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About Dr. Burton F Elrod
Dr. Burton F Elrod, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Nashville, TN. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Elrod is affiliated with TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Dr. Elrod has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Burton F Elrod has the following 2 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Thankful to have had Burton's dad patch me up as a youngster and very happy I was able to arrange Burton to repair a really bad rotator cuff. Based on the pictures and what he told my wife after surgery then told me at post-op visit, I think many other surgeons would have taken the easier path but he stayed with it for what was ultimately a 3-hour surgery. Physical therapist was impressed with range of motion on first visit after reading how much repair had taken place. The entire staff at Elite was great as well.
I was sent to Dr. Elrod by a surgeon in AL, because of his reputation for being one of the best in the Southeast. In fact, I was sent to him because he is famous for being able to repair unsuccessful surgeries performed by other doctors. He and his staff took time with me, because I had been traumatized by a injury at work. I will always remember their kindness and also their humor. Dr. Elrod spent a lot of time with me; he reassured me and helped me navigate through a very difficult time (and he didn't charged extra for the emotional therapy! lol) He is just that caring. He did my surgery over 20 years ago and I am still going strong. I always be indebted to Dr. Elrod and I'll always highly recommend him and his staff.
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Dr. Elrod is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
43 Years Experience
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dr. Burton F Elrod accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- First Health PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsElite Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center Plc, 2021 Church St Ste 200, Nashville, TN
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