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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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👋 Meet Adam Hill, FNP! Adam joins the primary care team at Roane County Family Practice in Harriman. Learn more: www.roanecofamilypractice.com/welcome-adam-hill ... See MoreSee Less

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Wilma Cason, age 75, counts herself doubly blessed to be where she is today. After facing breast cancer twice, she has a renewed, steadfast passion for helping women through their own cancer journey.The two-time cancer survivor and now works at the breast center at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. She hopes to encourage other women who are experiencing similar struggles. “Between my doctors and prayers, I’m still here. The nurses at Fort Sanders have been so encouraging, and helped me know everything was going to be all right. I appreciate that.” #ThankYouNurses #HealthcareHeroes ... See MoreSee Less

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Fort Sanders Neurosurgery and Spine News


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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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