Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 65
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Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD
Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Faulkner Jr is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center.

Birmingham Orthopedics,Spine Specialist

4600 Highway 280 Ste 200

Birmingham, AL 35242

Contact Information

(205) 592-5000

Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD

Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. J. Sanford Faulkner, Jr., a second generation Orthopaedic Surgeon began his professional career in 1986 at the practice founded by his father, James Stanford Faulkner, Sr., M.D..Dr. Faulkner followed his fathers recommendation to specialize in spine surgery. Dr. Faulkner has been treating patients with spine problems for 29 years.

His patient, kind and caring manor combined with his excellent surgical skills has allowed him to make his specialty practice in spine surgery a center of excellence. 

Dr. Faulkner together with his partners Dr. Stephen Cowley and Dr. David Lemak formed Birmingham Orthopedics, Sports and Spine B.O.S.S. in 2014 and continue to provide the best in Orthopedic care for their patients. 

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Dr. Faulkner Jr's Experience

Dr. Faulkner Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Disc Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

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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.


  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Baptist Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Leatherman Spine Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Faulkner Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Faulkner Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Faulkner Jr to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Faulkner Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Boaz, AL |
Dr. Faulkner has done two spinal surgeries for me. The level of care is above and beyond the call. Excellent results both times. 17 years since the first. 15 since the second. Bar none he is the best!!
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Faulkner is amazing. I was having pinch nerve issues and was in a lot of pain and needed ACDF. We had been to two other surgeons but they spent 2 minutes after 2 hours of waiting. Dr. Faulkner spent time with us. He took the time to show us the MRI images. Told us exactly what he thought we needed to do. He listened to our concerns. We decided to go ahead and have the surgery with him. I felt better immediately after. He is empathetic, kind, talented and a good listener. Highly recommended.
in Gadsden, AL |
Back surgery in Feb of 2015. Never even took a pain pill . It healed without incident and have been problem free ever since????
in Deatsville, AL |
Hands down the BEST Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Anywhere! He has helped me regain mobility when I thought there was no hope left. He is Very Compassionate and Understanding, Very Down to earth. I Thank God for Dr. Faulkner and Pray he will continue to Help folks like me for a very long time. Thanks for Everything Dr. Faulkner:-)
in Irondale, al |
I've known Dr Faulkner for 29 years he performed my second back surgery, third and forth back surgery. My spine was messed up bad and through it all and i didn't have much of a chance to walk he made sure I was able to walk. Through his love and expertise he made it possible for me. He has touched my life in more ways than just the surgery. He's my friend and I can truly call him that. He has gone above and beyond just being by doctor for all these years. I treat him as family.
in Chelsea, AL |
You will not find a better orthopedic surgeon around. He has a terrific bedside manner, which is almost unheard of these days. He doesn't mind explaining things to patients so they understand what is going on with them and how he plans to correct the problem. 5 Stars is not enough for Dr. Faulkner. He deserves a higher ranking.
in Memphis, TN |
Dr Faulkner preformed balloon kyphoplasty on my L2 vertabrae back in 1908 at St Vincents' East. I went from not standing straight and having to hang my legs off the bed and sit up sideways to sitting up in bed the next morning and standing erect for the first time in 2 mos. And I do not recall any pain that morning either. If you get to read this Dr. Stan. you are still my hero. Ihave been able to work out at the gym 3 days a week and play golf 2 days a week. Thank you so much. Tav Lemmon
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Dr. Faulkner Jr accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Faulkner Jr has admitting privileges

Grandview Medical Center
3690 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
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