Gail Fields, DO

Chattanooga, TN

Office Location
Blackfoot, ID

Professional Background

Dr. Fields is a highly experienced orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years in the operating room, making him the most experienced orthopedic surgeon in the region. He has extensive knowledge in both sports medicine and trauma, which helps him in both total joint replacement and scope guided surgery.



Bachelors of Science, Chemistry; Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

Area of Specialty

Total joint replacement

Medical Education

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Residency; Southeastern Medical Center, North Miami Beach, FL


What got me interested in pursuing a career in healthcare

In 1965 Dr. Fields was signed as a pitcher for a professional baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals.  Tragically, his career in baseball ended after he suffered a major arm injury, but his love for the game continued. Dr. Fields’ desire to help others, coupled with his love of sports lead to a career in orthopedics.

core beliefs about practicing medicine

Dr. Fields believes that one of the most important roles as an orthopedic specialist is to help patients improve their overall quality of life. This requires helping them relieve any persistent joint pain they may experience.

my interests/hobbies

Motorcycling, baseball, and college basketball and football