Why Choose Chattanooga Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

FAQ

When you make an appointment with Dr. Brown, he will see you personally. Your appointment will be with Dr. Brown and not by a physicians’s assistant. Your follow-up will be handled by Dr. Brown as well. Dr. Brown strongly believes in the traditional Doctor/Patient relationship.

Question about Dr. Brown?

How long have you been practicing Sports Medicine in Chattanooga?

Dr. Thomas Brown III, M.D., has served as the preeminent orthopedics and sports medicine expert for the Chattanooga community for over 20 years.

In which area of Sports Medicine does Dr. Brown specialize?

Dr. Brown specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and is an award-winning expert in hip, knee and shoulder surgery. The CSMO staff partners with Benchmark Physical therapy, and we specialize in orthopedics, joint repair, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Where did Dr. Brown train, and what was it like?

Dr. Brown trained as an Orthopedic Surgeon at Louisiana State University Medical School. Dr. Brown had the privilege of training under Dr. Ray Haddad, M.D., Chief of Surgery and an orthopedics medical legend. Under Dr. Haddad, perfection and persistence are the pillars of orthopedic medical practice.

How available is Dr. Brown for all of his patients?

Patients can ask Dr. Brown a question whenever they’d like. Just send questions directly using this form, and Dr. Brown will promptly and directly address your question. Just because Dr. Brown is an Orthopedic Surgeon doesn’t mean he’s too busy for patients to contact. Our clinic is a very close-knit group, from our staff to our patients. We always want you to feel like you can approach any of us with a question or concern. We are here for you.

Question About Our Office?

What is the staff like?

Our staff at CSMO is remarkably welcoming and helpful to every patient. We believe our patients are like family, so we treat everyone with respect and understanding. We are more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. Just give us a call.

What is the expected waiting time?

We value your time and strive to make every appointment convenient for you. Our general wait time is around 10 minutes depending on emergencies and procedures.

How do I become a patient?

Our new patient process is streamlined with our online Patient Request Form. Simply fill out the form, and we’ll have you scheduled in no time. You can always call our office during our regular hours to schedule an appointment as well. The phone number is 423-624-8588, and we’re open Monday through Thursday, 8am-5pm and Friday from 8am-4pm.

Do you accept my insurance?

We accept insurance from main providers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Car, Cigna, Medicare, Aetna, and Tricare for Life. If your insurance provider is not listed, check your insurance manual to verify we are listed as a participating provider or give our office a call at 423-624-8588.

How soon can I be seen by Dr. Brown?

The sooner you call us, the sooner you will be seen. We can usually schedule you in within a few days of calling us for an appointment. If you have an emergency, we will schedule you even sooner. Give us a call at 423-624-8588.

What sorts of patients do you see?

People get hurt in all sorts of different ways. Whether it’s a contact sport injury from intense athletic competition or the normal wear and tear of everyday life, it doesn’t matter; we are here to help you recover from injury and find relief from pain. Dr. Brown and the CSMO staff understand that people get hurt in all kinds of ways, and we will offer the best possible solution and treatment to get you back in a healthy state.

What are things like around the office?

Our office is warm and inviting while being a state-of-the-art clinic for orthopedic procedures and diagnostics. We strive to make everyone comfortable whether they are in the visiting room, in the exam room or having a procedure. You’ll notice how friendly everyone is because we treat everyone, from our co-workers to our patients, as if they were family.