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Brian Thomas Perkinson, MD, BS


Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

4.8 4.8 357 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Orthopaedics
Joint Replacement
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Board Certificates

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015


MD - University of Tennessee Memphis, 2007
BS - University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2001
Residency - Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, 2012
Fellowship - Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, 2013


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Franklin
Vanderbilt Bone and Joint
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Perkinson is easy to talk with, shows a great deal of compassion, makes you feel he has all the time in the world, and is extremely patient. I have and will continue to recommend him to family and friends. My results were wonderful and I have complete and total confidence in Dr. Perkinson.
Patient | September 22, 2017

First time to see this dr since he will be assisting my regular dr when I have surgery.....very please and comfortable with my visit
Patient | September 19, 2017

Dr. Perkinson is always caring, professional, and very responsive to any concerns or questions that I have for him. I have been a patient of his for several years and have always been extremely pleased with the care that he has provided. I have recommended several people to him that have had similar knee problems.
Patient | September 18, 2017

Dr Perkinson is an exceptional doctor. Wonderful bedside manner. I have complete confidence in him.
Patient | September 12, 2017

My GP said other doctors consider Brian to be "brilliant beyond his years."
Patient | September 1, 2017

Great experience.
Patient | August 25, 2017

Dr. Perkinson performed TKR on June _____, in my opinion he is the best.
Patient | August 24, 2017

He is very good. He has sent me to someone who can help. And also set up MRI before I see the surgeon.
Patient | August 21, 2017

Dr. Perkinson was recommended to me by several people, and I have passed on his name to several friends as well.
Patient | August 1, 2017

Absolutely love Dr. Perkinson and have every confidence in him. He listens perhaps better than any physician I have ever had, which is very important to me. He makes you feel that he has all the time in the world for you and is there for you, a wonderful gift. I have already recommended him and this clinic to others and will do so in the future. Very, very happy and pleased with my care.
Patient | July 20, 2017

Great caring doctor!
Patient | July 19, 2017

Dr. Parkinson's bedside manner is 2nd to none - his skills as a surgeon are way above that!
Patient | June 27, 2017

Dr. Perkinson was a wonderful dr. Very caring and so polite. Loved him and would and have recommended him to others.
Patient | June 22, 2017

All good.
Patient | June 22, 2017

Vanderbilt has come a very long ways in the last ten years or more. I enjoy, as much as possible, going there to be seen or at any of the satellite offices.
Patient | May 28, 2017

He is the best in the area!
Patient | May 24, 2017

Dr. Perkinson is awesome!
Patient | May 15, 2017

Great provider!
Patient | April 24, 2017

I have recommended Dr Perkinson and Vanderbuilt Bone and Joint to many many people. Dr Perkinson was recommended to me by many many people. I am completely satisfied with the whole experience.
Patient | April 21, 2017

He made me feel anxious to have my surgery.
Patient | April 21, 2017

The doctor VERY kind, and even humorous, but I needed information most of all. Being in shock and pain left me not knowing what to ask or do. I think your entire team forgot that people coming in with broken bones might not be in the best mindset nor know what to ask or how to be their own advocate.
Patient | April 19, 2017

Best care that could be provided!
Patient | April 4, 2017

I have already recommended Dr. Perkinson he is absolutely the best dr. I have visited.
Patient | March 28, 2017

Didn't really help with the bursitis in my right hip.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Top notch!
Patient | February 27, 2017

Dr. Perkinson, MD had taken care of a family member and because of our excellent experience with him is why I decided to go to him myself.
Patient | February 27, 2017

Wonderful dr. smart, great personality. Excellent surgeon, compassionate, listens, would not hesitate to recommend him.
Patient | February 6, 2017

Patient | January 20, 2017

Dr. Perkinson is always kind & attentive.
Patient | January 20, 2017

Dr Perkinson saved my wife life last year finding an infection in her leg on our first visit. We had been going to TOA in Clarksville and they could not or would not help us so we made an appointment with Dr Perkinson an he found the problem right away. The infection turned out to be MERSA. That is why i chose to see Dr Perkson for a knee replacement.
Patient | January 9, 2017

Patient | January 2, 2017

I have seen Dr Perkinson for 3 years. He has been great. From researching the best way to take the metal out of my leg in August to my knee problem now. He is always compassionate and very nice. You are lucky to have him as one of your doctors.
Patient | January 2, 2017

the best Provider
Patient | December 29, 2016

Very personable, one of the best doctors I've had. Provided pertinent care information.
Patient | December 21, 2016

The doctor seemed to be in a hurry. He told me the problem with my shoulder but did not stay to answer question about knee (he was not like Dr. Ferrell).
Patient | December 21, 2016

Dr. Perkinson is the best knee surgeon on the planet!!!
Patient | December 12, 2016

I have referred Dr Perkinson to several clients already
Patient | December 8, 2016

Excellent dr. He dx a fx that was missed in ER. Pt. is now post op recovering much better. Dr. called me after clinic hours in between surgeries to inform me of CT results & plans for hospital admission.
Patient | December 5, 2016

Dr Perkinson truly was attentive, respectful of my concerns, engaged with me in discussing my diagnosis/treatment. I immediately felt confident in his expertise and concern for my situation.
Patient | November 21, 2016

I wish other other options had been suggested.
Patient | November 18, 2016

Dr. Pertinson seems very concerned, it is me having trouble understanding.
Patient | November 18, 2016

Dr. Perkinson is an awesome doctor! He not only is an outstanding surgeon, but is one of the most personable doctors I've met. He makes you feel comfortable in talking with him. Love his great sense of humor!
Patient | October 16, 2016

Dr. Perkinson was extremely kind and professional-would recommend him highly
Patient | September 20, 2016

Dr. Perkinson is great.
Patient | September 19, 2016

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Perkinson has always nice and very handsome!!
Patient | September 1, 2016

I am already recommending Dr. Perkinson to friends and actually complete strangers who have been told they need a knee replacement.
Patient | August 30, 2016

A very pleasant experience with this Dr. whom I had never met before this first appointment.
Patient | August 23, 2016

I have total confidence in this provider & have recommended him.
Patient | August 20, 2016

excellent doctor/surgeon & I have recommended him to others
Patient | August 15, 2016

Dr. Brian Perkinson is an amazing surgeon; compassionate listener and excellent communicator. I am recommending him to everyone I know that may need a joint replacement. If I should need any other surgery that he performs, I will not consider using anyone else. In my opinion, he is the best surgeon available. Vanderbilt is blessed to have Dr. Perkinson on staff!
Patient | August 13, 2016

He gave excellent care and I have already recommended him.
Patient | August 8, 2016

Very knowledgeable, explained process in detail. Took time with me and did not seem hurried or thinking about anything else.
Patient | August 4, 2016

Dr. Perkinson explained my treatment & options to me very clearly & it has worked. He was very respectful & answered all my questions.
Patient | August 4, 2016