 is rated 4 stars and above
- 5 are rated on Vitals.com
- 5 are male
- 3 specialties
- 7 health insurance companies
- 3.5 average overall rating
4 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Tennessee
- First Health
Doctors in Knoxville Neurology Associates
- Dr. Brian Wiseman MD Neurology, Psychiatry Knoxville, TN
- Dr. Steven Rider MD Neurology, Psychiatry Knoxville, TN
- Dr. William Bridges MD Neurology, Psychiatry Lexington, KY
- Dr. Randall Trudell MD Neurology, Psychiatry Knoxville, TN
- Dr. John Dougherty Jr MD Neurology, Psychiatry Knoxville, TN
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
Knoxville Neurology Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Cumberland Medical Center Crossville, TN 38555
- East Tennessee Children's Hospital Knoxville, TN 37916
- Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Knoxville, TN 37916
- St Mary's Medical Center, Inc Knoxville, TN 37917
- University Of Tennessee Memorial Hospital Knoxville, TN 37920
- Physician's Regional Medical Center Knoxville, TN 37917
- University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, TN 37920
- Saint Joseph Hospital Lexington, KY 40504
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
- University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
- New York University School Of Medicine
- Indiana University School Of Medicine
- University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.