Our Physicians

Benson A. Scott, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialist


Dr. Benson A. Scott joined Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic in 2008. He specializes in non-operative sports medicine, youth and adult acute injuries as well as overuse injuries such as tendinitis and stress fractures. He also treats degenerative issues such as arthritis. His goal is to give orthopaedic issues a sufficient opportunity to be treated with conservative measures before resorting to surgical options.

Dr. Scott received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he played on the 1997 and 1998 SEC Championship football teams and the 1998 National Championship football team. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and completed his residency at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He did his fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute and Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, where he trained under world-renowned orthopaedist Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Tracy Ray, the team physician at Duke University.  

Dr. Scott is the team physician for Carson-Newman University as well as for several local high schools. He was the team physician for the University of West Alabama in 2007 and 2008. He serves as the head physician each year for the Southeastern Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament in Orange Beach, Alabama. During his residency, Dr. Scott served as resident team physician for the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Central High School in Chattanooga, and The McCallie School. He has been part of medical missions to Peru and sports missions to Mexico and France.

Dr. Scott and his wife Toni, both Knoxville natives, are happy to be raising their three children in East Tennessee. When he isn’t involved in sporting event coverage or coaching his children's sports teams, Dr. Scott enjoys playing golf, snow skiing, hunting, and fishing.




Contact Information

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

Old Weisgarber Road
Fort Sanders West
North Knoxville

Administrative Assistant

865-450-1223 or internal ext 4223



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What patients say about Dr. Scott

  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk normally without any pain and discomfort. I would like to take this opportunity to THANK Dr. Benson Scott for the excellent treatment I received at KOC. I had a farm accident injuring my right knee. When I arrived at KOC I could not walk normally without a lot of pain and discomfort. After a few X-rays and knee exam Dr. Scott had a game plan. About four hours after the treatment I started to feel an improvement. I had my first full night of rest in about three weeks. The following morning I could see a very noticeable improvement in my knee. After 24 hours from the treatment I have absolutely no pain or discomfort and am walking normally. I am truly impressed with the care and treatment I received at KOC. THANK YOU
    – Jon, Dandridge
  • Thanks to my care at KOC, I am able to exercise without pain in my hips. Dr. Benson Scott’s superb bedside manner made me feel at ease with the procedure. He explained exactly what he was going to do and afterwards told me exactly what to do and not to do for the injection to be successful. I highly recommend Dr. Benson Scott for any of your arthritis problems!
    – Dottie, Knoxville


  • B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999
  • M.D., University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, 2004


  • Erlanger Hospital, University of Tennessee Family Physicians, Chattanooga, 2008


  • American Sports Medicine Institute / Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Birmingham, Alabama

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2008

Professional Distinctions

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Personal Interests

  • Golf
  • Snow Skiing
  • Hunting
  • Fishing

Orthopaedic Specialty

  • Sports Medicine
  • Youth and Adult Acute and Overuse Injuries