Dr. Joel Abbott, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 48

Rheumatology

Dr. Joel Abbott, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abbott has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine in 2000. He is affiliated with Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joel Abbott, MD

Rheumatology Associates PC

2145 Highland Ave S Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35205
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abbott

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abbott treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abbott treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 933-0320.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Abbott is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Abbott
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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Screening
Osteopenia
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Abbott is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Abbott
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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Abbott's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Abbott's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(205) 933-0320

Dr. Abbott 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
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

Dr. Abbott's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abbott

4.4

Based on 44 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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5%
2 Star
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1 Star
9%
9%
What went well
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What could be improved
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Dr. Abbott is very good at listening to me. He spends the time necessary to ensure all my concerns and needs are met. He makes sure he covers all my questions.
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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Oct 29, 2020
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Dr Abbott is carrying and listens to your concerns. He includes you as a patient in finding the right courses of treatment for you. He might run late for appointment times but rest assured he takes the time needed for each patient. I have had appointments that have basically been in and out then I’ve had ones that he’s taken over 30 minutes and therefore the next ones has been delayed. In knowing that I don’t mine the wait.
What went well
  • 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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Ann – Aug 22, 2020
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Listen well, when asked a question, he is honest and replies, at a level for the average person to understand!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Johnnie Cummings – Jan 06, 2020
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Fabulous, caring Doctor.
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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Julie – Oct 06, 2019
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Dr. Abbott is a God send. I have had Seronegative RA for 21 years. I feel so blessed to have him as my Dr. he is very caring. I previously had a Dr. that I left crying after every visit. Dr. Abbott has never given up on me and I have had a difficult case to manage. My daughter also sees him for her fibromyalgia. We both love him and his staff.
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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AL – Jun 21, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Abbott! He is a very knowledgable, thorough, and caring physician.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Alison in Birmingham, AL – Sep 18, 2018
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I would, and have recommended Dr. Abbott. He's easy to talk to, he listens to you and to any concerns you may have. He's very thorough in looking at the entire picture before changing meds, etc.
What went well
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Tessa in Birmingham, AL – Jun 14, 2017
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I've been seeing Dr. Abbott for several years. My first visit with him, he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. He immediately started treating me and has continued being a very thorough and concerned doctor. He is a very busy doctor but he takes time to listen and is very kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Birmingham, AL – Jan 25, 2017
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Dr. Abbott acted like I was lying about my condition. On the list of conditions he treats is fibromyalgia (I have several other conditions on the list also) he told me there was really nothing he could do to help me, that I would just be better off going to a pain clinic! I was outraged! I had spent all that time waiting to see him, not to mention money (travel, husband day off work etc.) His office was very busy that day and he was getting ready to go on vacation, I guess he didn't have time!
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
26 people found this helpful
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D.D. in Gadsden, AL – Jan 15, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Joel Abbott, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abbott has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

Carraway Methodist Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Al Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joel Abbott, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Abbott has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joel Abbott, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Joel Abbott, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joel Abbott, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abbott frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Abbott specializes.

Where is Dr. Joel Abbott, MD's office located?

Dr. Abbott's office is located at 2145 Highland Ave S Ste 200, Birmingham, AL 35205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Rheumatology Associates PC

Rheumatology Associates2145 Highland Ave S Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35205
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)