Dr. Robert A. Sparks III, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 73

1103 16th Ave SE
Decatur, AL 35601
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Dr. Sparks III' Experience

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Dr. Sparks III' Specialties

Procedures Dr. Sparks III Performs

  • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
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Conditions Dr. Sparks III Treats

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Hospital Quality

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Decatur Morgan Hospital
1201 7th Street South East
Decatur, AL 35601

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Decatur Orthopedic Clinic
Decatur Orthopedic Clinic
1103 16th Ave SE
Decatur, AL 35601
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    Dr. Sparks III' Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
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    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Trigger Finger
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    Background Check for Dr. Sparks III

    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 Kentucky
    Graduated in 1968

    Residency Hospital

    Emory Affil Hosps
    Sc Hosps
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Sparks III & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Sparks III' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Sparks III

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sparks III to family and friends

    3 responses
    below
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    3 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 3 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Sparks III
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    3 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    3 responses
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    3 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    3 responses
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    Office Locations

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    Decatur Orthopedic Clinic
    1103 16th Ave SE
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 350-0362 (Office)
    (256) 355-9779 (Fax)
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