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Welcome to Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine

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At Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine we strive to achieve the highest level of quality service in neurosurgical care. Our practice includes Dr. Paul Peterson, a reputable and board certified neurosurgeon who has served the Knoxville area for more than 10 years, and Physician Assistant Chris Sawyer. We’ve coupled our clinical expertise with the strength of one of the nation’s highest performing health networks, Covenant Health. That means access to an extensive network of primary care and specialty physicians, the latest medicines, the newest technologies and advanced treatments.

We welcome patients throughout the Southeast looking for the best in patient care and satisfaction.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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At Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine we strive to achieve the highest level of quality neurosurgical care. We offer a full range of services that includes treatment of disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, and we are part of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network.

Click here to contact us about how we can be your health care partner.

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We're proud to welcome Dr. Adam Mabe to Covenant Health!We're excited to share that we have a new physician, Adam Mabe, MD, joining our practice! Dr. Mabe brings more than 10 years of medical experience and will see patients at our Knoxville office at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Meet our newest physician: www.fswomensspecialists.com/welcome-dr-mabe ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Encompass Health to expand our rehabilitation services and build upon the legacy of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center! Learn more: bit.ly/38iEQWP. ... See MoreSee Less

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, our healthcare community is working together to provide the best medical care while keeping patients, team members and visitors as safe as possible. Covenant Health, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Tennova Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Medical Center are sharing an important video message: it is safe to come to our hospitals and clinics for medical care. ... See MoreSee Less

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  • To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible,...

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  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing a construction project to expand emergency and critical care capacity in...

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  • Chris Sawyer, PA-C

    Chris Sawyer, PA-C joins Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare network.

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