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Dr. Joel Abbott, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Abbott

Rheumatology Associates PC

2145 Highland Ave S Ste 200 Birmingham, AL 35205

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Dr. Joel Abbott, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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(205) 933-0320

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Dr. Abbott's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Fibromyalgia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Osteoporosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbott treats Arthritis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Abbott treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Abbott's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joel Abbott, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

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
2000

Awards

Dr. Abbott's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abbott

4.4

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
78.04878048780488%
(32)
4 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
3 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
1 Star
9.75609756097561%
(4)

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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.
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I highly recommend Dr. Abbott! He is a very knowledgable, thorough, and caring physician.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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