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Michael J McNamara, MD


Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

4.8 4.8 334 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Spinal Surgery


MD - Duke University, 1984
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1991
Residency - Duke University Health System, 1990
Internship - Duke University Health System, 1985


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Royal Oaks
Vanderbilt Bone and Joint
302 S. Royal Oaks Blvd
Franklin, TN 37064

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Patient Comments

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Very impressed with provider pre op, surgery post op.
Patient | October 20, 2017

Provider had no personality, not friendly at all.
Patient | October 20, 2017

Dr. McNamara is an excellent surgeon and a very nice person. I won't hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
Patient | September 20, 2017

I have complete confidence in Dr. McNamara and his medical staff.
Patient | August 30, 2017

All very good.
Patient | August 29, 2017

The problem is not the provider it's the access.
Patient | July 28, 2017

Excellent. Would recommend to someone else or use again myself if needed.
Patient | July 27, 2017

I use Vandy MD's exclusively.....I have the absolute utmost trust & confidence in your entire team.
Patient | July 18, 2017

Dr. Macnama is a very good dr. He has never once made me question his care or judgement.
Patient | July 10, 2017

Dr. McNamara is the very best doctor in our area. He always treats me with the upmost respect & keeps me well informed on my condition & recovering process.
Patient | May 31, 2017

Dr. Michael McNamara is an outstanding surgeon he cared for my health and not a paycheck (I would and have recommended him to others I have no words to describe the respect and gratitude I have for this man)!
Patient | May 26, 2017

Dr. McNamara is the best doctor I have had. I have no back after 40 years of pain.
Patient | May 25, 2017

He is the best. #8. Yes - no follow up visit he said if I need him call.
Patient | May 20, 2017

Dr. Michael McNamara in my opinion is THE BEST I totally trust in him and his advise.
Patient | May 18, 2017

Mcnamara is an AWESOME Dr.
Patient | May 15, 2017

Dr. McNamara is a great doctor. I trust him 100 % to take care of any problems I have related to my back.
Patient | May 8, 2017

We didn't intend to discuss medications; my goal is to get back to running and he was supportive, but it is a bit unclear as to the next steps and I am unable to get back into his office within the necessary timeframe.
Patient | April 29, 2017

I have confidence that he has done all that he could to fix my problem. And is going to tell me the truth about what he would do if it's not to his satisfaction.
Patient | April 24, 2017

Patient | April 22, 2017

Dr. Mac is the best!
Patient | April 17, 2017

I have already referred 2 friends/JoAnn Judkins/Renee Clardy.
Patient | March 28, 2017

Excellent in his field.
Patient | March 22, 2017

I wouldn't go to anyone else for spine problems.
Patient | March 20, 2017

Very engaging doctor, questions listens and explains well.
Patient | February 23, 2017

Dr. McNamara has done his very best to help me obtain some quality of life after numerous back surgeries.
Patient | February 23, 2017

Has time for me at visit and for my daughter also, Dr. Kim Scott.
Patient | February 22, 2017

Would recommend Dr. Mac to anyone the best.
Patient | February 21, 2017

he is a great dr
Patient | February 13, 2017

Patient | January 24, 2017

In my opinion Dr. McNamara is the best. I won't go to anyone else for my back. Thank you Dr. McNamara.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Excellent doctor.
Patient | January 18, 2017

As stated previously, things seem more hurried in the new clinic.
Patient | January 11, 2017

He has renewed my faith with humanity - excellent surgeon & goes that extra step to help.
Patient | January 3, 2017

I have had 3 back surgeries by doctor McNamara. I personally recommend dr. McNamara to anyone that needs help with their back. I think he is great with his patients. And he does a wonderful job with his surgeries.
Patient | December 21, 2016

Patient | December 20, 2016

I have already recommended Dr. McNamara to a friend.
Patient | December 13, 2016

I send all my friends to him.
Patient | December 7, 2016

I probably sound like a family member, but Dr. McNamara is without a doubt the best doctor I've ever dealt with. He has my ultimate respect & confidence.
Patient | November 9, 2016

Dr Mac is a wonderful physician and person. his nurse, Debbie, is also so good and kind. I recommend Dr Mac and his team to everyone I know. they are simply the best!
Patient | October 31, 2016

Very good attention.
Patient | October 24, 2016

I love Dr McNamara !
Patient | September 25, 2016