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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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💉COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines Available:Roane County Family Practice1855 Tanner Way, Suite 200, Harriman1st dose: June 17, 1p-3p2nd dose: July 8, 1p-3p 1st dose: June 23, 11a-1p2nd dose: July 14, 11a-1p ... See MoreSee Less

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Special COVID-19 vaccine clinics (two-dose Pfizer) for ages 12-18 are being offered at the following locations:ROANE COUNTY FAMILY PRACTICE1855 Tanner Way, Suite 200, HarrimanFirst Dose: Thursday, May 20, 4:45-8 p.m.Second Dose: Thursday, June, 10 4:45-8 p.m.First Dose: Tuesday, June 1, 4:45-8 p.m.Second Dose: Tuesday, June 22, 4:45-8 p.m.-----------------------------------FAMILYCARE SPECIALISTS1300 Old Weisgarber Road, KnoxvilleFirst Dose: Friday, May 21, 8 a.m.-1p.m.Second Dose: Friday, June 11, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.First Dose: Friday, May 28, 8 a.m.-1p.m.Second Dose: Friday, June 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.Appointments must be scheduled by calling (865) 374-6159, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less

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Halls residents Gailen and Melanie Porter recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Thanks to the life-saving care they both received at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center last year, they are working on year number 51.Last fall, they both came down with COVID-19. But as Melanie recovered, her husband’s condition worsened. The couple attributes their faith in God, abundant prayers, and the expert hands of their doctors, nurses, and entire care team at Fort Sanders Regional to saving Gailen’s life."The staff at Fort Sanders Regional provided a level of care that went above the physical; they cared for our emotion and our spirits- they brought us joy. I’m so grateful for those who cared for us like they did. It made all the difference,” said Melanie.Thank you to the many #HealthcareHeroes for the outstanding care you provide to our patients each day! #NursesWeek #HospitalWeek ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you had your COVID-19 vaccine yet? It’s one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Appointments are available at Covenant Health’s convenient Fort Sanders West drive-through clinic. Make your appointment today by phone or online: (865) 374-6159 or www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-vaccinations/ ... 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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