Dr. Douglas Pahl, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Pahl
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

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(706) 324-6661

Dr. Douglas Pahl, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Archbold Medical Center and Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pahl to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Pahl's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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(706) 324-6661

Dr. Pahl accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Pahl's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pahl

4.5

Based on 59 ratings

5 Stars
81.35593220338983%
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4 Stars
6.779661016949152%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
8.474576271186441%
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Took a copy of my MRI Film and the Notes for it and a CT Scan only to have him say No! No reason just that he wouldn't take over my case. I wouldn't recommend him for anything. At least he could have the nerve to tell someone WHY!!!!!
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Aug 26, 2020
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I've seen Dr. Paul for many many years, he did my L5S1 lumbar spine surgery, back in October of 2016, I couldn't have asked for a Better Doctor than him and his Staff. I'm looking at another lumbar spine surgery, and Dr. Paul is doing this one as well. I Want to Say Thanks to Him for Being A Veteran. He has his own way of expaining your condition. But will always make sure You understand. Ask Questions, he'll Answer them. I'd Highly Recommend Dr. Paul...
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Juli Snyder – Jul 17, 2020
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I had been lying on my back in excruciating pain for over a week. Dr. Pahl saw me immediately and operated 2 days later, alleviating my pain, which allowed me to stand and walk again.
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Brian Barnhill, Ellaville, GA – Apr 18, 2020
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He was very professional. Explained things pretty well. I will have surgery in December on my neck at Phoenix ala near Columbus hospital.
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Nov 16, 2019
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I went to Dr. Pahl at first when after seeing my General Doctor about the pain and numbness in my hands. He did not know if it was from my hands or from the back of my neck. After visiting Dr. Pahl, he ordered an MRI and a EMG/NCV test. So it showed up as Severe Carpal Tunnel in both hands. He is very nice, will tell you about what they found. I will return to him to check my back. Would recommend.
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Sep 19, 2019
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Dr. Pahl is the best. He takes the time to listen to you . Answer questions you may have. Dr. Pahl has a wonderful manner to him. I would most definitely recommend him.
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May 22, 2019
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Three years ago Dr Pahl performed fusion surgery on my back. I had severe Sciatica. I could hardly walk and the unbearable pain was constant. He gave me my life back. I have no pain and am able to enjoy life again. He is so kind and thorough. I would recomend him a hundred times over.
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Mar 19, 2019
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A surgeon like no other. A highly skilled professional with a heart and compassion. Stayed and discussed with me every detail until I understood completely. I felt safe and reassured.
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K Massey in Phenix City, AL – Mar 06, 2019
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Everything explained in detail, nothing left to chance. Professional support staffing and all around pleasant experience. Will recommend Dr Pahl and staff to anyone else who is suffering and needs the best care available.
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John McKinney in Toomsboro, GA – Feb 23, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Pahl and his staff because they are great at what they do. I know I want be 100% pain free but Dr. Pahl has given me some quality of life back and I truly thank him. He is a great surgeon and knows what he does
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Tonya Ogletree in LAGRANGE, GA – Feb 14, 2019
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Excellent doctor! Would recommend him to anyone needing an orthopedic. I will never go to anyone but Dr. Pahl!
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Patricia Salapa in Cairo, GA – Jan 04, 2019
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I love this guy!
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Miles in Columbus, GA – Dec 16, 2018
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This was my first time to see Dr. Pahl and I felt immediately at ease with him. He was highly recommended to me by a close friend. So professional but personable and seemed genuinely interested in my condition and intent on gathering all info that will help him to help me with my chronic pain and spinal health. He listened, asked questions, did quick exam, and was not at all dismissive of my pain to old age, like some doctors I have seen! I felt optimistic after my doctor visit.
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Mary Judy Weaver Robinson in Opelika, AL – Dec 14, 2018
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Dr. Paul’s staff is amazing and is so sweet. As far as Dr. Paul goes, yes he is thorough in what he does when he sees X-ray’s and MRI’s. But when I went and saw him he basically told me two procedures and the only one he would do. I had no choice. So personally, I don’t like him as a doctor. Patients should have the say in the matter as to what they want done.
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Dec 14, 2018
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Dr. Pahl is not only upbeat, but puts his patient at ease during office visits as well as when he sees you in the hospital before and after surgery. He has a high level of confidence in himself and his skill as a surgeon which instills confidence in his patients. Highly recommend him.
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Dec 07, 2018
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The greatest experience! Have ever been to, My feeling is that he is the best surgeon I've had yet. I thank God for you and your staff daily.
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John Padgett in FITZGERALD, GA – Dec 07, 2018
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Pretty cool doctor...can't leave a total review do to hvnt had anything done yet. But as for now nothing bad to say
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Dec 05, 2018
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Personable and knowledgeville
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Dr. Pahl was the best decisions I made. I was able to get the help I needed and get some what a normal life back. I know I will never be 100% pain free but to be able to enjoy life again is the best. I highly recommend Dr. Pahl for your back needs. Him and his staff is great.
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Brandy in Dothan, AL – Nov 21, 2018
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I feel Dr. Paul is an excellent Surgeon,I trust him completely!
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Bettie in Phenix City, AL – Nov 17, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Douglas Pahl, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

D D Eisenhower Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Hughston Clinic Auburn161 E University Dr Auburn, AL 36832
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Hughston Clinic Macon100 N Macon St Macon, GA 31210
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Hughston Clinic Valdosta4340 KINGS WAY Valdosta, GA 31602
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Archbold Medical Center

Thomasville, GA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside

Columbus, GA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

South Georgia Medical Center

Valdosta, GA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

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