Dr. Blake Pearson, MD

Dr. Blake Pearson, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 39
(37)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Blake Pearson, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.

513 Brookwood Blvd Ste 75

Birmingham, AL 35209

Contact Information

(205) 250-6805

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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Myelopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pearson "Minimally invasive treatment of spinal and cranial pathology is a large part of my practice. This means causing the least amount of tissue disruption possible while still performing maximally effective surgery. I use a multidisciplinary approach and try to push patients through a full spectrum of non-operative treatments before committing to the risk and tissue disturbances associated with surgical intervention. A minimally invasive approach to neurosurgery leads to better results for patients by avoiding surgery until it is necessary, smaller incisions, faster recovery, fewer complications, and reducing long term pain"
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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

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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

  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pearson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pearson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pearson to family and friends
4.1
based on 37 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Pearson's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Empire Al |
No star from me. He is the most condescending Dr. I've ever met. He don't care not one bit about you. He does not listen to anything you say. He is not the one in pain...but by golleys he is a know it all's (so he thinks) and very rude! No compassion what so EVER! I would not recommend him to dying...more
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in Jemison |
He fat shamed me too when my back was broken and J had a bone embedded in my spinal cord. He said he couldn't help me but wanted to do an MRI anyway. After the MRI he called and said he needed to do surgery. The first time I saw him he was so arrogant about my weight. Before surgery at the consult...more
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Birmingham, AL |
Don't go to him if you are over weight. He will Fat sham you then tell you the pain you are feeling is the good pain
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in birmingham, al |
Dr. Pearson literally changed my life! I can't say enough about his expertise and knowledge. He has a patient and understanding manner and makes sure his patients understand his recommendations. I highly recommend him.
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Birmingham, AL |
He yelled at me during initial visit regarding incontinence. He was inconsiderate of my concerns and rushed. He stated I had options and did not allow me an option. Added another surgery without explaining anything to me. He documented that he fully explained second surgery. I was informed me of...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pearson 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Pearson has admitting privileges

Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
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