Dr. Benjamin Fulmer, MD

Dr. Benjamin Fulmer, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(32)
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Dr. Benjamin Fulmer, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

3125 Independence Dr Ste 200

Birmingham, AL 35209

Contact Information

(205) 986-5200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fulmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fulmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fulmer to family and friends
3.2
based on 32 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Fulmer's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Talladega Al |
I had a pinched nerve neck. Dr Fulmer preformed the surgery and everything went well. I have not had any pain, at all. I have not hadto even take the pain medication. Great Doctor.
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in Gardendale, AL |
Dr Fulmer is the worst doctor ever, please don't use him because he doesn't know what he is doing. I had surgery a month ago, I am in worst shape then before and he is clueless.
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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.
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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....more
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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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Visit Dr. Fulmer

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Fulmer accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Fulmer has admitting privileges

St. Vincent's Birmingham
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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St. Vincent's St. Clair
7063 Veterans Pkwy
Pell City, AL 35125
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