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By: Ruben K.
University Orthopaedic Surgeons
My name is Ruben Knight. I had surgery last Friday 6 days ago on a tendon. I was discharged with 10 mg Percocet which was fine for about four days. Now the oxycodone has my bladder so relaxed that I can't urinate without straining so hard it feels like I'm gonna blow my hernia I have. I called this morning to try to get something weaker like norco, but haven't heard anything and I'm afraid to keep taking the oxycodone cause I'm afraid if I do, I'll eventually not be able to urinate at all. Wish they would understand I'm in pain. I'm not one of those people just chasing. The day before my surgery I was given 30 codeine pills and I brought the script back to Dr Sidney the day of my surgery cause there wasn't any point in filling it cause I knew I'd be switched to a stronger medicine after surgery. A chaser would not have done that. So, hopefully they get on the ball. Aleve isn't helping at all and I'm way over the intake limit on that so I won't be taking anymore of that. Idk, we'll see. OK, so a few hours later they called me and did write me a new script and changed my oxy's to hydro's but they made me bring them the rest of my oxy's which I always wonder if it's legal for them to make a patient do that since it says right on the bottle, DO NOT GIVE THIS MEDICATION TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE PERSON IT WAS PRESCRIBED FOR. It doesn't say for anyone other than, except people at your doctor's office. Kinda makes one wonder if instead of disposing of your narcotics, maybe they take them theirselves. I mean, that is one way of disposing pills. I don't care if they do do it like that but, I always feel like I'm doing something wrong by handing someone a bottle of hard narcotics, especially when their on the job at a surgeons office. I know I wouldn't want my doctor to pop some pills then go to cut on someone. Not that they do that, I'm sure they dont, but still it does cross ones mind. I mean, how many times have we all heard stories of doctors getting in trouble because they were shooting fentanyl or dilaudid or even propofol before going in to perform surgery?? Anyway, at least they did change the script for me, but idk, if I need surgery again, I don't know if I will trust them with my life like I did before. I know it's free untraceable opiates for the one I handed it to but it doesn't make me feel any more comfortable with going under the knife by that group. There's no telling where those pills actually end up. I wish there was some way of knowing if it was really legal for me to give them my Percocets. I'd feel much better. Anyway, I'm done rambling. Good eve to all. If your reading this before your surgery, I'm sure your doctor won't be nodding out and slobbering all on you while your sedated. Just pray you don't wake up half way through the surgery and confess your deepest secrets and have no memory of it as I apparently did lol.
By: dortha.grisham
Holt, E Michael, MD
I was looking for a good Orthopedic for my knees, When I was talking to a neighbor of my daughter, when her neighbor said Dr. Holt did surgery on both his knees. He said he recovery well, So I got to asking question about where this Dr, Holt was located at. He told me he was at U T Knoxville. So I went on line and look at his Bio. and saw he been doing surgery for over 20 years. So I knew right them that who I wanted to do surgery on my knee..My wife and I made an appointment to go see Dr. Holt, after a few visits, I was schedule for knee surgery.I can tell you it no picnic after the surgery, Dr. is one of the best doctors out there. I would recommend him to any one and would let him do surgery on me again, and by the way if my other knee don't improve, I may have to get it fixed.Good doctor, good staff, every one so nice and friendly.
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By: Brandon Q.
Broadway Neck & Spine
Dr Chavin is the only doctor in all of Tennessee that would take me with my pain pump that was installed in Ohio. He's bent over backwards to help me he does not just hand out pills if that's what you're looking for you might as well go somewhere else they are very professional they do urine testing at every visit and count your pills at every visit. He is a tell it like it is Dr but he does care about people that have serious injuries and serious pain and will help you. I would have to say this is the best Pain Management Facility in Knoxville
By: Brandy D.
Broadway Neck & Spine
He speaks his mind and if people was doing what he says there would not be a problems. He is just blunt and I would rather have one to be blunt than one to tippy toe around the problems.I have got yelled before 1time. But it was for a good reason and I learned a lot. A lot of people don't like him most has been kicked out. I want a Dr that will tell you like it is not one to wipe my butt. He sure will tell you like it is.Thank you Dr you have made my back and neck so much better. Brandy Flannigan
By: J N.
Broadway Neck & Spine
Have been going to Dr. Chavin for almost 4 year's he and his staff are very good to me , without his help I would be a pain level 10 crying pain. I get the shots also every time I can and he has never hurt me in anyway you just need to take the meds as prescribed and have your count and he will work with you to keep your pain levels down the best he can. Great Doctor !!!
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By: Earla H.
Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics
These medical professionals are the friendliest, most respectful, caring individuals! They are the best at what they do!
Tips & Advices
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Orthopedic surgeons attend four years of medical school, then four to five years of orthopedic residency in a hospital. They must also be licensed and certified in orthopedic surgery by the state in which they practice.
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The cost of a visit to an orthopedic surgeon depends on the type of tests ordered and treatment given. For example, an MRI costs $500-$1,300. An initial consultation costs $100- $500, while anesthesia for a procedure generally ranges from $2,000-$4,000. Overall, an orthopedic surgery can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000.
During a consultation or first appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, the practitioner will ask the patient a variety of questions to understand the situation. The surgeon might ask about the patient's pain levels, medical history, and any prior injuries. Then, the surgeon will administer a physical exam and possibly schedule tests to better understand the problem. Possible tests include a stress test, x-ray, or MRI.

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