Dr. Benjamin Fulmer, MD

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Dr. Benjamin Fulmer, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Birmingham Nrsrgry Spine Grp PC 3125 Independence Dr Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35209 Get Directions
(205) 986-5200

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Dr. Fulmer specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 2 locations.

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3.4 based on 28 responses
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Fulmer
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (27)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (27)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Fulmer's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Oxford, AL |
He was very to give us options... We did not feel rushed when he met with us. We elected to have surgery and had an exceptional outcome.
in Pinson,ALBirmingham, AL |
Dr. Fulmer has been very helpful in explaining my condition and offering solutions. He is friendly and caring. I put my confidence in him. Surgery was successful. His staff is wonderful and very timely in scheduling appointments. I will consult him for other health related issues in the future. Have already recommended him to friends and family.
in Birmingham, AL |
He give your options and not just wanting to do surgery. Very easy to talk to about your medical condition
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Shunts
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Alabama Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Alabama Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Fulmer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Fulmer's Office & Staff

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16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Fulmer

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients