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About Dr. Robert C Doekel Jr

Dr. Robert C Doekel Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Doekel has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert C Doekel Jr is Great. Dr. Robert C Doekel Jr has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert C Doekel Jr is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sleep Disorders Center Alabama

790 Montclair Rd Ste 200
Birmingham, AL 35213
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Specialties

Dr. Robert C Doekel Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Expertise

    2 Expertise

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia

Reviews

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Wonderful Doctor

Dr. Doekel is a very kind and compassionate man. He listens to all of your concerns and cares about your health and well-being. He's very knowledgeable and helped me when other doctors couldn't. So very thankful to have found him.

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Wonderful Doctor

Dr. Doekel is very patient-centered. He listens. He looks at lab tests but also takes patient symptoms into account. You're not just a lab value to him. He returns calls himself and he takes the whole patient into consideration.

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Wonderful

Dr Doekel is the best thyroid doctor I have ever seen. He is very knowledgable, treats the person and not just according to test results, and personally returns calls to counsel you and give test results.Love the bow tie, too.

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knows nothing about thyroid

waited 4 months to get in and my chief complaint was thyroid - he knows nothing about thyroid and should not tout himself as a specialist in this field! I had my own labs and he said "I am open to your thyroid" and "I will have to think about your thyroid". Thats it.

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Four Stars
  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)

    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.

  • Education

    51 Years Experience

  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1967

  • University Louisville Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert C Doekel Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Alabama
    • BCBS AL PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Sleep Disorders Center Alabama, 790 Montclair Rd Ste 200, Birmingham, AL
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