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About Dr. Joel D Pickett

Dr. Joel D Pickett, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Huntsville, AL. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

40 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel D Pickett is Great. Dr. Joel D Pickett has been rated by 40 patients. From those 40 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel D Pickett is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Spine And Neuro Center

201 Governors Dr SW Fl 1
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Specialties

Dr. Joel D Pickett has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Laminectomy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Back Injuries
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Craniotomy
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Neurosurgery
  • Infection
  • Spinal Stenosis

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Saved my life. Found a brain tumor that had been there for four year did the surgery and I have a complete recovery now

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Lack of Tact

He was the Dr. on duty the day my relative passed. His words and tone was nonchalant, and during the conversation made mention/inquiry on organ donor. He was also over 30 minutes late.

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Retired Marine Officer

I cannot say enough about Dr Pickett. I had to have a back fusion in May. I was not able to walk at all. I was in horrible pain. Dr Pickett gave me back my life. I now play golf again I walk with my wife usually 3 miles. Thank you Dr Pickett...

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Dr. Pickett ...one of the best

I was told diagnosed with a large pituitary tumor. DR. Pickett removed it without destroying the gland.' and many years later I am still doing fine. I am thankful EVERYDAY for this man, he is the best. For those of you that complain about the time you wait in his office, please remember Huntsville is the main trauma center for N. Ala and S. Tenn. Please be kind he does what he does because he loves seeing people helped. Be patient and thankful it is not you with the emergency. My family and I love Dr. Pickett and his staff....and am very thankful for him.

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One Star

A little over 5 hours to see him. We were very frustrated in the waiting room; we had a relative watching our son that day so my wife could come me. This is a business. If you don't watch scathing reviews, there were several other options when there are massive delays: 1. inform the patient while in the waiting room. We sat right through lunch of course, out of fear they would call us in. 2. don't schedule a patient for 9:30 when you will see them at 2:45. 3. I admit I got a little smart with the doctor. I said "I almost forgot why I came in anymore. 5 hours, what happened?" His reply was "well I'm here now. Do you want me to help you, or do you want to walk out the door?" If your profession is wearing you down to the point where you can't be slightly polite, then you need to make some changes. Something as simple as "Today I've been slammed", "Sorry", "A surgery came up" (No idea if this happened). Another reviewer wrote that he discounted the MRI findings (the report); he also did the same with me, but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. His opinion was basically that the radiologists list everything they see, and it sounds much worse on paper. Summary: my MRI isn't bad, and no surgery is warranted.

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  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joel D Pickett accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Alabama
    • BCBS AL PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

Spine And Neuro Center, 201 Governors Dr SW Fl 1, Huntsville, AL

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