Dr. Alexander Powers, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 47

Dr. Powers
Accepting new patients

Durham Women's Clinic

300 Medical Center Blvd Winston Salem, NC 27157

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(336) 716-2255

Dr. Alexander Powers, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Powers has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Davie Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Powers to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Davie Medical Center Bermuda Run, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Powers

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Powers treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Powers treats other conditions, please contact the office at (336) 716-2255.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Powers is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

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Scoliosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Fusion
Low Back Pain
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Dr. Powers' conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Powers accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Powers' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Powers

3.4

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
57.69230769230769%
(15)
4 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
3 Stars
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1 Star
38.46153846153846%
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Would not recommend for anyone, he did lumbar surgery on my husband in 2018 never did x-ray or kind of scan. 3 months later told him to go back to what he was doing. So he put a screw in that serves no purpose L1 to L 2 to L3 are collapsed and never healed. Trying to find a surgeon not affiliated with Powers.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 11, 2022
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Never would I recommend him to anyone......the surgery was a disaster, the pain in my arm was excruciating. His PA found out the problem almost 6 months later. The equipment was not linked to the battery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 23, 2021
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Dr. Powers performed a laminectomy on my L5-S1. I didn’t see him before my surgery, after in recovery or even before I was discharged the next day. The pain medication didn’t come close to alleviating my pain. I went to him because he was so highly recommended, but I am sorry, I didn’t have anything close to a highly recommended experience with him. He came off as cocky, arrogant, and refused to listen to me about my history of back issues. I obtained a 2nd Opinion, and only stayed with Powers because the surgery was already scheduled. I know my body and I am well informed and educated about my health issues, yet I felt like I was treated like a bother to him, almost like he was above my health issues.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Jenni Eller in Winston Salem, NC – Jun 23, 2019
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He ruin my entire life as I knew it. I wouldn't recommend him for any kind of surgery!!! All about that $$$
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Apr 27, 2019
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Dr. Powers was a miracle sent to me. Without him, I would be in a wheelchair. I am off strong pain pills and my ability to walk, bend, move easily is better than ever. I would refer my best friend to him, as well as my enemies. HE is absolutely wonderfully talented and I am very blessed to have had him as a surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brenda Willis in Canton, NC – Feb 10, 2017
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Doctor Powers has performed surgery on my lower back and my wife's neck. He repair a herniated disc for me and performed a fusion in my wife's neck. In both cases, our results were immediate and fantastic. Dr. Powers came highly recommended to me by a cardio-thoracic surgeon I know and I am so glad I was sent his way. I will say that getting in to see him is difficult.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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mce00771 in Winston Salem, NC – Jul 17, 2016
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He is good, however, his mentally challenged office staff gives Dumb and Dumber a new meaning. If you are in significant pain, be prepared not to receive any attention and be told over and over again, they will take down the message and pass it along to the doctor. These idiots in the office do as they please and could care less about a patient in severe pain. Good luck trying to get in. They will direct you to the ER, get pain meds and your back to square one again. Office staff are idiots
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jonathan Leib in Clemons, NC – Jun 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alexander Powers, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Winston Salem, NC. Dr. Powers has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Childrens Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Alexander Powers, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Powers frequently treats Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Powers specializes.

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Dr. Powers' office is located at 300 Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Durham Women's Clinic

Wfusom, Section of Int Med300 Medical Center Blvd Winston Salem, NC 27157
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Practice

Wfbh Medical Plaza Clemmons2341 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Powers is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Davie Medical Center

Bermuda Run, NC

93% Patient Experience Rating, 24% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Winston Salem, NC

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)