Dr. Joel D. Pickett, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 56

201 Governors Dr SW Fl 1
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Dr. Pickett's Experience

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Dr. Pickett's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Pickett Performs

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Conditions Dr. Pickett Treats

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Huntsville Hospital
101 Sivley Road
Huntsville, AL 35801
Marshall Medical Center South
2505 Us Highway 431
Boaz, AL 35957

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Pickett

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Spine & Neurosurgery Center
Spine & Neurosurgery Center
201 Governors Dr SW Fl 1
Huntsville, AL 35801
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    Dr. Pickett's Experience

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunts - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Neuroplasty
    • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stereotaxis
    2
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Epilepsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
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    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
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    Background Check for Dr. Pickett

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Graduated in 1986

    Internship Hospital

    Univ S Ala

    Residency Hospital

    Vanderbilt University
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Pickett & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Pickett's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Pickett has admitting privileges:

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    • Huntsville Hospital

    • Marshall Medical Center South

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Pickett

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pickett to family and friends

    36 responses
    below
    national average

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    33 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    35 responses
    below
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    35 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Over 45 minutes 34 responses
    longer than
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    Experience with Dr. Pickett
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    36 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    36 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    36 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    36 responses
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    Spine & Neurosurgery Center
    201 Governors Dr SW Fl 1
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    (256) 533-1600 (Office)
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