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About Dr. Russell A Betcher
Dr. Russell A Betcher, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Knoxville, TN. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Betcher is affiliated with Physicians Regional Medical Center and LaFollette Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Russell A Betcher has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Russell A Betcher has the following 4 expertise
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Sports Medicine
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Dr. Russell A Betcher has 2 board certified specialties
Dr. Russell A Betcher is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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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ACL repair, the Doc was great with my 23 year old son. Took his time and really listened, didn't make any rash decisions nor promises he couldn't keep. He also explained things and answered all my questions. Fitness seems to be a priority to him so he understood my son wanting to be able to play hard again.
A nurse in the emergency room called Dr.Betcher on a Sunday evening on his off time to see if he could see me because my injuries were so extensive. He told me to be in his office at noon the very next day. Well when there with my X-rays and MRI it revealed dislocated knee with torn LCL MCL PCL and fractured tibia plateau. Surgery was scheduled and we were in surgery for 5 hours. I honestly would not be walking or I would have some major problems if the Surgeon that was going to do my surgery that Sunday would have done it. I will not see anyone else!!!
I could honestly care less about nice the staff was or how long the wait was. KOC is a big place; waiting is part of it. Dr. Betcher did an ACL reconstruction on me when I was 20. I never wore a brace after surgery and went on to play college basketball. I was faster and stronger after surgery than I was before. I'm 33 now, my knee has held up great, and I have zero issues with it, as long as I'm active. I recommend him to everyone and wouldn't let anyone else operate on me.
Dr. Betcher is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
26 Years Experience
University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dr. Russell A Betcher accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- 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 LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Knoxville PPOx
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsKnoxville Orthopedic Clinic, 1422 Old Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN
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