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Dr. Joel Pickett, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Pickett

Dr. Joel Pickett, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Pickett accepts the following insurance:

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)
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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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • 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 33 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

3.4

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
54.54545454545455%
(18)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
(1)
2 Stars
15.151515151515152%
(5)
1 Star
27.272727272727273%
(9)

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Perfect bedside manner. My brain surgery was a success.
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Thank God for Dr. Pickett... I have always had back pain ever since I can remember !!!!!! I am totally pain free !!!!!!! My hip doesn't even hurt !!!!!!!! I would wait two hours to see him... To me it means He is taking good care of his patients... God Bless you !!!!!! Your the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!
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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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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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Locations

Spine & Neuro

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  • 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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