Dr. Charles Carnel, MD

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 41

Dr. Carnel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Alabama Ortho Spine/Sprts Med

1801 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL 35235

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(205) 838-3900

Dr. Charles Carnel, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Princeton Baptist Medical Center and St. Vincent's Birmingham. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carnel to book an appointment.


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Dr. Carnel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Dr. Carnel treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carnel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnel treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carnel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carnel treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carnel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carnel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Carnel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Carnel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carnel

3.3

Based on 49 ratings

5 Stars
53.06122448979592%
(26)
4 Stars
6.122448979591836%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.0408163265306123%
(1)
1 Star
38.775510204081634%
(19)
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What went well
  • Office environment (32)
  • Staff friendliness (27)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (27)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (22)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (15)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (12)
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I have been seeing Dr. Carnel for about 10 years and trust him completely with my herniated disks in my back and degenerative disks in my neck. He is super friendly and very competent. I've had numerous steroid shots and ablations on my lower back with a lot of relief and more recently a shot in my neck that has made me have almost no pain. I would highly recommend him if you have any kind of spine pain. His scheduling nurse Debbie is a sweetheart too.
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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J Whitworth – Jan 21, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr. Carnel for my back issues and RFA procedures. There are also several family members who see him as well. I have seen several Orthopedic physicians and none seem to have the clinical knowledge as well as a stroller bedside manner. I see him on 3/25 for an appointment and MRI. After that we will discuss my next Route for treatment. He's the best in Birmingham. If your back hurts he will do his very best to make you better.
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What could be improved
No results
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Michelle McCaleb – Mar 17, 2020
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I will never use this doctor again. Rude doctor rude staff. Debbie is horrible no compassion at all. Doctor has no bedside manners.
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What could be improved
No results
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N/A – Feb 22, 2020
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Dr. Carnel was an answer to our prayers. My husband had seen a previous doctor and had three back surgeries with that doctor 13 years ago. Since that doctor has passed away, and my husband's back issues had returned, he needed a new back doctor. Several people recommended Dr. Carnel and the Andrews Institute. During the appointment, Dr. Carnel listened and reviewed the MRI results with us. He took the time to answer all the questions that we had. We loved that he wanted to start with the least invasive procedure. He has a great bedside manner and we are blessed to have such a wonderful, knowledgeable doctor for my husband's back issues.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Laure Butcher – Jan 21, 2020
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I went to see Doctor Charles Carmel for my back and neck problems. He listened and answered all my questions. Prompt to help in find the root of the health problem. Excellent bedside. manner. Highly recommend!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 21, 2019
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Very nice and very knowledgeable!
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What could be improved
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Sep 05, 2019
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I've seen Dr. Carnel 3 times for office visits and 4 times for epidural steroid pain blocks in my back. I trust Dr. Carnel and appreciate his efficiency and effectiveness. While no doctor is perfect (no PERSON is perfect), I'm pleased with his demeanor and his treatment. I recommend Dr. Carnel
What went well
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What could be improved
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Mar 22, 2019
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Dr Carnel was a waste of time and money. He's more interested in what test can be run next than trying to find out what the problem is. He was totally unprepared for my last (and very last) visit and couldn't have cared less. He's a box checker, more interested in how much more your insurance will cover than trying to find a suitable treatment.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Birmingham, AL – Sep 26, 2018
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Dr Carnel is the best! He is very kind, he actually takes time to listen to you and all of your concerns. He and his staff were very fast and efficient setting up the procedure I needed very quickly. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
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
6 people found this helpful
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Meshon Caswell – Apr 16, 2018
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Nicest staff I have ever seen. Explained my condition better than my actual physician did in 5-10 minutes. Extremely clean facility.
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
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Ken Holdeman in Sylacauga – Apr 03, 2018
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Dr Carnel was very rude. He stereotypes many people as being drug abusers even though they have been off of opiods for almost 2 years and do not use drugs. He suppose to help with the pain but he only adds to it with his lack of candor and unconcerned attitude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Mar 20, 2018
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Great bedside mannner. Professional and personable. Explained all procedures and diagnosis in a way I was able to easily understand. Friendly office staff.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2018
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Dr Carnel is one of the nicest and most caring doctors I have ever seen. He truly listens to you and cares for your needs. He is a great doctor and has a great bedside manner. I really recommend him to anyone looking for a Physiatrist.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Andrea Romano in Hoover, AL – Aug 11, 2017
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I HAD GREAT RESULTS WITH DR. CARNEL!! I HAVE HAD BLOCKS ON MY BACK IN THE PAST WITHOUT ANY SUCCESS AND WAS LEARY OF DOING IT AGAIN. DR. CARNEL'S STAFF WAS WONDERFUL ABOUT GETTING EVERYTHING SET UP FOR MY MRI AND WORKING ME IN TO GET IT DONE THE NEXT WEEK. I HAD GREAT RESULTS IMMEDIATELY AND IT HAS LASTED SEVERAL MONTHS WITHOUT ANY RETURNING PAIN! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE I KNOW HAVING BACK PROBLEMS!!
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What could be improved
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ASHLEY in Birmingham, AL – Jun 01, 2017
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Dr. Carmel has been my pain management doctor for 6+ years. He is by far the best of all the others I've seen. He's personable, caring and well educated. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Joy in Birmingham, AL – May 29, 2017
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He is very personable and very caring. He spends a lot of time with his patients. If he can't fix your problem he will refer you to a dr he thinks is fitting for your condition. I would refer him to anyone.
What went well
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Darlene skinner in Moody, Al – May 27, 2017
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I have used Dr. Carnel for years. He put a shot in my neck and it for better. I was down all last spring with my back. Dr. Carnel gave me 2 shots in my back a month ago part and I was so grateful. I'll be 86 my birthday and I've got fishing to do. Thank you to everybody there.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Vernon Smith in Pell City, AL – May 27, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Carnel's for over a year. I can honestly say I could not walk or stand without excruciating pain. He performed two blocks and I am doing great. He also gave me a shot in my knee when I hurt it and fixed that problem as well. Everyone was courteous and efficient. Thank you Dr. Carnel and staff!
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What could be improved
No results
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Lee Ann Grimmett in Talladega, AL – May 27, 2017
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I coach basketball at Hoover High School and after a back injury during practice I was desperate for relief as we were headed to state. We refer players to Dr.Carnel and given his solid reputation as a leader in his field I scheduled an appointment with him. During our first meeting he tailored a personal treatment plan that he explained thoroughly. He followed up periodically monitoring my progress. After re-injuring my back he scheduled me for a block the next day. He exceeded my expectations.
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What could be improved
No results
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David Denton in Birmingham, AL – May 27, 2017
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Did not administer one of the 2 injections requested by the referring physician. Did not communicate to patient, patient's spouse, or referring physician that he was not going to do the injection. Did not document this in the medical record. Lied to the patient about why the 2nd injection was not performed.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Birmingham, AL – Oct 10, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Charles Carnel, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Princeton Baptist...Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Awards

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What are Dr. Charles Carnel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carnel frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Elbow Injuries. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carnel treats.

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Dr. Carnel's office is located at 1801 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Alabama Ortho Spine/Sprts Med

Alabama Orthopedc Spine/SPM Center1801 Gadsden Hwy Birmingham, AL 35235
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average