Dr. Joel Ragland, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(29)
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Dr. Joel Ragland, MD
Dr. Joel Ragland, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Ragland is affiliated with Parkwest Medical Center.

9314 Park West Blvd Ste 200

Knoxville, TN 37923

Contact Information

(865) 694-0577

Dr. Joel Ragland, MD

Dr. Joel Ragland, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Ragland's Experience

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Dr. Ragland's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
55

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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 Ak College Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ragland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ragland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ragland to family and friends
4.5
based on 29 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Ragland's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Alvin, TX |
I had a spinal fusion done, by Dr. Ragland, in 2012. I thought I had given a review, long before now. I decided to go ahead and follow up here, because recently, I have had many people asking me who performed my surgery, as they are now having some back issues of their own. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ragland to anyone needing this type of surgery. He is extremely honest in what needs or does NOT need to be done and will kindly, and patiently give all your options and answer all questions.
Knoxville, TN |
The wait time on my first visit was 4 hours. Then I was sent for an MRI when I had just had one. My pain was and remains a 10+. My second visit the doctor met with me and basically said there was nothing he could do for me. Goodbye - end of story. I left in tears feeling totally hopeless. I am just stunned that a doctor would be so cruel.
in Knoxville, TN |
Dr. Ragland is a thorough and patient physician. My husband has a herniated disc that is pressing on his nerve base. We went to see Dr. Ragland and he spent over an hour with us explaining our options. Never have I been to a physician's office and had the actual physician spend as much time answering all our questions and being as straight forward with us as this man. I would definitely recommend him to any patient looking for a neurosurgeon.
in Knoxville, TN |
He showed great patience in explaining my condition, and treatment options (surgery options). The surgery has been performed, and I'm now pain-free! !!
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Dr. Ragland accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ragland has admitting privileges

Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37923
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