Our Physicians

Bruce B. Fry, D.O.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist


Dr. Bruce Fry is a board certified physiatrist who specializes in interventional treatment of the spine. He grew up in Knoxville and began practice with Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic in January 2002. He attended Farragut High School where he played football and ran track. Dr. Fry continues to remain active in sports and exercise and enjoys running, cycling, tennis, and weight training. He is an active member of the Church of Christ. He has four brothers, one of whom is a twin who practices optometry in Farragut. His father practiced radiology in Knoxville for several years and is now retired.

Dr. Fry is trained in non-operative musculoskeletal care and disorders of the nervous system and spine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as chief resident. He completed his fellowship training in interventional pain management with Dr. James Beretta in Birmingham. He is also an osteopathic physician trained in manual medicine as well as traditional medicine. Dr. Fry offers specialized treatment skills learned in his fellowship that include fluoroscopic epidural steroid injections. He stays current on new technologies and offers electrodiagnostics, ultrasound-guided injections and EMG-guided injections performed in the office.




(Left) Ultrasound guided injections, (Right) Fluoroscopic guided spine procedure

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Contact Information

Office Info KOC: 865-558-4400
Appointments: 865-558-4444
Office Location

Fort Sanders West
North Knoxville Medical Center Physicians Plaza

Administrative Assistant


865-450-1227 or internal ext 4227

865-450-1229 or internal ext 4229



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What patients say about Dr. fry

  • I had two injections and then just had an ablasion procedure on my neck. Dr. Fry was wonderful to work with through this series of procedures. I have for the first time in over two years woke up the last two days with absolutely no pain in my neck since having this procedure from Dr. Fry. He was great in explaining the steps to be taken to get this treatment completed. He is definitely a doctor I will refer anyone to that is having neck or spine issues.
    – Jeff, Alcoa
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can now move with no pain in my lower back. Dr. Fry explained the PRP [Platelet Rich Plasma] procedure to me and I decided to try it. The procedure was very simple. One injection on left side SI joint, then ten minutes later I was on the way home. Followed a 28 day protocol, pain was gone. 2 months later we had the right side done with same results. As a patient I realize others may not get pain relief as quickly, but I would highly recommend this to anyone with SI joint pain.
    – Boyd, Powell
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can go about my daily routine with less neck pain. I received a blocker shot from Dr. Fry. On my follow up visit, I met with his PA, Jennifer Vaught. I was impressed with Ms. Vaught. As with Dr. Fry, she was professional, knowledgeable, and personable. She took the time to answer all my questions in detail. I plan to see her again for my next follow up.
    – Steve, Louisville
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can function pain-free for the first time in over a year. Dr. Fry was exceptional.
    – Tim, Knoxville
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can find the relief I need. Dr. Fry and his staff were courteous and highly professional. Have never felt more cared for by a doctor or staff. He was very patient even with an obvious workload. Filled me in on every detail and made my final decision easy.
    – Chris, Jefferson City


  • B.S., Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, 1992
  • D.O., Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO, 1997


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 2001


  • Interventional Pain Management, Dr. James Beretta, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 2001

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2002

Board Certification

  • Part I, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001
  • Part II, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2002
  • Recertification completed in 2012
  • American Board of Pain Medicine, 2004

Medical Associations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Non-surgical Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Interventional Spine Care
  • Fluoroscopic guided injections
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • EMG guided injections
  • Osteopathic Manipulation