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Welcome to TN Brain 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.

Thank you for visiting TN Brain and Spine, the neurosurgical office of Joel E. Norman, MD and Jeffrey Albea, MD. We  have more than 35 years of combined medical experience performing minimally invasive and traditional surgeries to treat injuries and diseases of  the brain, spine and nervous system. Our surgeries are performed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and we have office locations throughout East Tennessee.

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 TN Brain and Spine we provide advanced technology and procedures for minimally invasive neurosurgery to treat disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. No referral is required.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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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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Covenant Health has updated visitation guidelines for our member hospitals, effective March 30. We continue to screen visitors for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival and masks must be worn in all Covenant Health facilities. For details visit CovenantHealth.com/current-visitation-policy. Thank you for helping us keep our patients, visitors and employees safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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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. Special thanks to our doctors on Doctors’ Day, March 30!#ThankYouDoctors #DoctorsDay2021 #ThankYouHealthcareHeroes ... See MoreSee Less

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Dr. Norman Named 2020 Top Doc

Congratulations to Dr. Norman for being recognized as a top neurological surgeon. Read more here.

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