Dr. Blake Pearson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. Pearson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
3535 Grandview Pkwy Ste 150 Birmingham, AL 35243

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(205) 250-6805

Dr. Blake Pearson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pearson to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Quiet Hospital
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Experience
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pearson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pearson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Pearson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pearson performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pearson performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Spinal Fusion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pearson performs Spinal Fusion more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pearson performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pearson's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • 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
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Pearson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Pearson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pearson

4.0

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
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(34)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
24.444444444444443%
(11)
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (39)
  • Office environment (38)
  • Appointment scheduling (35)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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I have been in pain for at least 15 years and was told by 4-5 neuro surgeons that my problem was inoperable. after my rheumatologist recommended Dr Pearson, i went but did not expect to have surgery. He had reviewed my MRI and records prior to seeing me and said he could fix the problem with an outpatient procedure. I was cautiously optimistic. I had the surgery and my pain was completely gone when i woke up from aesthesia. it has been 1 week and other than some mild incision pain the back pain is gone. I can't explain how happy i am.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Billie, Sylacauga, AL – Jul 28, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr. Pearson to anyone. He preformed a cervical disc replacement on me and everything went flawlessly. His bedside manner was awesome and he took plenty of time to make sure all my questions were answered and my mind was at ease. His staff is great and the whole process went smoothly. I cannot say enough good things about him and I feel like he gave me my life back after suffering for a long time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Matt Whillock – Sep 25, 2019
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I had to have surgery on my lower spine. I had a herniated disc with tremendous pain from sciatica that had caused me to limp to the point of almost ruining my hip. He did the surgery and immediately upon waking, the nerve pain was gone. He was very kind to my family & I and explained it all very well,what was going on when he went in and how he fixed it. I’m very very pleased with my progress. I highly recommend him. Blessed to have found him. Birmingham needed him !
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
3 people found this helpful
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Leigh in Mt. Olive, AL – Oct 14, 2018
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Blake. He is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He has a good personality for a doctor. All in all we felt safe in his care.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Morris Otto in Bessemer, Alabama – Mar 31, 2018
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I recommend Dr. Pearson highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Carol Wilson in Anniston, Alabama – Mar 14, 2018
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I am not a patient - I was trying to be. I called for an appointment and was told I needed a referral from my Dr. (my insurance does not require this) so I got my Dr to provide a referral- now before making an appointment I need to provide the scans and another Dr.'s write up. You were refereed by a friend but you make it too difficult to make an appointment!! I am afraid to get the write-up and MRI because when I call back you will tell me there is something else I need.
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eddie in Bham – Feb 06, 2018
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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 person,because they wouldn't have a chance in the world with Dr.Balke Pearson. Love, Jaime Fowler
What went well
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What could be improved
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Jaime Fowler in Empire Al – Aug 05, 2017
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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 he was kind and said this was going to be the most serious surgery he had ever done. He did the surgery and his bedside manner was cold. He said it would be very painful and I got pitiful help. Rude
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Kimberly in Jemison – Jun 01, 2017
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Birmingham, AL – May 26, 2017
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Michal Shar in birmingham, al – Apr 03, 2017
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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 a hospital policy that greatly restricted my rights and ability to have surgery. Administration of hospital backed it up but corporate did not. When I went for a second opinion. I was dropped.
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What could be improved
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Birmingham, AL – Nov 23, 2016
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I would not recommend this quack to anyone. Told me nothing was wrong but would not be able to walk in 15 years. Yeah that makes a lot of sense. He is arrogant and no bedside manner. Very unprofessional!! Would not send my worse enemy to see him. Did not even look at my MRI's only X-rays! Now we all know MRI's show more. Please whatever you do do not go see this quack of a doctor if you truly need help with back problems. He is not going to do anything to help you!!
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Bessemer, AL – Oct 28, 2016
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Dr. Pearson saved my Dad's life. He is the most important man in my life so just saying this should help you understand the gratitude and satisfaction I have for De. Pearson. I will recommend him to anyone needing a neurologist!
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CC in Dadeville, AL – Apr 28, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Residency Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Blake Pearson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pearson frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), and Spinal Fusion. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pearson treats.

Where is Dr. Blake Pearson, MD's office located?

Dr. Pearson's office is located at 3535 Grandview Pkwy Ste 150, Birmingham, AL 35243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

3535 Grandview Pkwy Ste 150 Birmingham, AL 35243
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pearson is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

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

3 Awards Received