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Welcome to Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please notify us in advance of your appointment if you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with Coronavirus so we can prepare for your arrival.

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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COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available weekdays with extended hours on Monday, April 26, until 8pm. Call (865) 374-6159 to schedule your appointment or book online! www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-vaccinations/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you, health care workers!Knoxville-area hospitals – Blount Memorial Hospital, Covenant Health, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Tennova Healthcare and UT Medical Center – are honored to share words of thanks from our patients to the doctors, nurses and health care workers who are the heart of our health systems. ... See MoreSee Less

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Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is important to protect your health, your loved ones and your community. Appointments are available! Our weekday clinics provide Pfizer vaccines at our convenient Fort Sanders West drive-through location; Moderna vaccines are offered at other Covenant Medical Group locations in our area. Go online any time or call 865-374-6159 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule your appointment. There is no charge for the vaccine. www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-vaccinations/ Hear Aaron Browne, supply chain manager for pharmacy sourcing and support services for Covenant Health, discuss the importance of the vaccine and the ease of visiting the drive-through clinic. ... See MoreSee Less

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On April 15, Covenant Health concluded a campaign to provide 10,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in 10 clinic days. The milestone signifies a growing number of East Tennesseans who are better protected from COVID-19.Malissa Mocsari RN, BSN, RNC-0B, is one of the team leaders administering vaccines and training other team members. “There are so many jobs going into it,” she says. “People in roles throughout Covenant Health are volunteering to help, including nurses from all our hospitals and Covenant Medical Group physician practices. It takes a whole team of people and it has been spectacular to see.”Thank you to the volunteers, staff, and members of the public who have participated in the clinics and are helping keep our communities safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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