Dr. Joel Pickett, MD

Dr. Joel Pickett, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Joel Pickett, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

201 Governors Dr SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 533-1600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Pickett's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickett treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pickett treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickett treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pickett treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickett treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pickett treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pickett's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotaxis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joel Pickett, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital
  • Univ S Ala
    Internship Hospital
  • 1986
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Medical School
    1986

Awards

Dr. Pickett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pickett

3.3

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
51.61290322580645%
(16)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
16.129032258064516%
(5)
1 Star
29.032258064516128%
(9)

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Waited 3 1/2 hours one appt 4 1/2 another stayed in the exam room 5 min or less both appointments absolutely refused paying attention to any of my questions and concerns barely even examined me at appointments if at all (I have a skull fract and brain bleed) told me the results of my head ct today...Read More
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Dr. Pickett is fabulous! He is the absolute best Neurosurgeon in the Southeast! Top care, wonderful team, excellent Diagnostics..I am so lucky to have him for a Dr. He restored all my faith in Doctors .
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Can’t manage office and patient flow. Have to wait 2-3 hours after appointment time. He was even late to my fathers surgery by two hrs. Very disrespectful to his clients personal time. He needs to re-think his business practices, if not the he needs to retire
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If he can’t manage his office schedule I fear he can’t manage my health. He has no respect for his patient’s time. 2-3 hour wait after appointment time.
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I was very displeased with my experience. Had I known then what I know now, I would have never let him touch me.
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Locations

Spine & Neuro

1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Sun: 7:00am - 3:30pm
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville, AL

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