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About Dr. Joseph L Martinez
Dr. Joseph L Martinez, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lubbock, TX, with another office in Houston, TX. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with Covenant Medical Center. Dr. Martinez has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
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Dr. Joseph L Martinez has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
Dr. Joseph L Martinez has the following 8 expertise
- Brain Tumor
- Brain Surgery
Dr. Joseph L Martinez is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Extremely Incompetent Staff
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joseph L Martinez - Posted on November 13th, 2015
I had a very successful previous back surgery. 2 years later I have more problems. You cannot believe anything any of the receptionists, clerks, or nurse tells you. If you wait for the 24 hour call back, you will be dead or disgusted before you get the call. It took a week of constant calls and finally one with four letter vocabulary to get the initial response. I asked to have the necessary x-rays and MRI prearranged because it is a 500 mile round trip for me. It did not happen. I got the x-rays there locally before I left that day. They said they would set an MRI where I live. After repeated phone calls over the next 10 days I was informed I had an appointment 6 days later on Wednesday with a follow up appointment the following Monday with Dr. Martinez. I showed up at the facility to get the MRI and was informed I did not have an appointment and the orders had not been faxed. I called Doctors office and was sent to an answering machine. I called back and told them I needed to talk to a person, not a machine that would not get a call back anyway. I was standing in the middle of the hospital foyer trying to get this handled. Finally talked to the nurse and was assured the fax was on the way, and to be sure and get the CD and report because I would not be seen without them. After 40 more minutes, I went home. The hospital said they would call when they got the fax. It's Friday, 2 days later, no fax. I did get a call today, from the nurse, to remind me of the appointment. I told her I did not have an appointment because some moron had not sent orders for the MRI. Things like this leave a very bad and lasting impression.
Best surgeon Ever!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joseph L Martinez - Posted on September 3rd, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joseph L Martinez - Posted on August 10th, 2015
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Joseph L Martinez - Posted on July 1st, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Joseph L Martinez - Posted on May 29th, 2015
Dr Martinez is an excellent surgeon. Everyone in his office was helpful and very pleasant. All of my questions were answered to my satisfaction. The surgery on my neck was performed at University Hospital and it went great. The few reviews here are so stupid. Who cares what someone did in his college days? That has nothing to do with his expertise as a surgeon. I already had 2 previous surgeries on my neck and back. I can't wait to have the back surgery with Dr. Martinez. Go to him prepare your questions and you will have a wonderful experience.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Martinez is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
15 Years Experience
University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Joseph L Martinez accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
More about Dr. Joseph L Martinez
Dr. Martinez is from Bloomfield, New Mexico. He received his bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and economics from the University of New Mexico in 1997. He worked as a medical researcher for two years then attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine from 1999 to 2003. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2009. While at Baylor Dr. Martinez spent a year at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center cultivating his special interest in neurosurgical oncology of the brain and spine. After residency he completed a fellowship in complex spinal neurosurgery at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. In 2010 Dr. Martinez became a staff neurosurgeon for the Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida. He and his wife, Rikki, soon began to miss the Southwest and with the arrival of their first child, it became clear they wanted to return home. Dr. Martinez joined Neurosurgical Associates in October 2011. Dr. Martinez most enjoys spending time and activities with his wife and family. Outside of work and family he enjoys music, is a student of the guitar and plays golf avidly.
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