Hayes Hand Center
to Patients' Lives
After participating in several medical mission trips in high school, Dr. Brandon Boyd became keenly aware of how much certain procedures and treatments could drastically improve the quality of life for patients. By focusing on treating hand injuries and pain, Dr. Boyd is often able to restore function to what is an extremely vital part of the human body. Supported by a talented staff, Dr. Boyd can often be found seeing patients at select offices in and around Chattanooga, with some time carved out each week for surgical procedures.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, TN
Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon
1. How does your staff enhance your practice?
I am very fortunate to be surrounded by excellent and compassionate staff that go above and beyond to help care for each and every patient from the time they make an appointment to the time they leave the office.
2. Why did you choose to become a doctor?
I knew I wanted to become a physician in high school after being involved in medical and dental mission trips. The ability to help significantly improve someone’s quality of life has since been one of my greatest passions.
3. Why have you chosen this field of specialty?
It is obvious that we use our hands throughout all aspects of our day. However, it isn’t until an injury or pain happens that affects the ability to use the hands, do people realize how much their job and quality of life suffers. I enjoy working with patients to try to restore their hand function as much as possible to allow them to return to doing the tasks they need or want.
4. What is your best advice for patients?
My best advice for patients with longstanding hand issues would be to try to keep a mental note of what activities they can and cannot perform due to their underlying issue. In addition, it is important to know if they have noticed anything that improves or worsens their symptoms. This information is helpful in establishing an accurate diagnosis and developing a treatment plan specific to the patient.
5. What does your daily routine look like?
My daily routine varies significantly throughout the week. I spend much of my time meeting with patients at our two locations in Chattanooga and Cleveland to help them determine the best course of action to relieve the pain from hand injuries and other issues. Two days a week, I spend my day in surgery performing surgeries and procedures to help patients regain their quality of life.