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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (14)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel Ray is Good. Dr. Ray has been reviewed by 36 patients who have provided 14 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 4.1
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.4
Bedside Manner 4.1
Spends Time with Me 3.9
Follows Up After Visit 3.8

Specialties & Research

Dr. Joel Ray, FACS, MD is board certified in Neurological Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis

Education & Awards

Dr. Ray graduated from Upstate Medical University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Syracuse. He has 2 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)


Dr. Ray has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • St Francis Medical Center - Cape Girardeau 
  • Southeast Missouri Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Joel W Ray FACS and MD is a male Neurosurgeon, has 35 years of experience and practices in Neurological Surgery.
Where does Dr. Joel W. Ray practice?
Dr. Joel Ray has 1 office location.
Dr. Joel Ray practices Neurological Surgery near Cape Girardeau, MO.
See Cape Girardeau Neurological Surgeons.