Dr. Joel Bolen, MD

Dr. Joel Bolen, MD

Geriatric Medicine | Male | 48 years old

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Dr. Bolen specializes in Geriatric Medicine and practices in Montgomery, AL. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Bolen's Reviews

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1.8
based on 16 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Bolen
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Bolen's Office & Staff
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (12)
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in Montgomery, AL |
Was very unhappy with my care. His service was poor and his staff is terrible. He prescribed medication that shut down my kidney. When he did physical did not get results. Was almost impossible to talk to him. The only motivation he had is the money
Elmore, AL |
Scheduling for an in office appt and out-patient procedures is a nightmare. The only thing consistent about the staff in his office is lack of or no follow up at all. On the rare occasion when a return call has occurred, as a result of my hounding the office for information, the directions were incorrect and would have been harmful and possibly deadly. The only bright spots in this office is the nurse practitioner and the phlebotomist. I remain anonymous for fear of retaliation from his staff.
in Montgomery, AL |
He came highly recommended by someone who works with the elderly, and we've heard favorable comments about him. I sat in on my mother-in-law's physical, and was very impressed with him. I immediately changed my doctor and Dr. Bolen is now my doctor. I had an exam today. Very thorough.
Elmore, AL |
He does not return phone calls. Office staff does not provide requested info.
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Dr. Bolen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Geriatric Medicine
  •  Board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Bolen's Board Certifications

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  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Bapt Hospital

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Bapt Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine

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