Joe H. Browder, MD is the senior partner at Pain Consultants of East Tennessee. He has practiced pain medicine since the early 1990s, and founded PCET in 1998. He is triple board-certified in pain medicine (as a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology with Added Qualifications in Pain Medicine, a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians). He is also a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice from the World Institute of Pain.
Dr. Browder is a Roane county native. His formal education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. His anesthesia residency was completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-Philadelphia. He has also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Besides his clinical practice, Dr. Browder is also active in working with the Tennessee Medical Association and other medical and governmental agencies to ensure that pain management services in Tennessee are offered by providers with appropriate training and experience, with patients’ well-being as the highest priority. He has been instrumental in the passage of the “Pill Mill Bill” to help reduce problems with prescription medication misuse, abuse and diversion, and met many times with state legislators to try to ensure that all providers performing spinal pain injections are properly trained and qualified. He continues to work with the Tennessee Medical Association, the Tennessee Pain Society and the Governor’s Task Force to ensure that patients have access to appropriate pain treatment.
Personally, Dr. Browder has been married for over 30 years and has three grown children. He is a long-term member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and is a board member of the local Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Browder has chronic pain issues himself. In 2010, he had a lumbar spinal fusion and has undergone replacement of both knees (including one replacement of a previous replacement). Because of his own experiences with chronic pain, Dr. Browder has a special understanding of the challenges and life alterations that patients undergo when dealing with chronic pain. The practice at Pain Consultants reflects his empathy to the chronic pain sufferer.
Dr Browder has been voted a “Top Doc” in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 for Pain Management by local area physicians. The honor is published in Cityview Magazine.
Recent Academic Publications
- “A Comparison of Various Risk Screening Methods in Predicting Discharge from Opioid Treatment” Ted Jones, PhD, Todd Moore, PhD, Jacob Levy, Joe Browder, MD, Susan Daffron, FNP-BC, Steven Passick, PhD; Clinical Journal of Pain,, Volume 28, Issue 2. Pain, February 2012
- “A Comparison of Various Risk Screening Methods for Chronic Pain Patients Receiving Opioids”, Ted Jones, PhD, Todd Moore, PhD, Joe Browder, MD, Susan Daffron, FNP-BC, Steven Passick, PhD, Jacob Levy, and Leslie Allen, Poster Presentation Pain Week, September 2010, Las Vegas, NV
- “Urine Drug Testing as an Evaluation of Risk Management Strategies”, Ted Jones, PhD, James D. McCoy, FNP-BC, Todd Moore, PhD, Susan Daffron, FNP, and Joe H. Browder, MD, MBA, Practical Pain Management, Volume 10, Issue 5 , June 2010
- “A Comparison of Common Screening Methods for Predicting Aberrant Drug-Related Behavior Among Patients Receiving Opioids for Chronic Pain Management”, Todd M. Moore, PhD, Ted Jones, PhD, Joe H. Browder, MD, Susan Daffron, NP, and Steven D. Passick, PhD, Pain Medicine, Volume 10, Number 8, 2009