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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Top Care Areas

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Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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21  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pickett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pickett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pickett

3.4

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
53.333333333333336%
(16)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(5)
1 Star
26.666666666666668%
(8)

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Dr, Pickett is excellent! His experience and team is the Gold standard of care. I have had 2 surgeries . No one is better trusted than him.His background is exceptional, he has integrity in everything he does,
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Madison in madison, AL – Aug 21, 2018
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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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Hartselle, Alabama – Apr 10, 2018
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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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Feb 21, 2018
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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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LynnK80 in Huntsville, AL – Jan 31, 2018
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Really liked Dr. Pickett and staff. They return phone calls asap and his entire office was extremely nice.
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Mandy in Lester, AL – Apr 06, 2017
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