Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD

Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. James Faulkner Jr, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

4600 Highway 280 Ste 200

Birmingham, AL 35242

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Faulkner Jr "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

50  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • 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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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12  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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
42 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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  • 2
  • 1

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 (10)

The best there is in not only my opinion but I have met several of his patients in the past 20 years from all over and they all would recommend him as excellent as a surgeon, but also the best bedside manner of any doctor I know of.
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Dr. Faulkner has performed 5 back surgeries on me. I have degenerative disc disease and he is the very Best! His bedside manner is wonderful which means a lot when you are not feeling well. I would highly recommend him to anyone with spinal problems. ??????????
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He's one of the best surgeons I have ever used!!! he's top grade and I highly recommend him!!!
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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!!
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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...more
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